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Queens’ Morning Roundup

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Friday: Partly cloudy. High of 77. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the SSW in the afternoon. Friday Night: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain, then rain showers after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 59. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Dreamgirls

From Friday, May 10 – Sunday, May 12 , the York College Performing Arts Center presents Dreamgirls, a musical about a young female singing trio from Chicago that gets their big break at an amateur competition. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Arrest in Long Island City carjacking spree

Police arrested a man suspected in several carjackings and gunpoint robberies in Long Island City Thursday morning. Read more: The Queens Courier 

Astoria candidates try to become first non-Vallone in City Council seat in decades

It’s the end of an era in western Queens: The last name Vallone will not longer be attached to an Astoria City Council seat starting next year. Read more: New York Daily News

Some MTA inspections are badly lacking, report finds

Elevated track and bridges connect key parts of the 240 mile subway system, but inspection of these critical components is haphazard according to this new report. Read more: ABC New York

8 charged with stealing millions in connection with global ATM cyber attacks

Alleged members of a local cyber crime cell stole nearly $3 million from thousands of ATMs across New York City in a matter of hours, federal prosecutors announced Thursday. Read more: CBS  New York

Study: Texting and driving kills more teens annually than drinking and driving

Texting while driving has now surpassed drinking and driving as the leading cause of death among teens, according to a new study. Read more: CBS  New York

Prosecutor to seek murder charges against accused Ohio kidnapper

An Ohio prosecutor vowed on Thursday to seek murder charges that could carry the death penalty against a former Cleveland school bus driver accused of kidnapping and raping three young women who endured a decade as captives in his house. Read more: Reuters