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Aqueduct thief’s 63G score

A bold bandit hit a $63,000 jackpot at Aqueduct Racetrack’s new racino — by robbing the Queens gambling hall with a demand note that threatened a cashier with death, sources said.

Like an outer-borough version of “Ocean’s 11,” the bandit walked over to a cashier on the second floor of the Resorts World Casino at about 5 p.m. and handed a female cashier a note saying, “Give me the money or die.” Read more: New York Post


One dead after van-bus collision at Queens intersection

A van driver has died in a collision with a bus at a Queens intersection.

The NYPD says the 47-year-old driver was alone in the van during the accident early Saturday. Read more: New York Post

2 shot outside Club Petra topless bar in Queens

Rapper Juelz Santana was reportedly among the late-night revelers who escaped uninjured after a couple’s brawl spilled outside and led to gunfire. Read more: Daily News


Man Arrested, Charged With Murder Of Girlfriend

A Queens woman’s death has been ruled a homicide and her boyfriend is charged with killing her.

The medical examiner said 27-year old Danielle Thomas died of neck compression and blunt-force trauma.

33-year-old Jason Bohn was taken into custody Friday night. Read more: NY 1


Con Ed Workers May Strike Sunday

Consolidated Edison workers could be walking a picket line for the first time in 30 years Sunday.

About 8,500 members of Local 1-2 of the Utility Workers of America authorized a strike if a new contract is not reached by the time their current one expires Saturday night. Read more: NY 1

NYC Battles Another Hot Day; Officials Warn Against Opening Fire Hydrants Illegally

As the city enters another day of 90 degree temperatures, New Yorkers are doing whatever they can to beat the heat.

But officials are warning people looking to cool off to think twice before popping open a fire hydrant.  Read more: NY1

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Newark Airport terminal shut down after baby goes through checkpoint unscreened

A baby who got through security at Newark Airport without being properly screened Friday triggered an evacuation and set off a round of finger-pointing. The Transportation Security Administration suggested that airport cops over-reacted to the “low-risk” breach — while the Port Authority complained the feds waited too long to notify them. NYDailyNews


Seven dead after van crashes into Bronx Zoo

A van drove over the railing of an elevated highway and fell more than 50 feet into the Bronx Zoo today in a horrific accident that left seven people dead, authorities said.NYPost


Occupy squatters finally flushed from Brooklyn home

It’s finally un-Occupied. Police arrested six Occupy Wall Street members squatting inside a Brooklyn home five months after the movement seized the property amid grand promises to “renovate” it and move in “a homeless family.” NYPost


City council may override mayoral veto of prevailing wage bill

The fight is continuing between Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council over living wage legislation. On Monday, the City Council will vote on whether to override the mayor’s veto on a prevailing wage bill they passed last month. The bill requires that companies getting a million dollars or more in city subsidies pay their workers at least $10 an hour. NY1


Deliberations to begin this week in Queens Terror Trial

A jury could start deliberations as early as Monday in the case of a Queens man accused of plotting to blow up the city’s subways. Adis Medunjanin is accused of conspiring with admitted terrorist Najibullah Zazi to detonate suicide bombs on Manhattan subway lines in 2009. NY1