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Five injured in Queens school bus crash

Five people were injured, one seriously, in a school bus accident in Queens, fire officials said. The collision occurred on the Cross Island Parkway near Union Turnpike in Glen Oaks at 1:34 p.m. One victim with serious injuries and four others with minor injuries were taken to Long Island Jewish Hospital. It’s not immediately clear how many children were hurt. Read More: New York Post

 

Mets win Amazin’ Home Opener At Citi Field

The New York Mets have hit the field for their home opener against the Braves today in Queens and are hoping to make believers out of their detractors this season. Johan Santana has taken the mound for the Amazin’s this afternoon against Atlanta’s Tommy Hanson. Santana returns to the Mets after missing all of last season because of shoulder surgery. The team also has a healthy Ike Davis at first base. Read More: NY1

 

 

Detained JetBlue Pilot Ordered To Undergo Psychiatric Evaluation

The JetBlue pilot whose midair meltdown forced an emergency landing will undergo a psychiatric evaluation. A federal judge ordered the exam, which will determine whether Clayton Osbon was legally sane during a March 27 flight from JFK to Las Vegas. It will also determine if he’s competent to stand trial. Passengers wrestled Osbon to the floor after he ran through the cabin yelling about Jesus and al-Qaida. Read More: NY1

 

New York State Boxing Hall of Fame is launched in Queens

The Raging Bull stampeded through Queens last weekend and added another notch to his legendary belt. Bronx native Jake LaMotta was one of 20 inductees into the inaugural class of the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame during a gala event on Sunday in Howard Beach. “As I get a longer life, I get more famous,” said LaMotta, 90. “Being here brings back memories.” Read More: Daily News

 

 

Oscar De La Hoya scores win in alleged hooker’s sex-romp suit

Former boxing champ Oscar De La Hoya has scored a first round TKO over the alleged hooker who accused him in a $5 million lawsuit of taking advantage of her during a drug-fueled sex romp. In a devastating 1-2 punch, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Paul Wooten found Angelica Cecora’s tale of being “imprisoned” by the Olympic gold medalist “frivolous” – throwing her suit out and ordering her to pay a $500 fine and the boxer’s legal fees. Read More: New York Post

 

 

Elite flying leap

A new program designed to whiz frequent fliers through airport security lines is so exclusive that if you have to ask to join, you probably can’t get in. The Transportation Security Administration’s PreCheck program — which was expanded to LaGuardia Airport’s Delta terminal yesterday — allows elite fliers to speed through screening with their shoes on, laptops stowed and even liquids unchecked. Read More: New York Post