Queens’ Morning Roundup

| ctumola@queenscourier.com |

morning roundup

Headlines from around the web.


Friday: Generally cloudy. High 69. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Friday night: Periods of rain. Low 47. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall around a half an inch.

EVENT OF THE DAY: A Farewell Extravaganza for the Holocenter

Celebrate with the Holocenter before it leaves the Clock Tower. Music, holograms, projections, performers, interactive installations, food, and drinks. Free. Must RSVP. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

NYPD institutes new fire response guidelines for officers

The NYPD has instituted new protocols for officers responding to fires after a veteran cop died days after being overcome by smoke inside a Coney Island building where a fire raged and on the same day two other officers were hurt while rushing into a burning building in Williamsburg. Read more: NBC New York

Some council members want exterior doors in elementary, special ed schools to have alarms

Some City Council members want to make sure all exterior doors in elementary and special education schools have alarms on them. Read more: NY1

Family of narcotics overdose victim testifies at Queens doctor’s manslaughter trial

The family of one of Dr. Stan Li’s patients who died from an oxycodone overdose testified at the Queens doctor’s manslaughter trial Thursday. Read more: CBS New York/AP

Crackdown on distracted driving begins around New York State

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that state and local police have stepped up patrols statewide to crack down on mobile phone use while driving. Read more: CBS New York

Kathleen Sebelius resigning from top HHS post

Embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning as the White House seeks to move past the election-year political damage inflicted by the rocky rollout of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. Read more: AP