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.

Tennessee man arrested at JFK Airport for having guns and ammunition
Tennessee man arrested at JFK Airport for having guns and ammunition
News Queens Courier Staff 10/27/2013 at 4:30PM

A 23-year-old Tennessee man was arrested Saturday morning at John F. Kennedy International Airport for allegedly traveling with multiple guns and ammunition, authorities said. Keenan A. Draughon, 23, allegedly wanted to check in two handguns, two rifles and two high-capacity magazines for his flight to Charlotte, North Carolina, according to District Attorney Richard A. Brown. [...]

NRA calls for all schools to be protected by armed gaurds
News Billy Rennison 12/21/2012 at 12:14PM

The National Rifle Association announced their plans to prevent another school massacre: armed guards at every school. The NRA made the announcement at a press conference a week after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. With President Barack Obama appointing Vice President Joe Biden to a task force with the aim to end [...]

NYPD, DA bust Queens gun trafficking ring
NYPD, DA bust Queens gun trafficking ring
News Billy Rennison 12/14/2012 at 12:03PM

A three-year undercover operation into an illegal gun trafficking ring in southeast Queens netted four indictments and a fifth arrest, according to officials. The investigation began in August 2009 after the DA’s office received a tip of the illegal operation. Over the next three years agents conducted several undercover transactions with the defendants. Twenty firearms [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 10/18/2012 at 8:00AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. South wind 6 to 11 mph. Thursday night: Showers likely, mainly after 2am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 59. Southeast wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. EVENT of the DAY: Screening of [...]

Op-Ed: Sensible gun laws would make our streets safer
News Queens Courier Staff 8/28/2012 at 5:02PM

BY SENATOR MICHAEL GIANARIS Recent horrific acts of gun violence should lead us all to say “enough is enough.” It is long past time to improve our gun laws and make our streets safer. Almost every day, we hear about another senseless attack in New York City, where the number of shootings over the last [...]

Bill would toughen punishment for illegal guns
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/28/2012 at 11:55AM

The day before a man shot and killed a former co-worker near the Empire State Building, State Senator Malcolm Smith and Assemblymember William Scarborough introduced a bill that would increase the punishment for illegal gun possession. The legislation would change the penalty from a class A misdemeanor to a class D felony, which has a [...]

Important steps
Editorial Queens Courier Editorial 8/22/2012 at 5:54PM

There are now 509 fewer guns on the streets. That means 509 fewer opportunities for violence, bloodshed and death. We applaud the DA and all the elected officials who organized this past weekend’s gun buyback program – the first since 2009 – that netted, among others, an AK 47, tec-9, 245 revolvers, 168 semi-automatic pistols [...]

Russell Simmons joins march to reclaim Queens streets for peace
Russell Simmons joins march to reclaim Queens streets for peace
News Billy Rennison 8/21/2012 at 1:12PM

Residents and leaders in southeast Queens — joined by a famous native son — marched recently to return peace to their increasingly violence-filled streets. The Sunday, August 19 rally, organized by The Peacekeepers Global Initiative, drew hundreds of locals bothered by the outbreak of shootings the area has witnessed — as well as parents who [...]