Queens’ Morning Roundup


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Sketch and video courtesy of NYPD

After releasing a sketch and video of the suspect, police have arrested a man in an assault on a woman and her children in Elmhurst on Aug. 24.

TODAY’S FORECAST

Thursday: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers, then thunderstorms and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 68. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the South in the afternoon. Chance of rain 60%. Thursday night; Mostly cloudy. Low of 54. Winds less than 5 mph.

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Area businesses are participating in Hoppin’ Thursdays in Sunnyside, a weekly promotion for the month of May. Thirty-three business are offering exclusive deals to customers. The deals include dining and drink specials, discounts on products and discounted salon services. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Police make arrest in Ozone Park rape

The man sought in the rape of a 20-year-old in Ozone Park Sunday has been arrested, said police. Read more: The Queens Courier

City Council passes paid sick leave bill

City legislators voted today to rectify the New York’s policy on paid sick leave, and now have enough support to override a veto from the mayor’s office. Read more: The Queens Courier

Man arrested for allegedly shooting realistic toy gun with kids in Queens park

A Queens man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly firing a lifelike weapon and handing it over to his toddler-age son. Read more: CBS New York

10 accused of auto thefts in Queens, Brooklyn

State police and Queens prosecutors say 10 men have been indicted on grand larceny and other charges for stealing cars from dealerships in Queens and Brooklyn for resale. Read more: AP/Fox New York

Mets slugger launches new program to keep spotlight on Sandy

The Mets’ star slugger is stepping up to the plate for those impacted by Superstorm Sandy. Read more: New York Daily News 

Police: Women left captor’s home twice in a decade

Three women found alive after a decade in captivity endured lonely, dark lives inside a dingy home where they were raped and allowed outside only a handful of times in disguises while walking to a garage steps away, investigators say. Read more: AP