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Queens’ Morning Roundup

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morning roundup


Wednesday: Overcast with a chance of rain, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 79. Winds from the SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Wednesday night: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 75. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.


Children and adults will enjoy this interactive supersonic dance party, Hey Dango, about three space explorers and one wacky fun-loving alien named Dango. Starts at 7 p.m. in Highland Park at Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Low expectations for New York standardized test scores

New York education officials are set to release the much-anticipated results of this year’s statewide English and math tests. Read more: AP

Five Queens stations to get ‘next train’ audio announcements

Subway riders at five Queens stations aren’t getting countdown clocks yet, but starting Wednesday they’ll have the next best thing — next train audio announcements. Read more: New York Daily News

Southwest nose gear likely failed from “stress overload,” NTSB says

The National Transportation Safety Board says a Southwest Airlines plane’s nose gear appears to have failed because of “stress overload” when it collapsed during landing at LaGuardia last month, causing the plane to skid and spark down the runway.  Read more: NBC New York

Immunization clinics in Queens and the Bronx set to close by the end of the month

The city is gearing up to shutdown immunization centers in Queens and the Bronx even as children are flocking to them as part of the back-to-school rush. Read more: New York Daily News 

Weiner calls GOP candidate ‘grandpa’ at AARP mayoral forum

Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner made waves Tuesday, when he called a Republican rival “grandpa” during a confrontation at a forum sponsored by the AARP. Read more: CBS New York

Cleveland house of horrors where women spent decade in ‘hell’ due to be razed

The boarded-up, two-story house where Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro held three women for a decade will be knocked down on Wednesday, just days after its former occupant was sentenced to life behind bars without parole plus an additional millennium. Read more: NBC News 


Queens’ Morning Roundup

| ctumola@queenscourier.com

morning roundup


Friday: Partly cloudy. High of 84. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph.Friday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Low of 72. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY:  Rural Route Film Festival 

Whether a modern-day western set in Chile, a documentary about Chinese women thrust into an economic downturn or a drama about a forced marriage in Senegal, the Rural Route Film Festival screens work about people and cultures normally overlooked by the mainstream media. This year features screenings of 28 films from 13 countries, including a program devoted to the late documentarian Les Blank. Friday, August 3-Sunday, August 4 at the Museum of the Moving Image and other venues. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Man asks for $3, Tries to rape TSA worker on way to JFK airport: sources

A TSA worker on her way to Kennedy Airport Thursday was attacked by a man who tried to rape her after she wouldn’t give him $3, NBC 4 New York has learned. Read more: NBC New York

Report: Book pulled from reading list after parents object to sexual content

Sixth graders at a New York City school no longer have to read a book on their summer reading list after parents objected to its sexual content. Read more: CBS New York/AP

First lawsuit being filed against Southwest airlines after rough landing

A South Carolina woman who was injured evacuating the Southwest Airlines jet that landed on its nose at LaGuardia Airport last month is filing a lawsuit Friday alleging pilot error. Read more: New York Daily News

Storm-damaged R subway tunnel closing for repairs

A subway tunnel used by the R train that was heavily damaged by Superstorm Sandy will be closed for long-term repairs beginning Friday night. Read more: Fox New York/AP

Russia gives Snowden asylum, Obama-Putin summit in doubt

Russia rejected U.S. pleas and granted American fugitive Edward Snowden a year’s asylum on Thursday, letting the former spy agency contractor slip out of a Moscow airport after more than five weeks in limbo while angering the United States and putting in doubt a planned summit between the two nations’ presidents. Read more: Reuters