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Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017

Flushing

Flushing couple admits to enslaving children: DA

A Flushing Korean couple has pleaded guilty to charges that they brought to children to America, enslaved them, and forced them to work outside the house for wages their captors demanded, the Queens DA said. Comments (7)
Astoria

Astoria couple charged with selling Fentanyl: DA

A 45-year-old Astoria man has been charged with recklessly endangering lives for knowingly selling and possessing narcotic drugs containing the opioid painkiller Fentanyl, the Queens DA said this week. His wife also has been arrested on drug-related charges, according to prosecutors. Comments (2)

Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017

Jamaica

Fourth Queens suspect charged in Jamaica sexual assault: DA

The Fugitive Task Force in Brooklyn nabbed a fourth Queens suspect wanted in connection with the robbery and sexual assault of a 50-year-old mother of two in Jamaica July 11, police said. Comments (3)
Richmond Hill

Seven reputed Latin Kings busted in undercover operation

Seven known members and associates of the Latin Kings street gang were arrested on narcotics and weapons charges following a three-month undercover operation, prosecutors announced last week. Comments (1)

Monday, July 31, 2017

Flushing

Flushing man charged for Kissena Park attacks: DA

A Flushing man has been charged with rape after allegedly attacking two women on two consecutive nights in Kissena Park, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said. Comments (4)

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Forest Hills

Bayside skateboarder hit and killed by city bus: NYPD

FOREST HILLS — Bayside’s Kevin Zeng, a resident of Bell Boulevard, died last Friday when his skateboard rolled into the street and the 25-year-old was struck by an MTA city bus, according to NYPD. Comment

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Jamaica

Former boxing champ convicted of 2014 murder: DA

A former boxing champion from Queens has been convicted of murder and other crimes in the death of his former girlfriend, who was stabbed and bludgeoned to death in 2014, the Queens district attorney said. Comment

Friday, July 28, 2017

Springfield Gardens

Celebrity barbershop owner shot to death in Springfield Gardens

Hollis barbershop owner Zanu Simpson, 32, who catered to rappers and professional athletes, was shot to death early Tuesday morning outside a bar in Springfield Gardens, according to the NYPD. He had complained on social media that rivals were jealous of him. Comments (28)
Letters

‘Get out of jail free’ Lancman at it again

Here we go again with another bill of so-called “criminal justice reform” from City Councilman Rory Lancman (“Fare evasion data needs close scrutiny,” TimesLedger, July 21). Comments (4)

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Little Neck

Missing Alley Pond tortoise returns to treat-filled homecoming

Little Neck’s missing tortoise, Millennium, is back home and receiving a lot of attention from admirers after quite an adventure. Comments (3)
Hillcrest

Lancman introduces bill on turnstile jumping

Councilman Rory I. Lancman (D-Hillcrest) formally introduced legislation that would require the NYPD to report the total number of arrests and summonses issued for fare evasion every three months. Comment

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

East Elmhurst

Three men posed as homeowners to scam apartment hunters: NYPD

The NYPD was looking for three men who misrepresented themselves as home owners to rip off unsuspecting apartment hunters in East Elmhurst, Corona and Jackson Heights this spring. Comments (1)

Monday, July 24, 2017

Sunnyside

Cops hunt for suspect in connection to Sunnyside attempted bank robbery

Police were searching for a suspect in connection to an attempted bank robbery in Sunnyside. Comment

Friday, July 21, 2017

Kew Gardens

Wills facing jail time for stealing public funds

City Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) was scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 10 after he was found guilty of stealing $30,500 in campaign funds and grant money Thursday. The jury deliberated for two days in his corruption trial. Comments (1)

Thursday, July 20, 2017

South Jamaica

Second assailant in D’aja Robinson murder sentenced

Shamel Capers, 19, a Brooklyn teenager, was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison Wednesday for the shooting death of D’aja Robinson, 14, in 2013, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (1)

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