Rego Park teacher pleads guilty to sexually abusing boys, won’t see prison time


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

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A Rego Park elementary school computer teacher will be sentenced to 10 years of probation after he pleaded guilty to sexual conduct with minors in his classroom over the course of four years, according to District Attorney Richard Brown.

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Flushing man charged in bomb scare at DA office building in Kew Gardens


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

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A 49-year-old Flushing man has been arraigned and charged following a bomb scare on Tuesday at a Kew Gardens building which houses law enforcement offices for the Queens District Attorney, New York State Police, and FBI.

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Replacement for crumbling parking garage near Borough Hall won’t be done till 2017


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

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The city is planning to complete the demolition and replacement of a vital public garage near Queens Borough Hall by 2017 as members of the community complain about traffic nightmares and a constant battle for parking while they wait.

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Woodhaven man arraigned after allegedly dealing narcotics below day care, within drug-free school zones


| r.pozarycki@timesnewsweekly.com

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A Woodhaven man remained behind bars in lieu of $20,000 bail Friday afternoon for allegedly dealing drugs from his apartment below a day care center his mother owns and operates, prosecutors said.

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Long Island man indicted on hate crime charges in Ozone Park hit-and-run


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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A Long Island man has been indicted on hate crime charges for calling a Sikh man “Osama” in Ozone Park last July and then intentionally running him over and dragging him several feet before fleeing, according to the district attorney’s office.

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Man charged in three-day crime spree that began with Elmhurst murder


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

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Authorities have nabbed a man in the deadly August stabbing of an Elmhurst resident and have also charged him with stabbing another man and punching a third person in the following days, officials said.

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Queens man pleads guilty in city’s first murder of 2011


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

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Four years ago a New Year’s Eve party in South Richmond Hill that started as a celebration ended up deadly for one man after he tried to break up a fight and escort a woman to her car.

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Queens gambling crackdown nets seven


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

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An illegal betting enterprise operating in Queens was able to rake in thousands of dollars in wagers annually on sporting events, but what its operators didn’t bet on was getting caught just days before the Super Bowl.

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Far Rockaway man arraigned in killing of rival dollar van driver: DA


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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A Far Rockaway man is facing a possible life sentence after gunning down a rival dollar van driver in broad daylight and tampering with evidence earlier this week, the district attorney’s office said.

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Arrest made in assault of off-duty cop outside St. Albans supermarket


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

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Police have arrested a man in the assault of an off-duty NYPD officer outside a St. Albans supermarket less than 24 hours after releasing video footage of the suspect.

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Oakland Gardens man pleads guilty to setting fire to pal’s Little Neck apartment


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

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Ezra Barashy, 26, pleaded guilty to third-degree arson Tuesday for setting fire to his friend’s Little Neck basement apartment this summer, according to the district attorney’s office. In his plea, he admitted to intentionally tossing a Molotov cocktail at the home of his pal.

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Unlicensed Queens driver charged after hitting 6-year-old boy coming off school bus: DA


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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A Rosedale man has been charged with assault, driving without a license and other charges after he struck a 6-year-old boy as the child was exiting his school bus last year and then fled the scene in his vehicle, the district attorney’s office said.

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Second man charged in home invasion, assault of elderly Bayside couple


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

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A second man has been charged in a Bayside home invasion that left an elderly couple seriously injured, the district attorney’s office said. His alleged partner in crime, who is accused of helping him steal more than $15,000, was caught last year.

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