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Knicks Head Coach D’Antoni Resigns


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Knicks Head Coach D’Antoni Resigns

Yahoo Sports and WFAN are reporting this afternoon that New York Knicks head coach Mike D’Antoni is resigning. The Knicks have had good runs this season, especially after the emergence of Jeremy Lin.However, the chemistry was interrupted when Carmelo Anthony returned from an injury, and the Knicks have now lost six in a row. D’Antoni was named Knicks coach before the 2008-09 season. The Knicks made the playoffs last season and were expected to make noise this season, but have under performed. The team will host Portland tonight at 7:30 p.m. Read More: NY1

 

Brooklyn Teacher’s Aide Pleads Not Guilty To Child Porn Charges

A Brooklyn teacher’s aide pled not guilty Wednesday to child molestation and pornography charges. Taleek Brooks, 41, was arraigned and remains in custody. He faces a dozen counts of sexual exploitation of a child, and possessing and distributing explicit videos. Brooks has worked at PS 243 in Crown Heights since 1995. FBI agents arrested him in January after allegedly uncovering the videos on his computer. Authorities also seized cell phones, digital cameras and other computer equipment. Read More: NY1

 

Brooklyn teacher gets an A for life-saving effort 

The three R’s now include resuscitation. A Brooklyn fourth-grade teacher interrupted her Wednesday lunch break to successfully perform CPR on a drug overdose victim in a restaurant bathroom. “She looked dead,” said Cassandra Byrd-Scolaro, 34, of Public School. 17. “She had no pulse. I immediately began giving her compressions.” The hero teacher had just ordered a chicken Caesar wrap to go from S & B Restaurant and was heading to use the bathroom when she noticed a commotion. Read More: Daily News

 

Lindsay Lohan in alleged hit and run: report

Lindsay Lohan stands accused of a hit and run, in a report that seems straight out of 2007. According to the websites TMZ and Radar Online, Lohan was exiting the Sayers Club in Hollywood after midnight last night in a black Porsche. When paparazzi and patrons from the nearby Hookah Lounge reportedly got in the way of her car, Lohan attempted a U-turn, almost swiping the car of the Hookah Lounge’s manager. Sources say that the manager exited his car and approached Lohan’s vehicle. In the hubbub, sources claim that Lohan grazed the manager’s knee while peeling out of the parking lot. Read More: New York Post