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Sunnyside cyclist killed in hit-and-run
News Billy Rennison 7/19/2012 at 2:10PM

A cyclist was killed last night in Sunnyside after being struck by a car that sped off after the crash. The 37-year-old was biking heading eastbound on Greenpoint Avenue when he was hit from behind by a dark colored sedan heading the same direction, police said. The Daily News reported that sources said the speeding [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 6/27/2012 at 7:47AM

Rangel, Long, Meng, Jeffries, Velazquez Declared Winners In Primaries  According to AP numbers as of 12:30 a.m., Meng had 51 percent of the vote with 89 percent of precincts reporting. Assemblyman Rory Lancman had 28 percent, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley had 16 percent and Dr. Robert Mittman had 5 percent. Read more: [NY1]  Rapper 50 Cent [...]

[UPDATE] 30 injured in Queens school bus crash
News Billy Rennison 6/05/2012 at 9:25AM

Thirty people — including children — were involved in a school bus crash in Fresh Meadows this morning, the fire department said. The accident occurred at approximately 7:45 a.m, according to officials. The bus was taking children to Yeshiva of Central Queens. There were no injuries, except one minor cut, said Principal Rabbi Mark Landsman. [...]

Despite lawsuits, DOT work, off-ramp still unsafe
Despite lawsuits, DOT work, off-ramp still unsafe
News Michael Pantelidis 5/14/2012 at 12:00PM

A stretch of street – proven unsafe for cars, pedestrians and even storefronts – has “struck” again. Following three crashes in as many months in 2011, another car accident occurred on May 1 at the off-ramp of the Ed Koch-Queensborough Bridge, located on Queens Plaza South near Crescent Street in Long Island City. A taxi [...]

12 injured in Maspeth school bus crash
12 injured in Maspeth school bus crash
News Billy Rennison 4/04/2012 at 10:33AM

Twelve people were injured when a school bus collided with a car in Maspeth this morning. The crash occurred on the corner of 68th Street and the Long Island Expressway service road at approximately 7:30 this morning. Only minor injuries were sustained, according to officials. The injured were taken to Elmhurst Hospital and New York [...]

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Pedestrian struck and killed on Union Turnpike
News Billy Rennison 3/01/2012 at 11:40AM

A pedestrian crossing Union Turnpike was struck and killed just before 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 29, according to authorities. The victim was struck as he attempted to cross Union Turnpike in Oakland Gardens by a Volkswagen driven by a 24-year-old woman, police said. EMS responded to the scene and took the 40-year-old victim to North Shore [...]

Four Attacks in Queens With Homemade Firebombs
Four Attacks in Queens With Homemade Firebombs
News Jay Lane 1/03/2012 at 9:10AM

Four Attacks in Queens With Homemade Firebombs A Fire Department official on Monday said it was fortunate that the damage was minimal from a series of arson attacks across eastern Queens on Sunday night that the police were investigating as a possible bias crime against Muslims. No one was hurt in the four attacks, in [...]

Motorist dies of apparent suicide while driving on the Throgs Neck Bridge
Motorist dies of apparent suicide while driving on the Throgs Neck Bridge
News Jay Lane 12/27/2011 at 8:58AM

Motorist dies of apparent suicide while driving on the Throgs Neck Bridge A 36-year-old man killed himself with a shot to the head while driving on the Throgs Neck Bridge on Monday night, police said. The man was heading northbound from Queens toward the Bronx in a 1999 Chevy Silverado when he took his own [...]

Alleged cop killer gets into Rikers Island brawl with guards
Alleged cop killer gets into Rikers Island brawl with guards
News Jay Lane 12/20/2011 at 12:29PM

Alleged cop killer gets into Rikers Island brawl with guards Alleged cop killer Lamont Pride got into a fight with two jail guards after the ex-con refused to undergo a routine search, authorities said today. Pride, 27, has been charged in the murder of Officer Peter Figoski after he allegedly shot the cop in the [...]