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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Bronx News Roundup, May 10

Weather: Another clear and sunny day, with temperatures hovering around the mid-60s. Enjoy.

Story of the Day: 46 Arrested in Tour Bus Crackdown
Yesterday, 46 people were arrested on felony charges after two months of investigation into the state's tour bus industry, following a March 12 bus crash in the Bronx that killed 15 passengers. Those arrested are drivers of tour buses, MTA city buses and taxis busted for holding commercial licenses while they had other suspended driving licenses under different names, found by running their photos with facial recognition technology.

Quick Hits:

The growing count of bodies found along a stretch of beaches on the south shore of Long Island may be the work of multiple killers, authorities said yesterday. Among the identified remains was Bronx resident Melissa Barthelmy, 24.

Relive your childhood by taking this tree-climbing class at the Botanical Garden. I totally want to sign up for this; video below.

A Bronx man pleaded guilty yesterday of pimping out underage girls who were staying at a homeless shelter. He faces up to 12 years in jail.

Ever wonder why the Bronx's Manhattan College is named after a different borough? A little history lesson for you.

A teacher at Bronx Prep Charter School chronicles the ups and downs of putting on a school play for Gotham Schools.

Metallica has promised to play their 90s metal tune "Enter Sandman," a fan-favorite, during their much anticipated Sept. 14 concert at Yankee Stadium. Is this good news? Sorry, but I hate that song.

Speaking of Yankee Stadium: three servers at the venue are suing the concession stand where they worked, saying they never got a portion of their tip money.

Jose the Beaver was on hand to congratulate 35 children, from 14 different countries, who took their citizenship oaths at the Bronx Zoo yesterday. 


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