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Apparent murder-suicide attempt in Bayside arson
Apparent murder-suicide attempt in Bayside arson
News Alexa Altman 5/24/2012 at 12:24PM

A Bayside woman died after an argument with a man in their shared home on Wednesday, May 23 during what appears to be a murder suicide. Firefighters responded to a call around 7:30 p.m. at 39-20 214th Place after neighbors saw smoke and smelled gasoline. Both victims were found in the basement by responding law [...]

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News Alexa Altman 5/12/2012 at 6:00PM

Fallen NYPD officers added to the ‘Wall of Heroes’ Fifteen heroic cops who died last year — including two killed year in the line of duty — were honored at Police Headquarters on Friday by having their names added to the “Wall of Heroes.” NYDailyNews   Pack of 15 or more teens chases, stabs 15-year-old [...]

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Woman killed in Auburndale Fire
Woman killed in Auburndale Fire
News Alexa Altman 4/18/2012 at 11:40AM

A 63-year-old woman perished in the blaze that consumed her Auburndale home. The victim, Joanne Brown, was found dead at the scene on Sunday, April 15. Her cousin, who Brown lived with, 59-year-old John Rebecchi, escaped. Neighbor Sandra Villafane was one of the first people to see the fire. Up late on the computer, Villafane [...]

Firefighters feted following Lindenwood blaze, rescue
Firefighters feted following Lindenwood blaze, rescue
South Alexa Altman 4/11/2012 at 7:11AM

Firefighter James Goelz made his first on-the-job rescue when an elderly woman’s Lindenwood apartment became a blazing inferno. “When we got [to the building] there were people standing outside the apartment,” said Goelz. “When we got to the lobby we could smell something. People said there was something going on. We knew we were going [...]

One person critically injured after early-morning fire rips through Queens apartment
News Jay Lane 4/06/2012 at 11:42AM

An early morning fire ripped through a Queens apartment, leaving one person clinging to life, fire officials said. The blaze broke out on the fourth floor of a six-story building at 153-25 88th Street in Lindenwood at 7:32 a.m., officials said. One victim went into cardiac arrest and was rushed to Jamaica Hospital in critical [...]

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New Year’s fire bomber, Ray Lazier Lengend, charged with hate crime
New Year’s fire bomber, Ray Lazier Lengend, charged with hate crime
News Michael Pantelidis 3/20/2012 at 5:04PM

An alleged arsonist arrested for a series of fires started on New Year’s Day is feeling the heat after being indicted on state and federal hate crime charges. Ray Lazier Lengend, also known as Suraj Poonai, was taken into custody on January 3 – two days after police believe he threw glass bottles filled with [...]