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Shirley Huntley’s Niece, Senior Aide Among Those Indicted In Nonprofit Scheme

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Southeast Queens serial rapist eyed in three attacks 

A stocky rape suspect brutally pounced on a Queens woman from behind, put her in a choke hold on a residential street and tried to rape her, a chilling police video shows. The Wednesday attack happened in southeast Queens around 2 a.m. when the suspect — described by police as a black male, 25-30 years old, 5-feet-5 and 220 pounds — placed a sharp object to the victim’s back Read More: Daily News

NYC Teacher Accused of Loansharking, Steroid Possession

Authorities on Long Island have charged a New York City schoolteacher with loansharking. Sean Harris, 36, of East Meadow, who moonlights as a professional bodybuilder, is a gym teacher at I.S. 141 in Astoria. However, he is not in the school gym these days. He was reassigned to administrative duties elsewhere at the beginning of the school year after being charged with possession of steroids. Read More: Fox News

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Police on the lookout for South Richmond Hill rape suspect

Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating for a South Richmond Hill rape suspect. On Thursday, November 24 at approximately 5:15 a.m. the suspect sexually assaulted a victim in the vicinity of 117thStreet and Liberty Avenue, according to police. The suspect is described as a 23-year-old Hispanic male, standing 5-feet-8-inches tall weighing 165-pounds. Read More: Queens Courier

Queens State Senator’s Niece, Senior Aide Among Those Indicted In Nonprofit Scheme

Four people with ties to Queens State Senator Shirley Huntley have been accused of trying to steal funds intended for a nonprofit she founded. Huntley’s niece and a senior aide are among those indicted. They allegedly conspired to pocket nearly $30,000 in member items earmarked for Parent Workshop Incorporated, a group that Huntley founded prior to joining the legislature. Huntley has not been charged. In a statement, the lawmaker said she’s confident a full investigation will prove she did nothing wrong. Read More: NY1

Three Suspects Sought For Two Armed Robberies In Astoria

Police in Queens were searching Thursday for three people involved in two gunpoint robberies last week. The first incident happened on 27th Street and Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria last Thursday night. Investigators said the suspects pulled a gun on a 33-year-old woman, demanded cash and her cellphone and then ran off. Read More: NY1 Watch the Video: Queens Courier

Long Island City bank robber panicked after he fired his gun at the ceiling

The FBI is hunting for a gun-toting bank robber, who was caught on camera after he fired a shot into the ceiling of a Queens bank to prove he meant business but left without a cent. The bandit, dressed in a dark colored cap, dark framed glasses and a dark jacket and black leather gloves, walked into the HSBC bank on 43rd Avenue near 22nd Street in Long Island City, shortly before 9 a.m. on Wednesday, said authorities. Read More: Daily News

Controller John Liu blasts Parks Dept. for losing big bucks in concessions deals

Mishandling of contracts with eateries, mobile vendors and other concessions run in Queens parks cost the city nearly $730,000 in three years, according to a new audit. Controller John Liu alleges the Parks Department took so long to solicit and award such contracts that it lost $8.8 million across the city during fiscal years 2008 to 2010. The agency missed out on more potential revenue in Queens than in any borough besides Manhattan, according to the damning report. Read More: Daily News

Queens parents arrested after abandoning infant at Burger King

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Queens parents arrested after abandoning infant at Burger King 

The parents of a four-month-old baby girl were arrested after they abandoned the helpless child inside a Queens fast food joint. Kimberly Brundidge, 22, left the infant alone on a table inside a Burger King restaurant on Rockaway Boulevard in Springfield Gardens, about 11 p.m. Tuesday. The baby’s father, Kesley Kendall, 20, works there, cops said. Kendall called police and told them he found an abandoned child, a police source said. He then remained silent while watching cops and medics examine the baby for injuries, and carted her away, the source said. Read More: Daily News


Four People Close To Queens Senator Huntley Indicted

Four people close to Queens Sen. Shirley Huntley were indicted today for pocketing $30,000 in state money meant for a non-profit she founded. Among those who were indicted was Huntley’s niece, who lives with her, and a  legislative aide. The two were charged with submitting a fraudulent contract to the state and five fake vouchers in order to steal the legislative member item funds. The indictments stemmed from a joint probe by the offices of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Controller Thomas DiNapoli. Read More: Daily News


Best of the Boro voting extended

Voting on the Best of the Boro’s second category has been extended. Residents now have until January 6 to vote for the best in Queens health and beauty. The Queens Courier’s Best of the Boro competition’s second category received over 400 nominations, and now it is time to vote. Everyone has a doctor or hair dresser who is “the best.” Now, you have the chance to decide who truly is the best of the best. You vote, they win. Read More: Queens Courier


Rockaway Residents Want Feds To Step Up Irene Repairs

Beach 94th Street is one of the spots along the boardwalk where the ocean made its way through during Hurricane Irene. “As you can see the condition of the boardwalk here, we have to wait and wait and wait,” explained John Cori of the group “Friends Of Rockaway Beach.” Cori’s group is taking the Parks Department to task for not working quickly enough to make repairs on the boardwalk where there is still a broken railing on at least one ramp leading down to the beach. Read More: NY1


‘I can’t stop’ shooting

Authorities yesterday revealed chilling new details about how a Queens madman allegedly ambushed his wife as she walked her dog, dragged her by the hair up her front steps, and then shot her in the head before killing her daughter. “Once I started shooting I can’t stop,” accused gunman Guerino “Mario” Annarumma, 52, allegedly confessed to cops about his maniacal bloodbath Monday — at least some of which was caught by a neighbor’s surveillance camera in Astoria. Read More: New York Post

Rod Blagojevich sentenced to 14 years in prison 

Disgraced Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in prison Wednesday after he admitted guilt and tearfully apologized at a sentencing hearing on Wednesday morning. The apology was a shocking turn for the normally defiant politician. “My life is in ruins. I have nobody to blame but myself for my stupidity and actions and the things I did and I thought I could do. I’m not blaming anybody,” he said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times before the Judge’s ruling. “I never set out to break the law. I never set out to cross lines.” Read More: Daily News


Alec Baldwin ‘extremely rude’ to flight attendant before getting kicked off plane, says American Airlines

Cantankerous actor Alec Baldwin, who launched a Twitter rant after his ejection from a cross-country flight, was sticking to the script Wednesday. The “30 Rock” funnyman deactivated his popular Twitter account before heading to Silvercup Studios in Queens for a day of work on his Emmy-winning sitcom. Read More: Daily News


Anti-rape app by Sunset Park filmmaker Nancy  Schwartzman wins White House contest 

A Sunset Park filmmaker is launching a free mobile-phone app to help college students out of situations that could result in rape. Nancy Schwartzman and a team of designers are readying the Circle of 6 app, as it’s called, for release in February. With two clicks of an icon, users can secretly ask trusted friends — meaning their circle of six — to give them a ride home or interrupt them with a phone call. “We want to prevent violence before it happens,” Schwartzman, 35, said Tuesday. Read More: Daily News