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Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016


City officials aim to bolster “revenge porn” bill

Councilmen Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest) and Dan Garodnick (D-Manhattan) announced Wednesday the introduction of a bill which will up the punishment for disseminating intimate photos or videos of individuals without permission. The legislation is based on a state bill by Assemblyman Edward Braunstein (D-Bayside) and will make what is commonly known as “revenge porn” punishable by one year in jail, a fine of $1,000 or both. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016


Bayside woman scammed out of $10K

BAYSIDE— The police reported that two women tricked a 90-year-old Bayside woman out of $10,000 Aug. 26 in what law enforcement is calling a found-wallet-scam in Bayside. Comments (3)

Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016


Two Jamaica men plead guilty to pimping a 16-year-old girl

A 22-year-old Jamaica man pleaded guilty to sex trafficking and promoting prostitution charges for forcing a 16-year-old girl into the sex trade in September 2014, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. Comments (4)

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016

Queens Village

Queens Village couple accused of abusing 6-week-old son: DA

A Queens Village couple has been charged with assault and reckless endangerment for allegedly injuring their six-week-old infant son, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comments (3)

Friday, Sept. 16, 2016

South Jamaica

Southeast Queens is site of two murders

Southeast Queens was the site of a shooting death and a potential homicide in recent days and police were seeking suspects or witnesses to the incidents. Comments (5)

Monday, Sept. 12, 2016

Long Island City

NYPD issues Silver Alert for missing Long Island City resident

The 114th Precinct announced a Silver Alert for a Long Island City resident who went missing Saturday in Manhattan. Comment
Long Island City

Man steals cash, smokes in Queens Boulevard store break-in: NYPD

The 108th Precinct is looking for a man who allegedly broke into a convenience store near LaGuardia Community College last month and made off with cigarettes, lottery tickets and cash, according to the NYPD. Comments (2)

Friday, Sept. 9, 2016


NYPD undercover drug sweep nets a dozen at Astoria Houses: DA

A yearlong anti-drug investigation at the Astoria Houses culminated with the arrests of a dozen suspected drug peddlers, Queens DA Richard Brown announced Friday. Comments (4)


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