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Beachwood, OH – Holocaust Survivor Refuses To Meet Son.

May 12, 2007 at 11:49 PM
Beachwood, OH - The letter brought a bittersweet end to Sol Factor's 17-year search for his mother, a Holocaust survivor who disappeared in the aftermath of World War II: "We regret to inform you that we located the above mentioned person, but she would not like to be contacted by the inquirer," reads the message from Magen David Adom, the Israeli counterpart of the American Red Cross. Factor...

Washington – FBI Top 10 Most Wanted Captured In Montreal.

May 12, 2007 at 11:40 PM
Washington - Richard Steve Goldberg, 61, named one of the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted" Fugitives, who is wanted for alleged crimes against children, was arrested Saturday in Montreal by Canadian authorities at an address provided by a tipster living in Canada. The tipster recognized Goldberg from the FBI’s Web site. [VIN...

Riverdale, NY – Tragedy In Yeshiva, 16 Year Old Student Dies.

May 12, 2007 at 11:22 PM
Riverdale, NY - A 16 year old Yeshiva Bucher from Flatbush collapsed this Shabbas morning in Riverdale Yeshiva, He was transported by Hatzolah to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, and was pronounced deceased. [VIN...

Ofakim, Israel – Perp Gets Injured Breaking Into Synagogue Calls EMS for Help

May 12, 2007 at 11:17 PM
Ofakim, Israel - Early Saturday morning a perp from the Dimona resident got injured while breaking into a synagogue in the southern town of Ofakim. The perp arrived at the synagogue around 4 am and tried to break into the building through the roof. However, he slipped and fell from a height of 32 feet into the synagogue kitchen. He landed on a table and was hurt breaking his leg and hurt his...

Cedarhurst, NY – Fire Blaze Kills Jewish Couple.

May 12, 2007 at 11:11 PM
Cedarhurst, NY - An early morning 3rd Alarm fire Saturday claimed the lives of a Cedarhurst couple whose home was cluttered "from floor to ceiling" with piles of old newspapers, magazines, clothes and other debris, authorities and neighbors said. Firefighters responding to an explosion to a 40x70 2.5 story private dwelling at 401 Oakland Avenue, found a man dead in the stairwell between the...

New York – Canadian Border Passport Rule Absolutely Begins In January.

May 12, 2007 at 10:46 PM
New York - The new rule that anyone driving across the Canadian border must have a passport or passcard will "absolutely" begin in January, government officials said Friday, refuting Senator Charles Schumer's as we reported here claim the plan will be delayed. Lawmakers from states along the northern border have been trying for months to stall or alter the plan to require the more secure...

Long Island, NY – Lawrence Vote Becomes Bitter Struggle For Orthodox Jews

May 12, 2007 at 10:20 PM
Long Island, NY - As we reported earlier last week, Tuesday's school election will determine whether that majority continues. The Lawrence district has a distinctly sectarian flavor: It enrolls 3,380 students, but another 3,900 local students attend private religious schools -- primarily yeshivas. In recent years, tensions have flared as the private school families seek more services from the...

St. Petersburg, Russia – Yeshiva Student Stabbed to Death on Shabbas Morning

May 12, 2007 at 10:18 PM
St. Petersburg, Russia - A 22-year-old Jewish man was stabbed to death on Saturday morning at the entrance to their apartment in St. Petersburg. The motive of the murder is still unclear however the local Jewish community believes that it may have been due to anti-Semitic sentiment. Dmitri Mikolinski , a biology and yeshiva student, was murdered outside his parent's home at ten in the...

Montreal, Canada – Hasidic Teen Attacked Outside His School

May 12, 2007 at 09:56 PM
Montreal, Canada - Police have arrested a 24-year-old man after he punched a Hasidic teenager outside the Skver-Toldos Orthodox Jewish School in Outremont, but police deemed the case a "simple assault" and released the perp. The man was ordered to appear in municipal court July 9 at 9 a.m. to answer to the assault charge, Montreal police Constable Robert Mansueto said. Police...

San Francisco, CA – Wiesel Attacker Arraigned In Court

May 12, 2007 at 09:34 PM
San Francisco, CA - A New Jersey man was ordered to stay away from Holocaust scholar Elie Wiesel for the next three years when he appeared in a California courtroom for the first time Friday to face charges of assaulting the Nobel Peace laureate. Eric Hunt, 22, who was extradited from New Jersey, did not speak or enter a plea when he was arraigned for the Feb. 1 attack at a San Francisco...

Bronx, NY – 3 Alarm Fire Guts Bronx Post Office.

May 12, 2007 at 09:29 PM
Bronx, NY - A 3-alarm fire severely damaged a Bronx post office and 15 firefighters suffered minor injures battling the fire Saturday afternoon. No civilians were injured during the fire at 533 East 139th Street and no mail was destroyed. However, the roof and the second floor of the post office were severely damaged. Officials and witnesses said workers on the roof were installing equipment...

Trenton, NJ – Gov. Corzine: I’m Going To Do Some Things On Seat Belt Law.

May 12, 2007 at 09:22 PM
Trenton, NJ - Gov. Jon Corzine's vow to advocate for seat belt use after being injured in a high-speed car crash has been embraced by safety advocates, and there's hope he will take an equally strong stand against speeding. Corzine wasn't wearing his seat belt in an April 12 crash along the Garden State Parkway that broke his leg, 11 ribs, collarbone and sternum and put him in a hospital for 18...

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