Friday: Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 73. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 59. Winds less than 5 mph.
EVENT OF THE DAY: What’s New in LIC?
Come take a tour of Long Island City with historian Jack Eichenbaum. The tour will span from Queens Plaza to the East River waterfront. After the tour, enjoy restaurants and Long Island City Arts Open events in the nearby Vernon/Jackson area. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own
Sources: Union leader’s son charged in connection with iPad theft from Sandy-damaged school
Sources tell NY1 that the son of a construction union vice president became on Thursday the sixth suspect arrested in connection with the alleged stealing of iPads from a Queens school badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Read more: NY1
Hofstra student, suspect shot dead
A female Hofstra University student has been shot and killed during a robbery in Uniondale, Long Island, said police. Read more: Fox New York
NY cigarette-smuggling ring may have terror link
A cigarette smuggling scheme that cost New York state millions of dollars in sales tax revenue may have raised funds for militant groups, authorities said. Read more: CNN
Health code violations common at NYC day care centers: report
Lawmakers want to make New York City day care centers more accountable for health code violations following an investigation that found centers in the five boroughs have racked up nearly 26,000 violations since 2010. Read more: NBC New York
Aqueduct racino surpasses $1 billion in revenues since opening in 2011
Resorts World Casino has hit the jackpot since opening in 2011, surpassing $1 billion in total revenue, the operator said Thursday. Read more: New York Daily News
House committee to grill ousted IRS chief
Lawmakers are ready to question the ousted head of the Internal Revenue Service as Congress holds its first hearing on the tougher scrutiny the IRS gave tea party and other conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status. Read more: AP