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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Bronx News Roundup, March 15

Looks like mostly sun in the Bronx today with temperatures creeping toward 50. High chance of rain tonight and tomorrow before a blast of warm air hits on Thursday and Friday.

To the news!

Story of the Day: Bus Driver's Shady Past Went Unchecked
More disturbing details are emerging about the checkered, trouble-filled past of Ophadell Williams, the driver of the tour bus that crashed into a sign pole on I-95 here in the Bronx, leading to questions (from victims and even the governor) about how he got the driving gig in the first place. Williams served two years on a manslaughter charge in the early 1990s and landed back in prison in 1998, serving four years for forgery. His driving privileges were suspended in 1995 after he ignored tickets for speeding and driving without a license. Williams will meet with investigators today.

The NY Times delves into the largely unregulated business of low-cost tour bus travel

Meanwhile, the death toll of the crash reached 15 when a 70-year-old man succumbed to injuries last night at Jacobi. Another six victims remain in critical condition, with four of those using respirators to breath.

Quick Hits:
Following a series of fights and marital unrest, police say a Bronx man injected his wife and then himself with poison at their apartment on West 195th Street. The wife remains in a coma and is not expected to survived, while the husband was pronounced dead on arrival. 

As we reported earlier, Bronx building workers reached a new contract deal, avoiding a strike that they say would have affected 250,000 borough residents.

Police say they are looking for a group of teens who are robbing Bronx postal workers

The DN reports that more than 3,500 people attended the Throgs Neck St. Patrick's Day parade. Cut pictures included.

More on Bronx track superstar Ida Keeling, the fastest 95-year-old woman in the world.

The Globe and Mail is holding a live discussion with South Bronx "green" icon Majora Carter today at noon.

Author James Frey, blasted by Oprah and others for fabricating chunks of a popular memoir he wrote several years ago, has a new book out centered around a Bronx housing project. In it, the supposed Messiah smokes pot and patronizes hookers.


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