Truck fatally strikes bicyclist in Maspeth hit-and-run


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A bicyclist was killed when a truck hit him at a Maspeth intersection Wednesday. Pedro Lopez, 54, was crossing Borden Avenue at Maurice Avenue around 5 p.m. when a white commercial truck struck him, police said. The truck fled the scene and cops are searching for the driver. Lopez was taken to Elmhurst General Hospital where he was […]

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Motorcyclist killed on Whitestone Expressway


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A Bronx man died Saturday after he lost control of his motorcycle and collidided into a median on the Whitestone Expressway. The crash occurred around 10:15 a.m. as 35-year-old Jose Bosque was riding southbound on the roadway at the Grand Central Parkway, said police. Bosque was taken to Elmhurst General Hospital where he was pronounced […]

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Man dies after being shot in head, neck in Jackson Heights


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A 33-year-old man died Friday after he was shot in the head and neck in Jackson Heights, police said. The name of the man was not yet released. Police said the incident occurred September 20 shortly before 6 p.m. at 89-09 Roosevelt Avenue. The victim was taken to Elmhurst General Hospital, where he was pronounced […]

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69-year-old man killed in alleged anti-gay attack


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Photos courtesy of Alba Orozco

BY CRISTABELLE TUMOLA AND ANGY ALTAMIRANO Updated Wednesday, September 18 Alba Orozco didn’t know that “see you soon” would be the last words she would hear from her husband. On Monday, Alba and her husband of 15 years, Ever Orozco, arrived for her routine doctor’s visit on 90th Street in Elmhurst. As Ever attempted to […]

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Teen critically injured after attack in Astoria alley


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Photo and video courtesy of NYPD

An attack on a 16-year-old in an alley, leaving her seriously injured, has left the “peaceful” Astoria community in shock. “It’s totally unexpected. There’s never real concern walking around here,” said John Katsetos, 25. “It makes you think twice about going in the alleys to take shortcuts.” On Tuesday, April 9 at around 10:45 p.m. […]

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Van jumps curb, kills teen, injures four in Long Island City


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Photo: Instagram/its_delgado

One pedestrian was killed and four others were injured when a minivan jumped the curb near LaGuardia Community College this morning, according to police. Around 10:30 a.m., the vehicle was traveling eastbound on Thomson Avenue when the driver lost control and drove onto the sidewalk at 30th Street, striking five people. They were taken to Elmhurst General Hospital where one of […]

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Queens man killed in drunk driving accident on LIE


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A Flushing man was arrested today for killing his passenger during a drunk driving accident on the Long Island Expressway (LIE), said police. The driver, 39-year-old Ricardo Rivas, was travelling eastbound on the LIE around 4:00 a.m. Wednesday when he hit the median right after the 108th Street exit, injuring all four of his passengers. Carlos […]

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[UPDATE] Suspect arrested for George Gibbons’ hit-and-run


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THE COURIER/Photo by Billy Rennison.

Only two days after Maspeth residents rallied demanding “Justice for George,” the suspect wanted in connection with the hit-and-run that killed George Gibbons was apprehended in Connecticut, according to police. Peter Rodriguez was taken into custody in Connecticut by the Regional Fugitive Task Force one month to the day after the accident.  The suspect was […]

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[UPDATE] Peter Rodriguez apprehended in Connecticut


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THE COURIER/photos by Billy Rennison

[UPDATE] According to police, Peter Rodriguez has been apprehended in Connecticut by the Regional Fugitive Task Force. They came to demand “Justice for George.” On Sunday, November 13, over 100 members of the community, many wearing “Justice for George” T-shirts, gathered at 69th Street and Grand Avenue in Maspeth — just blocks from Gibbons’ Home bar […]

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Police Blotter


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Police say this man is wanted for trying to rob a Capital One Bank.

107th Precinct Fresh Meadows, Cunningham Heights, Hilltop Village, Electchester, Pomonok Seek attempted bank robber The New York Police Department is asking for your help in locating the suspect who is wanted in connection with an attempted bank robbery. On Tuesday, August 30, the suspect entered the Capital One Bank located at 70-09 Parsons Boulevard and […]

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