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Afternoon Buzz: Al Franken to resign from Senate, Police search for missing pregnant woman in Queens

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Thursday, December 7

Top Stories 
• Senator Al Franken announced he will resign in the coming weeks after he was accused of touching women inappropriately.

• Two students were killed in a shooting at a high school in New Mexico.

• A car struck six people after it collided with two cars and mounted the curb in Lower Manhattan.

Queens News
• Police are searching for a pregnant woman who went missing after she left her home to go to the bank in South Ozone Park.

• A man accused in a fatal hit-and-run in South Ozone Park claimed he blacked out during the incident.

• A homeowner tracked down a thief who was caught on surveillance video stealing a package outside his home.

Subway Status 
• 2 and 3 Trains run at reduced speed through the Clark St Tunnel between Manhattan and Brooklyn.

• Southbound A trains are running with delays because of signal problems at Howard Beach-JFK Airport.

Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays.

Traffic 
• Delays on I-278 westbound between Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expwy and Exit 29B – Tillary St.

• Delays on I-495 westbound between 48th St; Ramp and START ROUTE I-495 Exit- Queens Midtown Tunnel 2nd Ave East 36th St.

• Delays on I-678 southbound between 69th Rd; Ramp and Exit 4 – Liberty Ave.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Belt System – Southern Pkwy and Exit 8 – Main St.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Metropolitan Ave; Williamsburg Bridge and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

Visit https://www.511ny.org to keep track of traffic.

Sports
• The Knicks (12-12) topped the Grizzlies, 99-88

• The Nets (9-14) are in Mexico to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder. The game will air at 10 p.m. on YES.

• The Islanders (16-9-2) are in Pittsburgh for a matchup with the Penguins. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

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Holiday Historic House Tour
Sun Dec 10th 1-5pm
Celebrate the holiday season and learn about the unique histories in this tour of seven historic sites in Flushing and Corona. $20 Flushing Town Hall137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing

What’s On TV Tonight

The Big Bang Theory (CBS,8PM) – Sheldon and Amy try to eliminate stress from wedding planning by applying math to the process. Also, Koothrappali “breaks up” with Wolowitz after realizing his best friend is actually hurting his confidence.

Arrow (CW, 9PM) – Quentin Lance is kidnapped by Black Siren and Cayden James, who are looking to trade Lance’s life for a weapon of mass destruction. Oliver and Team Green Arrow must figure out a way to save Lance while still keeping the city safe.

The Orville (FOX, 9PM) – Ed and Kelly reconsider getting back together; and while on a mission to investigate the origins of an uncharted star, the crew suddenly crash-land on a planet from another universe.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: Mad Men Season 7- Don attempts to return to his advertising agency after being put on indefinite leave following a meltdown in the middle of a client meeting.

Hulu: Total Recall – When a man goes for virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real – or does he?

Amazon Video: Rocky III – After winning the ultimate title and being the world champion, Rocky falls into a hole and finds himself picked up by a former enemy.

Real Estate

• For Rent – Jackson Heights – Apartment features 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, renovated kitchen, foyer, and living room. Asking $2,400/month. Halstead Real Estate 718-520-0303

• For Sale – Middle Village – One family brick, all modern w/ completely finished basement, new baths. Great location! Asking $1,100,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

Local Eats of the Day

 UFC – Unidentified Flying Chickens
Located at 71-22 Roosevelt Ave.

Enjoy an order of 10 wings for $9 at this popular spot.

Click here to view their menu or place an order online.

Local Events 
Jamaica – 4:30 p.m. – Queens Library Board of Trustees Nominating Committee Meeting. Central Library, Robert T. Groh Board Room, 89-11 Merrick Blvd.

• Sunnyside – 6:30 p.m. – Community Board 2 Meeting. Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St

Hillcrest – 7 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer delivers remarks at Empire State Indivisible Town Hall. Hillcrest Jewish Center, 183-02 Union Turnpike

Queens Village - Public Advocate Letitia James speaks at Queens Village Committee for Mental Health for J-CAP 50th Anniversary Gala. Antun’s, 96-43 Springfield Blvd.

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Tech Tip of the Day 
Online Security: It is important to secure your information when browsing on the Internet. Check out these steps on how to stay safe online.

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Written by QTadmin

December 7th, 2017 at 4:12 pm

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