Queens’ Morning Roundup


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TODAY’S FORECAST

Friday: Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 91. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 72. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: GLANK

Audiences of all ages have the unique opportunity to hear and perform on unique, one­-of­-a­-kind instruments in Paul Rudolph’s percussion ensemble, GLANK. Suit-up in lab coats, blend in with the performers and have a blast at this interactive, multi­media music performance at the Secret Theater from Friday, May 31 to Sunday, June 2. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Police looking for suspect in fatal Queens bus shooting of teen

Police are looking for a man wanted for the murder of a 14-year-old girl who has shot in the head aboard a Queens bus. Read more: The Queens Courier

New York City’s Arvind Mahankali wins Scripps National Spelling Bee

After years of heartbreakingly close calls, Arvind Mahankali conquered his nemesis, German, to become the champion speller in the English language. Read more: AP

Person of interest in Bloomberg, Obama ricin letters

A person of interest is being questioned in connection with the ricin laced letters that were sent to Mayor Bloomberg and President Obama. Read more: ABC New York

NYC’s new 911 system crashes twice in 2 Days: police commissioner

The city’s revamped 911 computer system crashed twice in its first two days of operation, suddenly shutting down hundreds of screens and forcing phone operators to scribble emergencies on slips of paper to be run to dispatchers, officials said. Read more: NBC New York

DA: Queens woman scammed immigrant out of $6K

A Queens woman scammed a vulnerable immigrant out of $6,000 — and there may be more victims, authorities said Thursday. Read more: New York Daily News 

American woman facing drug charge released in Mexico

An Arizona woman facing drug smuggling charges in Mexico was freed late Thursday night, after court officials reviewed her case. Read more: AP