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Morning Buzz: Partner in Wills corruption case skips out, Pols call for R line audit

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Wednesday, January 13

Weather
• Mostly sunny and windy with a high of 31.

Top Stories
• The MTA is seeing an increase in the number of reports of groping and riders rubbing up against other riders.

• All ten American sailors that were being held in Iran have been released.

• New York is the absolute worst place to win the $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot. Thanks to the crushing taxes, you’ll barely be a half-billionaire.

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Queens News
• The accomplice in Councilman Ruben Wills public corruption case has skipped court, prompting a judge to issue a warrant for his arrest.

• Three kindergarten students wandered out of their Jackson Heights school and walked to a nearby park after a warning system failed.

• A coalition of city politicians is calling on the MTA to do a line audit of the unpredictable R train.

Politics
• President Barack Obama offered a hopeful vision in his last State of the Union speech, while also noting the nation’s fears.

• In an apparent concession to politically connected animal rights groups, the carriages for Central Park horses will likely move to a location inside the park.

Entertainment
• Ricky Gervais refuses to apologize for his Golden Globes jab at Caitlyn Jenner.

• Bad-boy actor Charlie Sheen revealed to television’s Dr. Oz that he’s off his medications and his HIV numbers are back up.

Opinion
• The Post says that just because the governor won’t be indicted for disbanding the Moreland Commission doesn’t mean his anti-corruption legacy is secure.

• Errol Louis scoffs at the idea of serving in the State Legislature being considered a full-time job that would come with a pay raise.

In the Blogs
• An Astoria fashion designer – once featured in It’s Queens magazine – will be on display at Melrose Ballroom tonight.

• A woman in Flushing allegedly kept two Korean children as slaves in her house for six years.

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Scoreboard
• The Knicks topped the Celtics, 120-114. The Knicks and Nets square off tonight in Brookyn. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.

• The Islanders beat Columbus, 5-2.

• St. John’s takes on Georgetown at 6:30 p.m. at MSG.

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Real Estate
• Crown Acquisitions has a signed a 99-year lease worth a reported $1 billion on a building that is home to a Macy’s in Flushing

• For Sale – Ridgewood – Brick mixed use building, corner property.  1 store, 5 rental apartments and 1 garage.  Asking $3.6M  Crifasi Real Estate  718-821-5999

• For Sale – Middle Village - Legal 2 family used as 1. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 1 car garage.  A Must See!  Asking $1,149,000.  Pirillo Realty Inc.  718-418-9500

• Sold – Three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,828-square-foot single-family home at 50-53 40th Street in Sunnyside for $600,000.

Money News
• Universal Music is set to make a deal with Soundcloud that would allow the service to stream its music.

• As the dollar gets stronger, forecasters see oil dropping to a measly $20 per barrel.

Events
Flushing – 10 a.m. – Elected officials announce new Chinese Advisory Council. Selfhelp Community Services, 137-39 45th Ave.

• Bayside – 5:30 p.m. – Ribbon Cutting for new ENT Associates of NY doctor’s office. Briarwood Plaza II, 36-29 Bell Blvd.

• Jamaica – 6:30 p.m. – Queens Council on the Arts hosts Jamaica Arts Leaders Town Hall. Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, 153-10 Jamaica Ave.

• Fresh Meadows – 7 p.m. – Councilman Barry Grodenchik hosts Participatory Budgeting meeting. St. Francis Prep, 61-00 Francis Lewis Blvd.

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

• Kew Gardens – 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 6 Meeting. Kew Gardens Community Center, 80-02 Kew Gardens Rd.

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January 14th, 2016 at 8:58 am

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