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Weekend roundup

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Brooklyn, Queens Locals Clean Up Damage From Two Tornadoes

Cleanup efforts continue in Brooklyn and Queens after tornadoes roared through parts of both boroughs yesterday morning, but residents are relieved to know that no one was reported injured by the twisters. Read more: NY1


Queens teen calls cops, then her brother is found stabbed to death

“If you don’t get here fast, I’m going to kill this guy!”A distraught Queens teenager made that warning to a 911 operator moments before allegedly stabbing her brother to death in a clash over a cellphone, sources told The Post yesterday.

Neighbors could hear screams from inside the first-floor Woodhaven apartment during a fight between Yocairis Diaz, 18, and Frank Fortuna, 20, at about 5:25 p.m. Friday. Read more: New York Post

Queens parkour virtuoso stars in short film

Keith Horan has a serious addiction — and his enabler is the landscape of New York City.

The 27-year-old from Rockaway is a plumber by trade but his passion is parkour, which uses everything from walls to train trestles for a form of urban gymnastics. Read more: Daily News


Bigger is better: Forest Hills High School bucks trend

For years, school overcrowding has been an issue, leading to the development of smaller, more specialized facilities in New York City.

But Forest Hills High School, a massive, 75-year-old institution on a bucolic city block in Queens, is bucking the downsizing trend and proving that large schools can function just as well as its smaller counterparts. Read more: Daily News


Thug wanted in shooting of NYPD sergeant is also suspected for Queens murder

A career criminal being sought for shooting an NYPD sergeant in Queens last month is also wanted for a murder in June, the Daily News has learned. Read more: Daily News

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Top headlines from around the web

U.S. Attorney’s Office: Pilot Tried To Take Gun On Flight To NYC

An airline pilot is under arrest in Buffalo after allegedly trying to bring a loaded gun onto a flight to New York City.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says a screener at Buffalo-Niagara International Airport spotted the .357 Magnum in Brett Dieter’s bag yesterday before he boarded a flight to LaGuardia Airport. Read more: NY1


Halloran To Take Temporary Step Away From City Council Seat

Queens lawmaker Dan Halloran said Friday that he will be stepping away from his City Council seat to deal with medical issues.

In a letter issued by his office, Halloran says he will be having surgery to remove a benign brain tumor. Read more: NY1


LIC Residents Put Own Stop Sign At Dangerous Corner

After asking the Department of Transportation repeatedly for over a year to erect a stop sign at the corner of 47th Avenue and 5th Street in Long Island City, City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and residents took matters into their own hands Friday by erecting a makeshift sign themselves. Read more: NY1


Speaker Quinn Prepares To Tie The Knot

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn will marry her partner Kim Catullo in a ceremony Saturday in front of numerous New York political figures. Read more: NY1

Qns. man in alleged ‘divorce’ beating arrested for false report

The Queens man who claimed he was beaten and robbed by his estranged father-in-law and several other men was arrested today for falsifying a police report, The Post has learned. Read more: New York Post


Amtrak worker struck by LIRR train in Queens

An Amtrack worker was hit by an LIRR train early Friday, but is expected to survive, authorities said.

The 43-year-old man was struck by an eastbound Port Washington-bound train outside of the tunnel, near Skillman Avenue and 27th Street about 3:30 a.m., according to an LIRR spokesman. Read more: New York Post

This Weekend in Queens

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Weekend Events in Queens – December 2-4

(Compiled from About.com & other sources)