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Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013

Jackson Heights

Traffic agent charged with assault: NYPD

JACKSON HEIGHTS — An off-duty NYPD ticket agent was arrested earlier this week and charged with assault, police said. Comment

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013

Astoria

Astoria eatery owner extorted: U.S. attorney

An NYPD officer and two Albanian immigrants have been charged with what federal prosecutors said was an extortion racket that cost an Astoria restaurateur some $24,000. Comment
Astoria

NYPD searching for suspect in string of bank robberies

BAYSIDE — The NYPD is asking for help identifying an individual wanted for a bank robbery at the Flushing Savings Bank branch, located at 188-08 Hollis Court Blvd. on Oct. 25. The suspect passed a demand note and fled with an undetermined amount of money, cops said Comment

Friday, Dec. 6, 2013

Whitestone

Tabone lawyers move to dismiss bribery charges

Lawyers for Vince Tabone, the former vice-chairman of the Queens Republican Party who was charged earlier this year in a public corruption scheme, are arguing their client was too low on the totem pole to be prosecuted as a public official. Comments (1)
Ozone Park

Police look for Ozone Park hotel robbers

OZONE PARK — Police were seeking the public’s help in identifying two men in connection with a robbery at La Quinta Hotel on Van Wyck Expressway Saturday night. Comment
Opinion

City’s daily multiple murders are in death throes

The thought-provoking author Malcolm Gladwell wrote a book a number of years ago called “The Tipping Point.” It espoused the now-accepted theory that there is a defining stage at which something moves into a new realm, sort of like a “critical mass.” Comments (1)

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013

Howard Beach

Loved ones remember musician killed in Howard Beach crash

Susan Sisini said she was still trying to come to grips with the death of her husband four days after the popular musician was killed in a Howard Beach car crash. Comment
Richmond Hill

Police investigating death of man found bound and possibly beaten

RICHMOND HILL — A 58-year-old man was discovered bound and apparently beaten to death inside his home Wednesday evening, police said. Comment
South Jamaica

‘Good Samaritans’ now persons of interest: Cops

SOUTH JAMAICA — A Queens woman who initially told police she flagged down a cab and took a fatal-gunshot victim to Jamaica Hospital is now considered a person of interest after her story changed several times, a police source said. Comment
Long Island City

Cops hunt for suspect in subway iPhone theft [With Video]

LONG ISLAND CITY — Cops were looking for a suspect they say snatched an iPhone from a straphanger at the Queens Plaza subway station last week. Comment

Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013

Howard Beach

Driver charged in Howard Beach crash that took life of musician: NYPD

A popular musician from Glendale was killed in a car crash in Howard Beach early Saturday, police and friends said. Comments (4)

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