Queens’ Morning Roundup

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morning roundup

Headlines from around the web.


Friday: Clear. High of 77. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 64. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Viva la Comida!

Viva la Comida!, an outdoor festival in Jackson Heights from 4 to 10 p.m., combines the best food trucks in the city, live music, interactive art, dancing, a market and more. Free to attend. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

EMTs stole $320,000 from ambulance nonprofit: prosecutors

Three volunteer EMTs pumped more than $320,000 from a nonprofit Queens ambulance corps into their own bank accounts, prosecutors say. Read more: NBC New York

Cops: Ga.-to-NYC gun scheme used pie tins, mail

Packing guns in pie tins and socks, a Georgia man supplied more than a dozen illegal weapons for sale in New York simply by sending them via express mail, police and prosecutors said Thursday. Read more: AP

City councilman proposes measure to halt ‘crazy’ cost of runoff elections

A New York City Councilman has proposed doing away with pricey runoff elections. Read more: CBS New York

Sources: Shootings up in New York City since stop-and-frisk ruling

There has been a spike in shootings across New York City since a federal judge ruled against the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk program, according to new crime statistics. Read more: CBS New York

Pope: Obsession with gays, abortion hurting church

Pope Francis has warned that the Catholic Church’s moral structure might “fall like a house of cards” if it doesn’t balance its divisive rules about abortion, gays and contraception with the greater need to make it a merciful, more welcoming place for all. Read more: NBC New York