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Wednesday, April 25

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES

• A suspect believed to be the Golden State Killer, who is accused of 12 killings and 45 rapes in California from 1976 to 1986, was arrested.

• The Supreme Court’s conservative justices appeared to support President Trump’s authority for the travel ban during the oral arguments in the case.

• French President Emmanuel Macron argued that the US should stay in the Iran nuclear and the Paris Climate accord.



IN QUEENS

• A LIC apartment fire left eight people injured, including a man who suffered severe burns.

• Police are searching for a group of men who purchased nearly $2,000 worth of gift cards with counterfeit money in Queens and Brooklyn stores.

• A man wearing a condom exposed himself to a woman aboard a Queens-bound 7 train.

SUBWAY STATUS

• Northbound 1 Subway trains are running with delays because of a rail condition at 96 St.

• Northbound 6 Subway trains are running express from 14 St-Union Sq to Grand Central-42 St because of a train with mechanical problems at 14 St-Union Sq. Expect delays in 4 Subway5 Subway and 6 Subway train service.

• Jamaica Center-bound J Subway and Broadway Junction-bound M Subway trains are running with delays because of signal problems at Delancey St-Essex St.

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

TRAFFIC

• Delays on I-278 westbound between Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge and Exit 28B – Brooklyn Bridge.

• Delays on I-678 southbound between 69th Rd; Ramp and Exit 4 – Liberty Ave.

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Belt System – Southern Pkwy and Exit 8 – Main St.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Adelphi St and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

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

SCOREBOARD

The Yankees (13-9) overpowered the Twins, 8-3. They host the Twins again at 6:35 p.m.

The Mets (15-6) topped the Cardinals, 6-5. They face the Cardinals in St. Louis at 8:15 p.m.

• The Sports Pope is back! Mike Francesa will return to afternoon drive at WFAN, but had to take a significant pay cut.

ENTERTAINMENT

• Actor Hank Azaria said he is willing to step aside from playing controversial character Apu on “The Simpsons”.

• Kanye West seemed to indicate his support for President Trump after referring to him as his brother on Twitter.

• George R.R. Martin announced two “Games of Thrones” prequel books but said the next book in the series has been delayed.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT

The Blacklist (NBC, 8PM) – Liz uses intel from an unexpected source to force a race with Red to uncover the secrets he holds, as Red initiates a plan to retrieve the duffel bag of bones.

Riverdale (CW, 8PM) – After an incident at Riverdale High leaves the town on edge, Archie leads the charge to uncover the culprit. Meanwhile, the reveal of a devastating secret leads to a violent showdown between Chic, Jughead, Betty and Alice.

Suits (USA, 9PM) – Harvey and Louis are blindsided by an attack against Specter Litt. Meanwhile, Mike can’t turn his back on the clinic when a class action suit overwhelms Nathan and Oliver.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY

NETFLIX: Bill Nye: Science Guy - The dynamic, bow-tied host behind the young adult science show faces climate-change skeptics as he demonstrates the importance of scientific evidence.

HULU: The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 - Offred reckons with the consequences of a dangerous decision while haunted by memories from her past and the violent beginnings of Gilead

AMAZON PRIME: Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 6 – Cheryl talks Larry into adopting the Blacks, a family displaced by a hurricane, and Larry invents the ‘perfect’ excuse for missing a pair of parties.

TECHNOLOGY

• Google launched its revamp of Gmail, which includes self-destructing messages, email snoozing, and more.

• An e-waste recycler and inventor must serve a 15-month prison sentence for selling Microsoft restore disks.

• Do you want to upload pictures to your Instagram from your computer? Click here to learn how on PC or Mac.

REAL ESTATE

• For Rent – Maspeth - Apartment features 2 bedrooms, 1 bath large living room, formal dining room, lovely newly polished wood floors, and lots of windows for fresh air and light! Great location convenient to transportation & shopping. Asking $1,900/month.

Eliot Hill Realty 718-672-4444

• For Sale – Woodside – One Family Brick Home features 3 bedrooms, formal dining room, kitchen and 1.5 baths. Full finished basement with entrance to backyard. One car private attached driveway. Front of house porch. Close to bus and accessible To local shops, restaurants and schools. Asking $798,000.

O’Kane Realty 718-779-1111

LOCAL EVENTS

• Richmond Hill – 6 to 9 p.m. – Councilman I. Daneek Miller hosts pre-Ramadan security forum for places of worship in Muslim community. Bosnian Islamic Community Center, 114-07 91st Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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April 26th, 2018 at 3:41 am

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