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Afternoon Buzz: Trump to address the nation on border wall, Woman’s body found on Coney Island boardwalk

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Monday, January 7

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• President Trump announced plans to address the nation and visit the border this week as the government shutdown enters its third week.

• Cyntoia Brown, who was serving a life sentence for killing a man who bought her for sex when she was a teen, has been granted clemency.

• A Brooklyn community mourned the loss of firefighter Steven Pollard, who fatally fell from the Mill Basin bridge after responding to a traffic incident.

IN BROOKLYN
• A woman’s body was found at the boardwalk in Coney Island.

• A man died after he was assaulted inside his apartment in the FarragutHouses.

• A cyclist was killed in a crash with a van.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Northbound 2 and 3 trains have resumed with delays after crews investigated reports of a passenger riding on the back of a train at 110 St.

• Hudson Yards-bound 7 trains run at a slower speed between Vernon Blvd-Jackson Av and Grand Central-42 St.

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

TRAFFIC
• Delays on I-278 westbound between Exit 35 – I-495 Long Island Expressway (New York) and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge (New York).

• Delays on I-278 eastbound between Metropolitan Avenue; Williamsburg Bridge (New York) and Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge (New York).

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Knicks (10-29) head to Portland to face the Trail Blazers at 10 p.m.

• The Nets (20-21) topped the Chicago Bulls, 117-100. They fly to Boston to take on the Celtics at 7:30 p.m.

• The Rangers (17-17-7) were blanked by the Arizona Coyotes, 5-0.

• The Mets traded catcher Kevin Plawecki for a pair of minor leaguers.

• Meanwhile, the Yankees are bringing back setup man Zach Britton to complete their bullpen.

ENTERTAINMENT
• Kevin Spacey pleaded not guilty as he faced felony charges that he groped an 18-year-old busboy at a bar two years ago.

• Bohemian Rhapsody won best drama at the Golden Globes.

•  Al Roker, Sheinelle Jones, and Craig Melvin will replace Megyn Kelly on the Today show.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• America’s Got Talent (NBC, 8PM) – In the premiere, 10 memorable acts from “AGT” and “Got Talent” competitions around the globe will perform for judges Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel.

• Happy Together (CBS, 8:30PM) – Cooper gives Jake and Claire an anniversary gift featuring their original wedding vows, and tensions rise when they attempt to take their vows literally.

• Manifest (NBC, 10PM) – Michaela’s mystifying, next level calling launches her on a mission that brings her relationship with Jared to a head.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark – In 1936, archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before Adolf Hitler’s Nazis can obtain its awesome powers.

• HULU: The NeverEnding Story – A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book.

• AMAZON PRIME: The Art of the Shine – Meet the men and women who make their living cleaning our shoes.

TECHNOLOGY
• Google announced that Assistant will be on a billion devices by the end of the month.

• JBL and parent company Harmon Audio announced a smart soundbar, new speakers, and a guitar amp/speaker combo.

• Mobile phones in the US received 48 billion robocalls in 2018.

#TRENDINGNY
• #MondayMotivation

• #GoldenGlobes

• #FlyEaglesFly

• #90DayFiance

• #GoldenGlobeAwards

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LOCAL EVENTS
• No events today.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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Written by BKTicker

January 7th, 2019 at 4:18 pm

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