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“Suspicious” Four-Alarm Fire Destroys Business
“Suspicious” Four-Alarm Fire Destroys Business
News Jay Lane 3/07/2012 at 9:45AM

“Suspicious” Four-Alarm Fire Destroys Brooklyn Business Investigators are looking into what they are calling a suspicious four-alarm fire in Brooklyn that gutted one business and injured at least one person. The New York City Fire Department says flames broke out around 4:15 a.m. and quickly spread inside a one story commercial building located at 1716 [...]

Gun-toting teen busted after fatally shooting man in Queens
Gun-toting teen busted after fatally shooting man in Queens
News Jay Lane 3/02/2012 at 1:57PM

Gun-toting teen busted after fatally shooting man in Queens A gun-toting punk was busted moments after fatally blasting a man in the chest in Queens today, police said. Police officers raced to the scene after hearing gunfire break out at 12:30 a.m. in Jamaica, police said. They found the armed 19-year-old suspect standing over the [...]

Liu fund raiser’s ‘cruel’ fate
Liu fund raiser’s ‘cruel’ fate
News Jay Lane 3/02/2012 at 9:27AM

Liu fund raiser’s ‘cruel’ fate A day after she was slapped with federal fraud charges for alleged illegal fund-raising on behalf of John Liu’s mayoral campaign, Jia “Jenny” Hou described New York as a “cruel city” and questioned who can be trusted. In a missive on her Chinese social-networking page, Hou, 25, told friends that [...]

Grandmother, four young children killed in house fire
Grandmother, four young children killed in house fire
News Jay Lane 2/23/2012 at 12:29PM

Grandmother, four young children killed in house fire Four children aged between two and 12 were killed along with their grandmother Thursday morning in a fiery blaze at a New Jersey home, according to reports out today. The fire broke out at a large house on Clinton Avenue in South Plainfield just before 3.30 a.m. [...]

Ex-Mets clubhouse manager Charlie Samuels pleads guilty to theft, ordered to pay $50K
Ex-Mets clubhouse manager Charlie Samuels pleads guilty to theft, ordered to pay $50K
News Jay Lane 2/21/2012 at 1:10PM

Ex-Mets clubhouse manager Charlie Samuels pleads guilty to theft, ordered to pay $50K Sticky-fingered ex-Mets clubhouse manager Charlie Samuels dodged prison today by admitting he lined his pockets after swiping and selling millions of dollars worth of signed team hats, jerseys and other souvenirs. Samuels, 52, who was banned for life from CitiField and the [...]

Knife terror aboard N train
Knife terror aboard N train
News Jay Lane 2/21/2012 at 8:58AM

Knife terror aboard N train A crazed subway panhandler pulled a knife and threatened a straphanger on a crowded train yesterday before being subdued by a good Samaritan and held until cops arrived, authorities and witnesses said. The 35-year-old woman boarded the Manhattan-bound N train at around 6:40 p.m. at Queensboro Plaza and began asking for [...]

ESPN fallout over crack about Lin
ESPN fallout over crack about Lin
News Jay Lane 2/20/2012 at 9:04AM

ESPN fallout over crack about Lin ESPN yesterday called an offensive foul on two employees for using a racist term in a headline and story about Knicks phenom Jeremy Lin. A headline writer, whose name was not released, was fired, while anchor Max Bretos was benched for 30 days. The out-of-bounds phrase — “chink in [...]

Quinn puts pressure on MSG and Time Warner Cable
Quinn puts pressure on MSG and Time Warner Cable
News Jay Lane 2/17/2012 at 9:33AM

Quinn puts pressure on MSG and Time Warner Cable Linsanity has spread to city government. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn fired off letters yesterday to the two top executives of Time Warner Cable and Madison Square Garden, warning they’ll face a public grilling if Knick and Ranger games aren’t restored to more than 2 million [...]

Father Of Confessed Subway Bomb Plotter Awaits Sentencing
Father Of Confessed Subway Bomb Plotter Awaits Sentencing
News Jay Lane 2/10/2012 at 1:35PM

Father Of Confessed Subway Bomb Plotter Awaits Sentencing The father of confessed terror plotter Najibullah Zazi is set to be sentenced today in Brooklyn federal court. Mohammad Wali Zazi was accused of destroying evidence and lying to cover up his son’s plot to attack New York City’s subways in 2009. He was convicted last year [...]