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NY NJ +G.W. Bridge Truck Fire+

March 27, 2006 at 08:54 PM
NY NJ +G.W. Bridge Truck Fire+ On the upper level of the George Washington Bridge NJ bound PAPD on the scene of a truck fire, Fire Department enroute...

Brooklyn, NY – Torah Cover Finds Home

March 27, 2006 at 08:33 PM
Brooklyn, NY - A Torah cover lost during the Holocaust was returned to family members today. The heirloom, looted in 1938, arrived after the Vienna City Council voted unanimously to transfer the item from the city’s Jewish Museum to a Chasidic congregation, Congregation Adas Yereim in Brooklyn. The 35 recipients who accepted the artifact were descendants of Miriam Wesel, who commissioned...

Manhattan, NY – Civil Rights Activist Found Stabbed To Death

March 27, 2006 at 06:09 PM
Manhattan, NY - The Reverend Philip M. Mann, 68, a Harlem civil rights activist, was found stabbed to his chest to death in his apartment at 1295 5th Avenuethis and 111th Avenue evening, NYPD of the 23rd Pct and ESU are on the scene. U/D: 03/29/06 A Brooklyn man was arrested last night and charged with stabbing to death a minister. The man, David Jordan, 44, was charged with second-degree...

Santa Cruz, CA – String Of Hate Crimes Investigated

March 27, 2006 at 03:47 PM
Santa Cruz, CA - Campus and city police of Santa Cruz are investigating an escalation in vandalism and hate crimes in the community, and in and around the UC Santa Cruz campus. A Jewish student found a star of David with a slash through it on the door of her dorm room at the UC. And additionally swastikas and offensive slogans have been spray painted on local establishments...

Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY +Pedestrian Struck+

March 27, 2006 at 12:59 PM
Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY +Pedestrian Struck+ A serious motor vehicle accident with a pedestrian elderly female that was struck in a hit-and-run by a SUV at Avenue "U" and Ocean Avenue, NYPD of the 61st Pct on the scene searching for the vehicle, Hatzolah on the scene requesting ALS to rush in for a confirmed amputation of a leg. NYPD Highway-2 AIS Unit also responding, for a poss job...

Alexandria, VA – On Stand Moussaoui Says He Knew Of Plan Attack

March 27, 2006 at 12:55 PM
Alexandria, VA - Al-Qaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui testified today that he and would-be shoe bomber Richard Reid were supposed to hijack a fifth airplane on Sept. 11, 2001, and fly it into the White House. Moussaoui's testimony on his own behalf stunned the courtroom. His account was in stark contrast to his previous statements in which he said the White House attack was to come later if...

Southampton, L.I., NY – Trouble For Shuls With Zoning Regulations

March 27, 2006 at 11:15 AM
Southampton, L.I., NY - the ZBA has been conducting hearings since 2004 on an application by the small Shul at 214 Hill Street (one of three small home-based synagogues in the vicinity facing community opposition and zoning struggles) for a special-use permit. The house is outside the village's business district, where Village code is more stringent for religious institutions than private...

Vilnius, Lithuania – Real Estate Broker Found Guilty In Helping Nazis, But To Frail To Do Jail

March 27, 2006 at 09:56 AM
Vilnius, Lithuania - An 85-year-old man deported from the U.S. was found guilty in his native Lithuania of having helped Nazis round up Jews during World War II, but a court deemed the man too frail to do jail time. Algimantas Dailide is a retired real estate broker from the Cleveland, OH area. "The defendant was fully aware he was committing crimes against Jews, but did not personally...

Ex-President Clinton’s Driver Was On The Lam

March 27, 2006 at 09:00 AM
A Pakistani national who had dropped off the feds' radar screen for six years popped up behind the wheel of a presidential motorcade. Shahzad Qureshi, 42, was in one of three cars awaiting ex-President Bill Clinton at Newark Airport when a Port Authority cop checked licenses and found his Immigration and Naturalization Service warrant. After Qureshi had skipped a residency-status hearing...

Bronx, NY +Cross Bx Expwy Traffic Delays+

March 27, 2006 at 08:25 AM
Bronx, NY +Cross Bx Expwy Traffic Delays+ A motor vehicle accident with a tractor trailer vs a vehicle on the Cross Bronx Expressway eastbound at White Plains Road blocking the left and center lanes, traffic backed up all the way across the George Washington Bridge...

New Haven, CT – Man Found Shot To Death In Cemetery

March 27, 2006 at 08:12 AM
New Haven, CT - Police are investigating the shooting death of a young black male whose body was found in the Mishken Yisrael Cemetery, when members of the Mishken Yisrael's synagogue were patrolling the cemetery. Police said the man was between 18 and 20 years of age and was shot multiple times, and its unclear whether the man was shot at the cemetery. No arrests were made...

Moscow – Synagogue Attacker Gets 13 Years

March 27, 2006 at 07:44 AM
Moscow - The Moscow City Court has found guilty and sentenced 21-year-old Alexander Koptsev, who stood accused of a brutal attack on worshippers at a Moscow synagogue, to 13 years imprisonment in a high security prison. The court dropped the charges of provoking interethnic hatred, but left the charge of attempted murder of two or more persons for reasons of ethnic enmity. U/D: 18:59 But...

Mosul, Iraq – Attack At A Military Base

March 27, 2006 at 07:42 AM
Mosul. Iraq - A suicide bomber has attacked inside a US-Iraqi joint military base in the northern city of Mosul, with at least 40 people feared dead...

Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY +MVA+

March 27, 2006 at 06:50 AM
Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY +MVA+ A motor vehicle accident on East 15th and Avenue "M", Hatzolah on the scene, requesting a coordinator to the scene...

Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY +Major Water Main Break+

March 27, 2006 at 04:40 AM
Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY +Major Water Main Break+ A large sinkhole 12 feet by 12 feet was created in middle of the street corner of 73rd Street and 4th Avenue, caused by a large water main break with a Jeep SUV that was swallowed into the hole, the driver female self extricated and has no injuries, PD, ESU, DEP, OEM, FDNY, Keyspan and Con-Ed are all on the scene. The vehicle inside the hole is...

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