Queens’ Morning Roundup


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TODAY’S FORECAST 

Friday: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers, then rain showers in the afternoon. High of 70. Winds from the NW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible. Friday night: Overcast with rain. Low of 50. Breezy. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Secret Weapons of FAT Destruction

Secret Weapons of FAT Destruction, an outrageous comedy premieres at the Thalia Spanish Theatre on Friday, May 24. An unconventional writer/director involves his audience in creating a new kind of theatre entertainment. Witness the complications of the flesh! Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at 3 p.m. Playing through June 23. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

16-year-old questioned in shooting death of Queens girl, 14, on bus: police

Police are questioning a 16-year-old boy in the shooting of a14-year-old girl on a Queens bus last weekend, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Thursday. Read more: NBC New York

Subway performers sought in train assault

Police are looking for a trio of subway dancers who allegedly assaulted a passenger aboard a train in Queens. Read more: The Queens Courier

Police investigating possible cyberbullying in suicide of Queens girl, 12

Police say a 12-year-old girl who was found hanged left a suicide note that spoke of being bullied online. Read more: CBS New York/AP

Anthony Weiner starts stumping in mayoral bid

Anthony Weiner set out to reintroduce himself to voters Thursday as he embarked on a mayoral bid after leaving Congress in a sexting scandal. Read more:APCity beaches prepare for crowds as holiday weekend approaches

With the holiday weekend fastapproaching, New Yorkers are getting ready to step off of the concrete and into the sand. Read more: CBS New YorkBoy Scouts approve plan to accept openly gay members 

After lengthy and wrenching debate, local leaders of the Boy Scouts of America have voted to open their ranks to openly gay boys for the first time, but heated reactions from the left and right made clear that the BSA’s controversies are far from over. Read more: AP