Friday Night Live: July 25, 2014

This is Fox 5’s Friday Night Live, a weekly celebration of the end of the work week. All summer long, the Fox 5 team brings you the latest in entertainment, nightlife, food, and music in our area. In this jam-packed episode: QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, Stephen “Twitch” Boss, actress Mary Lynn Rajskub, and Michael Chernow and Chef Daniel Holzman of the Meatball Shop. http://dlvr.it/6SYRkJ

G subway line shutting down for 5 weeks

Beginning Friday night, a portion of the G subway line that connects Brooklyn and Queens will be shut down for five weeks.
The MTA says there will be no service between the Nassau Avenue station in Greenpoint and Court Square in Long Island City until Sept. 2. http://dlvr.it/6SYRhc

Mosquito-borne virus sickens 20 in NJ

Twenty New Jersey residents have tested positive for a mosquito-borne virus that has spread through the Caribbean. The state Health Department says the residents who came down with chikungunya had returned to New Jersey from the Caribbean. Chikungunya causes a high fever and severe pain in the joints. It is rarely fatal. http://dlvr.it/6SXyrC

Earlier start to school day for hundreds of NYC schools

The school day will reportedly start earlier for students and staff of more than 450 schools in New York City starting in September. NYC Department of Education told the NY Daily News that the change in time is in compliance with the new union contract. It will allow for extra time after school for teacher training and parent-teacher conferences.  http://dlvr.it/6SXym3

New ‘head stomp’ police brutality video sparks outrage

For the third time in just a few weeks, a new video showing police brutality has surfaced and it’s sparking outrage. The video from Brooklyn appears to show an NYPD officer step on a suspect’s head. http://dlvr.it/6SXyh7

Mosquito-borne virus sickens 20 NJ residents

Twenty New Jersey residents have tested positive for a mosquito-borne virus that has spread through the Caribbean. The state Health Department says the residents who came down with chikungunya had returned to New Jersey from the Caribbean. Chikungunya causes a high fever and severe pain in the joints. It is rarely fatal. Meanwhile, the West Nile virus was found across the state, but no one has tested positive, said health officials. http://dlvr.it/6SXLwP

2 U.S. marshals, 1 NYPD detective wounded; fugitive killed in Manhattan

One of the two deputy U.S. marshals shot in the West Village was released from the hospital on Tuesday. The marshals and an NYPD detective were seriously wounded in a shootout with fugitive sexual assault suspect Charles Richard Mozdir, officials said. The shootout happened in a smoke shop called Smoking Culture on West 4th Street near Jones Street. Mozdir was killed. http://dlvr.it/6SXLnj

4 injured in Brooklyn building fire

Four people were injured in a fire in an apartment building on Loring Ave. in East New York, Brooklyn.The flames broke out at about 11:13 a.m. on Tuesday in the six-story building. The injured were taken to a local hospital. Three of the victims were reportedly children. The extent of their injuries is unclear. http://dlvr.it/6SXLdr

4 injured in Brooklyn building fire

Four people were injured in a fire in an apartment building on Loring Ave. in East New York, Brooklyn.  The flames broke out at about 11:13 a.m. on Tuesday in a six-story building.  The injured were taken to a local hospital. Three of the victims were reportedly children. http://dlvr.it/6SWp4v

Stuck NJ Transit train removed

A New Jersey Transit commuter train that became disabled just outside the Hudson River tunnel in Manhattan on Tuesday was removed to NY Penn Station. 1,000 passengers were on board when the Northeast Corridor train became stuck, according to NJ Transit officials. A rescue train was attached to the disabled train and removed about an hour behind schedule. It is not clear what caused the mechanical problem. http://dlvr.it/6SWnyv