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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Bronx News Roundup, Tuesday, July 12

Speed roundup today, folks.

Weather: Brutal today in the Bronx and most of the rest of the country. Stay inside and drink lots of water. High in the upper 90s with extreme humidity.

Quick Hits:
Bronx State Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr. continues to enjoy support from staunch opponents of legal gay marriage, including the Unification Church (aka the Moonies) and a notorious anti-gay state representative from Oklahoma.

Two Bronx cops from the 46th Precinct were arrested on Monday for allegedly beating a man who apparently was heckling the officers after being arrested in February.

A broken Bronx marriage and a broken car

A federally-funded fatherhood program at Grace Dodge Technical High School in Belmont is producing positive results.

Feds are hunting for an alleged crack dealer and gang banger who authorities say is a member of the Sex Money Murder gang that has a presence at the Soundview Houses.

Bronx high school students are participating in a summer law program at Pace University.

Bronx parents are upset about a new 200-bed homeless shelter that opened up at 165th Street and Clay Avenue, right near a school.

"Jersey Shore" star and native Bronxite Ronnie Ortiz-Magro will avoid trial on assault charges.

With his dad pitching to him, Bronx Bomber Robinson Cano won the MLB Home Run Derby last night in Arizona, beating out Red Sox rival Adrian Gonzalez with a record-setting performance. Cano will bat eighth in tonight's All-Star game (Really? The Home Run Derby champ is batting eighth?), with fellow Yankee Curtis Granderson leading off and playing center field. History-making shortstop Derek Jeter, however, is reportedly skipping the game due to exhaustion. Below is some video and reaction from Cano:


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