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Morning Buzz: Car thieves crashed Audi into livery cab, Vigil for 10-year-old killed by sanitation truck

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Wednesday, January 8

Weather
• Partly cloudy and windy with a high of 40 degrees.

Top Stories
• Iran struck back at the U.S. by firing ballistic missiles at two military bases in Iraq. Trump tweeted “All is well!” and will make a statement today.

• A Ukrainian plane carrying at least 170 passengers crashed after taking off in Iran, killing everyone aboard.

• A bus fatally struck a man in Midtown, marking New York City’s third pedestrian death in 24 hours.

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Five Boroughs Music Festival: Longleash Fri Jan 10th 7:30pm Celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth with a program featuring two piano trios alongside contemporary responses. Tickets. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing.
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Queens News
• Police are searching for three car thieves who stole an Audi and crashed into a livery cab in Ozone Park, injuring two people.

• At a vigil for the 10-year-old killed by a sanitation truck at LeFrak City, lawmakers renewed calls for pedestrian safety.

• A 65-year-old gas station attendant was slashed above the eye by a customer in Ozone Park.

Politics
• Mitch McConnell says he has the votes for a Senate impeachment trial without agreeing to witnesses.

• Michael Bloomberg’s campaign is spending $10 million for a 2020 ad during the Super Bowl.

Entertainment
• The CW just renewed all of its current shows for the 2020-2021 season.

• BTS Army, rejoice! The k-pop group is releasing its next album, “Map of the Soul: 7,” on February 21.

Buzzing Back

• In 20010, Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford is injured in a shooting rampage.

• In 1947, singer David Bowie is born in London. In 1975, his first #1 single in the United States was co-written by this man.

Opinion
• The Times says Trump’s erratic behavior on foreign policy can become a Democratic campaign issue.

• The Post says with lives at stake, Albany must fix the bail reform failure immediately.

In the Blogs
• The 24th annual Valentines for Vets is collecting gifts to donate to hospitalized veterans.

• The Department of Buildings commissioner will speak at an Astoria civic meeting next week.

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Scoreboard
• The Knicks (10-27) were routed by the Los Angeles Lakers, 117-87. They head to Utah to face the Jazz at 9 p.m.

• The Nets (16-20) fell to the Oklahoma City Thunder in overtime, 111-103.

• The Rangers (20-18-4) topped the Colorado Avalanche, 5-3.

• The Islanders (27-12-3) beat the New Jersey Devils in overtime, 4-3.

• St. John’s (11-4) visits Georgetown. Tip-off is at 6:30 p.m.

• The Giants have hired former Patriots special teams coordinator Joe Judge to be their next head coach.

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GingerBread Lane House Giveaway Sun Jan 12th 2-5pm Gingerbread houses will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis until every piece is gone. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona.
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Real Estate
• A 2020 construction report found a 7.1 percent jump in new residential unitfilings.

• For Sale – 35-38 75th Street #3F, Jackson Heights – Studio apt in ultra desirable neighborhood.  Low maintenance, 1 bath, large closets, laundry on premise, close to amenities.  $289,000 Homes.com 833-252-8033 

• For Rent – Oakland Gardens - Sunny and spacious 2BR, 1 full bath apt in private home features LR/DR combo, kitchen, access to private terrace, hardwood  & tile flooring throughout.  $2,300/ mo. Carollo Rentals. 718-224-3083

• Sold – South Ozone Park – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,800-square-foot house at 104-54 118th Street for $785,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Pier 1 Imports plans to close up to 450 stores and slash corporate jobs as it weighs bankruptcy.

• Toyota is planning to build a city of the future” in Japan with housing, robotsand autonomous vehicles.

Events
LIC – 10 a.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, Friends of Court Square Library, Court Square Civic Association rally for a new home for Court Square branch. 25-01 Jackson Ave.

Whitestone – 10 a.m. – High school students compete in auto repair tournament. Center for Automotive Education & Training, 15-30 Petracca Pl.

Corona – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – New York Mets, New York Blood Center host fan blood drive. Citi Field, 41 Seaver Way.

Hollis – 4 p.m. – Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit, Caribbean American Center host end of holidays toy drive. South Hollis Library, 204-01 Hollis Ave.

Flushing – 6 to 8 p.m. – Evening Cocktails & Craft:  Indigo Shibori. Queens Botanical Gardens, 43-50 Main St.

Flushing – 7 p.m. – Community Education Council 25 meeting. 30-48 Linden Pl.

Middle Village – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 5 Monthly Meeting. Christ the King HS, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.

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January 8th, 2020 at 9:03 am

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