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Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013

Flushing

Three Verizon techs who foiled Flushing rape hailed as heros

Three Verizon technicians from Queens were honored Tuesday at City Hall for stopping an attempted rape in Flushing. Comments (1)
Long Island City

Judge sentences man to 20 years in LIC slay

LONG ISLAND CITY — A Queens man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday for stabbing his brother’s 27-year-old male roommate to death in March 2010, the Queens district attorney said. Comment
Corona

Cops seek suspect who grabbed iPhone on train: Police

JACKSON HEIGHTS - Police from the 115th Precinct were looking for a suspect who allegedly swiped from an iPhone on a No. 7 train Nov. 22. Comments (1)
Jackson Heights

Suspect groped woman on subway: Cops

JACKSON HEIGHTS - Cops were trying to find a suspect who allegedly groped a woman the E train in Queens, police said. Comment

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013

Hollis

Hollis doctor lined pockets with taxpayer dollars: AG

A Queens doctor was arrested last Thursday on charges she allegedly scammed hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars from the nonprofit Hollis clinic she operated, authorities said. Comments (1)
Long Island City

Suspect tried to get cash from LIC ATM with fake check: NYPD

LONG ISLAND CITY - Authorities were searching for a suspect who allegedly tried to deposit a fraudulent check at a Long Island City ATM and then take out money, police said. Comment
Astoria

Suspect stole $5K from store: NYPD

ASTORIA - Police from the 114th Precinct were asking for help in finding a suspect wanted in the robbery of a shop on Steinway Street Nov. 24. Comment
Jamaica

Cops look for suspect in Jamaica bank robbery

JAMAICA — Police were seeking the public’s help in finding a man in connection with an attempted bank robbery. Comment
Flushing

NYPD appeal to public in finding rape suspect

FLUSHING — Police were asking for the public’s help in finding a man wanted in connection with a rape that happened around 10 p.m. Dec. 4. Comments (1)

Friday, Dec. 13, 2013

Jackson Heights

Monserrate’s ex-lover surfaces just in time to move suit ahead

The ex-girlfriend of former state Sen. Hiram Monserrate created some drama in Brooklyn federal court this week. Comment
Flushing

Woman pleads guilty in Flushing blessing con

A Queens woman pleaded guilty to conning three Flushing women out of large amounts of money through a trick known as the “blessing ritual,” the Queens district attorney said. Comment
Forest Hills Gardens

Brown says two boro men pimped three teenage girls

Two Queens men, one of whom allegedly waited for his victim at a school bus stop, have been charged with kidnapping, rape and sex trafficking while carrying on a business of forcing three girls, aged 13, 15 and 16, to work as prostitutes, the Queens district attorney said this week. Comment
South Jamaica

Police nab South Jamaica kidnap suspect in Pa.

A South Jamaica man whom police had sought in connection with a deadly kidnapping was tracked down and arrested in Pittsburgh, the NYPD said. Comment
Richmond Hill

Police seek man in Richmond Hill death

RICHMOND HILL — The Police Department has released surveillance footage of a person wanted for questioning in connection with a man found tied up and beaten to death in his home last week. Comment

Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013

Oakland Gardens

Court papers reveal how Oakland Gardens college student died

Court documents revealed details of what allegedly happened the night a 19-year-old Baruch College freshman from Oakland Gardens died after a hazing incident in the Poconos in northeastern Pennsylvania. Comments (1)
Little Neck

Feds eye four boro sites to seize

The U.S. attorney’s office in Brooklyn has filed court documents seeking to seize six properties from a Little Neck family charged with running a $10 million counterfeit accessories and apparel ring out of their Cambria Avenue home. Comments (3)
Bayside

Thief steals $600 in cash from Bayside church fair

The Rev. Laurence Byrne said one of many revelers at All Saints’ Episcopal Church’s annual Holly Bazaar stole about $600 from the Bayside parish Saturday. Comment
Flushing

Cops break up stolen luxury car ring

JAMAICA — Police shut down a $2.4 million luxury car theft ring Tuesday following an 18-month investigation. Comments (1)
Jamaica

Gun found on two turnstile jumpers: NYPD

JAMAICA — A pair of cash-strapped straphangers were busted last week for allegedly strapping heat, police said. Comments (2)

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013

Woodhaven

Brooklyn pedestrian killed by hit-and-run driver in Woodhaven: Police

Police were looking for a hit-and-run driver who allegedly struck and killed a 35-year-old man in Woodhaven early Saturday, the NYPD said. Comment

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