Fatality

Maspeth street co-named George Gibbons Jr. Way
Maspeth street co-named George Gibbons Jr. Way
Southwest Liam La Guerre 9/28/2013 at 6:03PM

For the past few years teary eyes and frowns were a familiar sight when talking about the hit-and-run murder of Maspeth resident George Gibbons. Gibbons, who owned Gibbons Home bar on 69th Street, was killed in a 2011 traffic accident and it took a month-long manhunt to catch his murderer, Peter Rodriguez. But at a [...]

Peter Rodriguez sentenced in death of George Gibbons
Peter Rodriguez sentenced in death of George Gibbons
News Billy Rennison 5/08/2012 at 3:00PM

The trial of the man that killed George Gibbons may have concluded, but friends and family are ensuring that Gibbons’ legacy will live on. More than 100 supporters, all donning green in solidarity, gathered on the steps of Queens Criminal Court on Monday, May 7 following the sentencing of Peter Rodriguez, who last month pleaded [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Fatal Accident on the Belt Parkway
News Toni Cimino 12/19/2011 at 10:25AM

On Saturday, December, 17 2011 at 0420 hours, police responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident in the vicinity of the Belt Parkway and 116th Street, located within the confines of the 106 Precinct.  Upon arrival, responding officers determined that a 2009 Toyota Corolla, operated by a M/B/26 along with 4 additional passengers, [...]

Sunnyside fire claims life
Sunnyside fire claims life
News Jay Lane 9/28/2011 at 8:49PM

A fire in Sunnyside claimed the life of one man and left two firefighters with minor injuries. At 3:34 a.m., 12 units and 60 firefighters responded to 49-01 43rd Avenue, where a second floor fire broke out. Firefighters had the blaze under control by 4:11 a.m. The victim was transported to Elmhurst Hospital where he [...]