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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Bronx News Roundup, Nov. 11

Happy Veterans Day to all the vets out there, in the Bronx and beyond. Here are today's headlines:

A court ruled yesterday that a terror law doesn't apply to Edgar Morales, who killed a 10-year-old girl during a shooting in the Bronx in 2007. Morales, a gang member, was convicted under a state anti-terrorism law and sentenced to 40 years to life, a sentence that will likely be shortened now that the law doesn't apply.

Israel Feliciano was sentenced yesterday to 23 years to life for the 1992 killing of George Orfanos, a beloved pizza maker from Bedford Park. Feliciano was on the lam for 16 years, living in South Carolina with his wife and three children, until cops linked him to the crime with a fingerprint in 2008.

Felix Soto, a Queens postal worker who lives in the Bronx, is facing prison time after he allegedly delivered several kilos of cocaine along with the mail. 

A drug bust in Hunts Point has 33 gang members facing charges of conspiracy to distribute crack, cocaine and heroin. Most of the group, all men, were raided yesterday in a building on Irvine Street; five other suspects remain at large and four were already in police custody.

Teachers, parents and students at six catholic schools across the borough are devastated after yesterday's announcement that they could lose funding from the Archdiocese of New York. "We all started crying," one teacher at Morrisania's St. Augustine School told the Daily News. 

The Bluestone Group, a real estate firm that's been buying up distressed properties across the borough, announced the purchase of three more properties on Bailey Avenue yesterday in a $17.4 million deal. 

Politicians and advocates are lobbying to pass a state bill that would protect laborers from wage theft. Luis Olivo testified at a City Council hearing yesterday that he worked in a Bronx Fine Fare supermarket for seven years, and was paid only in tips.

New York City cops fired less bullets in 2009 than in any year since 1971, according to a new report. The majority of incidents where the NYPD did fire at suspects occurred in the Bronx and northern Brooklyn; 98 percent of suspects involved in those shootings were black and Latino.  

FBI agents busted a loan shark who'd been featured on the TV show "America's Most Wanted," in a building on Field Place yesterday.

The Times' George Vecsey says it's just too soon to induct late Yankees' owner George Steinbrenner into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Throgs Neck EMS worker Margaret Vega is the first woman to receive the EMS' highest award, for rescuing a construction worker who fell of some scaffolding in 2009.

An eagle owl named Flaco is the newest member of the Bronx Zoo family.


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