Mother and son arrested after her boyfriend found shot, set on fire in Astoria


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An Astoria woman enlisted the help of her children this weekend to get rid of the body of her boyfriend, whom she shot twice after a dispute over infidelity and money, according to authorities.

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TSA agent arrested for sexually abusing passenger at LaGuardia


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A TSA agent has been charged for sexually assaulting a college student inside a LaGuardia Airport bathroom earlier this week while making her believe she had to be searched for weapons, according to the district attorney’s office.

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Queens cop charged with insurance fraud for car fire: DA


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A Queens police officer has found himself on the other side of the law as he faces charges of insurance fraud — along with other crimes — in connection to his car which he initially reported stolen and was later found burning in New Jersey.

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Elmhurst man sentenced for fatal stabbing of wife


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The Elmhurst man who stabbed his wife to death in 2014 and went on with his day, after faking her suicide note, has been sentenced to serve 18 years in prison, prosecutors announced.

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Ozone Park auto body shop owner charged with tax fraud


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An Ozone Park auto body repair shop and its owner have been charged with criminal tax fraud and grand larceny for allegedly stealing more than $125,000 in collected taxes that were owed to New York State and local municipalities.

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Corona man sentenced in online child pornography bust


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A Corona resident who was arrested days before traveling to see a 13-year-old girl in Oklahoma was sentenced to five to 15 years in prison for trying to convince young girls to engage in sexual performances via an online “game,” prosecutors said.

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Cambria Heights teen charged in crash involving school bus, NYPD van, elderly couple


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A 19-year-old Cambria Heights resident has been charged for causing a crash involving three vehicles Tuesday, and for briefly fleeing the scene because he was “scared,” authorities said.

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Jamaica man charged in check depositing scheme: DA


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A Jamaica man and a Long Island woman have been busted for a scam that included depositing fake checks and then withdrawing cash before the checks bounced, prosecutors announced.

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Richmond Hill mom charged with killing infant claimed baby was possessed


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The mother of a 3-week-old boy whose body was found in a Richmond Hill apartment building’s courtyard last week has been charged with murder after allegedly throwing the child out a four-story window because she believed an evil spirit had taken over the boy’s body.

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Brooklyn men charged in Queens theft ring of luxury cars, motorcycles, narcotics


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Eight Brooklyn men who allegedly specialized in selling everything from stolen vehicles to narcotics have been charged for their participation in a Queens theft ring, according to the Queens district attorney.

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Trio accused of breaking into Jamaica Estates home, locking out homeowner


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Three men who allegedly broke into a Jamaica Estates residence and locked the homeowner out until the deed to the house was transferred to them, could now be locked behind bars for years.

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Alleged Queens gang members busted in undercover gun, drug sale operation


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Eight purported street gang members from Queens have been charged after peddling guns and drugs during undercover buys, prosecutors announced.

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Jamaica man sentenced to 20 years in prison on abduction charges


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A 35-year-old Queens man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for abducting a Harlem woman who died after a brutal beating by the man and his wife in December 2013.

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Councilman starts petition for traffic safety improvements surrounding Astoria Park


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After the life of a 21-year-old woman was cut short last month on her way home, one local politician is putting his foot down and asking Astoria residents to join the fight to bring safety improvements in and around Astoria Park.

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