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  • The Dept. of Justice said it will work with the Bureau of Prisons to examine what happened at a federal detention center in Brooklyn
  • A burglar stole about $14,000 of jewelry and belongings from a home in Queens while a dog watched, police said
  • In an effort to keep grocery prices low, Trader Joe's is kicking its delivery service to the curb

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 

Happy Tuesday! Leave that winter coat at home today, it's going to feel a bit like spring today with highs near 60 in spots. As always, get the latest forecast at nbcnewyork.com/weather.

1. Justice Department to Probe Jail in NYC Amid Power Outage

The U.S. Department of Justice said it will work with the Bureau of Prisons to examine what happened at a federal detention center in Brooklyn that had lost heat and electricity last week and to ensure that it has a backup system in place.

"In the coming days, the Department will work with the Bureau of Prisons to examine what happened and ensure the facility has the power, heat and backup systems in place to prevent the problem from re-occurring," said Wyn Hornbuckle, deputy director of public affairs for the Justice Department.

Electrical power was finally restored at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Hornbuckle said.

Read more here.

2. Burglar Steals $14K of Jewelry, Belongings From Queens Home

A burglar stole about $14,000 of jewelry and belongings from a home in Queens while a dog watched, police said.

The robber forced his way through the front door of the home on 31st Drive and Union Street in Linden Hill, the NYPD said.

He took jewelry and personal items worth about $14,000 and then fled, police said. 

Read more here.

3. Trader Joe's Fans Upset About Store Ending a Popular Service

In an effort to keep grocery prices low, Trader Joe's is kicking its delivery service to the curb.

For almost 13 years, the grocery chain known for its upbeat staff and insanely popular frozen meals brought groceries to the homes of customers around New York City.

But on March 1, Trader Joe's will stop the popular service — and devoted TJ's shoppers aren't thrilled, to say the least.

Read more here.

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