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Ex-Met Dykstra sentenced to 3 years in Calif. prison for car scam
Ex-Met Dykstra sentenced to 3 years in Calif. prison for car scam
News Jay Lane 3/05/2012 at 2:12PM

Ex-Met Dykstra sentenced to 3 years in Calif. prison for car scam Former New York Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra was sentenced Monday to three years in state prison in a grand theft auto case. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Cynthia Ulfig sentenced Dykstra after refusing to allow him to withdraw a no-contest plea. The judge said [...]

Teens charged in Queens vid-kill slapped with more charges
Teens charged in Queens vid-kill slapped with more charges
News Jay Lane 3/05/2012 at 9:04AM

Teens charged in Queens vid-kill slapped with more charges Two Queens teens were arrested for gunning down an 18-year-old after the shooting was caught on camera, and each has since been hit with separate charges of attempted murder, cops said yesterday. Sean Barnhill, 19, and Alexander Burgess, 16, allegedly shot and wounded Daryl Adams, 18, [...]

Liu fund raiser’s ‘cruel’ fate
Liu fund raiser’s ‘cruel’ fate
News Jay Lane 3/02/2012 at 9:27AM

Liu fund raiser’s ‘cruel’ fate A day after she was slapped with federal fraud charges for alleged illegal fund-raising on behalf of John Liu’s mayoral campaign, Jia “Jenny” Hou described New York as a “cruel city” and questioned who can be trusted. In a missive on her Chinese social-networking page, Hou, 25, told friends that [...]

Elevator Company Fires Five On Duty During Fatal Midtown Accident
Elevator Company Fires Five On Duty During Fatal Midtown Accident
News Jay Lane 3/01/2012 at 1:48PM

Elevator Company Fires Five On Duty During Fatal Midtown Accident An elevator service company says it fired five mechanics who were on duty during a deadly accident that killed an advertising executive in Midtown. Transel Elevator announced the firings just two days after a city report said a mechanic had overridden an important safety system [...]

Liu hints he might abandon run for mayor in light of scandal
Liu hints he might abandon run for mayor in light of scandal
News Jay Lane 3/01/2012 at 8:55AM

Liu hints he might abandon run for mayor in light of scandal Beleaguered city Comptroller John Liu hinted last night he might abandon a run for mayor following the arrest of his campaign treasurer in the mushrooming straw-donor fund-raising scandal. “All options are on the table. We’re moving forward,” Liu said in a vague response [...]

The Monkees lead singer Davy Jones dead at 66 from heart attack
The Monkees lead singer Davy Jones dead at 66 from heart attack
News Jay Lane 2/29/2012 at 1:31PM

The Monkees lead singer Davy Jones dead at 66 from heart attack Davy Jones – lead singer of The Monkees – has died … TMZ has learned. An official from the medical examiner’s office for Martin County, Florida confirmed with TMZ they received a call from Martin Memorial Hospital informing them that Jones had passed away. Jones is survived [...]

Liu “Stunned” By Fraud Charges Against His Campaign Treasurer
News Jay Lane 2/29/2012 at 9:13AM

Arrest Made In Connection With Queens Synagogue Burglary Police say tips from the public led them to an arrest in the burglary of a Queens synagogue. Efram Sanders, 28, was arrested Tuesday and was facing burglary, grand larceny and stolen-property charges in connection with the break-in at Congregation Degel Israel in Kew Gardens Hills. More [...]

Grades spur parents’ revolt
Grades spur parents’ revolt
News Jay Lane 2/28/2012 at 9:00AM

Grades spur parents’ revolt Armed for the first time with data that rates the effectiveness of more than 12,000 math and reading teachers, parents yesterday said they’ll now take action to steer their kids clear of bad apples. At PS 89 in The Bronx — which had the highest number of teachers who were rated poorly [...]

NYPD officer saved as bullet pouch stops shot: police
NYPD officer saved as bullet pouch stops shot: police
News Jay Lane 2/27/2012 at 9:16AM

NYPD officer saved as bullet pouch stops shot: police Another NYPD officer narrowly escaped a bullet today after a firefight erupted in lower Manhattan, police said. Officers Thomas Richards and Thomas Dunne had just gotten out of their police van at 1:44 a.m. on Columbia Street in lower Manhattan when they were approached by Luis [...]

State Orders Peninsula Hospital To Stop Taking Patients
State Orders Peninsula Hospital To Stop Taking Patients
News Jay Lane 2/24/2012 at 2:29PM

State Orders Peninsula Hospital To Stop Taking Patients Laboratory problems are forcing changes at Peninsula Hospital in Queens. The State Department of Health has ordered the hospital to stop admitting patients and performing surgeries, and plan to transfer its current patients elsewhere. The order comes after Peninsula’s lab permit was suspended for 30 days after [...]