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Manhattan, NY +Wild Turkey Stopes Traffic on Triborough Bridge+

November 14, 2006 at 10:17 PM
Manhattan, NY - A wild turkey wandered onto the toll plaza of the Triborough Bridge, halting traffic for about 15 minutes as workers chased it down. The loose 10-pound bird ended up on the Triborough Bridge, with six MTA officials chasing it around the Manhattan toll plaza. "Watching it unfold on our cameras, it seemed the only thing missing was someone playing 'Turkey in the Straw,'" said...

Cherry Hill, NJ – Severed Pig’s Head Left at Former State Senator’s Doorstep

November 14, 2006 at 07:25 PM
Cherry Hill, NJ - A former state senator and an outspoken critic of local government leaders found a pig's severed head on her front porch. Alene Ammond, was at home celebrating her granddaughter's birthday with family and friends when she said her son said he thought he heard running and then a plop, when she opened the door she saw a pig's snout and eyes staring at her "it almost made me...

Washington, DC – Schumer is No. 3 Democrat in Senate

November 14, 2006 at 05:34 PM
Washington, DC - Sen. Charles Schumer was promoted to the third-highest Democratic position in the Senate as a reward for helping his party recapture the majority. He also will stay on as the campaign chief for the next election. "Obviously, it's just been a wonderful day for me," said Schumer. ...

Riverdale, NY +MVA+

November 14, 2006 at 04:43 PM
Riverdale, NY +MVA+ A motor vehicle accident on Fairfield Avenue West 232nd Street, Hatzolah responding with two buses, requesting additional BLS and ALS also to respond in. ...

Berlin, Germany – Holocaust Denier Goes on Trial

November 14, 2006 at 02:46 PM
Berlin, Germany - A German accused of denying the Holocaust and using the Internet to spread his views went on trial on after being deported from the United States. The 42-year-old chemist, Germar Rudolf, is accused of denying and belittling the wartime extermination of Jews by Germany's Nazi regime. Holocaust denial is a crime in Germany which can carry a prison sentence of up to 5 years. ...

Queens, NY +GCP Closure+

November 14, 2006 at 12:53 PM
Queens, NY +GCP Closure+ Numerous Police and Fire Department units are on the Grand Central Parkway at Marine Air Terminal for a motor vehicle accident closing down all west bound lanes and one east bound lane of the parkway, major traffic delays between the LaGuardia Airport and Tribourgh Bridge. ...

Queens, NY – Kenyan Diplomat Arrested and then Freed on Imunity, After Report of Beating his Son

November 14, 2006 at 12:46 PM
Queens, NY - Officers of the NYPD investigating reports that a Kenyan diplomat had beaten his 9-year-old son briefly detained him but let him go because of his diplomatic immunity. Fred Matwanga, the second secretary of the Kenyan mission to the United Nations, was taken into custody at his home in Queens, but was released after police discovered he had a U.S. State Department-issued...

Ulster – No-Plea Policy to be Abolished When Spitzer Becomes Governor

November 14, 2006 at 11:39 AM
Ulster - Because of the new State Police policy of no-plea bargaining on vehicle and traffic tickets, the Town of Ulster could stand to lose some $200,000 next year. Towns collect local fine revenue in plea cases, but if they go to trial, as is the case now, the state gets all the money. In order to recoup some of it, the town has assigned the town attorney and a special town attorney to...

Washington, DC +New Majority Leader+

November 14, 2006 at 11:22 AM
Washington, DC +New Majority Leader+ Senate democrats elect Harry Reid of Nevada as the new majority leader. ...

Brooklyn, NY +Plane Landing at Ball Field+

November 14, 2006 at 10:41 AM
Brooklyn, NY +Plane Landing at Ball Field+ NYPD Aviation is confirming that a small plane has landed on the ball field at Cropsey Avenue and Belt Parkway NYPD of the 60th Pct have been notified, ESU on the scene with no reports of fire or any injuries yet. U/D: 10:56 Plane made an emergency landing on the field, all units are 10-98, pilot awaiting tow. ...

Cedarhurst, NY +Pedestrian Struck+

November 14, 2006 at 10:39 AM
Nassau County, Cedarhurst, NY +Pedestrian Struck+ NCPD on the scene requested an ambulance to respond forthwith and also medevac avation to fly for a motor vehicle accident with pedestrian that was struck in front of 575 Chestnut Street, Police reporting multiple trauma on location. ...

Minsk, Belarus – Holocaust Memorial Defaced

November 14, 2006 at 10:37 AM
Minsk, Belarus - Vandals painted a swastika on the Holocaust memorial in Minsk. A spokesman for the police said vandals also left anti-Semitic leaflets at the Yama memorial, signed by the White Russian Front for Aryan Resistance, a previously unknown group. Police opened an investigation on charges of damage done to public property. In August, the Yama memorial, erected in 1946 in...

Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY +Dryer Fire in Basement of Synagogue+

November 14, 2006 at 10:02 AM
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY +Dryer Fire in Basement of Synagogue+ Fire Department are on the scene at the synagogue at 165 Clymer Street for a fire in the basement of the shul after a dryer exploded, no one injured. ...

New York – ShopRite to Launch New Program in 30 Stores

November 14, 2006 at 09:54 AM
New York - With an estimated 275,000 kosher consumers and more than $1.1 billion in kosher food sales, the ShopRite chain is taking a new step to serve kosher consumers. More than 30 of its stores will be part of a “Fine Foods from Israel” campaign in December to coincide with the holidays. The program is being launched in conjunction with the Israel Export Institute. Designed to...

Queens, NY +Dead of Baby Under Inquiry+

November 14, 2006 at 09:04 AM
Queens, NY A three-week-old girl, sleeping next to her mother in their Queens home, died after the woman apparently rolled over the child in her sleep. The frantic parents called 911 after realizing the baby was not breathing, medics rushed the baby to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.The ME is investigating the case, they say that the initial reports were inconclusive...

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