A week after he was arrested, the head of a Laurelton youth camp agreed Tuesday to pay back tens of thousands of dollars in public money he scammed from the do-nothing nonprofit, authorities said. Comments (1).
An estranged husband who stabbed his wife to death in their Richmond Hill home last summer and tried to cover up his bloody crime was sentenced to 18 years in prison earlier this week, the borough’s district attorney said. Comments (1).
A 28-year-old woman was charged with gun possession following what police described as a high-speed car crash on the Grand Central Parkway that took the life of the driver early Saturday morning, the NYPD said. Comments (40).
FOREST HILLS GARDENS — Four suspects were being sought by the police in connection to a string of recent robberies in Queens and Manhattan in recent weeks, police said. The robbery pattern involves eight separate incidents, including two in Forest Hills Gardens and one in Rego Park, the NYPD said. Comment.
The Florida jury’s decision to acquit George Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin reverberated through Queens and the rest of the city, where calls were issued to dismantle “shoot first” laws. Comments (5).
Corona resident Cecilia Reyes, whose 22-year-old son Noel Polanco was fatally shot by an NYPD detective during a traffic stop last year, filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against New York City and the officer who gunned down the National Guardsman, according to court documents. Comments (1).
Police were searching for the driver of a dark-colored, older model sedan who is suspected of stabbing a 26-year-old Astoria deejay to death and wounding another man in Woodside over the weekend. Comment.
JAMAICA — A Trinidadian imam who was part of a failed bomb plot at John F. Kennedy International Airport was rightfully convicted and sentenced to life in prison, a federal appeals court said, according to the New York Post. Comments (1).
In the latest installment of the sweeping corruption probes to hit Queens, the president of a Laurelton nonprofit that received thousands of dollars in member items from several borough lawmakers was arrested Tuesday and charged with pocketing the cash, authorities said. Comments (5).
Two Hispanic men were stabbed - one fatally - in Woodside early Saturday morning, police said, and an outreach group is offering several thousands dollars as a reward for information about the killer. Comment.