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Washington, DC – Congresswoman Punches Police Officer

March 29, 2006 at 05:46 PM
Washington, DC - Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) with her cell phone in hand punched a U.S. Capitol Police officer in the chest after he mistakenly pursued her for failing to pass through a metal detector. The cop is pressing charges and the USCP are waiting until Congress adjourns to arrest her. The entire incident is on tape...

Orange County, NY – +Judge Rosenwasser Stepping Down+

March 29, 2006 at 02:58 PM
Orange County, NY - +Judge Rosenwasser Stepping Down+ The Montgomery Republican Justice Stewart A. Rosenwasser said that he's resigning his post as an Orange County Court judge, a little more than halfway through his first 10-year term, he was elected in 1999. He's been visibly disgusted by the political intrigue that swirled up to his neck during his three unsuccessful campaigns for state...

Washington, DC – +I.R.S. Building Evacuated+

March 29, 2006 at 01:53 PM
Washington, DC - +I.R.S. Building Evacuated+ The IRS building has been closed and evacuated due to an electrical fire...

Miami, FL – +Former Lobbyist Sentenced+

March 29, 2006 at 01:43 PM
Miami, FL - Former lobbyist Jack Abramoff sentenced to five years, 10 months in prison (70 months). U/D: 17:18 The Senate has passed legislation to reduce congressional ties with lobbyists and make lobbying activities more open...

Toronto, Canada – Suspended Palestinian Aid

March 29, 2006 at 01:26 PM
Toronto, Canada - Canada has suspended assistance to the Palestinian Authority because the new Hamas government refuses to recognize Israel...

Rockland County, NY +Palisades Pkwy Traffic Alert+

March 29, 2006 at 11:47 AM
Rockland County, NY +Palisades Pkwy Traffic Alert+ A car fire at northbound of the Palisades Interstate Parkway, north of the state line, is causing heavy delays and some lane closures, FD requesting M/A pumper from Tappan to the scene...

Ramapo, NY – State Investigates Preschool Program

March 29, 2006 at 09:17 AM
Ramapo, NY - The state is investigating allegations that a preschool program at Yeshiva Mosdos Chofetz Chaim construction site on Grandview Avenue is operating without a child-care license or registration, required under state law. State inspectors were at the site and are reviewing their findings to determine what to do next, a spokesman for the state's Office of Children and Family...

Newton, MA – Strip Mall To Be Kosher

March 29, 2006 at 09:08 AM
Newton, Massachusetts - The owners of the kosher Bodavi Bakers and nearly century-old Gordon & Alperin meat market are bringing a new deli, larger meat market and pizzeria - each of them kosher - for a all new all kosher strip mall in Newton that will open after Passover. The new stores will cater to the area’s large number of Orthodox and Conservative Jews who are keeping kosher...

St. Petersburg – Neo-Nazis Attack And Injure Jewish Student

March 29, 2006 at 08:52 AM
St. Petersburg - Around 300 anti-fascists, members of liberal parties, and human rights activists held a march in the city to protest growing racist violence. A group of neo-Nazis shadowed the demonstrators and then attacked three students. A Jewish student was beaten with particular savagery-he ended up with head trauma, several cuts and bruises, and torn up clothes. Police detained...

Artyom, Russia – Jewish Community Center Vandalized

March 29, 2006 at 08:13 AM
Artyom, Russia - Jewish leaders were shocked to discover recently that their new community center had been trashed during the night. Valuable books, furniture, video equipment and other items worth a total of 100,000 rubles were destroyed or damaged beyond repair. Police detained two youths who are under the age of 15. Since the youths come from poor families (one of them was described as...

Louisville, KY – Legislature Too Wrapped Up In Religion, Jewish Leaders Say

March 29, 2006 at 07:57 AM
Louisville, KY - The leaders of Louisville's Jewish community have taken Kentucky legislators to task for what they see as an excessive amount of religious overtones to the legislative session and related events. A letter cited as examples bills authorizing the posting of the Ten Commandments and the motto "In God We Trust" at the Capitol; a governor's prayer breakfast at which only...

Bronx, NY +Bicyclist Struck+

March 29, 2006 at 07:46 AM
Riverdale, Bronx, NY +Bicyclist Struck+ A motor vehicle accident with a bicyclist that was struck and is unconscious at West 239th Street corner of Independence Avenue, Hatzolah responding requesting ALS Medics on a rush. U/D: 07:51 Hatzolah now canceling the ALS units, due to city is already on the scene, the rest of the units to continue on in...

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