Queens’ Morning Roundup


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TODAY’S FORECAST

Monday: Overcast with a chance of rain, then a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the afternoon. High of 72. Winds from the ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible. Monday night: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Low of 66. Winds from the SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 1.0 in. possible.

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Gunman shoots man in face inside parked Mercedes in Queens drive-by

A passenger in a luxury SUV was shot in the face during what detectives believe was an attempted hit in Queens on Sunday, sources and witnesses said. Read more: New York Daily News

City Council to review 911 system after delays in response times

The death of 4-year-old Ariel Russo is renewing criticism of New York City’s 911 system. Read more: Fox New York 

Fewer than half in New York City pass 2012 road test, an alarming drop

Fewer than half of the city’s would-be drivers passed the road test last year, an alarming drop, new state records reveal. Read more: New York Daily News

Lawmakers: Lack of labor protections allows for abuse of child models

New York state lawmakers joined former child models Sunday to release a report detailing the lack of labor protections for children who work as models. Read more: CBS New York

NSA contractor risks steep jail time for data leak

The man who gave classified documents to reporters, making public two sweeping U.S. surveillance programs and touching off a national debate on privacy versus security, has revealed his own identity. Read more: AP

‘Kinky Boots’ wins 2013 Tony Award for best musical

The feel-good musical “Kinky Boots,” with songs by pop star and Broadway newcomer Cyndi Lauper, strutted away with a leading six 2013 Tony Awards on Sunday, including best musical, best original score and best leading man. Read more: AP