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Thursday, December 11, 2008

News Round-up December 11

The New York Times has more details about the fatal police shooting of Alex Figueroa in North Fordham Tuesday night. According to the Times, the officer has been identified as Michael Falcione of the 52nd Precinct. The Times reports that police are saying that Figueroa refused orders to drop a baseball bat. But some witnesses, including Figueroa's wife, told the Times police fired very quickly after ordering Figueroa to freeze. Meanwhile, police are saying that the resident who initially called 911 during a dispute in Figueroa's building lied and said somebody had a gun in an effort to get police to respond more quickly, the Daily News reports.

More than 17,000 Bronx students are suffering from a lack of school library access, today's Daily News reports.

What does the Yankees' new stadium have to do with the team's ability to sign highly-coveted free agents like pitcher C.C. Sabathia? The New York Times sheds some light on that here.

Debate continues about whether Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión did -- or did not - - tell a Yale University crowd he had accepted a position in the Obama administration. And speculation continues about whether he will -- or will not -- be offered a position. Meanwhile, Carrión told the New York Observer last night that he is still a candidate for city comptroller in 2009.


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