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Morning Buzz: Two mass shootings lead to 29 deaths, Straphanger stabs rider in Crown Heights

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Monday, August 5

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 83 degrees.

Top Stories
• Two mass shootings in less than 24 hours claimed 29 lives in El Paso and Dayton.

• Online message board 8chan, a hub for extremism linked to recent mass shootings, has been shut down.

• Family members of the late Eric Garner vowed large protests if Daniel Pantaleo isn’t fired.

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Dog Days of Summer DJ Spin Off Aug 27th– 29th 9am-1am 12 competitors, 3 nights, 1 top dawg! Vinyl only. Email name & 5 min set to [email protected] Deadline is Aug 12th. Sycamore Bar & Flower Shop, 1118 Cortelyou Rd., Ditmas Park
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Brooklyn News
• Police are looking for a suspect who beat a 56-year-old victim with his own cane in Williamsburg.

• A crazed-looking straphanger stabbed a fellow rider three times on a Crown Heights train platform.

• One person died and four others sickened after a carbon monoxide incident in East Williamsburg.

Politics
• Senator Mitch McConnell fractured his shoulder in a fall in his Kentucky home.

• The Mexican government is threatening to take legal action against the U.S. after the El Paso shooting.

Entertainment
• “The 100″ will end after its seventh season on The CW.

Weekend Box Office
• Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw: $60.8 million
The Lion King (2019): $38 million
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: $20 million
Spider-Man: Far From Home: $7.7 million
Toy Story 4: $7.1 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1978, this novelty tune by Steve Martin peaks at #17 on the Billboard Hot 100, three months after it was featured on SNL.

• In 1956, actress Maureen McCormick is born in Los Angeles. From 1969 to 1974 she played Marcia on this show.

Opinion
• The Times says the country has a white nationalist terrorist problem.

• The Post says President Trump should ban assault weapons now.

In the Blogs
• Here are eight romantic restaurants in Bushwick for the perfect date.

• Scientists found a new species of beetles in Green-Wood Cemetery.

Trending in New York
• #EuphoriaFinale
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#MassacreMitch
David Price
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Scoreboard
• The Mets (55-56) continued their hot streak, topping the Pittsburgh Pirates 13-2.

• Robinson Cano left the Mets game with a left hamstring strain.

• The Yankees (72-39) completed their sweep of the Red Sox, 7-4.

• The Yanks’ injury woes may continue after Gleyber Torres was sent to the hospital for a “core issue” and Gio Urshela fouled balls of both knees.

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Benefit Concert: Mac Demarco plus Special Guests Tues Aug 6th 7:30pm Canadian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumental Mac Demarco visits the BRIC Festival! $45-$50. Prospect Park Bandshell, Prospect Park West & 9th St., Prospect Heights.
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Real Estate
• Permits have been filed for a nine-story, mixed-use building in Bushwick.

• For Sale – 8 Herbert Street, Greenpoint - Semi detached one family home on 2 levels offers open concept layout w/ FR.DR area, EIK, 1/2 bath.  2nd flr has 2BRs, 1 bath.  Unfinished attic & basement, backyard.  Needs gut reno.  $949,000. Capri Jet Realty. 718-388-2188

• For Rent – South Williamsburg – Apt features LR/DR area, EIK, 3 BRs w/ lots of natural light, 1 full bath.  Heat/Water included.  $3,299/month. Carollo Rentals 917-780-6142

• Sold – Homecrest – A one-bedroom, one-bathroom, 578-square-foot condo at 2016 East 15th Street for $410,000. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Saturday morning, 49-year-old off-duty school safety agent Edward Peterson was arrested within the confines of the 70th Precinct. He was charged with a criminal sex act.

Events
• Prospect Heights – 7 p.m. – Borough President Eric Adams hosts candlelight vigil for recent mass shootings. Grand Army Plaza.

Williamsburg – 8:30 p.m. – Free Rooftop Movie: Do The Right Thing. Our Wicked Lady, 153 Morgan Ave.

Written by BKTicker

August 5th, 2019 at 8:49 am

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