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West Virginia – All Mine Work On Temporary Hold

February 1, 2006 at 05:57 PM
West Virginia - The Governor Joe Manchin has ordered all mines to cease production until safety checks can be conducted following the deaths of two workers in separate accidents on Wednesday. 'We're going to check for unsafe conditions, and we're going to correct any unsafe conditions before we mine another lump of coal...

Moscow – Rabbi Urges Return Of Old Sacred Seforim

February 1, 2006 at 05:29 PM
Moscow - The rabbi of a Moscow synagogue has asked Russia's authorities to return thousands of "Jewish sacred objects" seized by Soviet authorities. "There are 12,000 seforim of the Lubavitcher Rebbe nearby, in the Lenin Library." Yitzhak Kogan told a news conference in the synagogue. The seforim should be moved back into the possession of Chasidic Jews, he said...

Flatbush +Pedestrian Struck+

February 1, 2006 at 04:39 PM
Flatbush +Pedestrian Struck+ A MVA with a pedestrian that was struck on Coney Island Avenue and Avenue U, Hatzolah on the scene...

Pfizer To Cut 270 Jobs At Brooklyn Factory

February 1, 2006 at 03:44 PM
Pfizer Inc. plans to cut 270 jobs at its Brooklyn manufacturing plant in anticipation of lower sales for several drugs that are made there. The Brooklyn plant employs 990. The reductions at the Brooklyn plant span a range of manufacturing jobs, Diflucan, Zithromax, Zoloft, Norvasc and Zyrtec are among products that have lost or will lose patent exclusivity, so several of this products are going...

Manhattan +Fatal Jumper+

February 1, 2006 at 03:09 PM
Manhattan +Fatal Jumper+ NYPD ESU on the scene at 350 5th Avenue at the Empire State Building with a jumper down from an ukn floor and landed on the 6th floor ledge, aided is DOA on the scene...

Flatbush +Pedestrian Struck+

February 1, 2006 at 02:30 PM
Flatbush +Pedestrian Struck+ A motor vehicle accident with a pedestrian that was struck at East 14th Street and Avenue Z, Hatzolah on the scene...

Brooklyn – NYPD Officer Arrested For Attempting To Steal Baby Formuly

February 1, 2006 at 11:43 AM
Brooklyn - An off-duty police officer assigned to the 81st precinct was arrested after attempting to steal baby formula at a Rite Aid pharmacy on Halsey Street in Brooklyn, police reported. A security guard at the pharmacy stopped the officer, who reportedly was attempting to steal two cans of Enfamil formula. He was given a desk appearance ticket to return to court for his arraignment rather...

People Arrested In New York City Are Often Jailed Past 24-Hour Limit

February 1, 2006 at 10:11 AM
New York City - In the 13 months ended last October, more than a third of the 360,000 people arrested in New York City sat in jail beyond the legal limit of 24 hours, according to a study released yesterday by the New York Civil Liberties Union...

Leader of World Jewish Congress Is Barred From Fiscal Role

February 1, 2006 at 08:22 AM
New York - Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's office found that the leader of the World Jewish Congress, Israel Singer, violated his fiduciary responsibilities and barred him and a former executive from any financial role in the organization, according to a settlement disclosed. The Attorney general's office also identified shortcomings in the organization's financial controls, record keeping and...

Bronx – Amid Inquiry, Builder Is Called to Testify About Work for Former Police Commissioner Kerik

February 1, 2006 at 08:15 AM
Bronx - A builder who helped renovate former Police Commissioner Bernard B. Kerik's Riverdale apartment has been called to testify before a Bronx grand jury about who paid for tens of thousands of dollars in work there. The Bronx district attorney's office and the city's Department of Investigation, which have been investigating the dealings involving Mr. Kerik's apartment for about a year, would...

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