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Brooklyn, NY +Prospect Expressway Traffic Alert+

October 25, 2006 at 08:24 PM
Brooklyn, NY +Prospect Expressway Traffic Alert+ An accident with an aided that jumped in front of a moving vehicle at the inbound of the Prospect Expressway by Ocean Avenue has NYPD shut down the Expressway, requesting NYPD Highway for the A.I.S. For the possible job. ...

New York – Governor To Make Decision on Removal of State Comptroller by Friday

October 25, 2006 at 06:34 PM
New York - Governor George Pataki said he will make a decision on whether to seek the removal of Comptroller Alan Hevesi by Friday and he's already interviewing potential prosecutors. Pataki is seeking thousands of records related to the state Ethics Commission finding Monday that the one-term Democratic comptroller broke the law when he failed to repay the state for using a staffer to chauffeur...

Englewood Cliffs, NJ +MVA+

October 25, 2006 at 05:07 PM
Englewood Cliffs, NJ +MVA+ A motor vehicle accident on the Palisades Interstate Parkway between Exit 1 and Exit 2, multiple agencies are on the scene operating, Hatzolah Central and Monsey are also responding...

Sullivan County, NY – New Reservation System for DMV

October 25, 2006 at 04:57 PM
Sullivan County, NY - Sullivan County's Department of Motor Vehicles will save a spot for you at a service window starting Dec. 1. Just call ahead and avoid one of life's enduring headaches. It's all part of making government more consumer-friendly, local officials say. "People would rather have root canal work than go to the DMV," said County Clerk George Cooke, "and we're trying to change...

Argentine +Prosecutors Request Arrest for Former Iranian President+

October 25, 2006 at 03:43 PM
Argentine - Prosecutors have asked a judge for an arrest warrant against a former Iranian president in the bombing of a Jewish center in 1994. ...

New York – Drivers Cautioned About Deer

October 25, 2006 at 03:41 PM
New York - It's that time of year when motorists have to be on the lookout for deer and even moose. The state Department of Environmental Conservation says more than 60,000 collisions between deer and vehicles occur each year throughout New York state. Nearly two-thirds of them take place during the peak period from October through December. Most occur between 6:30 and 7:30 a-m and 4:30 and...

Israel – New Jewish Friendly Service for Cell Phones

October 25, 2006 at 02:42 PM
Israel - The company MazelMobile, aims to make cell phone "more Jewish," according to Evan Lazarus, president of technology company Lazbro Inc, which launched the service. MazelMobile has started a service that sends subscribers a daily text message containing important Jewish dates, wisdom and Jewish information directly to their cell phones. The company also declared that in line with its...

Newark, NJ – Plane From UK to US Makes Emergency Landing

October 25, 2006 at 02:22 PM
Newark, NJ - A Continental Airlines plane flying to the United States from Britain safely made an emergency landing in Iceland. A faulty gauge caused Continental Flight 29 to land as a precautionary measure, Continental spokeswoman Julie King said. "There was a gauge that indicated there was an issue with one of the engines and we landed as a precautionary measure," she said. "Maintenance...

Lebanon – Israeli Jets Fire Over German Navy Ship

October 25, 2006 at 02:14 PM
Lebanon - Two Israeli F-16 warplanes have flown low over a German naval vessel patrolling off the Lebanese coast firing twice, the Defence Ministry in Berlin said. The jets also activated infra-red countermeasures to ward off any rocket attack. An Israeli military spokeswoman said she was checking the report. Germany's naval force is charged with preventing weapons smuggling and helping...

Washington, DC – FBI Alerting The Public of an Email Scam Using the FBI Director’s Name

October 25, 2006 at 01:24 PM
Washington, DC - If you receive what appears to be an e-mail from FBI Director Robert Mueller saying you could be eligible for a big cash payment, it's just a scam. The FBI has issued an alert warning consumers of an e-mail hoax using Mueller's name, and it is followed by a second e-mail threatening federal charges if the recipient doesn't respond to the first. The FBI advises recipients...

Scranton, PA – Few Details Given on Hasidic Group Given at Meeting

October 25, 2006 at 12:37 PM
Scranton, PA - Hill Section residents who came hoping for details about the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Hasidic group that plans to buy a former neighborhood school left a presentation on Orthodox Judaism mostly unsatisfied. “It was very informative, but we really need someone from that group here,” North Webster Avenue resident Patricia McGovern said after the hour-long discussion organized by...

Long Beach CA – Man Pleads Guilty for Calling Bomb Threat to JetBlue Flight

October 25, 2006 at 12:04 PM
Long Beach CA - A Florida man has pleaded guilty to calling in a bomb threat to the Long Beach Airport after he arrived too late to board his flight as was reported at that time on VOS IZ NEIAS. Yechezkel Wells was arrested August 26th shortly after he called 9-1-1 from a pay phone and said there was a bomb on a JetBlue flight from Long Beach to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In his plea...

Naples, Italy – Wall Near Synagogue Sprayed With Swastikas

October 25, 2006 at 11:22 AM
Naples, Italy - A wall next to the Jewish synagogue in Naples was defaced overnight with four swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti. Giulia Gallichi, who discovered the graffiti, said one of them read: "Thanks Hitler." She said it had been years since the last episode involving anti-Semitic graffiti in the southern Italian city. Naples Mayor Rosa Russo Jervolino said the episode was...

Brooklyn, NY – Former Comverse CFO Cooperates With The Government In Its Prosecution Of His Ex-Boss

October 25, 2006 at 11:00 AM
Brooklyn, NY - Former Comverse Technology Inc. chief financial officer David Kreinberg implicated his ex-boss as he pleaded guilty to conspiracy and securities fraud in the US probe of illegal manipulation of employee stock option grants. Kreinberg, 41, is the first executive to plead guilty in the biggest probe of corporate wrongdoing since late trading of mutual funds three years ago led to...

California – FBI Investigating Jewish Donors on Influencing Rep. Harman on AIPAC Trial

October 25, 2006 at 10:32 AM
California - The FBI is looking into allegations that Jewish donors to the Democratic Party unduly influenced Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.), the ranking member of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Intelligence Committee for help on dismissing the AIPAC trial. The Justice Department refused to comment, and the dimension of the inquiry is not clear, but it appears to deal with some major...

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