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Voronezh, Russia – Suspect in Synagogue Vandalism Charged With Hate Crime

May 8, 2007 at 11:34 PM
Voronezh, Russia - A 20-year-old man has been charged with a hate crime in connection with the vandalization of a synagogue in Voronezh.The suspect, whom prosecutors euphemistically described as having past connections to "informal groups", was charged with vandalism and an act aimed at inciting inter-ethnic or inter-religious hatred (Article 282 of the Russian criminal code). He...

Dallas, TX – Box Cutters Found On United Airlines Flight at Dallas Airport.

May 8, 2007 at 10:42 PM
Dallas, TX - A United Airlines flight from Denver to Dallas was delayed two hours today after a passenger found box cutters in the seatback pocket in front of her. That is according to Transportation Security Administration spokesman Darin Kayser. United Flight 490 was taxiing on the runway at Denver International Airport when the box cutters were found. "The passenger notified the flight...

Nashville, TN – House Gives Final Passage to Change Runoff Election From Rosh Hashanah

May 8, 2007 at 10:16 PM
Nashville, TN - The state Legislature cleared the way for the Davidson County Election Commission to change the date of Metro’s runoff election this year, which happened to fall on the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah. The state House joined the Senate in unanimously passing a bill giving the Davidson County Election Commission the authority to hold the runoff election within 30-45 days after...

Brooklyn, NY +MVA with Pin+

May 8, 2007 at 10:06 PM
Brooklyn, NY +MVA with Pin+ A motor vehicle accident at Ocean Parkway and Avenue "J" with aided pinned inside the vehicle, NYPD ESU and Hatzolah with multiple members are all responding to the scene...

Palm Desert, CA – Man Arrested for Hate Crime

May 8, 2007 at 09:15 PM
Palm Desert, CA - One person was arrested in connection to a hate crime and vandalism event in Palm Desert today. A home and vehicle in the 43-000 block of Warner Trail and another car in the 77-000 block of California were spray painted with swastikas and other symbols, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Chaz Shapiro, 20, of Palm Desert was arrested after one of the...

Rockland County, NY – Jail To Hire Imam Following Chaplain’s Distribution ofAnti-Islam Tracts

May 8, 2007 at 08:35 PM
Rockland County, NY - The Rockland County jail will hire a Muslim imam and is providing ritually correct food to inmates as part of the response to allegations of discrimination following the jail chaplain's distribution of anti-Islam tracts. The imam would work one day per week, and additionally as needed for special cases. Those are the same terms governing the way a rabbi and a priest are...

Loch Sheldrake, NY +Large Brush Fire+

May 8, 2007 at 08:30 PM
Sullivan County, Loch Sheldrake, NY +Large Brush Fire+ A fast moving brush fire has the fire department requesting M/A Hurleyville Tanker, Grahamsville Tanker and Brush Truck all to Divine Corners Road and Route 52...

New York – Hong Kong Couple Made Millions On Insider Trading On Dow Jones Stock.

May 8, 2007 at 07:56 PM
New York - The Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday accused two Hong Kong residents of "widespread and unlawful trading activity" when they bought $15 million of Dow Jones & Co. stock ahead of an announcement that News Corp. was seeking to buy the company. The lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Manhattan named as defendants Kan King Wong and Charlotte Ka On Wong Leung, a married couple. It...

Brooklyn,NY – HHC Chief: No Evidence That Patients Languish In Kings County Hospital.

May 8, 2007 at 06:13 PM
Brooklyn, NY - After taking a surprise tour of the psych ward at Kings County Hospital, the head of the city's public hospitals said yesterday he found no evidence to substantiate shocking allegations in a new lawsuit that patients languish in squalor and suffer abuse. "I toured every square foot of the psychiatric inpatient unit, as well as the ... comprehensive psychiatric emergency program...

Mount Kisco , NY – Police Chief: We Are Not Ruling Out That Mt. Kisco Police Involved In Murder.

May 8, 2007 at 05:58 PM
Mount Kisco, NY - Bedford Police Chief Christian Menzel confirmed this afternoon that officers from neighboring Mount Kisco are under investigation in the killing of a homeless immigrant found along a town road. "Unfortunately we have not ruled that out at this point," Menzel said at a news conference when asked about possible involvement by Mount Kisco officers in the death of Rene Perez. "We...

New York, NY – Mayor Bloomberg: I Have Absolutely No Interest To Run For Gov.

May 8, 2007 at 05:36 PM
New York, NY - As We reprted here today, Mayor Bloomberg Wants To Run For Gov. Of New York. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg categorically ruled out running for governor of the state of New York on Tuesday, denying a newspaper story that he planned to take on Gov. Eliot Spitzer in 2010. The mayor said, "it was a totally made up story" and that he spoke to New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer about...

New York, NY – Council Seeking Funds to Double Fire Marshals Due to Large Increase in Suspicious Fires

May 8, 2007 at 05:24 PM
New York, NY - Councilwoman Letitia James, is sponsoring a City Council initiative that would double the number of FDNY fire marshals, who investigate the causes of fires. Her initiative would also provide funding for thermal imaging technology in every firehouse. The city has recently seen a large increase in suspicious fires, and the number of fire marshals is at its lowest point in decades...

Yemen – Jews Chased From Their Homes By Shiite Rebels

May 8, 2007 at 05:09 PM
Yemen - Dawood Suleiman, a Yemeni Jew, felt something had changed in his village when someone threw a stone at him in the street. Soon after, the Jews of Al Salem received a threat from a local Shi'ite rebel group warning them to leave. Evacuated by the government to the northern regional capital of Saada, before being moved by helicopter to Sanaa, the Jews from the remote Al Salem village have...

Russia – Putin’s Support Gives Clout to Chabad Sect.

May 8, 2007 at 05:05 PM
Russia - Of all the strange relationships that define today's Russia, few are stranger than the alliance between President Vladimir Putin and an ultra-Orthodox rabbi named Berel Lazar. Rabbi Lazar is a follower of Chabad-Lubavitch, a Hasidic sect based in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, that is on the fringes of mainstream Judaism. Its devotees are known for their love of the Rebbe, their late...

Iran – American Scholar Detained in Iran.

May 8, 2007 at 05:02 PM
Iran - on the hills of recent media attention to the disappearance of Former FBI Agent Robert Levonson, Iran today detained prominent American academic Haleh Esfandiari, director of the Middle East Program at the Smithsonian's Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, according to a family member and center president Lee Hamilton. Esfandiari, a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen who has lived in...

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