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Queens’ Morning Roundup


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TODAY’S FORECAST 

Thursday: Overcast with a chance of rain, then a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 77. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible. Thursday night: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers. Fog overnight. Low of 61. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.7 in. possible.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Romeo and Juliet

Country reels and iambic pentameter come together in a new twist on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet at The Secret Theatre in Long Island City. This production places the famed feuding families in rural America in the 1930s and focuses on the ability (or inability) to express love. It also highlights the youth of our tragic lovers and their cohorts, as the younger Capulets and Montagues run around like rival, hormonal Little Rascals gangs. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Three charged with kidnapping, holding Queens man for month in $3M ransom attempt

Three men have been arrested for kidnapping a man off a Jackson Heights street and holding him in a warehouse for a month in a $3 million ransom attempt, the district attorney’s office said Wednesday. Read more: The Queens Courier 

Tightened security at some NYC sites after soldier’s brutal murder in London

The NYPD has increased security at the British Consulate and other sites in New York, following an attack in London that left a soldier hacked to death Read more: AP/CBS New York

Appeals court upholds firing of Queens teacher who tried to bribe student in exchange for favorable testimony

A state appeals court has upheld the 2011 firing of a hot-headed Queens teacher who tried to bribe a student into saying nice things about her. Read more: New York Daily News 

Union claims FDNY Is underreporting response times to close more fire houses

The firefighters union is accusing FDNY Commissioner Sal Cassano of deliberately underreporting the time it takes for fire trucks to arrive at an emergency. Read more: CBS New York

Suspects in New York-Canada train plot due in court

Two men accused of plotting to blow up and derail a passenger train as it headed into Canada from New York are due in court Thursday. Read more: ABC New York

Obama to address drones, Gitmo in security speech 

President Barack Obama on Thursday is expected to address some of the thornier aspects of national security policy, including drone strikes, the prison at Guantanamo Bay and the dire threats Americans continue to face – even from fellow citizens. Read more: AP