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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Howard Beach

Howard Beach firefighter, wife charged with ripping off FEMA

A Howard Beach firefighter and his wife have been charged with numerous crimes in a scheme in which they falsely claimed they suffered more than $25,000 in damages from Superstorm Sandy, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (5)

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Crime

Police seek suspect in Richmond Hill stabbing

RICHMOND HILL – Police from the 106th Precinct were looking for information relating to a stabbing which took place at 10 p.m. Saturday. According to the NYPD, a 31-year-old man was walking in the vicinity of 107-36 109th Ave., when he was struck with an unknown object on the lower left back. He then walked to Jamaica Hospital where he was treated with for a stab would, police said. Comment

Friday, July 29, 2016

Crime

NYPD body cameras discussed at town hall meeting

Community members gathered in the basement of Calvary Baptist Church in Jamaica Tuesday night for a town hall meeting hosted by Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) about the NYPD’s proposed pilot program for equipping officers with body cameras. Comments (2)
Jackson Heights

Gunman gets 20 years for shooting at police officers in Jackson Heights

A man who opened fire on two police officers in Jackson Heights in 2011 was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison Tuesday. Comments (3)
Flushing

Two attacks target children in Bowne Park

FLUSHING — A Flushing man has been charged with sexual assault and robbery of a 12-year-old after an attack in Bowne Park last week, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (5)
Long Island City

80-year-old-woman’s purse stolen at LIC Art Center

LONG ISLAND CITY - Police from the 108th Precinct were looking for a woman who allegedly stole an unattended purse from a table inside the LIC Art Center earlier this month. The suspect stole an 80-year-old woman’s purse July 13, at around 3:35 p.m., according to police. Among the items inside the purse were the victim’s credit card and $125 in cash. Comment
Editorial

Bratton moves on

Commissioner Bill Bratton’s decision to close the second chapter on his New York City tour as head of the nation’s largest police force doesn’t come as a surprise. But it creates a vacuum at a point when Queens and the rest of the city are grappling with a racial divide between the police and the community as well as the threat of terrorism. Comments (2)

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Rego Park

Arrests made in nearly $5M Rego Park bank robbery

Three men were arrested Tuesday morning for allegedly executing two bank burglaries in Queens and Brooklyn which temporarily made them $5 million richer, law enforcement officials said. Comments (3)

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Jamaica

Man is fatally shot in Jamaica

Police were seeking information about a fatal shooting that occurred in Jamaica on Monday evening, according to the NYPD. Comments (5)

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