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Yankees shut out Angels; A-Rod homers


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Graphic by Jay Lane

Yankees shut out Angels; A-Rod homers

The Yankees’ woeful start to the season became even more of a memory Friday when they won their fourth straight game, beating the Angels 5-0 in their home opener in The Bronx. And after shaky starts to the new year, both Hiroki Kuroda and Alex Rodriguez produced, while Nick Swisher delivered the key hit for a second consecutive game. Swisher, who hit a game-winning homer in the 10th inning in Baltimore Wednesday, belted a two-out, three-run double in the first to put the Yankees up 3-0 Friday. Read More: New York Post

 

Driver Arrested After Toddler Is Stranded On Queens School Bus

A two-year-old girl was left stranded on a school bus in Corona, Queens on Thursday morning. A 911 call from a Consolidated Edison worker in the area alerted police to the girl, left alone on a private school bus parked on Christie Avenue. The child, who was headed to Kathys Day Care Center, was found to be in good physical condition and was reunited with her mother. The bus driver, Ana Garcia, was arrested when she returned to the bus and was later arraigned. She was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and released without bail. Garcia lives near the site of where she parked the school bus. Read More: NY1

 

Retired Officer “Glad To Be Alive” After Pharmacy Robbery Shootout

As police continue to search for the second suspect in yesterday’s East Harlem pharmacy robbery, the retired lieutenant involved in the fatal shooting of the other suspect is speaking out. Police are not saying if the shots fired by retired lieutenant Thomas Barnes were the ones that killed Rudolph Wyatt, 23. However, Barnes did confront Wyatt after he exchanged fire and ran from the responding officers. During the 21 years he was on the force Barnes says he never fired his weapon and the lieutenant says he is grateful this incident ended the way it did. Read More: NY1

 

Three workers rescued after dangling from Manhattan high-rise scaffolding

A battle of the badges between cops and firefighters erupted today over a high-rise scaffold rescue on the Upper East Side. A 911 call brought police and firefighters to 200 East 66th Street at around 10:20 a.m. ESU Det. James Coll went to the building’s 20th floor and rappelled down by rope to the scaffold, where three frightened building maintenance workers were hanging on for dear life. Read More: New York Post

Manhattan ‘grope’ goon charged

Police charged a Brooklyn man with groping three women in Manhattan, police said. Karl Vanderwoude, 26, was taken into custody yesterday from his Park Slope basement home after police received several tips through Crime Stoppers, sources said. The police department conducted line-ups, and Vanderwoude was positively identified by victims, sources said. Vanderwoude allegedly approached a 22-year-old woman around 7:20 p.m. March 30, put his hand between her legs, and then took off, authorities said. Read More: New York Post

 

 

Tax-cheat charges for charters big 

A BROOKLYN charter school leader who earned as much as $500,000 a year was arrested Thursday on charges of bilking the state of more than $70,000 in taxes. Eddie Calderon-Melendez, who earned $1.4 million managing three charter schools from 2005 to 2010, paid for a European vacation in 2009 with a school credit card. That year, he was paid more than $500,000, the criminal complaint charges. Read More: Daily News

Queens’ own Creighton Fraker and Heejun Han perform on American Idol’s semifinals


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Photos courtesy of Fox

American Idol went live Tuesday night for the first time this season as Queens’ own Creighton Fraker and Heejun Han sang for their Idol lives in the show’s semifinals.

Thirteen men took the stage on the popular singing competition, but only five will continue onto next week’s show.

Fraker belted Queens native Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors” to praise from each of the celebrity judges.

“That was so beautiful,” Jennifer Lopez said. “With a voice like that I do not want you to go home.”

Steven Tyler agreed calling the Idol hopeful’s performance “stupendous.”

The judges questioned Han’s choice of Robbie Williams’ “Angels,” saying the song did not allow the Queens crooner to fully display his voice.

“I’m not sure if that song showed off all of how beautiful your voice is,” said Lopez, who also called his sound silky smooth.

While Randy Jackson agreed that the song didn’t show everything the “mad talented” Han can do vocally, he added, “I am so happy we found Heejun.”

Viewer votes will choose the five men and five women that advance to the shows finals which begin next week. The women take the stage on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. on Fox 5. The show’s 13 finalists — the judges will each select one wild card contestant — will be announced Thursday night at 8 p.m. on Fox 5.