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Listen Up: A Closer Look at Top Stories for Monday, Oct. 8

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    Listen Up: A Closer Look at Top Stories for Monday, Oct. 8

    What to Know

    • A limousine carrying four sisters, other relatives and friends to a birthday party blew a stop sign and crashed, killing 20 people

    • Another brawl broke out at a Bronx juvenile detention facility, this time injuring 16 correction officers and two captains, sources say

    • Thousands of people are expected to gather along Fifth Avenue on Monday for the annual Columbus Day Parade

    Monday, Oct. 8, 2018 

    Happy Monday! It's going to be mainly cloudy today and warm for October with highs creeping into the low 70s. As always, get the latest forecast at nbcnewyork.com/weather.

    1. Limo on Way to Birthday Party Blows Stop Sign in Upstate NY; 20 Killed

    A limousine carrying four sisters, other relatives and friends to a birthday celebration blew through a stop sign and slammed into a parked SUV outside a store in upstate New York, killing all 18 people in the limo and two pedestrians, officials and victims' relatives say.

    The weekend crash was the deadliest U.S. transportation accident in nearly a decade, authorities said. The crash turned a relaxed Saturday afternoon to horror at a rural spot popular with tourists viewing the region's fall foliage. Relatives said the limousine was carrying the sisters and their friends to a 30th birthday celebration for the youngest.

    A woman said three of the sisters were with their husbands and she identified them as Amy and Axel Steenburg, Abigail and Adam Jackson, Mary and Rob Dyson and Allison King.

    Read more here.

    2. 18 Guards Hurt in Brawl at NYC Juvenile Center: Sources

    Another brawl broke out at a juvenile detention facility in the Bronx, this time injuring 16 correction officers and two captains, sources say.

    The melee erupted at Horizon Juvenile Facility, where 21 correction officers were hurt in a separate fight last week. That brings the total number of officers injured since last weekend to 40.

    In Sunday's fight, 13 residents housed in a specialized unit got into a fight in the mess hall, several sources said.

    Read more here.

    3. Chinatown Street Is Getting Colorful Makeover

    Thousands of people are expected to gather along Fifth Avenue on Monday for the annual Columbus Day Parade.

    According to the city Department of Transportation, the streets will be closed Monday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the discretion of NYPD.

    Read more here.

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