Two killed, teen injured in Belt Parkway ramp crash


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ambulance

Two young men were killed and a 14-year-old was hurt Thursday night after their car lost control near the Belt Parkway before slamming into a pole and then a tree, authorities said.

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Jamaica cultural center diversifies programs


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Asha Mahadevan

The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning is making a conscious attempt to diversify its programming. During the 2014-15 season, the center will be hosting concerts of Latin music, gospel music and doo-wop, and performances of Brazilian dances, nutcracker ballet and William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

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Alleged Queens gang members indicted on charges of conspiring to commit murder, robbery


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Photo courtesy of Queens district attorney's office

Thirty-one reputed southeast Queens gang members have been indicted on charges of conspiring to murder two people and conspiring to commit robberies in order to bail out an alleged teenage gang leader, officials said.

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Motorcyclist killed after van strikes group of people in Rosedale


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POLICE TAPE

A motorcyclist was killed and several people were injured when a van struck a group of people as they were loading the man’s bike into a pickup truck in Rosedale Friday night, police said.

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Comrie defeats state Sen. Malcolm Smith in landslide


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Salvatore Licata

Leroy Comrie is the de facto next state senator for District 14 after besting incumbent Malcolm Smith in the Democratic primary.

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Jamaica hosts auditions for new dance competition show


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Photos courtesy of Dancehall Got Talent/Nicole Duhaney

Residents of Jamaica got to show off their reggae and dancehall moves in hopes of landing a spot on a new reality TV show named “Dancehall Got Talent.”

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Wanted cocaine smuggler nabbed in Springfield Gardens shootout with U.S. marshals: reports


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of DEA

In a scene straight from an action movie, U.S. marshals serving a warrant at a home in Springfield Gardens exchanged shots with their suspect late Tuesday night, according to published reports.

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