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Morning Buzz: LGA dead fetus came from teen miscarriage, Two struck by lightning at FMCP

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Wednesday, August 8

Weather
• Partly cloudy early but scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High of 91.

Top Stories
• An Ohio special election that tested the clout of both political parties was too close to call, but Trump claimed victory anyway.

• Rick Gates admitted during the Paul Manafort trial that he cheated on his wife, but he also cheated on his business partner.

• Ahead of today’s City Council vote on the proposed cap on e-hail cars, proponents and opponents of the bill hosted dueling rallies.

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Free Summer Concert  Wed Aug 8th 7:30pm  The Crests perform. Maspeth Federal Pkg Lot, 56-18 69th Street, Maspeth.
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Queens News
• A dead fetus was found inside an American Airlines flight at LaGuardia Airportafter a pregnant teen suffered a miscarriage inside the lavatory.

• Two men playing soccer at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park were injured after being struck by lightning during the storm.

• A Queens man who tortured his girlfriend’s puppy will spend eight months in jail.

Politics
• The Village Voice traces Letitia James’s political career back to an infamous shooting at City Hall.

• Sean Patrick Maloney has been cleared to run for attorney general, but challenges remain on his congressional reelection bid.

Entertainment
• Angeline Jolie has accused Brad Pitt of missing child support payments, but his camp slammed it as a “publicity stunt.”

• Actress Ruby Rose has been cast as Batwoman for shows on The CW.

Buzzing Back

• In 1974, President Richard Nixon resigns.

• In 1937, actor Dustin Hoffman was born in Los Angeles. In 1979, he won an Academy Award for Best Actor in this movie.

Opinion
• The Daily News bids good riddance to Alex Jones and Infowars from social media platforms.

• USA Today says Trump needs to sit down for an interview with Robert Mueller now.

In the Blogs
• Adults can enroll in free education classes at the Queens Adult Learning Center later this month.

• Mark your calendars! Jerry Drake & the Front Page Band is coming to Ridgewood Library.

Trending in New York
• Balderson
• Missouri
• Green Party
• Hard Knocks
• Stanton

Scoreboard
• The Yankees (70-42) topped the White Sox in 13 innings, 4-3. They conclude their three-game series in Chicago at 8:10 p.m.

• The Mets (46-65) fell to the Reds, 6-1. They host the Reds to close out their three-game set at 12:10 p.m.

• Happy trials to Jacoby Ellsbury, who will undergo season-ending hip surgery.

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Black Summer Night for Social Injustice  Sat Aug 11th  3:30pm Maxwell with Fantasia, DVSN, Jazmine Sullivan and special guests. $67-$277. Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place, Forest Hills.
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Real Estate
• Avi Matatov’s 23-story, 116-unit mixed use project in Rego Park tops all Queens projects coming to NYC.

• For Sale – Elmhurst – Large brick 2 family home has 6 over 6 and 1st floor walk in garage.  Updated heating, newly pointed, many upgrades.  Private driveway, nice yard.  Asking $1,490,000. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• For Rent – Rego Park - 1BR co-op w/ renovated kitchen & bath, all new appliances. Close to subway & Queens Center mall.  Asking $1,900/month. Halstead Real Estate. 718-520-0303

• Sold – Howard Beach – A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,050-square-foot condo at 84-29 153rd Avenue for $386,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Elon Musk is mulling taking Tesla private, valuing the company at $82 billion.

• Mattress Firm is considering bankruptcy as it explores shuttering some 3,000 stores.

Events
• Bayside - 7:45 a.m.- Comptroller Scott Stringer endorses John Liu for State Senate. Bayside LIRR Station, Bell Blvd. and 41st Ave.

• LIC – 10 a.m. – Summer Kids @ The Landing: OWLbert Einstein. Hunter’s Point Park, 52-10 Center Blvd.

• Queens Village – 2 p.m. – Borough President Melinda Katz kicks off legal workshops with Legal Aid Society for “Know Your Rights” Week. Hazel House, 80-45 Winchester Blvd.

• LIC – 4 p.m. – Story Hour with the Court Square Library. Hunter’s Point Park, 52-10 Center Blvd.

• Flushing - 5:30 p.m. – Councilman Peter Koo, Chinese-American Planning Council award graduates of first youth study group at 109th Precinct. 37-05 Union St.

• Kew Gardens – 6:30 p.m. – Borough President Katz kicks off legal workshop with Legal Aid Society. Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• So. Ozone Park – 7 p.m. – State Senator James Sanders encourages residents to attend Port Authority’s community outreach meeting on $10 billion JFK Airport redevelopment. Knights of Columbus, 135-45 Lefferts Blvd.

• Maspeth - 7:30 p.m. – Fre Summer Concert: The Crests. Maspeth Federal Savings, 56-18 69th St.

• Glendale – Dusk – Movies on the Green: Inside Out. The Shops @ Atlas, 8000 Cooper Ave.

• Ridgewood – Sundown – Outdoor Film Night: The King of Kong. Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave.

Written by QTadmin

August 8th, 2018 at 12:15 pm

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