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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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TODAY’S FORECAST

Monday: Overcast. High of 50. Winds from the NE at 10 to 15 mph. Monday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 39. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

EVENT of the DAY: Snowflake Lighting 

Kids can meet Santa Claus and have their photo taken with him. There will also be face painting, balloon twisting and a holiday arts and crafts station. At 5 p.m., Macy’s wil light up its Snowflake, marking the official start of the holiday season. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Sketch released in mosque stabbing; possible hate crime

It is crystal clear when looking at Bashir Ahmad that the 57-year-old cheated death. He is covered with stitches, almost too many to count. Read more: ABC New York

NYC gas rationing continues through Friday

New York City has extended its odd-even gas rationing system through Friday. Read more: Wall Street Journal

24-year-old woman killed in late night Queens crash after failing to stop at intersection, slamming into speeding car

A 24-year-old woman died after she drove her car into a Queens intersection and was crushed by a speeding Mercedes early Sunday, cops and witnesses said. Read more: New York Daily News

Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel reopens Monday, more trains restored

The morning commute will get a little easier Monday for some as the Hugh Carey Tunnel, better known as the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, reopens to cars and several train lines are restored. Read more: NBC New York

Middle Eastern shopkeepers scared for lives after .22-calliber serial killer strikes 3rd victim

The NYPD added a hate-crimes detective to the hunt for a serial killer who may be targeting Brooklyn shopkeepers of Middle Eastern descent — and continues to strike fear in business owners worried they will be next. Read more: New York Daily News

Manhattan Borough President Stringer announces fun for city comptroller

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer announced Sunday that he is running for city comptroller in 2013. Read more: NY1

Obama offers praise, pressure on historic Myanmar trip

Barack Obama became the first American president to visit Myanmar on Monday, using a six-hour trip to balance U.S. praise for the government’s progress in shaking off military rule with pressure to complete the process of democratic reform. Read more: Reuters 

 

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Graphic by Jay Lane

Jets get Tebow from Broncos for two late draft picks

The Post has confirmed the Jets will send a fourth-round and sixth-round pick to Denver in exchange for the quarterback and a seventh-round pick. The move comes a day after the Broncos signed Peyton Manning to a five-year deal, making Tebow expendable in Denver. And it comes over a week after the Jets signed starting quarterback Mark Sanchez to a three-year contract extension, and signed Drew Stanton to backup Sanchez. Read More: New York Post

 

Two bandits hold up Brooklyn bodega at gunpoint

Two bandits held up a Brooklyn grocery store during a terrifying gunpoint robbery this morning. The crooks stormed into Monumental Grocery store on Flatbush Avenue at 8:30 a.m. shocking a group of customers stuck inside, according to the owner Erasmos Perez, 55, who spoke to an employee manning the register when the mayhem unfolded. Read More: New York Post

 

Republican Holds Lead In Brooklyn State Senate Race

A special election for a State Senate seat in Brooklyn remains too close to call. Democratic City Councilman Lew Fidler and Republican lawyer David Storobin are vying for the seat in the 27th State Senate District. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Storobin leads by 120 votes. Nearly 2,100 absentee ballots were issued and have yet to be counted. The seat used to be held by Carl Kruger, who resigned in December after pleading guilty to corruption charges in connection with a bribery scheme. Read More: NY1

 

Occupy Wall Street protesters rush back in when Union Square Park reopens in morning

Occupy Wall Street protesters reclaimed a space in Union Square at dawn Wednesday, minutes after police reopened the park to the public for the day. Cops erected temporary barriers around the plaza near the south entrance to the park at nightfall, pushing the demonstrators out of the area to prevent them setting up camp. Read More: Daily News

 

Student busted for assaulting dean at Brooklyn high school

A student was arrested after assaulting a faculty member at a Brooklyn high school this morning, school officials said. The 17-year-old boy got into a heated dispute with Edmund Ludde, the dean at William H. Maxwell High School, as he was getting scanned at the school’s security checkpoint at 9:20 a.m., officials said. Read More: New York Post

 

NYPD and FBI tussle over turf, with consequences for terror cases as police expand role: report 

In the fall of 2010, the FBI and New York Police Department were working together on a terrorism investigation on Long Island. The cyber case had been open for more than a year at the U.S. attorney’s office in Brooklyn. So, the Justice Department was surprised when, without notice, the NYPD went to federal prosecutors in Manhattan and asked them to approve a search warrant in the case. Read More: Daily News

 

The Situation realized alcohol intake out of control while filming ‘Jersey Shore’: report

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino hit rock bottom while filming the most recent season of reality hit “Jersey Shore,” reports say. With Sorrentino reported to have checked into rehab, sources tell TMZ that the hard-partying star’s substance abuse issues were progressively “getting worse” throughout the filming of season five of the series, which recently aired on MTV. Read More: New York Post