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  • Murder suspects laughed after hearing of victim’s brutal injuries: prosecutors
    A former correction officer and his girlfriend sadistically laughed when they were told the woman’s mother was in a vegetative state and had lost her eye in a savage barbell beating by the jail guard, it was revealed Monday in a Long Island court. More
  • Chirlane McCray hires even more staffers
    Seven staffers apparently aren’t enough to support First Lady Chirlane McCray — so the mayor’s office has hired 12 more since March for her mental-health initiative. The wife of Mayor de Blasio already has a chief of staff, two deputy chiefs of staff, two schedulers and two communications staffers that cost taxpayers about $900,000. More
  • Cuomo warns Long Island holdout: Just pick Pelosi as speaker
    Gov. Cuomo is using his political muscle to promote Nancy Pelosi as House speaker, and warned holdout Long Island Rep. Kathleen Rice that she’s helping Republicans by opposing the California Democrat. “It’s not about you,” Cuomo said of Rice on WNYC radio Monday. More
  • Feds offer dramatic details on FBI agent’s shooting in Brooklyn
    The feds provided a vivid, blow-by-blow account Monday of the broad-daylight ambush shooting of an FBI agent in Brooklyn. Reputed Crips gang member Ronell Watson drove a BMW M5 the wrong way on Canarsie Road and blocked in the agent’s car, got out, went up to the driver’s-side door and began blasting when the agent... More
  • Balloons knock out power for over 1,500 Queens residents
    More than 1,500 Con Ed customers lost power for about two hours on Monday after a bunch of helium balloons knocked into overhead wires in Queens, the company said. The balloons got loose at about 4:55 p.m. and struck the overhead wires at Francis Lewis Boulevard and Murdock Boulevard in St. More
  • Ex-FBI Director James Comey exasperated after closed-door interview on Capitol Hill
    "After a full day of questioning, two things are clear to me: One, we could have done this in (an) open setting," said ... Emerging from the closed interview, House Democrats said Comey took ...
    12/7/2018 - 6:14 pm | View Link
  • Jet Blue offering one-day sale for $99 or $79 flights to Florida
    Today, for one day only, JetBlue is having a fare sale and trip giveaway ... it's more important than ever for us to spread the message that the Sunshine State is open for business," Visit Florida Pre...
    12/7/2018 - 7:21 am | View Link
  • The Scoop: Ruth's Chris Coming to the Short North in 2019
    Ruth’s Chris Steak House will open next year across from the Greater Columbus Convention Center at 511 N. High St., a space that has been vacant since DeepWood Restaurant closed on the last day of 201...
    12/6/2018 - 5:27 am | View Link
  • The Latest: Eiffel Tower to close Saturday amid riot fears
    have announced they will not open their doors that day. The Paris Opera has cancelled planned performances on its two Parisian sites. Two music festivals have also been postponed. The Arc de Triomphe ...
    12/6/2018 - 4:12 am | View Link
  • The Go-To Guide: Central Ohio Play Places
    For venues that offer classes as well as public sessions, hours listed are “open play” times ... follows that of the Westerville City School District, so the venue is closed when there's no school. Fu...
    11/27/2018 - 5:45 am | View Link
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    The City of Columbus Service Center provides a way for you, the resident, to submit a request for City Services. The Service Center is the single point of contact for requesting all non-emergency City services and is available to residents, City businesses, and visitors.
    12/7/2018 - 8:47 pm | View Website
  • Are Banks Open? 2018 Banking Holidays & Bank Hours
    Are banks open in the US today or are they closed? Are banks open tomorrow? We have put together a list of all observed US banking holidays.
    12/7/2018 - 7:07 pm | View Website
  • Columbus Day
    Columbus Day is a national holiday in many countries of the Americas and elsewhere which officially celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492. The landing is celebrated as "Columbus Day" in the United States, as "Día de la Raza" ("Day of the Race") in some countries in Latin America, as "Día de la Hispanidad" and "Fiesta Nacional" in ...
    12/6/2018 - 3:45 am | View Website
  • Columbus Event | Pedal with Pete
    This event was a BIG SUCCESS on Saturday, July 29, 2018! Stay tuned in the coming months; in the spring of 2019 we will definitely have more details about Pedal with Pete, Columbus, 2019!
    12/6/2018 - 2:47 am | View Website
  • FedEx holiday schedule, open/closed status
    Disclaimers apply to all services and schedules listed above. 1 On March 30, FedEx Freight will be open with normal pickup and delivery operations and a modified linehaul schedule. Shipments picked up on March 30 that are not moved will resume transit on the next normal operating day.
    12/5/2018 - 12:57 pm | View Website
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