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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Crime

Contractor pleads guilty to defrauding Queens homeowners

A Long Island building contractor has entered a guilty plea to defrauding Queens and Long Island homeowners and leaving a trail of unfinished home improvement projects, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (4)

Monday, July 18, 2016

Cambria Heights

Man charged in police pursuit crash that killed Laurelton woman

A Far Rockaway resident has been charged with killing a woman after crashing into her car while fleeing from police, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Court records show that the driver had been convicted of a similar incident in Nassau County in 1989. Comments (2)

Friday, July 15, 2016

Jamaica

Civic leaders hold community meetings in response to police violence

The recent spate of police violence, including the shooting in Dallas, has black residents in Queens on edge. Comments (6)

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Bayside

Five men charged in Bayside sports bookie ring: DA

An illegal sports gambling operation based out of a rundown Bayside home has been shut down and five men have been charged with their alleged roles in a wire room that booked more than $750,000 a year in bets, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (4)

Monday, July 11, 2016

Jamaica

Sanders listens to SE Queens’ concerns after police shootings

State Sen. James Sanders (D-South Ozone Park) held a community meeting at LIFE Camp to address the issue of police violence in response to the recent shootings in Minnesota and Louisiana as well as the attacks in Dallas, which left five officers dead. Comments (8)
Bayside

Illegal fireworks cause disturbance in Bayside, Whitestone

The Fourth of July weekend brought a number of summons for illegal fireworks violations in Bayside, according to the 111th Precinct. This account, however, was not consistent with claims from one resident who said local law enforcement was reluctant put a stop to displays in the neighborhood. Comments (7)

Friday, July 8, 2016

Cambria Heights

Woman killed in police pursuit collision in Cambria Heights

A car crash following a police pursuit through Cambria Heights Thursday afternoon ended with one woman dead, a man injured and the driver of the vehicle in custody, according to the NYPD. Comment
Crime

Queens lawmakers condemn police shootings and Dallas attack

Elected officials throughout the borough responded to the harrowing displays of violence that shook the nation this week, including the shootings of two men in Louisiana and Minnesota at the hands of the police, as well as the shooting deaths of five police officers that unfolded near the end of a protest march in Dallas. Comments (8)

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