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New York, I-87 Northway – Adirondack Park Agency Approves Two More Cell Towers Near Highway

January 12, 2008 at 09:06 PM
New York, I-87 Northway - The Adirondack Park Agency approved permits late friday for Verizon to erect two more cell phone towers near the Northway. The towers are among almost a dozen the company plans to fill the service gap along a remote stretch of the interstate. The new permit is for towers about 1,000 feet away from the highway, 89 feet tall on private land in the town of Lake George and...

Australia – Australian Gov’t to Boost Security at Jewish Schools

January 12, 2008 at 08:52 PM
Australia - The Australian government confirmed that it plans to spend $18 million protecting Jewish, schools at risk of hate-based attacks. Under the plan, police and intelligence officers will assess schools to identify those with special security needs. The measures would include security cameras, 24-hour patrol guards and shatter-proof glass. [Kyodonews...

Winnipeg, Canada – Mentally Challenged Man Froze to Death Outside Supervised Home

January 12, 2008 at 08:50 PM
Winnipeg, Canada - A woman from Birds Hill is looking for answers after her mentally challenged brother in-law was found dead in the courtyard of a supervised residency in Winnipeg. "It was terrible, I still can't believe it," said Ann Collen. "I have no idea exactly what happened." What she does know is the body of her 74-year-old relative, Barry Collen, was found in...

New York – Millions In NY State Lotto Go Unclaimed.

January 12, 2008 at 08:20 PM
New York - "You’ve got to be in it to win it" That’s New York State’s lottery slogan. But some people aren’t really in it when they buy a ticket. They buy it on a whim when the prize looks inviting, and then they never check back to see if they’ve won. The current statistics of New York lottery winners who have failed to claim their prizes to date in 2007 is in the millions. Winners...

Monticello, NY – Tribe Sues Interior Secretary for Denying Casino

January 12, 2008 at 08:12 PM
Monticello, NY - The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe filed a lawsuit against U.S. Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne, who had denied last week the tribe's land trust application for a casino at Monticello Raceway.Kempthorne denied the tribe's application because the proposed casino was not within commutable distance from the Mohawk's reservation on the New York/Canada border. The...

Crown Heights, NY – Comedy Central, by Way of the Torah

January 12, 2008 at 08:00 PM
Crown Heights, NY - AS usual, Mendy Pellin wore the traditional black coat and hat of a Hasid and sat on a high stool facing the camera. He read quickly through a page of notes, shook his head vigorously in the way of preparation, and signaled his readiness with a nod to his cameraman, Dovi Trappler. As the camera rolled, Mr. Pellin’s voice dropped to the confident baritone of an overeager news...

New Brunswick, NJ – Police Say They Misspoke, Damages Of Jewish Cemetery Considered Bias

January 12, 2008 at 07:11 PM
New Brunswick, NJ - Authorities in New Brunswick are now investigating the desecration of graves in a local Jewish cemetery as a bias crime.A New Brunswick police spokesman initially said anti-Semitism wasn't being considered as a possible factor after nearly 500 headstones were found toppled at the Poile Zedek Cemetery. But Sgt. Richard Rowe now says he misspoke.City police and the Middlesex...

West Hempstead, NY – Doctor’s Home Burns; Citations Follow

January 12, 2008 at 07:02 PM
West Hempstead, NY - An obstetrician lost his house but saved his wife and six children from a fire that ravaged their home early Friday, and then got cited with building violations. "Today was just my day," Dr. Herman Weiss said after the chain of events unfolded, adding that all he lost was "just stuff." "This could have been a real tragedy," said Weiss...

Borough Park, Brooklyn, NY +Working Fire+

January 12, 2008 at 06:29 PM
Borough Park, Brooklyn, NY +Working Fire+ Fire Department just got under control a working fire in a bakery on the first floor of a 3 story 20x60 structure at 4312 15th Avenue and 44th Street, all searches were negative. FDNY requested Health Department to respond to the scene...

Winnipeg, Canada – U.S. Doctors Weigh In on Call to Remove Man from Life-Support

January 12, 2008 at 06:20 PM
Winnipeg, Canada - Family members fighting to keep their 84-year-old father on life support were back in court yesterday hoping to convince a judge to hear new evidence in the case. Samuel Golubchuk, an Orthodox Jew, has been on life support at Grace General Hospital since early November. Early last month, doctors advised Golubchuk's family he would be taken off life support, as he had...

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