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Spring Valley, NY +NYS Thruway Closed Tonight+

November 1, 2006 at 06:05 PM
Spring Valley, NY +NYS Thruway Closed Tonight+ Northbound traffic at the Spring Valley tolls on the New York State Thruway will be detoured tonight for road repaving. The lanes will be closed from 10 p.m. through 5 a.m. tomorrow. Traffic will be diverted through the commercial toll lanes, located just north of Exit 14 (Garden State Parkway). Passengers cars and trucks will not be charged any...

San Jose, CA – PayPal Building Targeted In Explosion

November 1, 2006 at 04:21 PM
San Jose, CA - An explosion shattered windows at an eBay building housing offices for the company's PayPal division, forcing the evacuation of dozens of employees. PayPal spokeswoman Amanda Pires said that the company had not received any threats but declined to comment on the investigation. The blast hit the first floor of the company's network operations center. "We believe this is an...

Gaza – Israeli Strikes Palestinians, Soldier Killed

November 1, 2006 at 03:46 PM
Gaza - Israeli forces backed by tanks killed eight Palestinians including at least five militants and one soldier was also killed in one of the heaviest Israeli raids into the Gaza Strip in months. Israeli soldiers entered northern Gaza and fighting quickly erupted around the town of Beit Hanoun, followed by air strikes and tank shelling. They said the army, with air support, had surrounded...

Israel +Major Strike at Ben-Gurion Airport+

November 1, 2006 at 03:24 PM
Israel - Workers employed at Ben-Gurion International Airport have walked off the job at this time. The strike sanctions are causing delays in departing flights. The sanctions are intended to prevent the layoffs of 120 temporary airport workers, according to the airport labor union. Port Authority officials have said that the reason for the strike is the family connections between the union...

Montreal, Canada – Montreal Vaad Beefs Up Kashrut Supervision

November 1, 2006 at 02:59 PM
Montreal, Canada - In the wake of the discovery that repackaged non-kosher chickens were being sold as kosher by a Monsey, N.Y., store, Montreal’s main kashrus certifying organization is immediately requiring full-time mashgiachs at all establishments under its supervision that handle meat. Rabbi Saul Emanuel, director of the Vaad Ha’ir, said its mashgiachs will be present at all times...

Jerusalem, Israel – Arabs Suspected of Shul Attack Arrested

November 1, 2006 at 02:04 PM
Jerusalem, Israel - Three Jerusalem Arabs are under arrest for allegedly setting fire to a city synagogue. The three, whose ages ranged from 15-20 and were all residents of the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya, are suspected of hurling flammable material at the 'Sha'are Rachamim VeSemcha' synagogue in the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of French Hill, as well as setting fire to three...

Batesville, AR – Man Bought Pack of Cigarettes Using Bill Clinton $100 Bill

November 1, 2006 at 01:37 PM
Batesville, AR - An Arkansas man who bought a pack of cigarettes using a phony $100 bill featuring Bill Clinton's name faces questioning by U.S. Treasury agents. A convenience store clerk in Batesville, Ark., called Independence County, Ark., sheriff's deputies after a man paid for his cigarettes with the bil. Deputy Nathan Stephens responded and said the bill was obviously phony. "The...

Lebanon – Israel Buzzes Again German Ships

November 1, 2006 at 01:28 PM
Lebanon - For the second time in less than a week, Israel Air Force aircraft confronted a German Navy vessel off the coast of Lebanon. The German Defense Ministry said Israeli F-16 fighter-jets buzzed the Alster and fired over the intelligence-gathering vessel. No casualties were reported. ...

New Study Warns Against Linking Ethnic Identity To Breast Cancer

November 1, 2006 at 01:23 PM
Genetic research over the past decade has linked Ashkenazi Jewish ethnicity to an increased risk for hereditary breast cancer, so much so that certain gene mutations have become known as "Jewish ancestral mutations." But a new study released in the issue of The American Journal of Public Health challenges this approach, warning that disparities in access to care and other unintended...

New York, NY – City Bus Driver Stopped Bus Because of Rider That Coughed

November 1, 2006 at 12:26 PM
New York, NY - The Transit Authority acknowledged something happened on the X10 Express bus from Staten Island, but two different stories are coming out. Wall Street banker Michael Goga said that he cleared his throat and coughed. The driver told him he had to get off the bus because he didn't want germs spread. When Goga refused to leave, the driver took the bus out of service and ordered...

Kiryas Joel, Monroe, NY – No Trick or Treating in the Village

November 1, 2006 at 11:10 AM
Kiryas Joel, Monroe, NY - Must have seemed like an easy target for kids bent on mischief for Halloween - a community of peaceful Hasidim with tons of densely packed homes to smack with eggs. But the five high school students - three boys from Monroe-Woodbury and two girls from Washingtonville - who drove into Kiryas Joel with cartons of eggs got a scary surprise when angry residents stopped...

Lakewood, NJ – Cheder Settle School Lunch Overcharge Case

November 1, 2006 at 11:07 AM
Lakewood, NJ - The Lakewood Ceder School, a private Jewish school, has agreed to pay more than $1 million to the federal government in connection with allegations that it provided false information as part of the National School Lunch Program, U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Christie announced. According to the settlement agreement, Lakewood Cheder School submitted false information and...

Monroe, NY +Car Service Driver Charged with Assaulting Teen

November 1, 2006 at 11:04 AM
Monroe, NY - A taxi driver has been charged with assaulting a 17-year-old Monroe girl while driving her home from Woodbury at night.   Osvaldo Romero, 22, was arraigned on a first-degree assault charge in Woodbury Town Court and sent to Orange County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.   Romero, who drives for a Monroe-area car service company, had picked up the girl about 7:15 p.m. and was...

Pawling, NY – HQ for NYS Assembly Candidate Painted with Hate Messages

November 1, 2006 at 10:14 AM
Pawling, NY - Workers at the campaign headquarters for Republican Assembly candidate Greg Ball arrived at the office to find someone had left messages of hate and swastikas all over the doors and walls. The storefront in Pawling had the words "scum" and "fascist" spray-painted on the doors and walls, along with some orange swastikas. Ball is running in the 99th state Assembly district...

Jerusalem, Israel +Fatal Accident+

November 1, 2006 at 09:56 AM
Jerusalem, Israel +Fatal Accident+ An accident with a cement truck that fatally struck a pedestrian. On Rechov Achinoam in the Sanhedria neighborhood, a elderly man was killed after a Cement truck struck him and rolled over him. The cement truck was backing into a construction area when the elderly man was struck. Hatzolah responded and started full CPR, MDA medics pronounced the man dead at...

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