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Borough Park, Brooklyn +2nd Alarm Fire+

March 17, 2006 at 04:31 PM
Borough Park, Brooklyn +2nd Alarm Fire+ Fire on first floor of a 3 story 25x25 class 3, mixed occ, at 4626 New Utrecht Avenue and 47th Street Yanky's Take Out, some f/F are trapped, all hands. U/D: 16:41 Fire on all 3 floors now, is D/W/H. Searches in prog. One 10-45 code-2. U/D: 17:13 Fire now a 3 alarm, fire on the 1,2,3rd floors and into cookloft. Requesting Transit to stop the "L"...

Israel – Three People With Possible Avian Flu

March 17, 2006 at 11:43 AM
Israel - Three people hospitalized for possible avian flu, the flu suspected of spreading as lab tests apparently confirm presence of deadly virus in Israel. Israel halts all exports of unprocessed chicken and turkey meat...

Rise in Brooklyn Townhouse Prices In 2005

March 17, 2006 at 09:47 AM
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY - Townhouse sales in Brooklyn surged during the second half of 2005 as a strong economy and low interest rates attracted buyers. During the second half of 2005, townhouse prices in Greenpoint and Williamsburg rose fastest, with the average reaching $751,095, up 58% from a year earlier, partly because the average size of the homes grew. On a per-square-foot basis, prices...

Wolfeboro, NH – Court Sides With School Over Swastika Flap

March 17, 2006 at 09:20 AM
Wolfeboro, NH - A federal judge has sided with education officials who suspended a high school student after he wore a patch depicting a crossed-out swastika. The court says officials at Kingswood Regional High School did not violate Paul Hendrickson's free speech rights when they asked him to remove the patch. Hendrickson was suspended after he refused to remove the patch. He says the...

Bird Flu Scare In Israel

March 17, 2006 at 09:01 AM
Israel - Hundreds of poultry were found dead in southern Israel raising fears of the first outbreak of deadly bird flu in Israel. "The initial tests indicated it was bird flu although these were not the final results and everything is still being tested in the laboratories", an official said...

Palisades Parkway +Motor Vehicle Accident+

March 17, 2006 at 08:16 AM
Palisades Parkway +Motor Vehicle Accident+ A MVA on the Palisades Interstate Parkway near Spring Valley, NY. Monsey Hatzolah responding...

Kiryas Joel, Monroe, NY – Village Trustee Solicited Campaign Cash For Someone Who Isn’t In A Campaign

March 17, 2006 at 08:04 AM
Kiryas Joel, Monroe, NY - Howard D. Mills, New York State's superintendent of insurance, accepted $15,000 in campaign contributions last year even though he is not running for office, campaign filings show. The campaign filings show that on Aug. 24, Mr. Mills's campaign account received $2,500 donations from Abraham Rubin, Lipa Rubin and Malky Landau, all of Brooklyn. A month later it received...

White Plains, NY – Former Westchester D.A. Loses Her ID

March 17, 2006 at 07:53 AM
White Plains, NY - Former Westchester District Attorney Jeanine Pirro has lost her driver's license and district attorney's badge. Pirro, who is now running for State Attorney General, might have someone posing as her. She reported the license and badge missing to White Plains police. Pirro is. This just before she was to have received a badge that said "District Attorney Retired" to reflect...

Ellicott City, MD – Racist Graffiti Found

March 17, 2006 at 07:53 AM
Ellicott City, MD - Howard County police are trying to find out who's responsible for the racist and obscene graffiti that's been showing up in Ellicott City. Racist words, swastikas and obscene pictures were found written in chalk the in the driveways of homes along Governors Run Road and Governor Grayson Way. Similar to the hate crimes that occurred in December in Elkridge, when swastikas...

New York State Thruway +Traffic Alert+

March 17, 2006 at 07:06 AM
Orange County, Tuxedo, New York State Thruway +Traffic Alert+ A multi car motor vehicle accident with serious injuries involving an empty tanker trailer truck heading S/B vs a caravan heading N/B when the T/T crossed the median on the New York State Thruway northbound at MM 43.2, near exit 16, with one aided pinned in the auto, State Police on the scene requesting EMS BLS and ALS units to...

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