Queens’ Morning Roundup

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Friday: Overcast with a chance of snow. High of 32 with a windchill as low as 16. Windy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of snow 20%. Friday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 23 with a windchill as low as 16F. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 20 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY:  NYC Black History Month 5 Boro Tour

Celebrate Black History Month by visiting the African Burial Ground National Monument, Langston Hughes Community Library & Cultural Center, Louis Armstrong House Museum, MoCADA, National Jazz Museum, Sandy Ground Historical Society Museum, Schomburg Center, Weeksville Heritage Center and the Woodlawn Conservancy. This 5 Boro Tour is self-guided, and hours vary by venue. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Ed Koch, former NYC mayor, dies at 88

Ed Koch, the three term New York City mayor known his larger than life personality and penchant for the big and small screen, died early Friday morning after months of health complications. He was 88. Read more: Queens Courier

Queens bomb plotter will plead guilty to an attack on the Federal Reserve Bank, hoping to avoid life sentence

The Queens man charged with plotting to destroy the Federal Reserve Bank with a massive bomb will plead guilty with the hope of avoiding a life sentence. Read more: New York Daily News

Mishandling of DNA evidence is found in over 50 cases at crime lab

The New York City medical examiner’s office said Thursday that it had discovered more than 50 cases in which it failed to upload critical DNA evidence samples from crime scenes to the state’s DNA database, preventing those samples from being compared to genetic material from convicted offenders. Read more: New York Times

Fiend convicted of baby mama, tot slays

A Queens man was convicted yesterday for the murders of his pregnant ex-girlfriend and her toddler. Read more: New York Post

NYC announces $15 million mold cleanup program

New York City is beginning a $15 million program to clean up at least 2,000 homes that became contaminated with mold after they flooded during Superstorm Sandy. Read more: NBC New York

Police: Suicide Bombing at US Embassy, 2 Dead

A suspected suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at the entrance of the U.S. Embassy in the Turkish capital on Friday, killing himself and one other person, officials said. Read more: ABC News