Weekend Roundup


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Graphic by Jay Lane
Graphic by Jay Lane

World Trade Center terrorist mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, co-defendents appear in court for arraignment 

World Trade Center terrorist mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed kept his mouth shut Saturday at his first public appearance in three years. Mohammed and four co-defendants were in court for their arraignment, the first step in a case that could end with their executions for killing 2,976 people on 9/11. Read more: Daily News

Holocaust survivor claims he was beaten by cops in Queens

A Holocaust survivor claims in a federal lawsuit he was punched in the face by an NYPD cop after he was pulled over for blowing a red light in Queens. Miklos Muller, 77, was allegedly clocked by plainclothes Officer James McNellis at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 15, 2011, after he was stopped on the Long Island Expressway near Queens Boulevard. Read more: NY Post

Two planes clip wings at JFK

The Federal Aviation Adminstration is investigating after one plane clipped another at John F. Kennedy International Airport Friday. The agency says a Delta Air Lines 767 was pushing back from a gate when its wing hit the tail section of another 767. Read more: NY1

Queens man charged with killing his parents execution-style in robbery

The son of a Queens couple killed execution-style during a staged robbery has been charged with murder nearly six months after the horrific incident, authorities said. Shane Jaggarnauth, 24, confessed last month when cops tracked him down at a gas station on Farmer’s Blvd. after his brother, Shawn, 30, filed a missing persons report. Read more: Daily News

Forest Park Carousel to reopen

After three dormant years, the Forest Park Carousel will spin once again. The Parks Department has selected an operator — New York Carousel Entertainment — for the famed ride. Read more: Queens Courier

Kaufman Astoria Studios outdoor studio stall

It’s lights, cameras — and a call for action. Kaufman Astoria Studios plans to build the city’s first outdoor movie studio — but federal red tape threatens to delay the $2 million project, Sen. Chuck Schumer said yesterday. Read more: NY Post