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Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Sunnyside

Sunnyside couple welcomes new child after Sandy Hook

David and Francine Wheeler, a couple originally from Sunnyside, welcomed a new son to their family Nov. 5 nearly two years after losing their 6-year-old Ben in the shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. Comment

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Sunnyside

Driver in Sunnyside hit-and-run gets two years: DA

A Queens Supreme Court judge sentenced a Jackson Heights man to two years behind bars after prosecutors said he fled from a Sunnyside wreck that left an 8-year-old girl and five others injured in February, the Queens DA said. Comment

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Forest Hills

Prosecutors appeal ‘Cannibal Cop’ case

Prosecutors want another go-around with a former Forest Hills police officer, known as the “Cannibal Cop,” who got a judge to toss out his prior conviction on conspiring to kidnap, kill and eat women. Comment
College Point

Suspect sought in College Point purse snatching

COLLEGE POINT — The Police Department was looking for a woman suspected of stealing a pocketbook at the Marshall’s Department store in Flushing in late October. Comments (5)

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Jamaica

Jamaica basketball coach accused of lewd video chat with teen player : DA

A Jamaica basketball coach was arrested and charged in connection with a lewd video of one of the teenage players he coached, the Queens district attorney said. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Queens Councilman announces police chokehold bill

City Councilman Rory I. Lancman (D-Hillcrest) introduced three bills last week that would give police officers a misdemeanor for performing chokeholds and address police officers’ excessive use of force. Comments (5)
Jackson Heights

Two plead guilty in murder of Jackson Heights teacher

A Bronx man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the strangulation death of a Jackson Heights teacher and his accomplice has copped a plea to robbing the victim of his cell phone and other items, the Queens district attorney said. The case was one of several to shake the LGBT community in recent years. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

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