Man wanted in non-fatal LIC shooting


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Police are looking for a 33-year-old man they say shot three people in March at the NYCHA Queensbridge South Houses in Long Island City.

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Probe continues into fatal Astoria crash as loved ones mourn victims


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Police are continuing the investigation into an accident that killed four friends after their car plunged into an Astoria creek and as one politician calls for a review of safety measures on the roads leading to the water.

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Four dead after car plunges into Astoria creek


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Four people are dead after their car went into an Astoria creek Friday night, according to the NYPD.

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Op-ed: The western Queens renaissance: A burgeoning community on the rise


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ASSEMBLYMEMBER ARAVELLA SIMOTAS At its core, western Queens is a community built by small businesses. From the time the Steinway brothers built their first factory in the U.S. in 1853 to the television and film production and high-tech enterprises we see flourishing today, this part of New York City is firmly grounded in innovation and […]

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Suspect arrested for robbing 73-year-old blind man twice


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A Brooklyn man has been arrested for robbing a blind 73-year-old twice at his Long Island City home. Ronald Rhodes, 46, has been charged with burglary, robbery, criminal possession of stolen property and criminal obstruction of breathing. Rhodes allegedly first robbed the victim on June 29 at 11:15 a.m. According to authorities, he followed the […]

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Suspect robs 73-year-old blind man twice


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

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Police are looking for a suspect wanted in two home invasions at the Long Island City residence of a 73-year-old blind man. The first robbery occurred on June 29 at 11:15 a.m. The suspect followed the victim into his home near 41st Avenue and 21st Street, approached him from behind, snatched his chain off his […]

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Astoria passes on a proposed pedestrian plaza


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Opposition by Astoria merchants pushed Community Board 1 to pass on a proposed pedestrian plaza, to the dismay of many local residents. During the group’s monthly meeting, Community Board 1 members voted 25 to 7 against the Department of Transportation (DOT) initiated venture, which would have installed a pedestrian plaza at the intersection of Newtown […]

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POLICE BLOTTER


By Queens Courier Staff

Have a safe July 4th The New York Police Department urges you to celebrate safely on July 4. If you use fireworks, you or someone else can get seriously hurt. If you have fireworks the NYPD can arrest you, your car can be confiscated or your business can be closed. Concerned citizens can anonymously report […]

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POLICE BLOTTER


By Queens Courier Staff

Mother of two murdered 114th Precinct Astoria, Long Island City, Woodside and Jackson Heights A Queens mother was killed by the flower toting father of her two sons while she was working at a Long Island City pharmacy. Guimmia Villia, 32, was taken to Mt. Sinai hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival on […]

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Queens woman killed in Long Island City


By Queens Courier Staff

A Queens mother was killed by the flower toting father of her two sons while she was working at a Long Island City pharmacy. Guimmia Villia, 32, was taken to Mt. Sinai hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival on Thursday, February 10. The suspect, Alex Figueroa, who had been bearing a bouquet of […]

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Queens woman killed in Long Island City


By Queens Courier Staff

A Queens woman was tragically shot down recently while working in a Long Island City pharmacy. Guimmia Villia, 32, was taken from Crescent Chemists to Mt. Sinai hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival. The suspect Alex Figueroa, Villia’s ex-boyfriend, was later found dead by police with a self-afflicted gun shot wound to his […]

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Queens woman killed in Long Island City


By Queens Courier Staff

A Queens woman was tragically shot down recently while shopping in a Long Island City pharmacy. Guimmia Villia, 32, was taken to Mt. Sinai hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival. The suspect Alex Figueroa, Villia’s ex-boyfriend, was later found dead by police with a self-afflicted gun shot wound to his head. According to […]

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Queens woman killed in Long Island City


By Queens Courier Staff

A Queens woman was tragically shot down recently while shopping in a Long Island City pharmacy. Guimmia Villia, 32, was taken to Mt. Sinai hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival. The suspect Alex Figueroa, Villia’s ex-boyfriend, was later found dead by police with a self-afflicted gun shot wound to his head. According to […]

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