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Luftansia heist solved?

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Five reputed Bonanno crime family mobsters are being arraigned Thursday in connection with the Lufthansa Heist at JFK Airport made famous in the movie “Goodfellas.”

FBI agents collared the five in pre-dawn raids in various New York locations today.  Vincent Asaro of Howard Beach, Queens and Thomas “Tommy D” DiFiore of Commack, are among those facing a laundry list of charges including murder, murder conspiracy, racketeering and extortion.

The 1978 Lufthana Heist netted five-million-dollars in cash and a-million-dollars in jewels.

Posted On 23 Jan 2014

MVF…Most valuable franchise?

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Knick fans who continue to hope and pray the Dolan’s will sell their beloved hoop team, we have bad news for you…Chance are good they will be be selling anytime soon…

According to Forbes Magazine, the Knickerbockers are the most valuable franchise in the NBA for the second year in a row…The team’s estimated value stands at 1.4 Billion dollars.  According to the magazine, a combination of the 1 billion dollar 3 year renovation to the garden and second round trip to the NBA playoffs helped them top the charts.

Coming in a close second…The Lakers with a value of 1.35 billion dollars…The  Brooklyn Nets were sixth with a value of 780 million

Posted On 23 Jan 2014

New York Has More Than $12 Billion In Unclaimed Money, and Some of It Belongs to These Celebrities

The “New York Post” reports that New York has more than $12 BILLION in unclaimed money sitting around, and some of it belongs to celebrities like TINA FEY, DIDDY, ANGELINA JOLIE and MARIAH CAREY.  This money is for things like insurance policies, stocks and mutual funds.

FULL STORY:  The “New York Post” reports that New York has more than $12 BILLION in unclaimed money sitting around, and some of it belongs to celebrities like TINA FEY, DIDDY, ANGELINA JOLIE and MARIAH CAREY.

These un-cashed checks are for a wide range of things, including:  Security deposits, insurance policies, stocks and mutual funds.

New York has been holding unclaimed checks for Tina Fey since 2005 . . . Diddy has funds dating back to at least 1991 . . . Mariah Carey has unclaimed money from 2002 . . . and Angelina Jolie has had checks sitting around since 2004.

Others on the list include:  Beyoncé, Steven Spielberg, Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, Denis Leary, Woody Allen, Glenn Close, Yoko Ono, Hilary Clinton, disgraced politician Anthony Wiener and even freakin’ Dina Lohan.

It’s unknown how much they’re owed.  The “Post” notes that one person has $1.7 million waiting to be claimed . . . but it may be a non-celebrity.

50% of the funds are for less than $100.  And it’s possible that some of these celebrities are only missing out on dividend checks worth literally PENNIES.

Justin Bieber Has Been Arrested, Accused of DUI, and Drag Racing

JUSTIN BIEBER is about to be served some sweet justice after FINALLY being arrested early this morning.  But it wasn’t for egging his neighbor’s house or peeing in a bucket.  He was actually popped for drag racing and driving under the influence.

 

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Bieber was racing a yellow Lamborghini against some guy in a red Ferrari down in Miami Beach, Florida.  And they’d apparently gotten some other people to use their SUVs to block off a street in a residential neighborhood for that race.

Someone in one of the many SUVs following Justin posted an Instagram video that clearly shows the Lamborhini and Ferrari. But by this point they’re already busted so they aren’t racing.  It’s a short clip that ends with whoever’s behind the camera repeatedly saying, “Oh my god, Justin just got pulled over.”

This is Justin’s first arrest.   They were doing 60 mph in a 30 mph zone but were caught before anyone got hurt.  Both he and the other driver, rapper Crazy Khalil, are facing drunk driving charges after failing a field sobriety test.

For the record, Justin is only 19 so he has no business drinking at all, let alone getting behind a wheel of a car afterwards.

According to USA Today, a first offense for drag racing gets up to a year’s suspended license and six months in jail.  He might get locked up another six months on the DUI and have to do up to 50 hours of community service.  However, it’s pretty much a given that he’ll lose his license.  Anyone caught with a DUI if they’re under 21 gets an automatic six-month suspension.

As for what he was on, Bieber eventually admitted to the cops that he’d had a beer, smoked some pot . . . and that he’d also mixed that with some kind of prescription drug.   But, punk that he is, he first had to resist arrest by cussing out the arresting officer and refusing to take his hands out of his pockets.

He’ll be cooling his heels in jail for most of the morning because there’s a mandatory 8-hour drying out period after a DUI arrest.  That has him stuck behind bars in Miami until at least noon, their time.

He’s being charged with DUI, resisting arrest, and driving with an expired license.

Police looking for bank robber

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Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Pattern Crime Unit detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the man who robbed a West Babylon Bank this month.

A man entered TD Bank, located at 701 W. Montauk Highway, on January 8 at 11:56 a.m. and handed the teller a note demanding cash. The teller complied with the man’s demands and the suspect fled on foot, last seen traveling eastbound from south entrance of the bank.

The man was described as a white male, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, thin build, unshaven and had light-colored eyes. He was wearing sunglasses, a black baseball cap with a black square on the front, a grey sweatshirt with the “Hollister” on the front, khaki cargo pants, red gloves and a scarf.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Posted On 23 Jan 2014

Rangers trade Del Zotto

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The Rangers shook things up on the back line when they traded Micheal Del Zotto to the Nashville Predators for Kevin Kline.

Klein, who is in his sixth full season in the National Hockey League, is a stay at home defenseman who things defense first as opposed to Del Zotto who was a more offensive minded player.

Originally a second round selection of the Predators in the 2003 NHL Draft, the 29 yr old Klein appeared in 403 games with Nashville, totaling 82 points and 110 penalty minutes.  This season the six-foot-one right-handed shooting defenseman has three points and 21 penalty minutes in 47 games played.

The 23 year-old Del Zotto had two goals and 11 points in 42 games played this season. He appeared in 292 NHL games with the Rangers after being selected in the first round of the 2008 NHL Draft and accumulated 121 points.

Posted On 23 Jan 2014

Police investigating bullet hole

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Evidently everyone is not pleased with the job PSEG Long Island is doing so far.  The investigation is under way to see who fired a bullet through the window of a company building in Melville.

Police are reporting that the shot was believed to have been fired sometime either late Tuesday or early Wednesday.  An employee first discovered a hole in a picture frame inside the building and then noticed a hole through a nearby window.   Police were called to the scene yesterday just before 10am.

 

The building, on Park Road, was previously operated by National Grid. PSEG took over from the Long Island Power Authority as of Jan. 1.

Posted On 23 Jan 2014

Got Potholes?

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Another snow storm means more potholes…Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano wants residents to call in any that they see.

“Mother nature takes its toll on all roadways during the winter months,” said Mangano. “My administration has an aggressive program to fill potholes throughout Nassau in order to maintain the highest level of safety for vehicles and pedestrians on County roads.”

Potholes should be reported to the Nassau County Department of Highways at (516) 571-6900 or through the Nassau Now mobile application.

Posted On 23 Jan 2014

Islanders will not leave early

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Just as the Islanders are starting to play better hockey, it looks like we will have them around through the end of the 2014-15 season…

Sources tell “Newsday” that the Islanders will not leave the Nassau Coliseum early and they will honor their lease through the end of the 2014-15 hockey season before moving to Brooklyn’s Barclay’s Center.  Developer Bruce Ratner had said that it was “highly unlikely” that the team would finish their lease but after preliminary discussions any idea of leaving early was scrapped.

Posted On 23 Jan 2014