By JENNIFER PELTZ
NEW YORK (AP) - Of all the images of Superstorm Sandy's destruction, the pictures that linger for victims are the warped, stained ones that sat on their walls and shelves.
But volunteers scattered around the world are about to start digitally mending Sandy victims' personal photos. A group called Operation Photo Rescue began by shooting copies of damaged prints this weekend in Manhattan.
Over the coming weeks, volunteers will work on the digital copies to clear up water stains, remove dirt and debris and repair tears. In the end, the photo owners will get new prints, for free.
The nonprofit network of photographers, graphic artists and hobbyists was founded after Hurricane Katrina. Members have repaired more than 9,000 pictures damaged in tornadoes, flash floods and tropical storms around the United States.
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A car crashed into a building on 2nd Avenue and East 4th Street in the East Village on Wednesday morning. At least eight people were injured, three in serious condition, according to FDNY officials.
A car jumped the curb on 2nd Avenue and East 4th Street in the East Village on Wednesday morning injuring eight people. Witnesses say the Nissan was traveling at a high speed before it took out the store front, trees, bicycles, a light post and a fire hydrant.
Riders should anticipate some changes but "near normal" service on the Long Island Rail Road for the morning rush. Crews have been working to repair tracks and switches after Monday's derailment.