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New York, NY – Alt. Side Parking Suspended Tomorrow.

January 13, 2008 at 06:52 PM
New York, NY - Alternate Side Parking Rules are suspended on Monday, January 14, 2008 for possible snow removal. Only the street cleaning rules are suspended, all other regulations remain in effect...

New York, NY – American Airline Workers Accused of Theft of High Insured Packages

January 13, 2008 at 05:39 PM
New York, NY - Two longtime American Airlines employees were busted for swiping more than $200,000 worth of diamonds from the cargo at Kennedy Airport. Cargo handlers Richard Lombardo, 50, of Massapequa, LI, and Steve Tsihlas, 39, of Astoria, Queens, were arrested after airport officials discovered that the box of diamonds went missing. "These two have been working together in the same...

Queens, NY +Overturned Tractor Trailer Shuts Down Expressway+

January 13, 2008 at 03:11 PM
Queens, NY - NYPD from the 107th Pct are calling for a level one mobilization after a truck carrying asbestos has overturned on the northbound lanes of the Clearview Expressway in Queens. The tractor trailer hit a divider before flipping over and the truck's driver fled on foot leaving lots of bags of asbestos-laden materials on the highway. FDNY and EMS on the scene transmited a 10-80 (Haz-Mat...

Brooklyn, NY – ALERT!! Thief Goes To Avelim To Steal Pushkas

January 13, 2008 at 12:32 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Community Alert! The Misaskim organization has informed VIN News to alert the community about the following. There is someone going around to menachem aveilim calls, and while he distracts the aveilim, swipes all pushkas from the residence. He shows up the day before the mourners end the shivah week. The suspect has been successful several times already, including recently in...

New York, NY – FDNY Relaxes Building Inspection Guidelines

January 13, 2008 at 12:01 PM
New York, NY - A memo from FDNY Operations Chief Patrick McNally is instructing firefighters to conduct inspections of buildings under construction or demolition on two different timetables, depending on their height.City rules have long mandated that all buildings going up or coming down had to be inspected by the fire department every 15 days. McNally's memo now instructs firefighters to...

Nevada – Presidential Caucus To Be Held On Shabos, Upsets Frum Jews.

January 13, 2008 at 11:12 AM
Nevada - This year, the Nevada Democratic and Republican parties have decided to hold their primary caucuses on a Saturday, with citizens required to report by 11:30 and 9:00 AM respectively, right during morning religious services. When I called the political parties in Nevada to inquire as to whether or not there were measures being taken to help accommodate those observant Jews who wished to...

Passaic, NJ – Three Injured When Car Plunges 15-Feet Off Overpass

January 13, 2008 at 09:19 AM
Passaic, NJ - Three people escaped death early this morning after the car they were riding in plunged off the over pass of Route 21 onto a local street. The male driver and the two passengers were able to extricate them selfs from the vehicle before Police and E.M.S arrived. The accident happened on Route 21, the vehicle fell about 15-20 feet to the ground upside...

Israel – Israel To Get “smarter” U.S.-Made Bombs Than Saudis

January 13, 2008 at 09:15 AM
Israel - The United States has agreed in principle to provide Israel with better "smart bombs" than those it plans to sell Saudi Arabia under a regional defense package, senior Israeli security sources said on Sunday. Keen to bolster Middle East allies against an ascendant Iran, the Bush administration last year proposed supplying Gulf Arab states with some $20 billion in new weapons, including...

Iran – Iran Plans on Destroying Tomb of King Cyrus, Friend of the Jews

January 13, 2008 at 09:01 AM
Iran - Iran is planning on submerging the tomb of King Cyrus (Coresh), the Persian King known for authorizing the Jewish exiles to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the Holy Temple. According to a report by Omedia, an Iranian organization is demanding that the International Criminal Court take action against those responsible. The Iranian ayatollahs are planning on destroying the tomb as part of...

Central Islip, NY – Jesse Friedman Loses Appeal in Abuse Case

January 13, 2008 at 08:55 AM
Central Islip, NY - A federal judge has rejected a man's bid for exoneration in a child-molestation case explored in a noted documentary film, saying he filed his appeal too late. Jesse Friedman's appeal stemmed from what his lawyers said that a documentary revealed evidence that prosecutors had wrongfully withheld - that at least one of the children who accused Friedman did so under...

Novosibirsk, Russia – Antisemitic Publisher Continues Agitation Behind Bars

January 13, 2008 at 06:35 AM
Novosibirsk, Russia - A man jailed for publishing calls to murder Jews has been transferred to another prison as punishment for his continued violation of Russia's hate speech laws. Igor Kolodezenko faced multiple trials in Novosibirsk stemming from his stubborn refusal to stop publishing an antisemitic newspaper. Courts handed down slaps on the wrist at first, despite his clear incitement...

Passaic, NJ +3rd Alarm Fire Under Control+

January 13, 2008 at 05:45 AM
Passaic, NJ - Authorities are investigating the cause of a 3 Alarm Fire which heavily damaged a 2 story house in the Passaic Park section of Passaic. Several different departments from Carlstadt and Wallington Fire Deptartments responded to two-story house on Main Avenue at Westervelt that caught fire late Saturday, Hatzolah Of North Jersey  was on...

Windhoek, Namibia – +NYC Jewler Amongst Five Israelis, Killed in Plane Crash+

January 13, 2008 at 03:48 AM
Pinned News Motzi Shabos parshes Bo Windhoek, Namibia - Five Israelis and their pilot have been killed in the southern African nation of Namibia after their six-seater Cessna 210 crashed into a house on take-off from Eros airport. The five dead were identified as Israeli diamond-cutters, according to the Zaka organisation, responsible for the recovery and identification of body...

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