East Elmhurst woman charged with vehicular assault, DWI in Astoria hit-and-run


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A 21-year-old East Elmhurst driver who “didn’t even know” she struck someone has been charged with vehicular assault, DWI and other crimes for an Astoria hit-and-run that sent a pedestrian to the hospital earlier this week, according to the district attorney’s office.

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$2K reward for man who choked, cut girlfriend in Elmhurst: NYPD


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Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Police are looking for a man, who goes by four different names, after he attacked his girlfriend by choking her and slicing her with scissors.

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Organization serving domestic violence, human trafficking survivors opens center in Elmhurst


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Photo courtesy of New York Asian Women's Center

One organization is expanding its outreach in helping victims of domestic violence and human trafficking in Queens as it opens a new home in the borough.

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Second body found at East Village explosion site ID’d as Elmhurst man


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Photo via Twitter/@NYPD9Pct

The second body found in the debris days after last week’s East Village explosion has been identified as an Elmhurst man who worked in a Sushi restaurant at the location, according to published reports.

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


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Screenshot via NYPD

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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Program at Elmhurst Hospital aimed at helping survivors of torture, persecution


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Photo courtesy of Elmhurst Hospital Center

Elmhurst Hospital has become a safe haven for survivors of torture and persecution, through a nonprofit organization looking to help them heal and move forward in life.

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Cat rescued from Elmhurst tree finds home with Glendale grandmother and granddaughter


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Photos courtesy of Annet Artani

After living temporarily with Annet Artani of Miney’s Rescue of Love, Dorothy was adopted on Jan. 13 by Glendale grandmother and granddaughter, Danielle Dunn and Kathy Strong, whose family recently lost two of their three cats to old age.

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Teens charged after assaulting Elmhurst store owner, wife during robbery: NYPD


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Photo courtesy of NYPD

Two teens brandishing what appeared to be guns walked into an Elmhurst electronics store on Tuesday and attacked the owner and his wife while robbing the place, police said.

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Cat rescued from Elmhurst tree looking for home


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Photos courtesy of Councilman Daniel Dromm's office

On Dec. 20, FDNY Battalion 46 rescued a cat, now named Dorothy Gale, from a tree three stories high in front of Newton High School in Elmhurst, according to Councilman Daniel Dromm.

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Community demands improvements at Elmhurst LIRR overpass


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THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

Elmhurst residents and their elected officials are demanding that the city clean and maintain a pedestrian bridge above Long Island Rail Road tracks that they say is deteriorating, dirty and often dangerous.

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