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Afternoon Buzz: Bill Cosby found guilty of sexual assault, Death of woman found unconscious in bathtub deemed a homicide

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Thursday, April 26 

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES

• Bill Cosby was found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand inside his Philadelphia home in 2004.

•  President Trump’s VA pick, Ronny Jackson, withdrew his nomination amid allegations of professional misconduct.

• President Trump seemed to confirm for the first time that Michael Cohen represented him as part of a payment to porn star Stormy Daniels.

IN QUEENS

• The death of a woman who was found unconscious inside her bathtub in Jamaica Estates nearly seven months ago was deemed a homicide by police.

• A thief was caught on surveillance video beating and robbing a man at gunpoint during a home invasion in Floral Park.

• A school safety agent chased down a convicted rapist who punched and robbed an elderly woman in LIC.

SUBWAY STATUS

• Southbound 4 Subway and 5 Subway trains are running with delays because of signal problems at Grand Central-42 St.

• Southbound A Subway and C Subway trains are running with delays because of a rail condition at Hoyt-Schermerhorn.

Visit http://www.mta.info to keep track of subway service and delays.

TRAFFIC

• Delays on I-278 westbound from Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expwy to 39th St.

• Delays on Grand Central Pkwy eastbound from Exit 10 – I-495 Long Island Expwy to I-678 – Van Wyck Expwy.

• Delays on I-678 southbound from 69th Rd; Ramp to Exit 5 – 101st Ave.

• Delays on Belt System – Southern Pkwy eastbound from I-678- Van Wyck Expwy; Ramp to Springfield Blvd.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound from Exit 30 – Flushing Ave to Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

Visit https://www.511ny.org to keep track of traffic.

SCOREBOARD

The Yankees (14-9) topped the Twins, 7-4. They wrap up the series with the Twins with a 1:05 p.m. matinee.

The Mets (15-7) fell to the Cardinals, 9-1. They finish their three-game road set with the Cardinals at 1:15 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT

• Kanye West shared his text messages with John Legend on Twitter regarding West’s recent vocal support for President Trump.

• The family of Swedish DJ Avicii released a second statement that implies that he took his own life.

• Kelis claimed that her ex-husband Nas was mentally and physically abusive during their five-year marriage.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT

The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8PM) – Sheldon goes to Vegas to win money for science. Also, Penny and Bernadette take Amy wedding dress shopping, but her terrible choice entangles them in a web of lies.

Arrow (CW, 9PM) – Oliver turns to an old friend to help battle Diaz. Meanwhile, Rene is out of the hospital but has a hard time re-adjusting to life as Wild Dog.

•  Quantico (ABC, 10PM) – The Season 3 premiere picks up three years later with Alex living a peaceful, anonymous life in Italy. However, Ryan persuades her to abandon the idyllic existence and help him rescue Shelby from a notorious international arms dealer known only as The Widow.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY

NETFLIX: Money Heist Season 1 - Eight thieves take hostages and lock themselves in the Royal Mint of Spain as a criminal mastermind manipulates the police to carry out his plan.

HULU: House of Lies Season 1 - A subversive, scathing look at a self-loathing management consultant from a top-tier firm.

AMAZON PRIME: Inventions that Shook the World Season 1 - Go on a decade-by-decade voyage of discovery through life-changing inventions, like the radio that made the world smaller, the machine gun that made it more dangerous, or the parking meter that made it more expensive. 

TECHNOLOGY

• Snapchat introduced the second version of its Spectacles video glasses.

• Rumors are pointing towards Apple releasing an updated iPhone SE.

•  Did you know you can turn your old phone into a security camera that you can watch from anywhere? Click here to learn how.

#TRENDINGNY

• Bill Cosby

• Kanye

• #NFLDraft

• LeBron

• Infinity War

REAL ESTATE

• For Rent – Glendale – Six room Apartment features modern kitchen and baths. Great location convenient to shopping and transportation Including express buses to Manhattan. Off street parking available at additional cost. Move right in condition. Asking $2,200/month.

Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Sale – Ridgewood – Corner 2 Family Brick/ 3 Levels with 2 Car Garage. Asking $1,499,000.

Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

LOCAL EVENTS

• Sunnyside – 5 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer speaks at Sunnyside Community Services volunteer recognition celebration. 43-31 39th St.

• Fresh Meadows – 6 p.m. – Shape Up NYC: Yoga for Adults. Queens Library, 193-20 Horace Harding Expy.

• Jackson Heights – 6:45 p.m. – New Visions Democratic Club Spring Gala. Lima Restaurant, 85-07 Northern Blvd.

• Astoria – 7 p.m. – Best of Astoria Bash. Katch, 31-19 Newtown Ave.

• Arverne – 7 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer announces launch of Making Rent Count pilot program. Ocean Bay Apartments, 57-10 Beach Channel Dr.

• Flushing – 7:30 p.m. – The Marriage of Figaro. Goldstein Theatre, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

• Middle Village – 7:45 p.m. – Juniper Park Civic Association Meeting. Our Lady of Hope Auditorium, 71st St. and Eliot Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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April 26th, 2018 at 4:25 pm

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