MORNING BUZZ (4/30): NYPD officer arrested with child pornography in Ozone Park, Modest Mouse to play the FH Tennis Stadium & Wednesday events

Wednesday, April 30

Weather
• Rain throughout the day with a high of 50.

Top Stories
• Investigators are looking into the reason behind a botched execution on Oklahoma’s death row last night.

• The NBA banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the game of professional basketball for life.

• The growing population of aging adults struggle to find affordable living in a booming NYC housing market.

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Queens News
• A NYPD officer was arrested at his home in Ozone Park after downloading and sharing child pornography on Tuesday.

• A Queens judge sentenced a former parks employee to 25 years in prison for stabbing a co-worker to death.

• Modest Mouse and Brand New are the next bands to play at the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium this summer.

• This Astoria postman quietly returned to his shift after saving dozens from a burning four-story building last month.

Entertainment
• Late night television host Craig Ferguson announces his retirement from the Late Late Show after 10 years on the air.

• Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher will play their 1977 roles in the next Star Wars movie.

Opinion
• The NY Times says the U.S. should reconsider financial aid in response to mass executions by a military-led Egyptian government.

• The Wall Street Journal criticizes the Obama Administration for losing focus on its first term foreign policy plan.

Scoreboard
• Rangers head to Game 7 at home following a 5 – 2 loss against the Philadelphia Flyers last night.

• Yankees lost 6 – 3 against Robinson Cano and the Mariners last night. Watch the recap here. They try again against Seattle tonight at 7:05 p.m.

• Mets pitcher Jon Niese allowed just one run in a 6 – 1 victory over the Phillies. Watch the recap here. They look to continue the 2-game streak in Philadelphia tonight at 7:05 p.m.

• Nets look to regain control of their tied series in Game 5 against the Raptors tonight at 7:30 p.m.

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Real Estate
• Latest news- Owners of a popular Filipino grocery in New Jersey plan to expand their business to Elmhurst.

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• For sale – Cambria Heights – Four-bedroom, one full-bath, detached single family home. Asking $479,000.
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• Sold - Six-bedroom, six-bath, 2,625-square-foot single family home at 189 Beach 124th Street in Rockaway Park for $638,000.

Health Awareness
• A study from the FDA shows high doses of antidepressants in patients under 24increases the risk of suicidal thoughts.

• Research shows that higher levels of vitamin D are linked to better survival rates from some cancers.

Events• Maspeth - 12 p.m. – Live children’s concert and sing-a-long for ages 5 and up. Maspeth Branch Library, 69-70 Grand Ave.

• Woodside - 3 p.m. – A Tribute to the Divas music performance. Woodside Branch Library, 54-22 Skillman Ave. Samaritan Village, 138-02 Queens Blvd.

• Briarwood - 6 p.m. – Briarwood Acton Network (BAN) teams up with local elected officials for a town hall meeting on local concerns. Samaritan Village, 138-02 Queens. Blvd.

• Long Island City - 6 p.m. - Work on your new jokes with the Ragtag Team every Wednesday night. The Creek and the Cave, 10-93 Jackson Ave.

• Breezy Point - 7 p.m. – NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer joins dozens of elected officials for a Sandy Oversight Hearing. Bay House, 500 Bayside Dr.

• Queens Village - 8 p.m. – The 105th Precinct Community Council meeting. Precinct HQ, 92-08 222nd St.

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