MORNING BUZZ (8/6): An Ozone Park girl was brutally beaten by her parents, Breezy Point receives $1.2 million in federal dollars

Your 3 minute, NYPA award-winning read at 8 a.m. every day. 20 top news items in 20 words + events of the day.

Wednesday, August 6

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 84 and scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Top Stories
• Israeli troops are removed from Gaza while negotiations are still underway for a long-term cease-fire.

• A driver in the Times Square double-decker tour bus crash that left 14 injured wasarrested for driving while impaired.

• The Bronx district attorney’s office declined to prosecute Rikers Island officers for a violent cellblock beating in 2012.

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Forest Park Concert – Thurs. Aug. 7th 7:30PM DISCO UNLIMITED. Boogie down to the sounds of the hottest disco show and dance band on the East Coast! FREE! George Seuffert Bandshell, Woodhaven Blvd & Forest Park Drive

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Queens News

• A starved Ozone Park 12-year-old girl was beaten and tortured by her parents for nearly 20 months.

• Breezy Point received $1.2 million in federal dollars to plan for a $56 million dune-rebuilding project.

• Ozone Park community members call for a hate crime charges after a Sikh man was dragged under a car last week.

• Police are offering a $2 thousand reward for information about the 1982 murder of a Rockaway physician.

Entertainment

• See how Justin Bieber’s music saved a man from a near deadly bear attack.

• Sherri Shepherd announced that she would make her Broadway debut in the Tony Award winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella.

Opinion
• The NY Post disputes Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s defense in the Moorland Commission scandal.

• NYPD is off to a bad start in the de Blasio-era of promised community policing.

Scoreboard
• Zack Wheeler allowed just one run in the Mets 6 – 1 home win over the Nationals last night. Watch the recap here. Niese takes the mound tonight at 7:05 p.m.

• Yankees lose 4 – 3 to the Tigers following an Alex Avila homer in the 12th inning last night. Watch the recap here. They face Verlander in the Bronx tonight at 7:05 p.m.

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Real Estate
• Latest news- Like the skyrocketing rent prices in the outer boroughs, city burial plots are also on the rise.

• For sale – Broad Channel – Six-family, two-bath, newly renovated multi-family corner home. Asking $529,000.
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• For sale – Bellerose – Three-bedroom, one-bath, single family home. Asking $519,000.
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• Sold - Two-bedroom, one-bath, 768-square-foot, single-family home at 13233 86th St. in Jamaica for $300,000.

Health Awareness
• Federal officials receive a flood of Ebola case reports in light of the recent African outbreak, yet none have been confirmed.

• Do you like to blend in or prefer taking center stage? This Time article lends some tips on how to spot a narcissist

Events

• Jamaica – 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Carnival for children with developmental disabilities. Queens Center for Progress, 82-25 164th St.

• Briarwood – 7 p.m. – The Briarwood Action Committee hosts a community meeting to discuss housing costs for seniors. Samaritan Village, 138-02 Queens Blvd.

• Glendale – 7 p.m. Movies on the Green:  The Lorax  Shops @ Atlas Park, 8000 Cooper Avenue

• Middle Village – 7 p.m. – CEC D24 hosts meeting regarding impact of proposed homeless shelter on area schools. PS/IS 128, 69-10 65th Dr.

• Flushing – 7 p.m. – Monthly jazz jam session. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

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