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Monticello, NY – Police Chief: Big Drug Operation Busted, Will Reduce Crime.

May 9, 2008 at 07:33 PM
Monticello, NY - A network of drug dealers was selling about a kilo of high-grade cocaine a week, authorities say. the suspected leader was arrested and target of a massive, multiagency investigation extending from Sullivan County to New York City. Authorities have confiscated about a kilo of cocaine from several dealers, $100,000 in cash and a total of 12 vehicles. “This is the...

Nanuet, NY +NYS Thruway Closed+

May 9, 2008 at 06:44 PM
Rockland County, Nanuet, NY +NYS Thruway Closed+ All lanes northbound and southbound of the New York State Thruway at Exit 14 have been shutdown due to a double pedestrian train accident on Rt 59. Near the I-87 overpass, with both pedestrians under the train, Medivac to land on the Thruway. U/D: 05/10/08. One was taken by ambulance to Nyack Hospital, and the other was flown to Westchester...

Miami, FL – Police Display Stolen Items To Burglarized Victim

May 9, 2008 at 04:50 PM
Miami, FL - Police are returning stolen items to its respective owners, after a man they arrested admitted to ripping people off over a two year span. According to the Miami Beach Police Department, all of the items stolen by 44-year-old Antonio Rodriguez, were on the display at the department's headquarters. Rodriguez admitted to have hit at least 33 homes in Miami-Dade. Purses, laptops...

Boca Raton, FL – Police Make An Arrest In High Profile Case Of Serial Mall Killer

May 9, 2008 at 03:29 PM
Boca Raton, FL - Police have a man in custody who, they said, may be responsible for kidnapping, robbing and murdering of women and a child at a Boca Raton Mall last year. Investigators believe the suspect was responsible in the murder in 2007 of Randi Gorenberg, a 52-year-old wife and mother of two. Meanwhile the reward for the conviction of the killer stands at $350,000. The cases reached...

Chicago, IL – Jews for Obama, Oy Vey!

May 9, 2008 at 03:22 PM
Chicago, IL - A loose coalition of Jewish groups, including JewsForObama.net, is now working on putting together an ad to run in the New York Times and perhaps elsewhere that will essentially make the case for why Jewish voters should support Obama. One of the co-founders said "The ad will say why the Jewish community supports Barack Obama." Ruth Greenspan Bell, another co-founder, said...

New York City – Gov. Commends Disobedience By Al Sharpton

May 9, 2008 at 03:11 PM
New York City - Governor Paterson yesterday praised the hundreds of protesters who were arrested on Wednesday for the manner in which they inconvenienced thousands of commuters by shutting down major city bridges and tunnels during rush hour. "I must commend the advocates, the many of them, over 200 arrested for participating in civil disobedience in a way that made their point without any...

New York City – Department of Education Prohibits Staffers From Publicizing Blogs in Official Email

May 9, 2008 at 01:53 PM
New York City - A Department of Education staffer is protesting a new policy that bans employees from linking to their Web logs in their work e-mail signatures, saying the policy squashes “educator voice.” The policy also stipulates that all blog posts contain notes disavowing any connection to the Department of Education, the staffer, Lisa Nielsen, said. “This particular decision I...

Westhampton Beach, NY – Hampton’s War over Eruv

May 9, 2008 at 12:41 PM
Westhampton Beach, NY - Residents of a wealthy East End enclave are up in arms and living in fear that their tony way of life will be destroyed - all because of a quarter-inch strip of plastic. The furor has broken out, after a local synagogue asked permission to erect a symbolic plastic boundary to allow worshippers to perform physical tasks on the Sabbath. The boundary - called an eruv - is...

Newark, NJ – Paradox Rabbi Against Deportation Of Muslim Cleric

May 9, 2008 at 12:14 PM
Newark, NJ - Several character witnesses testify in support of a popular Muslim cleric facing deportation. One of them was Rabbi David Senter of Congregation Beth Shalom in Pompton Lakes. He praised Paterson-based Imam Mohammad Qatanani's efforts to bring together people of different faiths. Qatanani's trial in federal court in Newark entered its second day on Friday. He's facing...

New York, Northway I-87 – More Cell Tower Approved

May 9, 2008 at 11:31 AM
New York, Northway I-87 - A fourth new Verizon Wireless cellular-phone tower for the Northway was approved Thursday by the Adirondack Park Agency. The proposed 94-foot structure would be built at Schroon Falls on private land owned by Daniel Hay near where Route 9 crosses the Schroon River. Disguised to look like a white-pine tree, the tower at this location will bring Verizon cell-phone...

Burma – Death Toll Of Cyclone-Ravaged Burma Could Hit 500,000

May 9, 2008 at 11:26 AM
Burma - THE death toll in cyclone-ravaged Burma could hit 500,000 – more than TWICE the total killed by the Boxing Day Tsunami. Sources said 200,000 people were already dead or dying. But the figure could rise to HALF A MILLION through disease and hunger if the nation’s hardline army rulers continue to block aid for the devastated lowlands of the Irrawaddy Delta. That would dwarf...

Miami, FL – UPS: If Your Illegal Here In This Country, You’re Not Getting Your Package

May 9, 2008 at 10:30 AM
Miami, FL - A UPS envelope destined for South Florida is sitting in a warehouse in Louisville, Ky., instead threatening to set off an international dispute that touches on both immigration and national security. Cristina Bustos, 33, of Bonita Springs said relatives in Monterrey, Mexico, shipped her the envelope in late March. It contains the birth certificates of two relatives living in...

Grand Forks, ND – Prosecutor: No Charges in Campus Swastika Case

May 9, 2008 at 09:53 AM
Grand Forks, ND - A County prosecutor says no charges are planned against a University of North Dakota student suspected of drawing a swastika on a campus apartment door. Assistant State's Attorney Nancy Yon says she does not have enough evidence to prove it was drawn to harass someone. Yon said other graffiti also was drawn on the door with the swastika. UND police have been investigating...

New York City – Bloomberg Meets New Mayor Of London

May 9, 2008 at 09:51 AM
New York City - London's new Conservative Mayor Boris Johnson held talks Friday with Michael Bloomberg, his New York counterpart, whose "zero tolerance" policies on crime and anti-social behaviour he wants to copy. The two men exchanged "novelty gifts" - a Tiffany crystal Big Apple paperweight and a London Underground T-shirt - before starting their talks in London's City Hall. The...

Quebec, Canada – New Mandatory Religious Ethics Course Problematic For Jewish Schools

May 9, 2008 at 09:16 AM
Quebec, Canada - Some school wants to take a pass on the new ethics and religious-culture course that is to be mandatory in Quebec schools starting in the fall. One of its goals is to foster harmonious social relations in Quebec. The government says students will learn about the important place of Catholicism and Protestantism in Quebec's religious heritage, as well as the contributions of...

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