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New York, NY – Veteran NYPD Chief Of Patrol To Retire

May 21, 2007 at 11:59 PM
New York, NY - Nicholas Estavillo, the first Hispanic in the history of the New York City police department to reach the three-star rank of Chief of Patrol, is retiring from the force after serving for 38 years.Chief Estavillo, 61, directs the city's nearly 20,000 patrol officers, organized in eight borough commands throughout the city. He also oversees the special operations division, which...

Sderot, Israel – Woman Injured by Rocket Attack Dies

May 21, 2007 at 10:19 PM
Posted: 05/21/07. 13:59 Sderot, Israel - Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon has reported that a 35-year-old woman who was critically injured in the rocket attack, has just died. Another man was moderately wounded and another 12 suffer from shell shock. [Ynet] U/D: 22:09 Islamic Jihad, which has carried out this attack and hundreds of other rocket attacks and suicide bombings in recent...

New York – Anorther Reason To Ban BlackBerry

May 21, 2007 at 09:32 PM
New York - The BlackBerry revolution has created a civil war in the nation's boardrooms - as a deep divide has opened up between those who want to chat away on their PDAs and those who want no distractions during meetings. According to a poll, 46 percent of people are OK with e-mailing during talks with co-workers while 31 percent think it's a major break in etiquette. The survey by Robert...

Framingham, MA – Staples To Collect Used PCs, Monitors.

May 21, 2007 at 08:00 PM
Consumer Alert! Framingham, MA - Staples Inc. is expanding its electronics waste recycling program by accepting used computers and monitors, which can be dropped off for a $10 fee at any of the office products chain's 1,400 US locations during store hours. They also announced the expansion of a four-year-old program allowing customers to drop off smaller devices such as cellphones, pagers, and...

Israel – US Ambassador To Israel: Pollard Will Never Be Released.

May 21, 2007 at 08:00 PM
Israel - The US ambassador to Israel on Monday said it is unlikely that convicted Pentagon spy Jonathan Pollard will ever be released, saying the fact that he has not been executed should be seen as an act of clemency by Washington. Responding to audience questions during an academic conference, Ambassador Richard Jones said Pollard's crimes appear especially heinous to many Americans because...

Brooklyn, NY +Jumper Up On Bridge+

May 21, 2007 at 07:55 PM
Brooklyn, NY +Jumper Up On Bridge+ NYPD on the scene for a Jumper EDP up on the Brooklyn tower of the Brooklyn Bridge, Aviation, Harbor and ESU are all on the scene. PD has the bridge closed both directions. U/D: 20:35 PD still tryining to talk him out from jumping and come down. U/D: 20:51 ESU has now male EDP in custody...

Washington – FBI Most Wanted Terrorist Captured In Yemen.

May 21, 2007 at 07:54 PM
Washington - One of the FBI's most-sought terrorism suspect has surrendered to authorities in Yemen, more than a year after tunneling out of a prison there, a spokesman for the Yemeni Embassy said Monday. Jaber A. Elbaneh lived in Lackawanna, N.Y., before leaving to train at Osama bin Laden's al-Farooq training camp in Afghanistan in 2001, according to a federal indictment in Buffalo, N.Y. [AP...

FDA Issues Alert On Diabetes Drug Avandia

May 21, 2007 at 07:32 PM
Washington - As we reported earlier today, a news analysis links the widely prescribed diabetes drug Avandia to greater risk of heart attack and possibly death. This evening the FDA issued a safety alert for Avandia...

New York, NY – Doctor Convicted Terror Aid Case

May 21, 2007 at 06:07 PM
New York, NY - A Florida doctor was convicted of providing material support to terrorists by agreeing to treat injured al-Qaida fighters so they could return to Iraq to battle Americans. Dr. Rafiq Abdus Sabir, 52, of Boca Raton, Fla., was convicted in Manhattan federal court after a three-week trial that featured testimony by him and an FBI agent who posed as an al-Qaida recruiter in a sting...

Ramapo, NY +Child Struck by Bus+

May 21, 2007 at 05:35 PM
Ramapo, NY +Child Struck by Bus+ A motor vehicle accident with a child that was hit by a school bus at the corner of Brocton and Radford, Monsey Hatzolah transported the child to the hospital in stable condition...

Kiryas Joel, Monroe, NY +Child Struck+

May 21, 2007 at 05:28 PM
Kiryas Joel, Monroe, NY +Child Struck+ A motor vehicle accident with a child that was struck in front of 15 Miron Blvd. Hatzolah on the scene requesting ambulance to respond in also requesting ALS to respond, condition of child unknown at this time...

Cornwall, NY – Mistrial Declared in Blogger Lawsuit

May 21, 2007 at 04:49 PM
Cornwall, NY - A judge in Goshen, NY, declared a mistrial in the case of Cornwall blogger Tom Sheppard, abruptly ending the trial of a libel suit filed against Sheppard by former Cornwall supervisor Jim Sollami. Sollami asked for the mistrial after his lawyer, Peter Gleason, suffered a flare-up of a recurring back condition and couldn't come to court. The trial began last week, before state...

Brooklyn, NY +MVA With Overturned+

May 21, 2007 at 04:47 PM
Brooklyn, NY +MVA With Overturned+ A motor vehicle accident with one vehicle that overturned on East 14th Street and Avenue "O" Fire Department on the scene requesting EMS, Hatzolah responding...

New York, NY – Con Ed to Install Attack-Proof Power Lines Under the City

May 21, 2007 at 03:54 PM
New York, NY - Consolidated Edison, Inc and American Superconductor Corporation have agreed to put a superconducting power line under midtown New York that should lead to a sturdier power grid able to withstand extreme weather and attacks. Department of Homeland Security will fund up to $25 million for the nearly $40 million superconductor cable The cable will link two substations in Manhattan...

London, UK – British Police Test Airborne Drone To Keep An Eye On Criminals

May 21, 2007 at 03:33 PM
London UK - Police in northwestern England on Monday tested a tiny airborne drone fitted with a closed-circuit TV camera that will be used to spy on criminals. The battery-operated drone, which resembles a miniature helicopter, will be operated by officers using a remote control. Made by German company Microdrones, the drone is three feet wide and weighs less than 2½ pounds. “It is a...

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