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Morning Buzz: Man bites and swallows tip of officer’s finger, bipolar man’s friend shot dead by police in 2008

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Monday, April 9

Weather
• Mostly cloudy with a high of 47 degrees.

Top Stories
• A man died after an apartment blaze broke out at Trump Tower on a floor where sprinklers were not installed.

• Starting today, Facebook will notify you if you’re one of the 87 million users who might have had their data shared with Cambridge Analytica.

• A bus carrying Long Island students returning from spring break in Europe crashed on the Southern State Parkway, seriously injuring six passengers while 37 more suffered minor injuries.

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Brooklyn News
• The best friend of slain bipolar man Saheed Vassell was also fatally shot by NYPD officers back in 2008.

• A Brooklyn-bred vet shared some insight into a famous 15-year-old photograph of him holding the American flag against a soon-to-be-toppled statue of Saddam Hussein in Iraq.

• A man bit off the tip of an officer’s finger and swallowed it as he was being processed at the 69th Precinct station house.

Politics
• Senator John McCain believes Trump’s comments about withdrawing from Syria “emboldened” the Syrian regime to launch latest gruesome chemical attack.

• A South Carolina Congressman pulled out a gun at a meeting with voters in an effort to show that they’re not dangerous.

Entertainment
• Black Panther has surpassed Titanic as the third-highest grossing film in North American history.

Weekend Box Office
• A Quiet Place: $50 million
• Ready Player One: $25.1 million
• Blockers: $21.4 million
• Black Panther: $8.4 million
• I Can Only Imagine: $8.4 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1977 ABBA earned their only number #1 hit in the United States with this song.

• In 1990 actress Kristen Stewart is born in Los Angeles, California.  She is most noted for her performance in this movie series.

Opinion
• The Times argues that state courts around the country are under partisan attacks.

• USA Today warns that e-cigarettes are possibly creating a new generation of addicts.

In the Blogs
• A 21-year-old entrepreneur and college student opened an all-vegan cafe in Bushwick.

• More than 4,000 Success Academy students packed the Barclays Center for a rally to help them get ready for the state tests.

Trending in New York
• #WrestleMania
• #Billions
• #TheMasters
• #100yearsago
• Reed

Scoreboard
• The Knicks (28-52) will face the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• The Yankees (5-5) suffered another tough loss, losing to the Baltimore Orioles, 8-7. Giancarlo Stanton said the historically poor start for the team is just “a bad week.”

• The Mets (7-1) swept the Washington Nationals, beating them 6-5 in the 12th inning.

• The Nets (27-53) will take on the Chicago Bulls tonight at 7:30 p.m.

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Real Estate
• The first rendering for 61 Troutman Street in Bushwick has been revealed and it’s pretty unique.

• For Sale – Ridgewood – Unique property ideal for . contractor/Craftsman/investor.  Detached 2 family home w/ finished basement on double 50×87′ lot.  Two car garage, separate workshop, pvt driveway.  Good for 1031 exchange or any business owner in need of secure parking & workshop or warehouse space.  Asking $1.480M Dave Pastorini Coldwell Banker Philips  718-757-5881

• For Rent – Metropolitan Avenue @ Olive Street, Williamsburg  1 BR apt features a large LR, separate kitchen area w/ dishwasher, SS appliances.  Modern bath, laundry in bldg, elevator, video security.  Heat/Hot Water included.  Asking $2,350/month  Capri Jet Realty 718-388-2188

• Sold - Marine Park – A three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,700-square-foot home at 3706 Quentin Rd. for $585,000. Zillow

Weekend Crime Roundup
• 28-year-old James Halsey died after being shot in the head at 406 Madison Avenue on Saturday around 7:48 p.m. There were no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

• Correction officer Theresa Tucker was arrested on Saturday at 11 a.m. by officers of the 84th Precinct. The 53-year-old was charged with disorderly conduct and menacing in the third degree.

Events
• Bushwick – 8 a.m. – Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams will hand out flyers to commuters urging eligible Brooklynites to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit. Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues subway station, corner of Myrtle & Wyckoff Avenues• Bensonhurst – 11 a.m. – Assemblyman William Colton and local residents hold a press conference exposing reasons why MTA’s plan does not work there. Kings Highway and West Sixth Street

• Ditmas Park – 8 p.m. – Aries Party.  Sycamore Bar & Flowershop, 1118 Cortelyou Road

• Downtown Brooklyn – 9 p.m. – Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries host a community town hall meeting focused on organizing and the upcoming 2018 midterm elections, St. Francis College, 180 Remsen St., Genovesi Center, fourth floor

Written by BKTicker

April 12th, 2018 at 12:07 am

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