Queens’ Morning Roundup


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com |

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TODAY’S FORECAST

Monday: Plentiful sunshine. High 66. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Monday night: Mostly clear. Low 51. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. 10 percent chance of rain.

EVENT OF THE DAY: herematch presents: matchup business networking event

herematch presents a matchup business networking event at Riverview Restaurant & Lounge. These matchups will match you with the people who need your services, offer services you need, have same interests and even come from the same home town. herematch will present this networking event on Monday, October 21 and you can register at http://conta.cc/1eNfoc3. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own.

Body found floating near Bayside Marina

Police pulled a man’s body from Little Neck Bay in Bayside yesterday. The body was discovered floating near the Bayside Marina around 8:20 a.m., authorities said. Cops responded to a call about the body and found the man, who appears to be in his 20′s, dead on arrival. Read more: The Queens Courier

Police searching for suspect in string of south Queens bank robberies

Police are looking for a man in connection with a string of bank robberies yesterday in South Richmond Hill and Jamaica. Read more: The Queens Courier

Man with bag full of knives arrested at JFK Airport

A man was arrested at Kennedy Airport after authorities discovered a trench knife and several other blades in his carry-on bag. Port Authority Police spokesman Joe Pentangelo says Timothy Schiavo Jr. was charged Saturday with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon. Read more: NBC New York

Tragedy strikes Queens home with no smoke detectors as 1 dies, 1 hurt in blaze

A deadly blaze that ripped through a two-story home in Queens Sunday killed one person and injured another, officials said. The fire started in the cellar of a home on Springfield Blvd. in Queens Village around 2 p.m. and quickly spread up the first-floor staircase, fire officials said. Read more: NY Daily News

Truck driver saves life of drunken motorist whose car caught fire after crashing into tree

Alex Mitchel, 37, a Queens truck driver helped a drunk motorist out of his burning car after he had crashed into a tree, and then continued on his overnight shift after giving a brief statement to police. Read more: NY Daily News