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Cops arrest alleged catalytic converter thieves in Flushing
Cops arrest alleged catalytic converter thieves in Flushing
Northeast Melissa Chan 1/29/2014 at 3:36PM

Police arrested two men in Flushing for allegedly sawing catalytic converters off multiple trucks in a U-Haul storage lot. The device — which contains precious metals inside, like platinum — has been the target of a costly new citywide crime trend.

Queens woman admits to bogus ‘blessing scam’
Queens woman admits to bogus ‘blessing scam’
Northeast Melissa Chan 12/06/2013 at 1:32PM

Fengluan Qin, 50, pleaded guilty to using a phony “blessing” scam to take nearly $5,000 in cash and jewelry from three Flushing women. She is a Chinese national with an expired visa, believed to be living in Flushing.

Tennessee man arrested at JFK Airport for having guns and ammunition
Tennessee man arrested at JFK Airport for having guns and ammunition
News Queens Courier Staff 10/27/2013 at 4:30PM

A 23-year-old Tennessee man was arrested Saturday morning at John F. Kennedy International Airport for allegedly traveling with multiple guns and ammunition, authorities said. Keenan A. Draughon, 23, allegedly wanted to check in two handguns, two rifles and two high-capacity magazines for his flight to Charlotte, North Carolina, according to District Attorney Richard A. Brown. [...]

Outrage over teacher’s alleged sex romp with student
Outrage over teacher’s alleged sex romp with student
Police Melissa Chan 4/10/2013 at 12:57PM

The Queens middle school teacher charged with statutory rape was a popular, fun educator who shared details about his personal life with his class, students said. “He was actually a really cool teacher,” said a former student. “He was funny. He joked around with us a lot.” Daniel Reilly, a sixth grade English teacher at [...]

Man tries to take 30 pounds of pot from doctor
Man tries to take 30 pounds of pot from doctor
News Melissa Chan 2/02/2013 at 11:45AM

The reefer is greener at the doctor’s office. A Brooklyn man was arrested Friday afternoon for trying to take 30 pounds of pot from a South Richmond Hill’s doctor’s office, police said. Marlon Morris, 41, was charged with criminal possession of marijuana and disorderly conduct after he allegedly attempted to pick up a package of [...]

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News Melissa Chan 12/16/2012 at 2:05PM

Hurricane Sandy’s fury is long gone, but in Rockaways a ‘war for survival’ rages on More than 750 Queens residents and 50 clergy, brought together by the Queens Congregations United for Action, held a community meeting last Monday during which they urged local elected officials to call on Mayor Bloomberg to improve cleanup efforts in [...]