Queens’ Morning Roundup


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TODAY’S FORECAST

Thursday: Partly cloudy. High of 70. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Thursday night: Overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 55. Winds less than 5 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Opening reception for emerging artist Rafael Colón

On Thursday, Space Gallery in Long Island City is holding the opening reception for emerging artist Rafael Colón, a former U.S. Marine who paints on fabrics, sneakers, apparel and skateboards. The exhibition, which runs until October 10, takes place during Suicide Awareness & Prevention Month, and all sales will go directly to the Wounded Warrior Project. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Arrest in 2009 murder of Astoria student

Four years after the brutal killing of a 23-year-old Astoria student, police have arrested a man for her murder. Read more: The Queens Courier

Cops looking for bike-riding groper in Astoria

Police are searching for a man who allegedly rode by on his bicycle and grabbed a woman’s buttocks in Astoria. Read more: The Queens Courier

Queens man sentenced to 20 years in killing over iPhone

A Queens man will serve 20 years behind bars for his part in the killing of a teenager over his iPhone, WCBS 880′s Irene Cornell reported Wednesday. Read more: CBS New York

Teaching assistant: I helped after Sandy, then got sacked

A former teaching assistant who says she was fired from her public school job after getting called up by the Army to help Queens recover from Hurricane Sandy is suing to get her job back. Read more: New York Daily News

FBI releases chilling video of “delusional” Navy Yard gunman who thought he was controlled by electromagnetic waves

Carrying a sawed-off shotgun etched with haunting phrases about his emotional misery — including the belief that his mind was under the influence of electromagnetic waves — Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis picked his victims at random in the hallways and stairwells of Building 197 before law enforcement officers shot him dead, authorities said Tuesday. Read more: NBC New York