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Jan 15, 2015

Workers at New York’s giant produce market could strike over weekend

NEW YORK, Jan 15 (Reuters) – New York restaurants and
grocers scrambled on Thursday to make alternative plans for
supplies of fresh food ahead of a possible weekend strike at the
city’s largest wholesale produce market.

Some 1,300 members of Teamsters Local 202 could walk off
their jobs on loading platforms and storage facilities at the
Hunts Point Produce Market in the South Bronx on Sunday, a union
spokesman said.

Jan 15, 2015

New York City braces for possible strike at largest produce market

NEW YORK, Jan 15 (Reuters) – New York restaurants and
grocers scrambled on Thursday to make alternative plans for
supplies of fresh food ahead of a possible strike at the city’s
largest wholesale produce market.

Some 1,300 members of Teamsters Local 202 were poised to
walk off their jobs on loading platforms and storage facilities
at the Hunts Point Produce Market in the South Bronx when their
contract expires at midnight, a union spokesman said.

Jan 9, 2015

New York shifts into ‘Code Blue’ to get homeless off frigid streets

NEW YORK (Reuters) – With temperatures in New York expected to plummet again on Thursday night, the city is putting into effect its “Code Blue” emergency measures for the third night in a row to get thousands of homeless people off the streets and into warm shelters.

An estimated 3,300 people live on the streets of the nation’s largest city, according to the official tally, but advocates for the homeless say the actual number is likely much higher, given the difficulties of counting a shifting population.

Jan 6, 2015

Two suspects arrested in shooting of New York policemen

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two men were under arrest on Tuesday in the shooting of two New York plainclothes police officers who were fired upon while responding to an armed robbery, authorities said.

The officers’ injuries were not life-threatening, and they were in stable condition, New York Police Commissioner William Bratton said at a news conference.

Jan 6, 2015

FBI arrests man suspected of threatening to kill New York police

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The FBI said on Tuesday it arrested a man suspected of threatening on social media to kill police officers in Mount Vernon, New York.

The suspect was identified as 24-year-old Jeremy Mott of Mount Vernon, the FBI said on Twitter.

Jan 6, 2015

N.Y. police arrest son in murder of hedge fund founder

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The son of a hedge fund founder was arrested on Monday and charged with the murder of his father, who was discovered shot to death in his New York apartment over the weekend, police said.

Thomas Gilbert, 70, founder of the Wainscott Capital Partners Fund, was found shot once in the head Sunday afternoon in the bedroom of his Manhattan apartment, police said.

Jan 5, 2015

N.Y. police question son in death of hedge fund founder

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The son of a hedge fund founder who was shot to death in his New York apartment over the weekend was questioned on Monday in connection with the incident, police said.

Thomas Gilbert, 70, founder of the Wainscott Capital Partners Fund, was found shot once in the head Sunday afternoon in the bedroom of his Manhattan apartment, police said.

Jan 5, 2015

‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ star begins prison sentence

By Ellen Wulfhorst

(Reuters) – Teresa Giudice of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” reality television series surrendered on Monday to begin a 15-month prison sentence for fraud and hiding income to support a lavish lifestyle, according to her lawyer’s office and a prison spokesman.

Giudice and her husband, Giuseppe Giudice of Towaco, New Jersey, entered plea deals in U.S. District Court in March, admitting to bankruptcy fraud and lying to obtain loans.

Jan 2, 2015

New Jersey strip club of ‘Sopranos’ fame is broken into

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New Jersey strip club that served as the Bada Bing! lounge in the “The Sopranos,” a hit television series about a mob family, was broken into on Friday, police said, less than two weeks after it was the scene of an armed robbery.

The front glass door of the Satin Dolls in Lodi, New Jersey, was smashed sometime before dawn and its office door was pried open, according to the town’s police. Nothing was taken from the office safe.

Dec 22, 2014

Among the year’s oddest stories, animal tales were top dogs

NEW YORK (Reuters) – It was the year of the family pet behaving badly: A dog got sick from eating dozens of socks and a puppy took the rap for driving the family car into a pond. Angry cats held their owners hostage on at least two occasions.

A review of the oddest Reuters stories of 2014 also offers numerous examples of less-than-virtuous human behavior. There was the hapless burglar whose criminal career came to a crashing halt when he left his Facebook page open in a house he was accused of robbing. And don’t forget the Texas man went to jail for urinating on the Alamo.