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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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morning roundup

TODAY’S FORECAST 

Friday: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers, then a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 81. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.7 in. possible. Friday Night: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 72. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

EVENT OF THE DAY: An Evening Ride on the Forest Park Carousel to End Alzheimer’s

New Yorkers of all ages can enjoy “An Evening Ride on the Forest Park Carousel to End Alzheimer’s”  from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. The 2nd annual fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter will donate 100 percent of all proceeds from carousel rides to the Alzheimer’s NYC Chapter. Visitors can have unlimited carousel rides and face-painting for $10 or enjoy individual rides for $3. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Woman burned in Queens fire: FDNY

A woman suffered burns to over 40 percent of her upper body when a fire tore through her Queens home Thursday evening. Read more: NBC New York

NYPD sergeant who blew the whistle on fudged police reports slapped with departmental charges

An NYPD sergeant who blew the whistle on his fellow officers in a Queens precinct about routinely downgrading felonies to misdemeanors to make the crime rate look better has been slapped with departmental charges for speaking out about the misdeeds. Read more: New York Daily News

Subway shark mystery solved?

A family from Brooklyn is offering some insight into the bizarre discovery of a dead shark on the N train subway early Wednesday. Read more: Fox New York

Aqueduct Racetrack subway station A full-time stop, MTA says

Getting to the Aqueduct racino just got a little easier. Read more: NY1

Vacant lot near Queens Center Mall to get three chain restaurants

Let them eat crab. A vacant lot near Queens Center Mall that sparked a legal battle between the city and a developer will finally be occupied. Read more: New York Daily News

Man accused of killing wife, posting it on Facebook 

A South Florida man who authorities say fatally shot his wife – and apparently then posted a photo of her body on Facebook – has turned himself in to police. Read more: AP