A young father was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head Sunday afternoon in the lobby of the Astoria Houses building where he had lived, and his neighbor has been charged with murder, police and tenants said. Comments (28).
A former Wyckoff Heights Medical Center chief financial officer is suing the medical center to obtain severance pay, saying he had nothing to do with an account set up to bribe late state Assemblyman Anthony Seminerio, according to court documents. Comment.
BOROUGHWIDE — The NYPD was asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted for robbing food cart vendors earlier this month in Elmhurst and Rego Park, as well as in Astoria and Ozone Park. Comment.
The shooting of a 21-year-old man in the parking lot of a Wendy’s in Jamaica is further proof that southeast Queens is not winning the war on gun violence. Many parents take their children to that restaurant. Their children could just have easily been hit by a stray bullet. Comment.
A Queens Village man was indicted Monday on hate crime charges in the New Year’s Day firebombing of four buildings, including the borough’s largest mosque in Jamaica, the Queens district attorney’s office announced. Comment.
An Ozone Park woman allegedly told police she kidnapped her infant daughter from Queens Hospital Center because she did not want her baby to live with African-American foster parents, a Queens district attorney’s office spokeswoman said. Comments (3).
SOUTH OZONE PARK — The NYPD was seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted for allegedly stealing a pair of popular headphones from a teenager on Liberty Avenue in South Ozone Park. Comment.
An Astoria man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to beating his wife to death with a baseball bat in their 30th Street apartment, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
A man pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment last Thursday for throwing his Chinese Shar-pei, Brooklyn, out the window of his third-story Astoria apartment in September, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
A normally tranquil street in South Ozone Park was dotted with yellow tags Sunday afternoon, marking the bullet casings left behind after two men opened fire and killed a mother of two in front of her home following an altercation earlier that morning at a nearby bar, police said. Comment.