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Afternoon Buzz: Virginia Attorney General says he dressed in blackface, Woman dies after being struck by car

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Wednesday, February 6

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring said he dressed in blackface during college.

• Commuters experienced extensive delays while traveling on the Lincoln Tunnel due to an overturned tractor trailer.

• Police are searching for three suspects after a teen was slashed near a school complex in Chelsea, Manhattan.

IN QUEENS
• An elderly woman died from her injuries after she and her husband were struck by a car in Little Neck.

• A man was rescued after he apparently jumped off the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge.

• President Trump’s childhood home has been listed for $2.9 million after a brief period as a rental property on Airbnb.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Southbound 4 and 5 trains are running local from Grand Central-42 St to 14 St-Union Sq or Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall because someone requires medical assistance at Grand Central-42 St. Expect delays in 4, 5 and 6 train service.

• Northbound F trains are delayed because of a signal problem at East Broadway.

• Jamaica-bound J trains are running with delays because of signal problems at Norwood Av.

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 Islanders (30-16) fell to the Boston Bruins, 3-1.

• The Knicks (10-43) were defeated by the Detroit Pistons, 105-92.

• The Nets host the Denver Nuggets tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• The Rangers (22-22) take on the Bruins at 8 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Ariana Grande is reportedly dropping out of the Grammys after a disagreement with producers over artistic control.

• Jennifer Lawrence is engaged to boyfriend Cooke Maroney.

• Check out the first official photos from Game of Thrones season 8.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Riverdale (CW, 8PM) – Amidst preparations for their upcoming wedding, Sierra and Tom receive an unsettling message, which forces “The Midnight Club” to reunite. Meanwhile, Veronica and Reggie take drastic measures to clean up a mess they created.

• Chicago Med (NBC, 8PM) – Dr. Halstead withholds some important information from Dr. Manning and she begins to question his suspect behavior.

• Criminal Minds (CBS, 10PM) – In the Season 14 finale, wedding bells are ringing as Rossi prepares to marry Krystall. But first, the BAU team travels to Los Angeles to investigate a series of fatal shootings in broad daylight following car accidents.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Billy Elliot – A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family.

• HULU: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world’s most unusual candy maker.

• AMAZON PRIME: Wayne’s World – Two slacker friends try to promote their public-access cable show.

TECHNOLOGY
• Instacart is facing another class-action lawsuit in regards to the way it pays its independent contractors.

• An investigation by Consumer Reports found that electric scooters caused 1,545 injuries in the U.S. since late 2017.

• Spotify acquired podcast networks Gimlet Media and Anchor.

#TRENDINGNY
• #SOTU

• #StateOfTheUnion

• State of the Union

• Nancy Pelosi

• President

REAL ESTATE
• For Sale – Richmond Hill – Two-Story Mixed-use Corner Building w/ 3 Stores & 2 Apartments. 1 Block to 111 St J train. Asking $1,888,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• For Sale – Middle Village – Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen AndSpacious Patio! Upstairs Two Generous Bedrooms, Office Room, And Full Bath. Pretty Quiet Block Convenient To Shopping And Transportation Including Express Buses To Manhattan And Subway! Ready To Move In, Utilities Included. Asking $2,300/month. Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

LOCAL EVENTS
• Jamaica – 6 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer will host Trailblazers program and award ceremony in honor of African American History Month. Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Ave.

• Flushing – 7 p.m. – Monthly Jazz Jam: Celebrating the Legacy of Louis Armstrong.  Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

• Kew Gardens Hills – 7:30 p.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz attends the Jewish Link and Bukharian Link networking event. Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills, 70-11 150th St.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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Written by QTadmin

February 6th, 2019 at 3:51 pm

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