Weekend Roundup

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Tornado touches down in Queens and Brooklyn

A terrifying tornado touched down briefly in Queens and Brooklyn Saturday morning, destroying property, disrupting plans and terrifying residents all over the city. A black tunnel cloud accompanied by howling winds screamed into south Brooklyn and Queens at around 11 a.m., with reports of the potent storm hitting the ground on the Rockaway Peninsula and Carnarsie. Read more: Daily News

Queens cop shoots and kills emotionally disturbed man armed with knife

A police officer Friday afternoon shot and killed an emotionally disturbed man who lunged at him with a knife in Queens, police said. The incident happened at 4:45 p.m. on 144th Terrace in Springfield Gardens. Read more: Daily News

Impasse Delays Opening of 9/11 Museum

A dispute between Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo over the $1 billion museum at ground zero has dragged on for so long that the museum will not open in time for the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks — or even for the next one. Read more: NY Times

Giants lineman Diehl appears in court for 2nd time for June DUI

Giants offensive lineman David Diehl was prompt for his second court appearance after he was collared for allegedly drinking and driving earlier this summer. “We are continuing discussions for a possible disposition,” said Diehl’s attorney who updated the judge about the DUI charges. Read more: NY Post

Bloomberg revives desire to impose public school uniforms in NYC schools

He’d still like to tell students what to wear. Mayor Bloomberg yesterday revived his decade-old wish to require all public-school students to wear uniforms to school. Speaking on his weekly radio appearance, Bloomberg gave his nostalgic response after a caller expressed concern about the skimpy outfits students were wearing at Bayside HS in Queens. Read more: NY Post