Queens’ Morning Roundup

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Headlines from around the web.
Headlines from around the web.

TODAY’S FORECAST

Thursday: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 81. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible. Thursday night: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers in the evening, then partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 68. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the West after midnight. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.5 in. possible.

EVENT OF THE DAY: The Metropolitan Opera at Socrates Sculpture Park 

Come to Socrates Sculpture Park for an evening of arias and duets by Metropolitan Opera artists Ying Fang (soprano), Mario Chang (tenor) and Brandon Cedel (bass-baritone), accompanied by pianist Bradley Moore. Free. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Police probe possible link between 2 Queens stabbings

Police in New York are looking at the possibility that there could be a maniac with a knife randomly stabbing women in Queens. Read more: ABC New York

Man who killed police officer convicted in separate attempted murder case 

A man convicted of murdering a police officer was convicted of attempted murder Wednesday in a separate incident. Read more: NY1

Borough President candidate Melinda Katz promises expanded health care for Queens

Call it Melindacare. Borough President candidate Melinda Katz is promising to open primary care facilities and urgent care centers to a greater number of Queens residents. Read more: New York Daily News

Guns from out-of-state make up the grand majority of city crimes, Bloomberg attempts to push back

Guns from states with weak firearms laws are being used at an ever-increasing rate in city crimes, Mayor Bloomberg said Wednesday, as he vowed to continue his push for tougher laws across the country. Read more: New York Daily News

Jury: Pataki’s program to institutionalize sex offenders didn’t violate rights

A jury decided Wednesday that former New York Gov. George Pataki did not violate sex offenders’ rights by authorizing a program to involuntarily commit them to mental institutions after they completed their sentences. Read more: CBS New York/AP

Salad mix may be to blame for multi-state stomach bug outbreak

A pre-packaged salad mix may be to blame for a stomach bug that has sickened people in 15 states, including New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Read more: CBS New York/AP