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Las Vegas, NV – Three-Alarm Fire at Monte Carlo Hotel-casino

January 25, 2008 at 03:02 PM
Las Vegas, NV - A massive fire erupted at a Las Vegas hotel, sending flames and thick black smoke more than a mile into the air -- and completely shut down "the Strip" so firefighters could get inside. Fire erupted on the upper floors of the Monte Carlo Hotel & Casino at 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. which engulfed at least the top five levels of the building.  Thick smoke...

Portland, OR – Court Blocks Father from Circumcising 12-Year-Old Son

January 25, 2008 at 01:41 PM
Portland, OR - The Oregon Supreme Court today blocked a divorced former Southern Oregon man from circumcising his 12-year-old son against the wishes of the boy's mother.The child's mother, Lia Boldt, claims that circumcision is dangerous and that her son is afraid to say he doesn't want the procedure. The court ordered the case back to the trial judge to determine what's the...

New York, NY – State Senator Honors Hatzolah, Shomrim Organizations

January 25, 2008 at 10:53 AM
New York, NY - State Senator Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn) and other leaders from the community paid tribute last night to two outstanding organization. The Senator recognized and honored the volunteer EMS organization Hatzolah and the volunteer safety patrol organization Shomrim. Senator Adams said, It is my great pleasure to pay homage to two superlative volunteer groups, Hatzolah and Shomrim. For...

Manhattan, NY – Panel Likely To Approve Congestion Pricing

January 25, 2008 at 09:09 AM
Manhattan, NY - Nearly half the members of a commission studying ways to tame city traffic said the panel would likely recommend imposing fees for driving into the most congested part of Manhattan.The commission's choice will likely be a less ambitious version of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposal to charge cars $8 and trucks $21 to drive into Manhattan below 86th Street on weekdays from...

Florida – Online Seller Was Largest Shop Lifting Ring In U.S., Busted.

January 25, 2008 at 08:43 AM
Florida - A multiagency investigation that began with a single shoplifting incident about seven months ago has revealed an 18-person crime ring that may be responsible for the theft of up to $100 million worth of medicine and health and beauty goods from convenience and grocery stores statewide. To law enforcement it seemed like a regular shoplifting incident and the two were charged with grand...

Berlin, Germany – Jews Protest Munich Plan for Parade on Day of Holocaust Remembrance

January 25, 2008 at 08:27 AM
Berlin, Germany - Jewish groups are protesting the Bavarian city of Munich's plans to hold a Carnival parade on the same day the UN has established as an annual day of Holocaust remembrance.The International Auschwitz Committee called the idea of holding the jovial parade on such a day an "absurd signal." "The fact that Munich on this day plans and is going ahead with a...

Ivanovo, Russia – Students Trial Began for Attack on Rabbi

January 25, 2008 at 07:41 AM
Ivanovo, Russia - Court hearings into the case of an attack against the head of the Jewish community and a Canadian rabbi and his wife in July 2007 began today.In the summer of 2007 rabbi Zvi Hershcovich came from Montreal to get to know the situation in the Ivanovo community, said Ervin Kirshtein, head of the local Jewish community. The Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia offered him to...

Brooklyn, NY – Perp in Bias Crimes Under Arrest

January 25, 2008 at 12:54 AM
Brooklyn, NY - After multiple swastikas and anti-Semitic statements spray painted over the confines of the 61st Pct just over one month, police got their break in the case and arrested one perp responsible for all this. The NYPD has arrested Pavel Andreenko, 22, of 2152 East 18th Street in Brooklyn, and charged him with 44 counts of criminal mischief, and aggravated harassment. After one of...

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