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Monday, June 15, 2015

Jamaica

JFK workers accused of sneakers, electronics theft

Four airport employees were charged May 29 with grand larceny in two unrelated cases—one involving the theft of sneakers and the other electronics—Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced this week. Comment
South Jamaica

New lead on old case

JAMAICA—It took ten years and an extradition, but authorities in New York City have caught the suspect of a murder that took place a decade ago in Queens, according to authorities. Comment

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Rockaway Park

Goldfeder wants to increase punishment for desperate train copper thieves

In the latest reaction to the copper thieves who crippled the A and C train lines last month—leaving thousands of commuters in the Rockaways and other areas scrambling for alternatives—Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Howard Beach) is trying to make meddling with the train a felony that carries considerable prison time. Comments (1)

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Douglaston

Arrest made for illegal shellfishing in Little Neck Bay: DEC

DOUGLASTON—Officers of the New York Department of Environmental Conservation were deployed to Little Neck Bay on the evening of May 30. Their investigation led to one arrest for harvesting shellfish in uncertified waters. Comments (1)

Friday, June 12, 2015

Jackson Heights

Bronx man’s suicide felt by Queens Councilman

The suicide of a young man from the Bronx devastated one City Councilman from Queens. Kalief Browder, arrested as a 16-year-old for allegedly stealing a backpack and held on Rikers Island for three years without a trial or conviction, hung himself last weekend. Comments (2)

Friday, June 5, 2015

Bayside

Devlin sentenced to 21 years for killing his Bayside mother

The Queens man accused of using a metal baseball bat to beat his Bayside mother to death in February 2011 was sentenced to 21 years in prison Thursday. Comments (6)

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