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Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017


Jamaica man faces 25 years to life in sexual assault of pre-teen girl: DA

JAMAICA — A Jamaica resident was found guilty Aug. 9 of predatory sexual assault of a pre-teen girl and faces up to 25 years to life in prison, according to the Queens District Attorney. He will be sentenced Sept. 13. Comment

Monday, Aug. 21, 2017

South Richmond Hill

Cops seek two grand larceny suspects

SOUTH RICHMOND HILL — The police wants the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects in connection to a grand larceny in South Richmond Hill. Comment

Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017


Brooklyn man sentenced for cellphone robberies in Flushing, Howard Beach

A Brooklyn man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for being the ringleader in 11 cellphone store robberies that included locations in Flushing and Howard Beach, prosecutors said. Comment

Police look for trio behind Cypress Hills Cemetery destruction

RIDGEWOOD — The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force was investigating the desecration of Cyprus Hills Cemetery in Ridgewood just after midnight Tuesday morning. Comments (1)

Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017


Woman beaten, robbed in Astoria apartment building: NYPD

Police are looking for a man who beat an woman in Astoria Tuesday morning before stealing her purse, according to the NYPD. The suspect followed the victim into her apartment building near 31st Drive and 21st Street at around 7:30 a.m. and the elevator with her to the fifth floor where he placed the 35-year-old woman in a choke hold and repeatedly punched her in the face, police said. The suspect fled the location with the victim’s credit card, according to the NYPD. Comment

Friday, Aug. 18, 2017

St. Albans

St. Albans cop’s suicide brings issue to surface

The suicide death of a 37-year-old male police officer at his home Sunday in St. Albans was the fifth in the city this year by an active, uniformed member of law enforcement, according to the NYPD, matching the total from all of 2016. Comment
Long Island City

Long Island City music school founder pleads guilty to sex trafficking charges

The founder of a Long Island City music school is facing life in prison after pleading guilty to sex trafficking charges. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017


Son of Sam murders still haunting New Yorkers 40 years later

That twisted message was scribbled on one of several weird notes that the NYPD police and press had gotten from the notorious .44 serial killer Son of Sam, during his 13-month reign of terror across the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn. Comments (1)

Fresh Meadows man sentenced for dog’s death

A Fresh Meadows man was sentenced to 45 days in jail after throwing a dog from a balcony during an argument with his ex-girlfriend, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017


Astoria man assaulted and robbed at home: NYPD

A 29-year-old Astoria man was beaten and robbed inside his own home earlier this month, according to police. Comments (2)

Monday, Aug. 14, 2017


Long Island man dies after fight outside Elmhurst strip club: NYPD

A 24-year-old Long Island man died after he was beaten after leaving an Elmhurst strip club early Saturday morning, according to the NYPD. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017

Kew Gardens

Wills sentenced to two to six years in prison for corruption

A sobbing former Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) was sentenced to two to six years in prison Thursday in Queens Supreme Court for stealing $33,000 in public funds after being convicted in an 11-day trial. Comments (3)


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