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Afternoon Buzz: TV host Bill O’Reilly out at Fox News, Burning body found in car on Bayside parkway

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Wednesday, April 19

Top Stories 
TV host Bill O’Reilly is out at Fox News amid sexual harassment allegations.

• The former agent of football star and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez expressed skepticism that the athlete took his own life.

Queens News
Firefighters found a charred body inside a burning car on the shoulder of the Cross Island Parkway in Bayside.

A straphanger was slashed after a misunderstanding on a Queens subway platform.

• A Queens pizzeria owner was sentenced to 18 years in prison for serving cocaine along with pizza slices.

Subway Status 
• Following an earlier incident at Mets-Willets Point, 7 train service has resumed with delays.

• Due to switch problems at Marcy Av, Jamaica Center bound J trains are running local from Marcy Av to Myrtle Av. Expect delays on M trains.

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

Traffic 
• Emergency construction, emergency repairs on I-278 eastbound between Exit 33 – Mcguinness Boulevard; Humboldt Street (New York) and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge (New York) left lane closed until further notice.

• Delays on I-278 westbound between Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expressway (New York) and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge (New York).

• Accident on I-495 eastbound approaching Exit 19 – Woodhaven Boulevard / Queens Boulevard (New York) left lane blocked.

• Accident on I-495 westbound at Exit 31 – Cross Island Parkway (New York) center lane closed.

• Delays on Grand Central Parkway eastbound between Exit 10 – I-495 Long Island Expressway (New York) and Main Street (New York).

• Delays on I-678 southbound between 69th Road; Ramp (New York) and Exit 4 – Liberty Avenue (New York).

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Rockaway Boulevard (New York) and Exit 8 – Main Street (New York).

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

Sports
• The Mets continue their series with the Phillies at Citi Field at 7:10 p.m.

• The Yankees wrap up their three-game set with Chicago. First pitch at 7:05 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight 

• Survivor: Game Changers (CBS, 8 p.m.) – The two tribes merge and a twist in the game leaves two castaways out of a celebratory feast.

• The Magicians (SYFY, 9 p.m.) – Quentin, Eliot, Julia, and Margo enact a risky plan to protect Fillory. Elsewhere, Penny questions fate, while Kady makes a deal to help him.

• Fargo (FX, 10 p.m.) – In the Season 3 premiere, a petty sibling rivalry between two brothers escalates and brings chaos to a small Minnesotan community.

Stream Picks of the Day

Netflix: A Plastic Ocean – journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean.

Hulu: The Goldbergs Season 2: For geeky and movie obsessed youngest child Adam, the ’80s were his wonder years, and he faced them armed with a video camera to capture all the crazy.

Amazon Video: Justified Season 1: Old-school U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is reassigned from Miami to his childhood home in the poor, rural coal-mining towns in Eastern Kentucky.

Real Estate

• For Sale – Glendale – 2 family brick townhouse. 1st floor features 2 bedrooms, 2nd floor features 3 bedrooms. Fully furnished basement with summer kitchen, den, laundry unit, and utility room. Asking $899,000  CB Kueber Realty  718-628-0100

• For Sale – Springfield Gardens – Detached one family on 40×100 lot, 4 bedrooms, 3 full bath, private driveway, 2-car garage, full finished basement.  Asking $499,000  Lou Pastorini  Coldwell Banker Phillips  917-797-7567

Local Eats of the Day

The Original’s Ben’s Best
Located 96-40 Queens Blvd.

Enjoy their Grilled Chicken Sandwich served with a side salad for $11.95.

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

Local Events 
• Astoria - 6 p.m. – Housing Workshop w/ Queens Legal Services.  Central Astoria LDC, 25-69 38th St.

• Flushing – 7:15 p.m. – Flushing Camera Club.  Flushing Hospital, 146-01 45th Ave., 5th Fl.

• Jamaica – 9 p.m. – Rod Stewart Experience.  Bar 260 @ Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

Tech Tip of the Day 
Chrome Startup: You can set your startup pages on Google Chrome by going to settings and clicking on the “Set Pages” option next to “Open a specific page or set of pages.

Have a tech tip to share? Contact us at queensnewsticker@queensledger.com.

Written by QTadmin

April 20th, 2017 at 1:17 am

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