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Listen Up: A Closer Look at the Top Stories for Thursday, Oct. 11

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    Listen Up: A Closer Look at the Top Stories for Thursday, Oct. 11

    What to Know

    • The operator of a limousine company at the center of a crash in upstate NY has been charged with criminally negligent homicide, police say

    • An artist in Brooklyn wants his newest creations to allow you to 'relieve' yourself of any you may have toward the president

    • A cheeseburger pizza that weighs about as much as a 3-year-old child is now on the menu at a New York pizzeria

    Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 

    Happy Thursday! Be sure to grab your umbrella before heading out the door. You may not need it this morning, but some heavy rain is moving in later on. Highs will be in the 70s. As always, get the latest forecast at nbcnewyork.com/weather.

    1. Limo Company Operator Charged in Wreck That Killed 20 People

    The operator of a limousine company at the center of a crash in upstate New York has been charged with criminally negligent homicide, state police announced.

    Nauman Hussain, who operates Prestige Limousine of Gansevoort, and is the son of owner Shahed Hussain -- who once was an informant for the FBI -- was arrested Wednesday morning after a traffic stop, where he was found to have packed bags with him.

    Nauman Hussain hired a driver who shouldn't have been behind the wheel of such a car, and the vehicle shouldn't have been driven after state inspectors deemed it "unserviceable" last month, state police said.

    Read more here.

    2. Trump ‘Pee On Me’ Statues Appear in Brooklyn

    An artist in Brooklyn wants his newest creations to allow you to “relieve” yourself of any pent up anger or frustration you may have toward the president.

    Artist Phil Gable, who has worked in advertising and serves as creative director for the brand content company Porcupine Armadillo, has set up small statuettes in Brooklyn inviting passersby to urinate on them.

    “Pee On Me,” a little yellow sign posted on the statue reads. "Courtesy of Porcupine Armadillo."

    Read more here.

    3. 40-Pound Cheeseburger Pizza Will Set You Back $2,000

    A cheeseburger pizza that weighs about as much as a 3-year-old child is now on the menu at a New York pizzeria. It'll set you back thousands of dollars for a pie, but it's all for charity.

    In order to satisfy the local request to add a burger to the classic menu, Champion Pizza founder and CEO Hakki Akdeniz went one step bigger, creating a 40-pound cheeseburger pizza. Yes, you read that right.

    If you're looking to score a slice with a big group, make sure to call ahead of time.

    Read more here.

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