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Queens Morning Roundup

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Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 47. North wind around 7 mph. Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 38. Light and variable wind.

EVENT of the DAY: A Showcase of Artists You Should Know

More than a dozen New York artists showcase their unique styles from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is free and proceeds from the cash bar will go to the United Way of New York’s Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Police grill suspect in brutal Midtown murder

Cops picked up a suspect today in connection to the execution-style slaying of a Los Angeles man in broad daylight in midtown Manhattan, law enforcement sources told The Post. The man was taken into custody for questioning this afternoon in the Rosedale neighborhood of Queens, sources said. He’s one of several persons of interest that police want to speak with. Read more: NY Post

Bieber Madison Square Garden murder plot foiled

Cops foiled a wild murder plot hatched by two New Mexico men who planned to castrate and murder Justin Bieber, it was revealed today. The men, Mark Staake and his nephew Tanner Ruane, planned to kill Bieber and his bodyguard during a show the singing sensation was to perform at Madison Square Garden. Read more: Daily News

An All-Star Concert in Reply to a Storm

There were the Rolling Stones. There were Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Bon Jovi. There were the Who and Eric Clapton. The two surviving members of Nirvana reunited to sing with Paul McCartney. And there, too, amid all the aging rockers, were Kanye West and Alicia Keys. Read more: NY Times

Suspect in murders of both mother and father says he didn’t do it

The DNA under his mom’s fingernails wasn’t evidence of murder — it was merely motherly love. Wednesday’s arraignment of the 36-year-old problem child accused of killing his mother and father in separate incidents a year apart revealed the murderer’s chilling alibi when investigators first closed in. Read more: Daily News

Relief on the way for flood-prone areas of Queens

Relief may finally be on the way for some flood-prone areas of Queens. The city Department of Environmental Protection has approved two capital projects to help drainage in Middle Village, Maspeth and Glendale. Read more: Daily News

Sandy victims in city can now apply for food aid

Applications are now being accepted for Federal Disaster Food aid. Residents living in eligible zip codes can apply for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or “D-SNAP” through next Tuesday. Read more: NY1


Queens woman ‘married’ to multiple men in immigration scams

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Queens woman ‘married’ to multiple men in immigration scams

Anna Vargas thought she was happily married — she just didn’t know she was “married” to four guys.

The 37-year-old Queens mom has been the victim of an identity-theft nightmare, in which a parade of mysterious creeps arranged fake marriages by using her birth certificate which she lost some 16 years ago. Read more: New York Post


Police nab Queens barbershop shoot suspect using hi-tech face-detector

A violent thug was busted for shooting a man in a Queens barbershop after cops tracked him down by using cutting-edge facial recognition technology, police said.

Jordan Rodriguez, 37, stepped into Da Barbershop on Seneca Ave. in Fresh Pond to confront a man over a beef about 9:10 p.m. last Saturday, cops said. Rodriguez, toting a sawed-off shotgun, and his brother walked up to a man getting a haircut and said, “What are you going to do now?” Read more: Daily News


Coke’s not it: 16 workers sue, call giant ‘cesspool’ of racial discrimination 

Sixteen black and Hispanic production workers are suing Coca-Cola, claiming they have been forced to work in a “ cesspool of racial discrimination.”

The suit, filed in Brooklyn Federal Court, accuses the company of relegating minorities to less favorable assignments, unfair disciplinary action and retaliation for complaining. Read more: Daily News


Queens Democrats Begin To Eye Congressman Ackerman’s Seat

Gary Ackerman’s announcement Thursday he would end his 30-year career in Congress perhaps caught no one quite as off-guard as Rory Lancman. Just hours earlier, the Queens state assemblyman announced he would no longer challenge Ackerman in a primary. Read more: NY1



Kony man goes wild

The creator of a viral Web video about African child soldiers was detained by San Diego police yesterday after he got naked and masturbated near a busy intersection.

After his run-in with cops Jason Russell, 33, was hospitalized for exhaustion, said Ben Keesey, the CEO of Invisible Children, the humanitarian group that made the “Kony 2012” video, which was released about two weeks ago. Read more: New York Post