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Afternoon Buzz: Trump administration separated thousands more migrant children than initially reported, FDNY investigating house fire

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Thursday, January 17

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Michael Cohen said that he paid the head of a small tech company thousands of dollars in 2015 to rig online polls in favor of Trump.

• A government report says thousands more migrant children were separated from parents under Trump than reported.

• Arizona police found a dead newborn girl at an Amazon distribution center.

IN QUEENS
• The FDNY is investigating a Jamaica house fire that resulted in the death of an elderly woman.

• A former bookkeeper who was behind an acid attack in 2015 that disfigured a woman’s face has been sentenced to 17 years in prison.

• Police are searching for a serial pickpocket who has has been stealing from shoppers in College Point, Elmhurst, and midtown Manhattan.

SUBWAY STATUS
• 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
• The Nets (23-23) edged the Rockets, 145-142, in overtime.

• St. John’s (15-3) bounced back from two straight losses to top Creighton, 81-66.

• The Knicks (10-33) are on the road to face the Wizards in a 3 p.m. matinee.

• The Rangers (19-20-7) host the Blackhawks. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

• The Islanders (26-15-4) host the Devils at 7 p.m. on their old home ice at Nassau Coliseum.

ENTERTAINMENT
• The Duke of Edinburgh has been involved in a car crash while driving near the Queen’s Sandringham estate.

• Betty White turned 97 today.

• Netflix has been criticized for using actual train-wreck footage in the movie Bird Box.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Grey’s Anatomy (ABC, 8PM) – The windstorm continues to blow through Seattle; and after the power goes out at Grey Sloan, the doctors are left scrambling to save their patients’ lives

• The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8PM) – Sheldon and Amy’s super asymmetry theory is proven by two physicists, Dr. Pemberton and Dr. Campbell from Chicago, who then try to kick Amy off the Nobel nomination.

• A Million Little Things (ABC, 9PM) – After troubling news, Delilah finds herself once again leaning on her friends in order to help her family.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: American Gangster – An outcast New York City cop is charged with bringing down Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas, whose real life inspired this partly biographical film.

• HULU: Love, Actually – Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

• AMAZON PRIME: The Debt – In 1965, three Mossad agents cross into East Berlin to apprehend a notorious Nazi war criminal. Thirty years later, the secrets the agents share come back to haunt them.

TECHNOLOGY
• Johnson & Johnson has partnered with Apple to see if their smart watches can help to prevent strokes.

• Google yesterday announced that it is increasing the price of G Suite by 20 percent.

• Google will buy Fossil smartwatch technology for $40 million dollars.

#TRENDINGNY
• #TheMaskedSinger

• Soulja Boy

• #RHONJ

• #DragonBallSuperBroly

• James Harden

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Middle Village – One Family Solid Brick Home Features A Large Living Room, Dining Room, Modern Kitchen, King Size Master Bedroom, Finished Basement, Lovely Yard Patio, And Garage! Located Off Eliot Avenue And Convenient To Shopping, Transportation, Schools AndPark! Asking $699,000. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Sale – Howard Beach – 1 Family split home features include: Move-In Condition, Beautiful, unique layout, Finished basement, Front porch, Nice landscaping, Fully fenced and private backyard, Walk-up attic, 1 Car garage & full size private driveway. Asking $748,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

LOCAL EVENTS
 Jamaica – 6 p.m. – Attorney General Letitia James hosts meet-and-greet. York College, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.

 Jamaica Estates – 6:30 p.m. – Chancellor Richard Carranza attend District 29 CEC meeting. IS 238, 88-15 182nd St.

• Woodside – 7 p.m. – United Forties Civic Association Monthly Meeting. St Teresa’s Parish Center, 50-22 44th St.

• East Elmhurst - 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 3 Monthly Meeting. Louis Armstrong Middle School, 32-02 Junction Blvd.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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Written by QTadmin

January 17th, 2019 at 4:52 pm

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