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Four more US soldiers face court martial over alleged hazing death of New York GI
Four more US soldiers face court martial over alleged hazing death of New York GI
News Jay Lane 3/06/2012 at 9:25AM

Four more US soldiers face court martial over alleged hazing death of New York GI Four more US soldiers are facing a possible court martial over the alleged hazing death in Afghanistan of a 19-year-old fellow serviceman of Chinese descent. The recommendation from military investigators follows a preliminary hearing at Kandahar Air Field on Monday. Seven [...]

Second Liu campaign worker busted
News Melissa Chan 2/29/2012 at 4:04PM

Another worker on City Comptroller John Liu’s mayoral campaign has been arrested on fraud charges. Jia “Jenny” Hou — a 25-year-old campaign treasurer for the comptroller — was busted for illegally funneling campaign funds for the comptroller’s unofficial 2013 try for mayoral candidacy, feds said. According to restrictions laid out by the New York City [...]

Fundraiser For Comptroller Liu Indicted On Federal Wire Fraud Charges
Fundraiser For Comptroller Liu Indicted On Federal Wire Fraud Charges
News Jay Lane 2/16/2012 at 9:34AM

Fundraiser For Comptroller Liu Indicted On Federal Wire Fraud Charges City Comptroller John Liu was dealt a major blow on Wednesday as a fundraiser for his campaign, Xing Wu Pan, was indicted on federal wire fraud charges just one day before the comptroller’s first major public policy speech. Pan, also known as Oliver Pan, was [...]

Good Samaritan critically injured rescuing drunk man from subway tracks
Good Samaritan critically injured rescuing drunk man from subway tracks
News Jay Lane 1/09/2012 at 9:07AM

Good Samaritan critically injured rescuing drunk man from subway tracks A good Samaritan trying to help a drunken man off the Staten Island Railway tracks was hit by a train and critically injured Sunday, officials said. Steven Santiago, 39, came across a drunk who had jumped onto the tracks to retrieve his lost shoe in the [...]

Jackson Heights bank robbed
Jackson Heights bank robbed
News Jay Lane 1/07/2012 at 11:21AM

Jackson Heights bank robbed A gunman dressed in a brown UPS uniform took a female bank employee hostage as he held up a Queens branch yesterday, authorities said. The man walked into the Sovereign branch on 31st Avenue in Jackson Heights at 9:40 a.m., pressed the barrel a silver revolver into the back of the [...]

End of an era in North Korea: Kim Jong Il dies after nearly two decades in power
End of an era in North Korea: Kim Jong Il dies after nearly two decades in power
News Jay Lane 12/19/2011 at 8:51AM

End of an era in North Korea: Kim Jong Il dies after nearly two decades in power North Korea’s Communist leader Kim Jong Il, whose nearly two-decade reign of power was marked by nuclear threats against his neighbors and a stifling of freedoms for his own people, has died. North Korean television announced Sunday night that [...]

District Attorney says Queens teacher had sex with student, 13
District Attorney says Queens teacher had sex with student, 13
News Jay Lane 12/16/2011 at 8:55AM

District Attorney says Queens teacher had sex with student, 13 Prosecutors say a New York City public school teacher is being charged with rape for a sexual relationship with a student that began when she was just 13. Queens District Attorney Richard Brown says 44-year-old Charles Oross engaged in a sexual relationship with the teen [...]

War in Iraq officially over
War in Iraq officially over
News Jay Lane 12/15/2011 at 9:03AM

War in Iraq officially over After nearly nine years, 4,500 American dead, 32,000 wounded and more than $800 billion, U.S. officials formally shut down the war in Iraq — a conflict that U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said was worth the price in blood and money, as it set Iraq on a path to democracy. Panetta stepped [...]

Quiet Aide to Liu Helped Build a Donor Base Now Under Scrutiny
Quiet Aide to Liu Helped Build a Donor Base Now Under Scrutiny
News Jay Lane 12/01/2011 at 9:19AM

Quiet Aide to Liu Helped Build a Donor Base Now Under Scrutiny She is an almost invisible figure in New York politics, a former insurance agent and single mother who unwinds at karaoke bars in Queens singing Taiwanese pop ballads in a gentle soprano voice. But Mei-Hua Ru quietly wields considerable power in the city, [...]

Politics Aside: Is it time for Liu to step down?
Blogs / Columnists / Voices Robert Hornak 11/30/2011 at 10:01AM

As more information continues to spill out about the scandal surrounding John Liu’s fundraising practices, both in his 2009 campaign for comptroller and his current effort to run for mayor, it is becoming clear that his ability to effectively do his job is in serious jeopardy.  That would be the case for anyone in this [...]