Several police officers who patrol the streets of southeast Queens helped to catch several burglary suspects charged with breaking into residents’ homes and received top accolades last week for their heroics. Comment.
The pair accused of coldly gunning down a Queensbridge native last month made their first appearance in court Wednesday to face their murder charges, the Manhattan district attorney’s office said. Comment.
A Queens Supreme Court jury was sent Tuesday to deliberate the fate of Barbara Sheehan, the Howard Beach wife who contends she killed her abusive husband in self-defense while prosecutors maintain she executed him in cold blood. Comment.
Police said they arrested three men in the dark, early morning hours of Friday who are accused of breaking into a Broadway home that was filled with 20 people and being used as an illegal gambling location. Comment.
The pair accused of kidnaping their eight children out of a Forest Hills foster care center and fleeing with them around the country could be back to face a Queens judge later this week, the authorities said. Comment.
Prosecutors dropped a reckless driving charge against the Flushing driver who crashed a discount bus on Interstate 95 in Virginia, killing four people, two of whom were residents of southeast Queens, and injuring many other riders, according to the Associated Press. Comment.
An Oakland Gardens playground remained closed Tuesday, its equipment a tangled and charred mess as the community searched for answers regarding a fire — which some are calling an arson — that struck the playground last week. Comment.
In a setback to the trustee trying to recover funds for victims of Bernard Madoff’s $50 billion Ponzi scheme, a Manhattan federal judge ruled the trustee can only sue the owners of the New York Mets for up to $386 million, not the $1 billion he was seeking. Comment.