Queens Morning Roundup

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Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 89. Northwest wind around 9 mph. Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 73. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph.

EVENT of the DAY: Free Shakespeare in the Garden: “The Comedy of Errors”

7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., Come enjoy a summer night with the Bard. Queens-based Hip to Hip Theatre Company presents a free performance of Shakespeare’s classic comedy in the garden at Voelker Orth museum. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Suspect wanted for 11 armed robberies in Queens

The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man wanted for committing 11 gunpoint robberies in various areas of Queens. Darren Hicks, 28, first robbed a Pepsi delivery truck driver in front of the J&C Grocery store at 110-02 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard in Jamaica around 2:50 p.m. on July 3. Read more: Queens Courier

Astoria man suspected of killing girlfriend discusses incident on Facebook

The Ivy League lawyer charged with strangling his Weight Watchers-exec girlfriend posted a sniveling Facebook rant yesterday that shamelessly blamed the victim for her own death. Read more: NY Post

FDNY heroes rescue 86-year-old nun from drowning in Queens after her car is suddenly submerged by a flash flood

Sister Claudia Bradshaw and her two pals, caught off guard by a flash flood, were trapped in a sinking car beneath a Queens overpass Wednesday afternoon. Bradshaw, 86, prayed for deliverance, while her friends frantically called 911. The water was up to Bradshaw’s neck when her prayers were answered — by a pair of plucky Fire Department EMT’s. Read more: Daily News

Ex-Queens Assemblyman Jimmy Meng hires hotshot lawyer Abbe Lowell

Ex-Queens Assemblyman Jimmy Meng, who is charged in a bizarre scheme to bribe prosecutors, has hired a powerhouse Washington, D.C. lawyer with loads of experience representing scandal-scarred pols, the Daily News has learned. Read more: Daily News

Chris Brown, Drake slapped with $16M suit for club melee

It was Chris Brown and Drake themselves – and not their posses – that set off a bottle throwing fracas at a Manhattan nightclub, a $16 million lawsuit claims. In papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, Entertainment Enterprises Lt.d says the two stars started mixing up it at the joint clubs Greenhouse and WiP on June 14, and then ordered their crews to follow suit. Read more: NY Post

Health Department consultant sentenced to $64,000 in fines for taking bribes

A St. Alban’s woman who pleaded guilty to taking bribes to overlook heath code violations in dozens of city day care centers was sentenced to two years probation and $64,000 in fines and restitution on Monday in federal court. Read more: Daily News