Queens Morning Roundup


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Today’s Forecast

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high of 50. Northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.Saturday night: Clear skies, low of 33. North/Northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Wannabe suicide bomber from Queens sentenced to life plus 95 years in prison

A Queens man whose hatred of America inspired him to join the Taliban and become a wanna-be subway suicide bomber was sentenced to rot in prison for the rest of his life – plus 95 years. Medunjanin was convicted last May of traveling to Pakistan and Afghanistan in 2008 with two friends from Flushing High School so the radicalized trio could fight coalition forces. They received terrorist training and were recruited by high-ranking al Qaeda operatives to carry out an attack in the New York City subway system in September 2009. Read More: Daily News

JFK worker busted in $1.9 million iPad mini heist

An airport worker has been accused of being the less-than-master-mind behind the theft of $1.9 million in iPad minis from JFK Airport, court papers revealed yesterday. Federal agents were able to nab Renel Rene Richardson because he allegedly made suspicious inquiries to co-workers about the gadget shipment and where forklifts might be found, according to court papers. Read More: NY Post

DOE: 12 schools to open in regular buildings Monday

The New York City Department of Education says that 12 more relocated schools will reopen in their regular buildings Monday. The 12 schools are located in 10 different buildings. Five of the schools are in Brooklyn and seven are in Queens. Read More: NY1

Queens teen charged in Long Island crash that killed 4

Joseph Beer, the sole survivor and driver in a car crash that killed four teens last month, was indicted today in Nassau County on multiple counts that, if convicted, could land him up to 25 years in prison. Read More: The Queens Courier

Parks workers find bodies of two slain men in Queens while cleaning up hurricane debris

Parks workers find bodies of two slain men in Queens while cleaning up hurricane debris. A Forest Park worker spotted the first man’s body around 4:30 a.m. in a lot near the bandshell performance venue, sources said. Read More: Daily News