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U.S. Attorney’s Office: Pilot Tried To Take Gun On Flight To NYC

An airline pilot is under arrest in Buffalo after allegedly trying to bring a loaded gun onto a flight to New York City.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says a screener at Buffalo-Niagara International Airport spotted the .357 Magnum in Brett Dieter’s bag yesterday before he boarded a flight to LaGuardia Airport. Read more: NY1

 

Halloran To Take Temporary Step Away From City Council Seat

Queens lawmaker Dan Halloran said Friday that he will be stepping away from his City Council seat to deal with medical issues.

In a letter issued by his office, Halloran says he will be having surgery to remove a benign brain tumor. Read more: NY1

 

LIC Residents Put Own Stop Sign At Dangerous Corner

After asking the Department of Transportation repeatedly for over a year to erect a stop sign at the corner of 47th Avenue and 5th Street in Long Island City, City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and residents took matters into their own hands Friday by erecting a makeshift sign themselves. Read more: NY1

 

Speaker Quinn Prepares To Tie The Knot

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn will marry her partner Kim Catullo in a ceremony Saturday in front of numerous New York political figures. Read more: NY1


Qns. man in alleged ‘divorce’ beating arrested for false report

The Queens man who claimed he was beaten and robbed by his estranged father-in-law and several other men was arrested today for falsifying a police report, The Post has learned. Read more: New York Post

 

Amtrak worker struck by LIRR train in Queens

An Amtrack worker was hit by an LIRR train early Friday, but is expected to survive, authorities said.

The 43-year-old man was struck by an eastbound Port Washington-bound train outside of the tunnel, near Skillman Avenue and 27th Street about 3:30 a.m., according to an LIRR spokesman. Read more: New York Post