Fund to help family of toddler killed by alleged drunk driver in Jackson Heights
Fund to help family of toddler killed by alleged drunk driver in Jackson Heights
News Angy Altamirano 10/17/2013 at 2:20PM

A family and community are left mourning three-year-old Olvin Jahir Figueroa after he was fatally struck by an alleged drunk driver while crossing a Jackson Heights street with his mother. According to police, on October 11 at approximately 9:50 p.m. the toddler was crossing the corner of Junction Boulevard and Northern Boulevard with his mother [...]

Upstate New York man charged for fatal hit-and-run in Richmond Hill
Police Angy Altamirano 9/14/2013 at 12:00PM

A man from upstate New York has been arrested and charged for an alleged hit-and-run that killed a Queens woman. According to the NYPD, on Friday, at approximately 7 p.m. they responded to a pedestrian struck at 97th Avenue and 117th Street in Richmond Hill. Upon arrival, they found Raj Chohan, 59, of South Richmond [...]

New York cracking down on Halloween DWIs
News Billy Rennison 10/26/2012 at 3:06PM

In an effort to keep the streets safe during the days leading up to Halloween, New York announced a statewide DWI crackdown. Between October 26-31, all the counties within New York will be setting up sobriety checkpoints a saturation patrol to deter and catch drunk drivers. Motorists are reminded that driving with a blood-alcohol content [...]

Drunk driver charged in hit-and-run death of Sunnyside cyclist
News Billy Rennison 7/20/2012 at 10:14AM

Police believe they found the man responsible for the hit-and-run death of a Sunnyside cyclist lying drunk in the street less than two miles from the accident. Alex Batista, 25, was found by cops lying beside his banged up black Infiniti after he struck a building at approximately 11 p.m. Wednesday night, authorities said. The [...]

Weekend Roundup
Weekend Roundup
News Billy Rennison 7/08/2012 at 12:46PM

Sex offender busted for ‘fondling’ young girls in Queens library A registered sex offender has been arrested for allegedly fondling two young girls last month inside a Queens library. Joel Grubert, 49, was spotted on surveillance camera groping the victims, ages 6 and 9, at about 6:20 p.m. June 23 inside the Queens Library branch at [...]

David Diehl arrested for drunk driving in Astoria
News Billy Rennison 6/11/2012 at 12:13PM

Big Blue left tackle David Diehl was busted for drunk driving in Queens on Sunday after crashing his car into several parked vehicles, reports said. The 31-year-old offensive lineman smashed his car in Astoria at around 8:20 p.m., according to reports, after watching Croatia defeat Ireland in the Euro Cup. The black BMW struck two [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 6/11/2012 at 10:03AM

Councilman Peter Koo going ahead with controversial memorial City Councilman Peter Koo is moving ahead with his controversial proposal to honor Asian comfort women and mulling several Flushing spots for a possible street-renaming and memorial. Read more: [New York Daily News] Teachers, parents urge city to remove Rockway Park middle school principal Teachers and parents [...]

Cop survives bullet to head
Cop survives bullet to head
News Jay Lane 2/01/2012 at 9:23AM

Cop survives bullet to head An NYPD cop is lucky to be alive after he was shot in the base of the skull last night while chasing a murder suspect through a Brooklyn housing project, authorities said. “This was a miracle,” Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said at Bellevue Hospital, where Officer Kevin Brennan had been [...]