Top of the Hour Newscast with Alex Colletta
From Columbia Radio News in New York, I’m Alex Colletta.
New Yorkers are reacting today to Amazon’s decision to pull out of Queens. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez applauded the people of New York for their part in Amazon’s decision to bail:
OCASIO-CORTEZ: I think it’s incredible. I mean, it shows that everyday americans still have the power to organize and fight for their communities and they can have more say in this country than the richest man in the world. (0:15)
So far, there’s been no word on where Amazon is looking to go next.
Detectives are searching for a second suspect involved in the shooting that killed an NYPD officer. Detective Brian Simonsen was shot when a man tried to rob a T-mobile store with a fake gun on Tuesday. Police reportedly fired 42 shots at the man. One hit Simonsen in the chest. Police believe a second man ran away from the scene.
An Upper East Side man fell 12 stories this morning while repairing his apartment window. Witnesses found him on the ground with a wrench by his side. He’s in critical condition at Metropolitan Hospital.
A woman was killed when she was hit by a gas truck in Midtown early this morning. She was crossing 3rd avenue shortly before 6 am when the truck hit her. Police charged the driver with failing to yield to a pedestrian. The woman died at the scene.
Police are looking for a 67-year-old British man who was on vacation with his family when he disappeared in Times Square last night. The man’s relatives say he walked off into the crowd and never came back. They notified police after he didn’t show up at the hotel later that night.
It’s 55 degrees and overcast in New York City this afternoon, with a partly cloudy forecast in the 30s and 40s this weekend.
For Columbia Radio News, I’m Alex Colletta.