Jamaica man sentenced to 20 years in prison on abduction charges


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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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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17 indicted following Queens auto theft ring bust


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A two-and-a-half-year investigation resulted in charges for 17 individuals involved in a major Queens-based auto theft and “title washing” ring, where high-end vehicles were swiped off city streets and even from dealerships, officials announced Thursday.

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Cambria Heights women arrested for operating pot farm in home


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Two women are accused of turning their Cambria Heights home into a pot farm and stealing more than $64,000 worth of electricity from Con Edison to help run their operation, prosecutors said.

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Man arrested after threatening to ‘kill a lot of people’ with bombs at JFK: DA


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A 64-year-old Manhattan resident is behind bars after he called in nearly a dozen bomb threats to JFK Airport this month, stating that he wanted to “kill a lot of people,” including police officers, prosecutors announced Monday.

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First-degree murder indictment for alleged Queens Village cop killer


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A Queens Village man accused of fatally shooting a police officer last month pleaded not guilty Thursday afternoon to an indictment that includes first-degree murder charges, District Attorney Richard Brown announced.

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Jamaica woman pleads guilty to defrauding undocumented couple out of $25K: DA


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A 49-year-old Jamaica woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to grand larceny after she falsely promised an undocumented couple state driver’s licenses and permanent residence cards, taking $25,000 in the process, prosecutors said.

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Queens nurse charged with murder in disabled toddler’s scalding death: DA


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A St. Albans nurse could face life in prison after she allegedly burned a severely developmentally disabled 1-year-old girl in scalding bath water, prosecutors said.

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Ex-teacher from Forest Hills cops plea in Internet sex sting


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A former high school teacher from Forest Hills admitted in court Friday that he tried to lure someone whom he believed was a teen girl into a sexual tryst but who turned out to be an undercover officer, prosecutors announced.

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