afternoon roundup

Queens woman ‘married’ to multiple men in immigration scams
Queens woman ‘married’ to multiple men in immigration scams
News Melissa Chan 3/17/2012 at 12:33PM

Queens woman ‘married’ to multiple men in immigration scams Anna Vargas thought she was happily married — she just didn’t know she was “married” to four guys. The 37-year-old Queens mom has been the victim of an identity-theft nightmare, in which a parade of mysterious creeps arranged fake marriages by using her birth certificate which [...]

Posada Announces Retirement, Says He Will “Forever Be A Yankee”
Posada Announces Retirement, Says He Will “Forever Be A Yankee”
News Jay Lane 1/24/2012 at 3:39PM

Posada Announces Retirement, Says He Will “Forever Be A Yankee” New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada officially announced his retirement from the game today at Yankee Stadium. During an at-times tearful press conference, the 40-year-old catcher said he is leaving the game after 17 seasons, all with the team that drafted him. He said the [...]

Man Behind Two-Borough Stabbing, Carjacking Spree Awaits Sentencing
Man Behind Two-Borough Stabbing, Carjacking Spree Awaits Sentencing
News Jay Lane 1/18/2012 at 2:47PM

Man Behind Two-Borough Stabbing, Carjacking Spree Awaits Sentencing A man who admitted to killing four people and wounding two others in a 28-hour rampage is scheduled to be sentenced today. Maksim Gelman faces up to 100 years in prison when he’s sentenced in Brooklyn. He pleaded guilty to murder, assault and attempted murder in the [...]

Man Hospitalized Following Jamaica Hotel Fire
Man Hospitalized Following Jamaica Hotel Fire
News Jay Lane 1/17/2012 at 1:56PM

Man Hospitalized Following Jamaica Hotel Fire The Conduit Motor Inn on 138th Avenue in Jamaica, Queens caught fire Monday night, and an injured man found inside one of the hotel rooms was taken to Jamaica Hospital with burns throughout his body. Read More: NY1   Maksim Gelman to get extra 25 years for Manhattan portion [...]

Obama picks Jacob Lew of Queens as new chief of staff
Obama picks Jacob Lew of Queens as new chief of staff
News Jay Lane 1/16/2012 at 1:16PM

Obama picks Jacob Lew of Queens as new chief of staff Six days a week, newly minted White House chief of staff Jacob Lew will be at President Obama’s beck and call. On the Sabbath, Lew answers first to God. An Orthodox Jew from Queens, Lew learned to balance the secular and sacred while cutting his political teeth working [...]

Brother of Cowboys wide receiver Kevin Ogletree shot in Queens
Brother of Cowboys wide receiver Kevin Ogletree shot in Queens
News Jay Lane 1/08/2012 at 5:03PM

Brother of Cowboys wide receiver Kevin Ogletree shot in Queens The older brother of Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Kevin Ogletree was clinging to life Saturday, a day after he was shot in the head during a dispute in Queens, sources told the Daily News. Calvin Ogletree, 25, was standing in front of his luxury car rental shop on [...]

Mom remembers daughters killed in Conn. Christmas Day blaze, calls tragedy ‘incomprehensible’
Mom remembers daughters killed in Conn. Christmas Day blaze, calls tragedy ‘incomprehensible’
News Jay Lane 1/05/2012 at 3:33PM

Mom remembers daughters killed in Conn. Christmas Day blaze, calls tragedy ‘incomprehensible’   Calling the Christmas Day fire that killed her three daughters and parents “incomprehensible,” fashion ad exec Madonna Badger told hundreds of people packed in a Fifth Avenue church this morning that she’ll never forget her family. “Why did this happen to my [...]

Weiner mistress claims he wanted to have a threesome with a man
Weiner mistress claims he wanted to have a threesome with a man
News Jay Lane 12/28/2011 at 12:44PM

Weiner mistress claims he wanted to have a threesome with a man Anthony Weiner wanted to do more than share his crotch shots with women online, his former X-rated chat buddy claims. Traci Nobles, who came forward as one of the New York politician’s sexting partners earlier this year, told Radaronline.com that he wanted to have a threesome [...]

Madonna Badger spared details of fire that killed her 3 daughters & parents
Madonna Badger spared details of fire that killed her 3 daughters & parents
News Jay Lane 12/27/2011 at 1:07PM

Madonna Badger spared details of fire that killed her 3 daughters & parents The marketing executive whose three daughters and parents died in a Christmas morning fire was spared the horrific details of the tragedy, her brother said Tuesday. Madonna Badger was “as devastated as you could imagine,” Wade Johnson said. “Like any mother and [...]

Army: Eight Charged In Death Of Manhattan Soldier
Army: Eight Charged In Death Of Manhattan Soldier
News Jay Lane 12/21/2011 at 2:03PM

Army: Eight Charged In Death Of Manhattan Soldier The U.S. Army says eight of its soldiers are facing charges in connection with the death of a fellow soldier in Afghanistan. Private Danny Chen, 19, died in October. The exact cause of death has not been released. The Army has said he died of non-combat-related injuries. [...]