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May 1, 2007 at 11:16 PM
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Nyack, NY +Perp Jumper Down from Bridge+

May 1, 2007 at 09:38 PM
Rockland County, Nyack, NY +Perp Jumper Down from Bridge+ NYSP, NYPD and NJSP were in a high pursuit of a truck from NJ thru the Bronx into Weschester all the way to the Tappan Zee Bridg where the perp crashed his truck mid span and jumped into the Hudson River, NYPD Aviation above the scene. U/D: 21:46 Perp is hanging on to one of the pilings under the bridge, multiple fire departments with...

Washington, DC – Orthodox Jews Join Plea for Head Start Funds

May 1, 2007 at 08:58 PM
Washington, DC - A number of Orthodox Jewish groups endorsed a congressional effort to extend Head Start funds to religious groups. U.S. Rep. Luis Fortuno (R-Puerto Rico) offered the amendment to a bill to be voted on this week that would expand the popular preschool program.Democrats, who back the larger bill, already voted down the amendment when it was considered in committee. Fortuno hopes to...

New York, NY – The FBI Shifting To NY To Focus On White-Collar Crime.

May 1, 2007 at 08:11 PM
New York, NY - The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice department are largely abandoning a brief experiment with farming out complex white-collar fraud investigations to offices across the country and steering them to New York and a few other large jurisdictions. New York has always been a top location for white collar crime cases because it is the US's financial capital. But when...

Texas – Gov. Perry To Avoid VA Tech Shooting, Entire State to be Legal to Carry Anywhere Guns.

May 1, 2007 at 07:38 PM
Texas - Gov. Rick Perry, mulling ways to stop the kind of murderous rampages that recently left 33 dead on a college campus in Virginia, said Monday there’s one sure-fire solution he likes: allow Texans to take their concealed handguns anywhere. Period. Perry said he opposes any concealed gun-toting restrictions at all — whether it’s in a hospital, a public school, a beer joint or even the...

new York, NY – New York Landlord Hired A Marching Band To Drown out The Sound of His Tenant’s Protests.

May 1, 2007 at 07:15 PM
New York, NY - A New York landlord hired a marching band to drown out the sound of his tenants protesting asbestos contamination. Many tenants at the midtown building, owned by Kent Swig of Swig Equities, have been driven out to make room for the construction of luxury condos at the site, the New York Post reported Monday. The tenants remaining also have complained they have been subjected to...

Jerusalem, Israel +Major Fire in Apartment Building, People Trapped+

May 1, 2007 at 06:21 PM
Jerusalem, Israel - A major fire on Rechov Ofira in the Sanhedria \ Ramat Eshkol area of Jerusalem. Numerous Hatzalah Yisroel units on the scene requesting additional units code-1 to reports of a fire in the apartment building with numerous people trapped inside. Hatzalah Yisroel reporting that some people are handing babies down from the porches as they are not able to evacuate the building...

Washington – Pres. Bush Has Vetoed Iraq Troop Bill.

May 1, 2007 at 06:01 PM
Washington - Pres. Bush has vetoed the war-spending bill calling for American troops to leave Iraq in 2008. [CNN...

Staten Island, NY – Councilman Cited For Misusing City Resources.

May 1, 2007 at 05:53 PM
Dtaten Island, NY - Staten Island Democrat Michael McMahon was reprimanded today for having one of his staffers take time out from his busy work day to type a poem for his daughter – a violation of city ethics rules. The staff member also made numerous calls for his daughter's soccer team, which is also a violation. The City Conflicts of Interest Board cited McMahon for misusing city...

New York, NY – JetBlue Employees Arrested for Stealing Credit Card Numbers from Airline Passengers

May 1, 2007 at 05:37 PM
New York, NY - Four JetBlue employees and a city corrections officer have been charged with stealing credit card numbers from several unsuspecting airline passengers. Prosecutors said the five used the cards to go on a spending spree at restaurants, liquor stores, and shops including Bloomingdale's. Investigators began looking at the group after one traveler rushing to catch a flight...

Hillburn, NY +NYS Thruway Closed after Serious MVA+

May 1, 2007 at 05:17 PM
Posted: 05/01/2007. 13:54 Rockland County, Hillburn, NY +NYS Thruway Closed after Serious MVA+ A serious motor vehicle accident on the Southbound lanes of the New York State Thruway [Interstate-87] MM 30.3 at Exit 15 at the intersection of Rt-287, for a McDonald food tractor trailer that's hanging off the overpass and is fully engulfed in fire with and aided that is seriously burned, performing...

France – Jewish Man Stabbed Agin in France

May 1, 2007 at 05:16 PM
France - A Jewish man reportedly was stabbed in front of a kosher restaurant in an eastern French city. Sammy Ghozlan, president of France's Bureau of Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism, said the attack likely was motivated by anti-Semitism. Relatives of the 45-year-old victim told police that the family drove to the restaurant in Villeurbanne for lunch. Family members went inside while the father...

Baltimore, MD – Brooklyn, N.Y. Man Arrested for Making Hundreds of Bogus 911 Calls

May 1, 2007 at 05:01 PM
Baltimore, MD - A Brooklyn, N.Y. man has been charged with making hundreds of bogus 911 calls to emergency dispatchers and law enforcement agencies in four states.Bobby Collins, 31, was charged with telephone misuse, false reports of crimes and telephone harassment. He allegedly made nearly 400 false reports to 911 centers in Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and New York, state police said. He...

Trenton, NJ – Gov. Corzine Pays $46 Fine for Seat Belt.

May 1, 2007 at 03:52 PM
Trenton, NJ - New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine has voluntarily paid a $46 fine for violating state law by not wearing a seat belt in his near-fatal car accident, his spokesman said Tuesday. Spokesman Anthony Coley said Corzine met with State Police Superintendent Col. Rick Fuentes and Attorney General Stuart Rabner, as well as two state police investigators, for a half-hour Tuesday at the...

Washington – Former CIA Chief: I Prevented Pollard Release Deal in 1998.

May 1, 2007 at 03:41 PM
Washington - Former CIA chief George Tenet claims, in a new book, that he was the person who prevented the release Jonathan Pollard during the Wye Plantation talks in October of 1998. The talks, between then-Prime Minister of Israel Binyamin Netanyahu and then-head of the Palestinian Authority Yasir Arafat, were brokered by President Bill Clinton and focused on an Israeli withdrawal from most of...

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