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Uptown Radio’s Local Newscast for May 3, 2013

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For Columbia Radio News in New York, I’m Tony Maglio.

Former New York State Senator Shirley Huntley worked as a government informant in 2012.

The Queens Democrat secretly recorded seven elected officials, according to court documents. Prosecutors indicated that Huntley’s recordings may help bring charges against another, unnamed senator, and two other elected officials. Huntley resigned last year after pleading guilty to a corruption scandal in which she admitted to embezzling nearly $88,000. Huntley is scheduled to be sentenced on May 9.

Two former associates of New York City comptroller John Liu were convicted on Thursday for their roles in an illegal fund-raising scheme. Liu, who is a candidate for mayor, has not been charged with a crime and maintains his innocence.

LIU_ACT_NC1.wav: “They can look at anything and everything they want…voters of New York City.”

Police divers are searching for the body of a pilot on the bottom of the Hudson River. A World War II-era amphibious airplane crashed and sank on Thursday.

State police detected debris where the plane went down near the river’s east bank in Germantown – 40 miles south of Albany. Today, divers located the tail section. The pilot is presumed dead.

An autopsy has determined that a 14-year-old girl found charred and naked on a Brooklyn beach was killed. The medical examiner’s office says that Shaniesha Forbes died of “homicidal asphyxiation,” which includes suffocation and smothering. Forbes’ body was discovered on Gerritsen (HARD G, GERIT-sen) Beach in January.

The city needs to take steps to handle natural disasters better after Superstorm Sandy, Deputy Mayors said today. Suggestions included buying more police boats and developing a system to track patients after hospital evacuations. The city also plans to expand hurricane evacuation areas to encompass 640,000 more people.

On the back of a strong April jobs report, the Dow Jones briefly topped 15,000 today and the S&P climbed above 1,600. Those are both record highs.

Tonight, the Knicks play the Boston Celtics at 7. The Nets host the Chicago Bulls tomorrow at 8 pm. It’s currently 62 degrees and clear. It will be 60s and sunny all weekend.

For Columbia Radio News, I’m Tony Maglio.

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Sonia Paul’s Local Newscast

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For Columbia Radio News in New York, I’m Sonia Paul.


State and federal officials announced a 1.7 billion dollar relief plan today. It’s to assist New Yorkers whose homes and businesses were devastated by storms Sandy, Irene and Lee. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the government had no choice but to help.


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A man charged with planning to attack New York synagogues in a 2011 police sting was sentenced to five years in prison today in a Manhattan state court. Authorities say Mohamed Mamdouh (mam-DOO) and his co-defendant wanted to avenge what they viewed as mistreatment of Muslims around the world. Mamdouh’s (mam-DOO’s) co-defendent was sentenced to ten years in prison last month.


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Mayor Michael Bloomberg visited Times Square today to signal to New Yorkers the area is safe. The visit came the day after city officials announced the Boston bombing suspects were planning attacks on the neighborhood. Investigations are ongoing.


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The former head of the NYPD police academy is testifying at a federal trial challenging the legality of so-called “stop and frisk” police stops. Around five million stops took place in the past decade. The Deputy Chief’s testimony will continue on Monday.


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The Smith-9th Street Subway Station in Brooklyn reopened this morning. The stop is on the F and G lines, and serves residents in Red Hook, Gowanus and Carroll Gardens. The station had been under renovation for the past two years.


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Nearly two dozen street vendors gathered near Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan today to protest the growing number of city bike share stations in the city. The vendors say the bike stations are encroaching on their areas of operation.

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The city of Long Beach on Long Island will host a ground-breaking ceremony tomorrow morning for its boardwalk devastated by Superstorm Sandy. The ceremony will kick-off a forty-four million dollar project to repair the tourist attraction. Renovations are expected to be completed in November.


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It’s 56 degrees in New York, with clear and sunny skies.


(The weekend is expected to remain clear and sunny.)


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For Columbia Radio News in New York, I’m Sonia Paul.

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Amber Binion reports on the national and international news of the day.

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Secretary of State John Kerry warns North Korea against war threats.

US senators negotiating a new immigration law have reached a new agreement.

As the Senate gears up to debate expanding background checks for gun buyers.

CAMILO VARGAS REPORTS ON THE DAY’S TOP STORIES.

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Newscast – Top of the Hour

Nat Herz brings us the news at 4:00.

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Newscast – Half Hour

Annie Russell brings us the news at 4:30.

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Newscast: Top of the Hour

Ben Bradford brings us the news at the top of the hour.

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Sarah Laing brings us the news at the half hour.

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Newscast: Top of the Hour

Celia Llopis-Jepsen brings us the news at 4:00 p.m.

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Hristina Tisheva brings us the news at 4:30 p.m.

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Rachel Rogers brings us the news at 4:00 p.m.

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Newscast: Half Hour

Jackie Mader gives the headlines at 4:30.

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Jacqueline Guzman brings us the news at 4:3o p.m.

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Acacia Squires brings us the news at 4:30 p.m.

 

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