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Afternoon Buzz: NYPD video shows man with pipe moments before cops fatally shoot him, Judge won’t drop charges against ex-detectives accused of rape

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Thursday, April 5

Welcome back! Here’s today’s buzz:

TOP STORIES
• The NYPD released a video of a Brooklyn man who was walking the streets holding a metal pipe that looked like a gun moments before he was shot and killed by cops. Meanwhile, NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced an investigation into the fatal shooting.

• The severely decomposed body of a missing CDC employee was found in a river in Northwest Atlanta.

• This year’s Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be slightly above-average, according to researchers.

IN BROOKLYN
• A judge refused to drop charges against two ex-NYPD detectivesaccused of raping a handcuffed Brooklyn woman in the back of a police van.

• Two men were arrested after they were caught attempting to smuggle two dozen finches through JFK Airport.

• UFC star Conor McGregor was involved in a backstage fight at Barclays Center.

SUBWAY STATUS
• Northbound 2 and 3 trains are running local from Chambers St to 96 St because of a train with mechanical problems at 59 St-Columbus Circle. Expect delays on 1, 2 and 3 trains.

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

TRAFFIC
• Delays on I-495 eastbound from Exit 17E – I-278 to Exit 27 – Clearview Expwy I-295 / Throgs Neck Bridge.

• Delays on I-678 southbound from 69th Rd; Ramp to Union Turnpike.

• Delays on I-678 northbound from Linden Blvd to Exit 5 – 101st Ave.

• Delays on I-278 eastbound from Exit 30 – Flushing Ave to Queens-Kings County Line; Koskuisko Bridge.

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

SCOREBOARD
• The Yankees beat Tampa Bay, 7-2. The Bombers (4-2) start a series in Baltimore at 6:35 p.m.

• The Brooklyn Nets (25-53) are in Milwaukee for an 8 p.m. meeting with the Bucks.

• The Rangers (34-37-9) and Islanders (33-37-10) skate in Brooklyn. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

• A Post columnist writes the rest of the MLB was put on notice after Sanchez, Judge and Stanton all went deep yesterday.

ENTERTAINMENT
• “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda revealed that he was diagnosed with the shingles a day after he tweeted about suffering from a migraine.

• The NYPD is searching for MMA star Conor McGregor after he allegedly attacked a UFC rival at Barclays Center.

• Hooper Penn, the 24-year-old son of Robin Wright and Sean Penn, was arrested along with his girlfriend for drug possession in Nebraska.

WHAT’S ON TV TONIGHT
• Jersey Shore Family Vacation (MTV, 8PM) – After five years apart, everyone reunites in Miami for a family vacation, but The Situation ‘s legal issues have put his vacation in jeopardy. The series premiere.

• Gotham (FOX, 8PM) – Gordon and Bullock try to stay one step ahead as Jerome zeros in on his next target. Meanwhile, Nygma hosts a riddle game show in the Narrows and faces his toughest challenger in Lee Thompkins.

• Chicago Fire (NBC, 10PM) – Boden has a lapse in judgment in the aftermath of rescuing a young boy. Kidd struggles to win the approval of Severide’s mom after a surprise visit and Otis takes on new responsibilities at the firehouse.

STREAM PICKS OF THE DAY
• NETFLIX: Despicable Me 3 – Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist.

• HULU: Black Sails Season 4 – The invasion of Nassau meets with catastrophe. Teach and Rackham seek revenge for the death of Charles Vane. Eleanor adjusts to her new role.

• AMAZON VIDEO: The Missing Season 2 – A young woman walks into the town she was abducted from 11 years previously – does she hold the key to the whereabouts of another missing girl?

TECHNOLOGY
• The long awaited Mac Pro will be released in 2019.

• More than 3,100 Google employees signed a letter urging the companyto pull out of a Pentagon research initiative for improved analysis of drone footage.

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#TRENDINGNY
• #RHONY

• #JSFamilyVacation

• Masters

• Amazon

• #NationalBurritoDay

REAL ESTATE

• For Sale – Bed-Stuy – Legal 4 family brownstone in Stuyvesant Heights Historic District. Hand carved wood staircase, banister and wainscoting, 2 fireplaces, original window shutters, parquet floors, stained glass transom windows, pocket doors, high ceilings, crown moldings and more. Asking $2,300,000. Crifasi Real Estate 718-782-4411

• For Sale – Williamsburg - Three family brick – delivered vacant. 7 BRs, 3 bath total. 1st flr has access to yard, 2nd flr has outdoor deck. Asking $2,100,000. Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

LOCAL EVENTS
 East New York – 6 p.m – Borough President Eric Adams hosts opioid overdose training worshop. New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Ave.

• Williamsburg – 8:45 p.m. – Romeo & Juliet with Rose from Verona. Videology,308 Bedford Ave.

• Bushwick – 10 p.m. – Dirty Thursdays: 90s Night. House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave.

That’s all for today, enjoy your evening!

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Written by BKTicker

April 8th, 2018 at 5:13 pm

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