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Queens, NY – Plane Returned for Smoke in Cockpit

May 10, 2007 at 11:23 PM
Queens, NY - An Austria-bound jet with more than 214 people aboard returned to John F. Kennedy International Airport shortly after takeoff after the pilots reported smoke in the cabin. The Boeing 767 with 49,000.00 gallons of fuel, headed for Vienna, turned around, several minutes after taking off. The Austrian Airlines plane landed safely, and no one was hurt. A call to the airline was...

Ramapo, NY – 2nd Yeshiva in Works Off Route 306

May 10, 2007 at 10:00 PM
Ramapo, NY - The potential environmental impact of a yeshiva with 78 apartments for adult students and their families off Route 306 will be reviewed by the Planning Board next month. If approved, it would be the second construction of adult student housing in four zones designated by the Town Board. The first project is nearing completion on Grandview Avenue, where 60 apartments are being built...

Wall Township, Monmouth County, NJ – Tanker Fire Shuts Down I-195

May 10, 2007 at 06:29 PM
Wall Township, Monmouth County, NJ - A tanker accident has shut down a part of Interstate 195 in New Jersey. I-195 is closed in both directions between Exit 31 (Route 547 in Howell) and Exit 34 (Garden State Parkway). NJ State Police are reporting that a car going eastbound on 195 crossed the median near Route 34 and struck the tanker going westbound. The tanker is on fire at this time, with two...

United Kingdom – Three Held After Violent Burglaries at Jewish Homes.

May 10, 2007 at 05:56 PM
United Kingdom - Three men were being held by police last night in connection with a spate of violent burglaries at Jewish homes across Barnet which have struck fear across the community. In seven vicious break-ins over the past two months, residents threatened with guns, swords and knives after being duped by men pretending to require assistance. The burglaries in Edgware, Hendon and Golders...

Borough Park, Brooklyn NY – Shomrim And 66 Pct Police, Help Catch a Burglar.

May 10, 2007 at 05:44 PM
Borough Park, Brooklyn NY - An Afghani immigrant who now patrols the streets of Borough Park and Kensington was named the 66th Precinct’s April “Cop of the Month” for arresting a burglar who has been preying on area homes. Captain Peter DiBlasio, the commanding officer of the 66th Precinct, said that the thief had burglarized upwards of two homes back in March when a 53rd Street woman...

Chicago, IL – 5 Wounded In Shooting At Bus Stop.

May 10, 2007 at 05:37 PM
Chicago IL - Someone pulled out a gun on the city's far south side, and started shooting people at a passing City CTA bus, 5 where wounded all of them juveniles, two are in serious to critical condition, and others are in fair condition. [VIN] U/D 6:23 PM Guman is on The loose Police have no clue on a suspect. U/D 7:24 PM Chicago Police: This was a random Shooting, a person traveling on the bus...

Montreal, Canada – Police Chief: No Need For Hate Crimes Unit.

May 10, 2007 at 05:04 PM
Montreal, Canada - police chief Yvan Delorme rejected B’nai Brith Canada’s plea for a hate crimes unit in the police force, saying it is not needed. Delorme was responding last Thursday evening to Allan Adel, chairman of B’nai Brith Canada’s League for Human Rights. Both were at Montreal city hall for hearings on proposals to merge police stations on the island and a new approach to...

Israel – Newspaper Cartoon Raises Polish Protest

May 10, 2007 at 02:58 PM
Israel - A Polish embassy official complained today about a Holocaust cartoon feature in an Israeli newspaper, charging it depicted Poles in an unfavorable light. The artoon depicted the story of the artist's mother escaping from Poland during World War II. One of the frames pictures Polish passengers on a train, many with drinks in their hands, harassing the young woman.The cartoons were...

New York, NY – 30 Charged for Defrauding the Section 8 Housing Program

May 10, 2007 at 02:44 PM
New York, NY - Federal and New York City officials announced that 30 individuals have been charged with defrauding the Section 8 program of over $1 million in housing subsidies. Twenty-nine of the 30 individuals charged have been arrested, one remains at large. Each defendant is charged with theft of government funds and faces a sentence up to 10 years' imprisonment. Certain defendants are...

New York – Rudy Guliani Worked On Behalf Of OxyContin.

May 10, 2007 at 02:16 PM
New York - As we reported earlier on the guilty plea by Executives of Powerful Addictive Painkiller OxyContin to misleading the public about the drug's risk of addiction. Rudolph Giuliani and his consulting company, Giuliani Partners, have served as key advisors for the last five years to the pharmaceutical company that pled guilty today to charges it misled doctors and patients about the...

Washington, DC – Senator Schumer: Break up Homeland Security Department

May 10, 2007 at 01:43 PM
Washington, DC - Sen. Charles Schumer said today that the Department of Homeland Security should be broken up, particularly after what he called continued incompetence in a plan to require passports to drive across the Canadian border, as was reported here on Vos Iz Neias. The New York lawmaker, who also heads the Senate Democrats' campaign committee, said he was trying to convince his party to...

Queens, NY – Wanna-Be NYU Killer Arrested

May 10, 2007 at 01:21 PM
Queens, NY - The hatemonger that boasted that he wanted to terrorize New York University just like Virginia Tech, as was reported here, was arrested so he would be behind bars during NYU's graduation today. Kenneth Eng, 23, was arrested near his home in Fresh Meadows and is being charged with menacing. He has threatened to kill a neighbor and had gone onto her property with a hammer, NYPD Deputy...

Washington – Recall on Car Seats

May 10, 2007 at 01:11 PM
Recall Alert. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in cooperation with Evenflo Company Inc., today announced a recall of Evenflo Embrace Infant Car Seat/Carriers. The recall involves Evenflo Embrace Infant Car Seat/Carriers made before April 8, 2006. The recalled car seat/carriers have model numbers beginning with 317, 320...

Washington – FBI: Fort Dix Plot, More Arrests Coming.

May 10, 2007 at 12:13 PM
Washington - FBI: Possible More Arrests To come in the Fort Dix plot, the investigation continues. [VIN...

Borough Park Brooklyn, NY – “Bonei Olam Does Not Give Up”

May 10, 2007 at 11:18 AM
Borough Park Brooklyn, NY - A row of over 20 credit card machines lined the entrance to the main hall of the Ateres Chaya hall in Borough Park, Brooklyn, and by the end of the night had pulled in several hundred thousand dollars for Bonei Olam, a haredi organization that raises money to help fund fertility treatments for religious couples struggling to get pregnant. The annual fundraiser is...

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