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New Hampshire +Hillary Shocks All With Her Win+

January 8, 2008 at 08:09 PM
New Hampshire - VIN News is calling Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton the winner of the Democrat primary in New Hampshire. This is a stunning turn of events, as many pollsters and most media outlets had predicted that Barack Obama would win NH by a landslide...

New Hampshire + McCain Away With Victory+

January 8, 2008 at 07:12 PM
New Hampshire - In a record turnout at today's New Hampshire primary, more than a half million voters turned up at the polls to cast their votes for their choice of candidate to be nominated as presidential candidate. VIN News is calling Senator John McCain as the Republican primary winner in this state. The marathon to the White House continues now, with the next primary taking place in...

New York – State Police Announced they Reached a Milestone by Issuing Over One Million Tickets

January 8, 2008 at 06:16 PM
New York - State Police reached a milestone in 2007: Troopers handed out a million traffic tickets for the first time. Acting Superintendent Preston Felton says preliminary statistics show 1,019,000 tickets were issued, reflecting what he says is a commitment to preventing deaths on the state's roads and highways.Almost half of the tickets were for "priority offenses" -- like...

Baltimore, MD – Perp in Arson Fires Arrested, Held on $1M Bond

January 8, 2008 at 05:42 PM
Baltimore, MD - After an arson fire at the Pikesville apartment complex that displaced dozens of residents, Baltimore County police arrested a 19-year-old resident and charged him with four counts of arson. Corey Deon Oliver-Bogier started five fires in four buildings at the complex. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $1 million bond. No one was hurt in the fires. The...

New York, NY – U.S Stocks Sharp Sell Off.

January 8, 2008 at 04:05 PM
New York, NY - U.S. stocks fell, led by telephone and financial companies, after AT&T Inc. said it faces ``softness'' in its consumer business, and the country's largest home-loan lender Countrywide Financial Corp speculation it will file for bankruptcy. The Dow Jones Industrial average closed down 238 points, at 12589...

Israel – Levaya of Mir Rosh Yeshiva Draws Tens of Thousands

January 8, 2008 at 03:32 PM
More than 20,000 attended the levayah of Rosh Yeshivas Mir Brooklyn, R' Birnbaum, in Israel. Many Rosh Yeshivas and Rabbanim delivered moving eulogies, mourning the loss of this spiritual giant. Below are pictures of the funeral and assembled crowd: ...

Borough Park, Brooklyn, NY – Frum Women Gone Missing

January 8, 2008 at 02:56 PM
Borough Park, Brooklyn, NY - Community Service Alert: The Borough Park Shomrim has asked us for help in locating a woman, missing since Monday evening. Mrs. Chaviva Gershbein, 38, was last seen driving a silver Hyundai Elantra on Kings Highway. She was wearing a black cableknit sweater and a black skirt. If anyone has any information, please contact the Shomrim immediately on their hotline at...

Brooklyn, NY – Arabic-Language School Gets New Principal

January 8, 2008 at 02:45 PM
Brooklyn, NY - The Department of Education announced today that is has named a new principal for the city's new Arabic-language school. Holly Reichert will take over the job from the interim principal of the Khalil Gibran School. Although Reichert has only spent a year teaching ESL in the city she has been working for the DOE since 1996, mentoring teachers. Prior to that, she was head of...

New York – 9/11 Anxiety Caused Heart Problems

January 8, 2008 at 02:39 PM
New York - Americans who said they became anxious and stressed after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks -- some just from watching the collapse of the Twin Towers on television -- reported higher rates of heart disease up to three years later, researchers said. While several studies have found high rates of post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety in first responders or attack survivors, most of...

Kingston, NY – Well-liked State Police Sergeant Laid to Rest

January 8, 2008 at 01:50 PM
Kingston – State Police Troop F Zone Sergeant Warner Hein was eulogized Monday as the epitome of a law enforcement officer. Hein, 44, of New Paltz, died last week from a medical condition. Police from across the state attended his funeral in Kingston, together with a large delegation from the Village of Kiryas Joel. One who knew him well was Sullivan County Undersheriff Eric Chaboty, himself...

Be’er Sheva, Israel – Neo-Nazis Destroy Graves of Ethiopian Jews

January 8, 2008 at 01:32 PM
Be’er Sheva, Israel - Workers in the Be’er Sheva cemetery discovered today that graves belonging to members of the Ethiopian community had been vandalized for the second time in two days. One of the graves that was vandalized belonged to Gavriel Dawit, a drowning victim whose body was recently returned to Israel in a deal with Lebanese terrorists.   Another belonged to a mother of seven...

Brooklyn, NY – Hikind To Boycott DeBlasio Fundraiser.

January 8, 2008 at 12:09 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Assemblyman Dov Hikind will boycott a fundraiser hosted tonight for Councilman Bill DeBlasio's 2009 Brooklyn borough president bid by prominent Jewish campaign contributor and bundler, Rabbi Joseph Stamm, due to DeBlasio's failure to defend the host's characterization of Coucilman Charles Barron as "antagonistic to the Jewish community." A soucrce close to Hikind said the...

New York, NY – NYC Death Rate At Historic Low Levels.

January 8, 2008 at 12:02 PM
New York, NY - The death rate in New York City reached an all-time low in 2006, the Health Department reported today, as the number of deaths fell to 55,391 – down from 57,068 in 2005 and 60,218 in 2001. Life expectancy figures – based on 2005 data – show that women’s life expectancy rose by 2.5 months, reaching a record 81.3 years. Male life expectancy held steady at 75.7 years in...

New York, NY – State Raises Yellow Flags on Two Downtown Bridges

January 8, 2008 at 11:33 AM
New York, NY - The State D.O.T. reported that after recent inspections of the state's bridges, the Brooklyn Bridge received two yellow flags for decaying steel beams and three safety flags for concrete deterioration, a hole in the maintenance walkway and a hole in the netting used to catch falling debris. The bridge received a safety rating of 2.92. A rating below 5.0 on the 1-to-7 scale is...

Boca Raton, FL – Transplant Survivor Inspires Weinbaum Yeshiva Students.

January 8, 2008 at 11:26 AM
Boca Roton, FL - Jay Feinberg is a survivor. At 23, Feinberg has overcome leukemia, a nationwide search for a donor, and inspired many to give the gift of life. Among the inspired are Weinbaum Yeshiva High School students in Boca Raton. “I learned how important it is to step out and reach out and make yourself available to people who need your help and to save their lives,” said student...

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