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[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 [...]

Deadly St. Albans ‘DWI’ crash
Deadly St. Albans ‘DWI’ crash
News Jay Lane 12/08/2011 at 8:58AM

4 Accused in Theft of Aid Meant for Nonprofit In 2006, a Queens state senator, Shirley L. Huntley, set up a nonprofit group called Parent Workshop that was intended to help parents navigate the inner workings of New York City’s school system. Then she began funneling state aid to the group, whose executives had close [...]