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Afternoon Buzz: Tennessee teacher accused of kidnapping student found in California, Two plead guilty for involvement in Brooklyn cocaine ring

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Thursday, April 20

Top Stories 
• The Tennessee teacher accused of kidnapping a student was arrested in California after five weeks on the run.

• Russia’s Supreme Court officially banned Jehovah’s Witnesses as an extremist organization.

Brooklyn News
• Two members of a Brooklyn cocaine distribution ring pleaded guilty to drug charges.  

• A judge continues to block the opening of a homeless shelter in Crown Heights.

• The ex-con that plunged to his death trying to evade police earlier this week allegedly went on a drug and crime binge leading up to the fatal fall.

Traffic 
• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Exit 30 – Flushing Avenue (New York) and Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expressway (New York).

• Delays on I-278 westbound between Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expressway (New York) and Exit 28A – Old Fulton Street; Cadman Plaza West (New York).

• Delays on I-495 eastbound between Exit 17E – I-278 (New York) and Exit 31 – Cross Island Parkway (New York).

• Delays on I-678 southbound between 69th Road; Ramp (New York) and Exit 4 – Liberty Avenue (New York).

• Delays on I-678 northbound between Rockaway Boulevard (New York) and Exit 8 – Main Street (New York).

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

Sports
• The Mets continue their home series against the Phillies at 7:10 p.m.

• The Rangers are in Montreal for game 5 of their first round series against the Canadiens. Puck-drop is 7 p.m.

What’s On TV Tonight

• Superstore (NBC, 8 p.m.) A “spring cleaning” day is initiated by Glenn, and Amy and Garrett snoop into abandoned photos during the cleanup.

• Scandal (ABC, 9 p.m.) – Olivia and the team are determined to bring down Peus, but as the electoral college vote nears, the fight for power claims another victim.

• The Blacklist (NBC, 10 p.m.) – Past memories put Red on a perilous collision course with an enemy who’s determined to annihilate his criminal empire.

Stream Picks of the Day

• Netflix: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 2 – As Kimmy continues to learn the ways of New York City, she’s got her roommate Titus and socialite Jacqueline by her side.

• Hulu: Fear the Walking Dead Season 2 – Abandoning land, the group sets out for ports unknown, some place where Infection has not hit. They will discover that the water may be no safer than land.

• Amazon Video: Orphan Black Season 2 – Season two hits the ground running with Sarah in a desperate race to find her missing daughter, and a wild pursuit that brings her head-to-head with ruthless pro-clone, Rachel.

Real Estate

• OPEN HOUSE – Sat Apr 22nd 1-3pm  11 Ten Eyck St., Unit 6C, Williamsburg  Two bedroom, 1 bath co-op, approx. 800 sq/ft.  Windows  in every room great closet space, laundry in building.  Asking $549,000  Capri Jet Realty  718-388-2188

• For Rent – 167 Sand Street, #707, Brooklyn Heights  One bedroom, one bath apt w/ shared kitchen on 1st floor of building.  Asking $1500/month  Coldwell Banker Phillips  718-326-3900

Local Eats of the Day

• Burgritos
Located at 173 4th Ave

Enjoy their popular Burgrito, a burger made with American cheese, bacon, french fries, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and chipotle sauce wrapped in a flour tortilla.

Click here to view their menu and place an order online.

Local Events 
• Sunset Park - 6 p.m. – Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez hosts know your rights forum. PS 1, 309 47th St.

• Bed-Stuy - 6 p.m. – U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries hosts community town hall meeting to discuss local implications of the Trump presidency. Boys and Girls High School, 1700 Fulton St.

• Greenwood Heights – 6 to 7:30 p.m. – Gardens of Stone: Book Talk & Panel.  Green-wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.

• Flatbush – 6:30 p.m. – Happy Hour Tour.  Kings Theatre, 1027 Flatbush Ave.

• Williamsburg – 9:30 p.m. – Screening of Nice Dreams.  Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave.

Tech Tip of the Day 
• Gmail Themes: You can pick a theme to change your Gmail background or use one of your photos as your background.

Have a tech tip to share? Contact us at [email protected]

Written by BKTicker

April 21st, 2017 at 4:20 pm

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