Morning Buzz: Karina Vetrano slay influenced by race, Principal fired for sending staff to Spa Castle
• Partly cloudy and warm. High of 61.
• The Army is allowing the Dakota Access oil pipeline to be completed, canceling any further environmental study.
• The U.S. Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary thanks to a tie-breaking vote by Vice President Pence.
• A Staten Island toddler who was abducted by her father, sparking an Amber Alert, has been found safe.
Victor Manuelle in Concert Fri Feb 10th 9pm Latin Grammy nominated salsa singer, songwriter, and improvisational son singer, known to his fans as El Sonero de la Juventud. $54.46 – $125 Resorts World Casino, Central Park events space, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica
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• Cops now believe race played a role in the murder of Howard Beach jogger Karina Vetrano.
• A school principal has been fired after treating his favorite staff members with a trip to College Point’s Spa Castle.
• An actor who was busted in Queens with several fake federal IDs actually escaped from prison years ago.
• Senate Republicans silenced Senator Elizabeth Warren from reciting a letter from Coretta Scott King to criticize Jeff Sessions.
• Despite passing the Assembly, the sanctuary state bill will not likely come up for a vote in the State Senate.
• Trump-hater Rosie O’Donnell is eager to play senior adviser Steve Bannon on Saturday Night Live.
• In 1978 New England digs out after blizzard
• In 1931 Actor James Dean is born in Marion, Indiana
• The Daily News calls the GOP’s attack on legal immigration “misguided.”
• The Post says Trump’s tough talk and tough action on Iran seem to be working.
In the Blogs
• A traffic agent was struck by a car at a busy Ridgewood intersection.
• The Variety Boys & Girls Club is hosting a reception for its Young Professionals Committee.
• The Nets (9-43) fell short against the Charlotte Hornets, 111-107.
• The Rangers (34-18-1) soundly defeated the Anaheim Ducks, 4-1.
• The Knicks (22-31) welcome the Clippers to MSG. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.
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Little Makers: Bath Tub Art Sun Feb 12th 10:30am Make your own colorful crayons to make bath time fun. $8 + NYSCI Admission. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona
• The most expensive listing in Queens in January was a $4 million house in Little Neck.
• For Sale – Rego Park – New Listing! Spacious one bedroom co-op w/ parquet floors throughout, large window, great closet space, gym on lobby level. All utilities included, no additional A/C fee. 24 hr doorman. Asking $229,000 O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111
• For Sale – Briarwood – Large one bedroom co-op w/ wood floors, modern updated kitchen, updated bath. Asking $190,000 Crifasi Real Estate 718-894-8700
• Sold – Kew Gardens – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom co-op at 118-11 84th Avenue for $369,000. Zillow.
• Dow Jones and Nasdaq both hit all-time highs opening on Tuesday, while S&P was five points away from a record.
• General Motors’ fourth-quarter profits fell, sending its share plummeting five percent.
• Woodside – 6 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer delivers remarks at Neighborhood Housing Services of Queens ribbon cutting. 60-20 Woodside Ave.
• Flushing – 6:15 p.m. – Flushing Chamber First Lunar New Year Celebration. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.
• Middle Village – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 5 meeting. Christ the King HS, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.
• Jamaica – 9 p.m. – Boy Band. Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.