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Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 4/15/2014 at 7:04AM

TODAY’S FORECAST: Tuesday: Rain. High around 60. Winds S at 25 to 35 mph. Rainfall may reach one inch. Tuesday night: Rain early with snow overnight. Low 32F. Winds NW at 20 to 30 mph.

Woman caught at JFK allegedly smuggling cocaine in hair products
Woman caught at JFK allegedly smuggling cocaine in hair products
Police Cristabelle Tumola 12/14/2013 at 12:16PM

A woman flying into JFK Airport from the Dominican Republic last month tried to sneak into the country with more than six pounds of cocaine concealed in hair products, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials said. CBP officers were inspecting the baggage of Erika Rodriguez de los Santos, who had just arrived on a [...]

Flight 587: Marking 12 years since the tragedy
Flight 587: Marking 12 years since the tragedy
Top Stories Maggie Hayes 11/12/2013 at 1:00PM

Twelve years ago, Flight 587 crashed and took the lives of hundreds. Today, loved ones left behind said the pain never goes away. “The time passes, but the pain is still there in your heart,” said Anne Espinal, who gathered with others at the flight memorial site on Tuesday. Espinal lost her mother in the [...]

Loved ones mark 11th anniversary of Flight 587 crash
Loved ones mark 11th anniversary of Flight 587 crash
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 11/12/2012 at 5:15PM

As Queens still recovers from Sandy, those who lost loved ones from the Flight 587 crash gathered to mark the 11th anniversary of the tragedy Monday. On November 12, 2001, the American Airlines flight to the Dominican Republic crashed over Belle Harbor shortly after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing 260 aboard and [...]

Man Hit, Killed At Queens Road Junction
Man Hit, Killed At Queens Road Junction
News Jay Lane 11/28/2011 at 9:04AM

Cops save freezing kayaker Cops yesterday rescued a fisherman whose kayak was sinking in the Atlantic off Jacob Riis Park. The 46-year-old called 9-1-1 at 1:19 p.m. when his boat started taking on water. NYPD Harbor boats began a search, but it was an Aviation Unit Air-Sea Rescue helicopter that located the fisherman as he [...]