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The day will be sunny, with temperatures expected to reach the high 40s by mid-afternoon. But expect rain, snow or a combination of the two tonight.
An M.T.A. worker interrupted a violent rape on the tracks of the J train’s Bowery Street station early Wednesday. Authorities apprehended the suspect on Thursday. [Daily News]
The families of victims of Salvatore Gravano, known as Sammy the Bull, are seeking a portion of the expected earnings from a coming book from Mr. Gravano’s daughter, “Mob Daughter.” [Daily News]
The police commissioner’s son Greg Kelly returned to work at “Good Day New York” for the first time since prosecutors dropped rape charges against him. [City Room]
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey found a $1.7 billion increase in the amount it will have to pay for World Trade Center construction. Officials at Thursday’s board meeting admitted that $1 billion of that sum comes from items that should have been foreseen. [New York Post]
A produce store owner in Kensington, Brooklyn, who paid workers $4.86 an hour for 72-hour weeks is refusing to hand over back pay. [Daily News]
A very heavy police response followed the theft of Representative Michael G. Grimm’s mailbox on Staten Island. [Staten Island Advance]
Knicks fans expressed their surprise at Jeremy Lin’s on-court prowess as the team gears up to face Kobe Bryant and the Lakers tonight at the Garden. [The Times, CBS Sports]