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5 Cases Of Omicron Variant Found In New York, Gov. Hochul Says

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Five cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant have been confirmed in New York. Four were reported in New York City and one in Suffolk County, Gov. Kathy Hochul said at a Thursday evening news conference. Officials say two of the cases are in Queens and one is in Brooklyn. The exact location of the fourth case in New York City is unknown at this time, but Hochul says that person lives in the city and is a “suspected traveler case.” The case in Suffolk County is a 67-year-old woman who tested positive on Nov. 30, five days after returning...
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Tracking David Tepper's Appaloosa Management Portfolio - Q3 2021 Update

David Tepper’s 13F portfolio value decreased from $4.83B to $4.20B this quarter. This article is part of a series that provides an ongoing analysis of the changes made to David Tepper’s 13F portfolio on a quarterly basis. It is based on Appaloosa Management’s regulatory 13F Form filed on 11/15/2021. Please visit our Tracking David Tepper’s Appaloosa Management Portfolio series to get an idea of his investment philosophy and our previous update for the fund’s moves during Q2 2021.
New York Post

Omicron variant detected in Los Angeles

The highly transmissible Omicron COVID-19 variant has now been detected in the country’s second-largest city, in addition to New York. A person who traveled to LAX from South Africa before Thanksgiving tested positive for the new mutation, Los Angeles County officials announced Thursday. The adult’s symptoms are improving in self-isolation...

Verona, NJ: Instagram Photos Leads to Mailman’s Arrest After Stealing Stimulus Checks and Credit Cards

“Within Individual 3’s Instagram account were numerous conversations involving several Instagram users regarding stolen mail as well as a group conversation discussing stimulus checks issued by the United States Treasury. One participant posted a photo as part of the conversation which depicted approximately 21 stolen US Treasury checks. A review of those checks by law enforcement revealed that 18 of the 21 checks were for recipients in Verona, all with residences located on postal routes covered on a regular basis by Parrish Brookins.” ~ Special Agent Paul Kim, US Postal Service.

18-Year-Old Shot In Head Working At Family Deli In Brooklyn

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The search is on for the suspect who shot a teenager inside a Brooklyn deli Saturday. It happened in East Flatbush around 6 p.m. The deli owner told CBS2 his 18-year-old son was working as a cashier at the family business when he was shot in the head. Customers say the workers were friendly and well-known in the community. “I’m surprised, and I’m also not surprised. But for here specifically, I did not expect it to happen, right? I would not expect it to happen because, like, they’re so chill. So to come here and do something like that, that person is really out of their mind to do something like that,” one customer said. The victim was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, but has since improved. Police have not released any information on a possible motive. They say they’re looking for two suspects in this case. Editor’s note: This story first appeared on Nov. 27, 2021.

New York Blood Center Facing Shortage, In Need Of Donations

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As Omicron spreads, the New York Blood Center says it’s facing a shortage emergency and needs donations. Right now, the region’s blood supply is at a one- to two-day level when the ideal range is five to seven days. The blood center says the shortage is due to multiple factors, including more people working from home and fewer blood drives being organized. Anyone who wants to donate blood can schedule an appointment by calling 1-800-933-2566 or visiting
Birmingham Star

5 more cases of Omicron reported in New York

New York [US], December 3 (ANI): As many as five cases of COVID-19 Omicron variant have surfaced in New York City, taking cumulative tally in the US to eight. "New York State has confirmed five cases of the omicron variant. Let me be clear: This is not a cause for alarm. We knew this variant was coming and we have the tools to stop the spread. Get your vaccine. Get your booster. Wear your mask," informed Governor of New York State in a tweet on Friday.