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Manhattan, NY +Fire at ABC News Studios+

May 27, 2007 at 11:23 PM
Manhattan, NY +Fire at ABC News Studios+ Fire Department calling all hands for a fire at 100x150 7 story building at 7 Lincoln Square at the ABC Studios, the sprinkler system has been activated but heavy smoke condition and fire is D/W/H. WABC NY Ch.7 has been knocked off the air and its unknown when they will resume. U/D: 23:42 Fire Department requesting High Rise units to the scene, all...

New York – GM Trying A New Tactic To Pitch Up Car Sales.

May 27, 2007 at 10:10 PM
New York - If you want to test drive a Toyota Camry or Honda Accord, starting next month you'll be able to do it at a Saturn dealership. General Motors is asking Saturn dealers to have one or more of the competing models in the showroom so customers can look at it, sit in it and drive it. Of course, Saturn dealers can't sell you an Accord or Camry. But they hope that, when you see a Toyota or...

Paris, France – Breast Cancer Gene Batch is Found

May 27, 2007 at 09:27 PM
Paris, France - Scientists announced they had uncovered four more genes that play a role in breast cancer, widening the portrait of one of the stealthiest slayers of women.Until now, only about 25 percent of the genes that are suspected to cause inherited breast cancer have been identified. The new culprits -- flawed versions of genes called FGFR2, TNRC9, MAP3K1 and LSP1 -- are believed to...

Woodbury, NY +Serious MVA on NYS Thruway+

May 27, 2007 at 09:23 PM
Orange County, Woodbury, NY +Serious MVA on NYS Thruway+ A serious motor vehicle accident on the northbound lanes of the New York State Thruway at MM 44.0 with one vehicle on top of another with an aided trapped inside that sustained serious injuries. Hatzolah members on the scene requesting ALS units to respond fortwith, helicopter Life Guard-18 is responding launching zone near the scene. U/D...

Rochester, NY – Vandalism at Jewish Community Federation

May 27, 2007 at 09:21 PM
Rochester, NY - An act of vandalism has left members of the Jewish Community Federation in Rochester uneasy. Someone wrote an anti-Semitic remark on the doors of the building on East Avenue. However, Larry Fine, executive director of the organization doesn't consider it a hate crime. Fine said the bigger issue for him is the nightlife activity on weekends. Visitors to the many East End...

New York – How to Get Money Back When Airfares Drop.

May 27, 2007 at 07:43 PM
New York - Have you ever bought an airline ticket only to see the price fall and your anger rise? Now there is something you can do about it. Few customers realize it, but many airlines will give refunds if they cut the price after you have bought a ticket. Alaska, JetBlue, Southwest, United and US Airways all offer vouchers for the full price difference -- if the price drops $200, you can get a...

New York, NY – individuals Abusing City Agency Placards Scam To Park illegally.

May 27, 2007 at 07:38 PM
New York, NY - If you have parking permit privileges, be aware the media is coming after you, to expose you. It's not just government workers abusing parking privileges in Manhattan. The Post last week spotted two cases of private individuals using city agency placards to park illegally. One man displayed an expired Queens detective division parking permit inside the windshield of his Hummer...

Nassau County, Woodmere, NY +Car Into Tree+

May 27, 2007 at 07:05 PM
Nassau County, Woodmere, NY +Car Into Tree+ A serious motor vehicle accident with car into a tree and aided pinned on Peninsula Blvd and Woodmere Blvd, Fire Department on the scene requesting the Hurst Tool forthwith, also requesting at least 4 ambulances to the scene, reports of 5 aided with one trauma alert...

New York, NY – Homeownership On Rise, Renters Decline

May 27, 2007 at 06:16 PM
New York, NY - A rising percentage of New York City residents are buying into a city with a reputation for renters. The city's homeownership rate rose from 28.7 percent in 1990 to 33.2 percent in 2005. The 2005 rate appears to mark a record high for the city, according to Vicki Been, the director of New York University's Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy. Homeownership...

Queens, NY +Plane Struck by Lightning+

May 27, 2007 at 05:54 PM
Queens, NY +Plane Struck by Lightning+ An incoming JetBlue plane with 140 passengers on board was struck by lightning and is now reporting smoke in the cockpit, aircraft is now heading to JFK Airport with an ETA of 10 minutes. Emergency crews are standing by at this time. U/D: 18:08 PAPD reporting that the JetBlue Airbus A320 plane has landed without incident. No further needed...

New Square, NY +Pedestrian Struck+

May 27, 2007 at 04:50 PM
Rockland County, New Square, NY +Pedestrian Struck+ A motor vehicle accident with a pedestrian child that was struck in the Village of New Square at the corner of Clinton Lane and Adams Lane, Hatzolah on the scene requesting additional units on a rush also requesting Medics and an ambulance to respond to the scene...

New York, NY – Man Who Was Abducted, Buried Alive In ’93, Dies

May 27, 2007 at 03:15 PM
New York, NY - Harvey Weinstein, a former tuxedo company executive who was buried alive for 12 days after being kidnapped in 1993, has died. He was 82. Weinstein was CEO of Lord West, a company that manufactured formalwear for Ralph Lauren, Pierre Cardin and others in addition to its own brand. Weinstein, who reportedly had suffered a lengthy illness, died in Manhattan, Central Synagogue in...

Hillburn, NY – Huge Brush Fire Burns Second Day

May 27, 2007 at 03:01 PM
Posted: 05/26/2007. 22:15 Rockland County, Hillburn, NY - About 70 firefighters from two counties are battling a fire up the mountains west of the village near the reservoir.It's the second day firefighters have tried to beat down the flames. About 50 acres have burned, Hillburn Fire Chief Shane Starr said from the scene today. Volunteers from the Hillburn, Suffern, Sloatsburg, Tallman...

Israel – Chief Rabbinate: Don’t Buy Produce From Palestinians During Shmita

May 27, 2007 at 02:07 PM
Israel - The Chief Rabbinate has called on all the bodies that issue kashrut certificates in Israel to refrain from purchasing fruits and vegetables from Palestinian farmers during the next year, which is set to be Sabbatical year (shnat shmita), for fear the proceeds will be used for funding terror. According to the Torah, during the shmita year farm-land in the Land of Israel has to remain...

United Kingdom – Soft Drinks Might Be Hazardous To your Health

May 27, 2007 at 01:42 PM
United Kingdom - A new health scare erupted over soft drinks last night amid evidence they may cause serious cell damage. Research from a British university suggests a common preservative found in drinks such as Fanta and Pepsi Max has the ability to switch off vital parts of DNA. The problem - more usually associated with ageing and alcohol abuse - can eventually lead to cirrhosis of the liver...

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