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The Daily News reports hit-and-run in Soundview

Earlier this morning a man was fatally injured in a hit-and-run accident, The Daily News reported today. The unidentified man was walking on Story Avenue when a SUV hit him and never stopped to look back. The man died in the street. No arrests have been made but police are looking for a white Lincoln Navigator that may have front-end damage.

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Reggae star charged with possession of 310 pounds of marijuana

Cops spotted reggae artist of smash hit “I’ll do anything for you,” Denroy Morgan, leaving an apartment in Soundview with a brick of marijuana. They pulled him over for running a stop sign and noticed the car smelled of weed, a source told The Daily News. They found a trunk full of marijuana. Later during a search of Morgan’s house, cops found a pile of weed bricks with an estimated street value of up to $351,000. Morgan was charged with criminal possession.

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Cop kills 22-year old in the Bronx while driving under the influence

Early Wednesday morning off duty cop, Luis Arnao, hit pedestrian Tyre Chisholm while speeding down White Plains Road in Wakefield. Chisolm was just 22-years old. "He didn't deserve this," said the victim's aunt, Karen Chisholm, "He wanted to get a job and prosper.” The Daily News reported Arnao was charged with vehicular manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

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Judge Lee Holzman gives advantages to his chief campaign fundraiser

The Daily News reports that Surrogate Judge Holzman allowed his lawyer friend, Michael Lippman, charge fees for work he didn’t do on the estates of deceased Bronx residents. The State Commission on Judicial Conduct recommends disciplinary action against Holzman.

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New gallery to open in the Bronx in memory of slain journalist

Tim Hetherington, photojournalist, was killed while reporting in Libya last April. He dreamed of opening a film and photography gallery space in the Bronx. Soon, reports The Daily News, his dream will be realized. Fellow photojournalist Mike Kamber plans to open the doors to the gallery in tribute to his heroic friend.

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Bronx mom takes cops to civil court for failure to protect her son

Residential confidential informant, 20 year old Antony Velez, was doing is job when he tipped off two cops to the location of guns and drugs inside a Brooklyn apartment. The agreement was that he would be protected in return. But on that day in 2004, Velez was shot just two hours after giving police the tip. Velez’s mother Bronx woman Towanda Velez, according to The Daily News, has decided to sue the two police officers in a civil case, for what she sees as negligent conduct.

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Bronx mom takes cops to civil court for failure to protect her son Residential confidential informant, 20 year old Antony Velez, was doing is job when he tipped off two cops to the location of guns and drugs inside a Brooklyn apartment. The agreement was that he would be protected in return. But on that day in 2004, Velez was shot just two hours after giving police the tip. Velez’s mother Bronx woman Towanda Velez, according to The Daily News, has decided to sue the two police officers in a civil case, for what she sees as negligent conduct. New gallery to open in the Bronx in memory of slain journalist Tim Hetherington, photojournalist, was killed while reporting in Libya last April. He dreamed of opening a film and photography gallery space in the Bronx. Soon, reports The Daily News, his dream will be realized. Fellow photojournalist Mike Kamber plans to open the doors to the gallery in tribute to his heroic friend. Judge Lee Holzman gives advantages to his chief campaign fundraiser The Daily News reports that Surrogate Judge Holzman allowed his lawyer friend, Michael Lippman, charge fees for work he didn’t do on the estates of deceased Bronx residents. The State Commission on Judicial Conduct recommends disciplinary action against Holzman.

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New lawyer set to try Bronx prosecutor, Jennifer Troiano’s DWI Case Bronx prosecutor, Jennifer Troiano, fired her lawyer in her DWI hearing scheduled to begin later this year. Her now former lawyer, Howard Weiswasser, was preparing to put his own daughter, and close friend of Troiano, on the stand. The Daily News reports that Troiano’s new lawyer, Steven Epstein, is known for winning the acquittal of former Bronx prosecutor Stephen Lopresti, also on a DWI charge. Surprise appearance at yesterday’s Ferragosto festival The Bronx hosted its annual Ferragosto festival in Little Italy yesterday. The festival celebrates all things Italian, and yesterday according to The Daily News, that included baseball legend Babe Ruth. His granddaughter paid a surprise visit. “I wish he could be here now,” Linda Ruth Tosetti said of her late grandfather. Education is the path out of poverty in the Bronx The South Bronx has a new program for youth. Hunts Point Alliance for Children is poised to begin an early literacy program next month. Maryann Hedaa, Executive Director of the center, talks to the New York Post about their new project.

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