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Afternoon Buzz: Partial government shutdown enters 21st day, Two teens arrested in Ridgewood assault and robbery

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Friday, January 11

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Jayme Closs, the 13-year-old Wisconsin girl found alive after a three-month disappearance, said she was abducted by the person who killed her parents.

• The partial government shutdown enters its 21st day, tying a record for the longest lapse in funding.

• The U.S. military has begun the process of withdrawing troops from Syria.

IN QUEENS
• The City Council passed legislation that protects business owners from hefty fines for non-compliant signs.

• A man who left an Astoria woman to burn to death on the BQE was sentenced to up to 12 years in prison.

• Police arrested two teens in an assault and robbery that took place in Ridgewood.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Northbound 2 and 5 trains are running local from Jackson Av to E 180 St because of NYPD activity at E 180 St.Expect delays in both directions on 2 and 5 trains.

• Hudson Yards-bound 7 trains run at a slower speed between Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av and Grand Central-42 St.

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

TRAFFIC
• 37 min – Queens Center Mall to Russos on the Bay on Woodhaven Blvd.

• 39 min - Little Neck Parkway to Hunters Point Ave. in LIC on the Long Island Expwy.

• 23 min – Coffeed in LIC to Citi Field on Northern Blvd.

• 36 min – LIC YMCA to Union Turnpike in Kew Gardens on Queens Blvd.

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

SCOREBOARD
Friday
• The Knicks (10-31) host the Indiana Pacers at 7:30 p.m.
• The Nets (21-22) head north to Toronto to face the Raptors at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
• The Rangers take on the Islanders in another crosstown matchup in Brooklyn at 1 p.m.
• St. John’s (14-2) looks to bounce back against DePaul at Carnasecca Arena at 6 p.m.
• LIU Brooklyn hosts Robert Morris at 4:30 p.m.
• St. Francis Brooklyn plays host against St. Francis PA at 4 p.m.
Sunday
• The Knicks welcome the Philadelphia 76ers to MSG. Tip-off is at 1 p.m.
• The Rangers travel to Columbus to face the Blue Jackets at 6 p.m.
• The Islanders host the Tampa Bay Lightning at 7 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• R. Kelly’s estranged daughter has broken her silence about the controversy surrounding her father.

• IMDB has launched a free movie streaming service called Freedive that features dozens of movies and TV shows.

• The “Star Trek 4″ movie has reportedly been canceled after its director left to direct a Game of Thrones prequel pilot.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• The Blindspot (NBC, 8PM) – The team’s desperate gambit to get Jane back puts her head-to- head with Remi.

• 90 Day Fiance (TLC, 8PM) – The couples from this season meet for the first time in a dramatic Tell All showdown. Host Shaun Robinson sits down with the couples to discuss the most intense moments from this season.

• The Blacklist (NBC, 9PM) – Liz and the Task Force track a notorious underground biohacker; and Red initiates a strategy to extricate himself from a problematic position. Meanwhile, Cooper’s integrity is tested with a difficult choice.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Friends from College Season 2 – Mistakes were made. Feelings were hurt. Life goes on. Now, with a wedding on the horizon, the gang tries to put the past behind them.

• HULU: Future Man Complete Season 2 Premiere – Season two picks up in 2162, where Josh, Wolf, and Tiger learn about the effects of their mission.

• AMAZON PRIME: Informer Season 1 – Raza, a young second generation British-Pakistani man from East London who is coerced by Gabe, a Counter-Terrorism Officer into informing for him.

TECHNOLOGY
• Several Chinese electronics retailers have slashed iPhone prices this week.

• T-Mobile has launched a Caller Verified system that uses new standards to fight caller ID spoofing.

• New developments in cell phone tech have been made that allow for wireless charging over a distance.

#TRENDINGNY
• #TheMaskedSinger

• #Isles

• Gase

• #YouNetflix

• pachelbel

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Middle Village – Detached Home 35X38 Sitting On A 55X90 Lot. Features 6 Bed,3 Full Baths, Built In 1945 Altered In 2007. Above Ground Pool, Private Drive And Garage. Finished Basement With Gas Fireplace. Plenty Of Closet Space Inc. Walk In Closet. Hardwood Floors Through Out. Beautiful Den. Asking $1,698,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Sale – Howard Beach – Two Family Cape Cod features include: Huge Lot (50 x 100 ft), Renovated from top to bottom, Beautiful Sun Room/ extension, Nice Backyard, Finished basement, Private Driveway (will fit up to 4 cars), Great location! Only 1 Block to the Cross Bay Blvd. Asking $799,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

LOCAL EVENTS
Saturday
• Queens – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Mulchfest Chipping Day.
• Flushing – Noon to 1 p.m. – Year of the Pig Community Art Project.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.
• Flushing – Noon to 5 p.m. – Red Envelope Show.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Woodhaven – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Living with Urban Coyotes.  Forest Park Visitor Center, Woodhaven Blvd & Forest Park Drive.
• Sunnyside – 2 p.m. – VFW Meeting.  Hohn V. Daniels Jr. Post 2813, 47-53 43rd St.
• Flushing – 2 p.m. – Four Seasons – Classical & Traditional Chinese.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Forest Hills – 8 p.m. – Generations perform.  The Other Place, 103-19 Metropolitan Ave.

Sunday
• Queens – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Mulchfest Chipping Day.
• Fresh Meadows – 10:30 a.m. – Eastern Queens elected officials demand answers for water leaks. 188th St. and 81st Ave.
• Flushing – Noon to 1 p.m. – Year of the Pig Community Art Project.  Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St.
• Flushing – Noon to 5 p.m. – Red Envelope Show.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Flushing – 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Outdoor Skills: Wilderness Survival.  Alley Pond Park, Winchester Blvd under the Grand Central Pkwy.
• Bayside - 2 p.m. – Winter Art Show Opening Reception.  Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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January 14th, 2019 at 1:38 pm

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