Light Snow Hits The City; 9/11 Victim Identified; Sun Employees Arrested


It’s actually winter! Kind of…The city is seeing some light snow this morning. The National Weather Service predicts accumulation of less than one inch. It’s not much, but it’s something in this winter that hasn’t always really felt like winter. According to a NY1 report from last night, the Department of Sanitation was put under snow alert at 10 p.m. Because of the threat of powder, the MTA scrapped some weekend subway work. (Don’t get your hopes up, L riders. Or for that matter, you people planning on taking on the 1, 2 or 7.) Regardless, there won’t be much to do in this snow. Still, it’s kind of comforting to know it’s there. [NWS, NY1, CBS]

The city’s chief medical examiner identified the remains of 9/11 victim Karol Ann Keasler. The 42-year-old woman is the 1,633 victim of the attack on the World Trade Center to be identified. She worked for investment bank Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. in the south tower. [NYDN, NBC New York]

More bad news for Rupert Murdoch’s British publications. Eight people were arrested Saturday — five of whom are employees of The Sun — on “suspicion of corruption” amid an investigation looking at journalists illegally paying police officers and public officials. The other three people arrested included a “serving police officer, a government official and a member of the British armed forces.” [NYT, CNN]

A stolen Department of Environmental Protection truck crashed into a barber shop on 87th Street and First Avenue Friday night. [NYP]

Ann Pettway, who stole a baby from Harlem Hospital in 1987 and raised the child as her own, pleaded guilty to kidnapping Friday. “I took a child. I got back on the train and went home and raised her as my own,” Pettway reportedly said. According to the New York Times she could receive life. [NYP, NYT]

He’s there. Inside your mind. The Phantom of the Opera will be performed on Broadway for the 10,000th time Saturday. [NYT]