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Queens Man Indicted On Charges From December Shootings
Queens Man Indicted On Charges From December Shootings
News Jay Lane 1/19/2012 at 9:41AM

Queens Man Indicted On Charges From December Shootings A Queens man was indicted Wednesday on charges he killed two people and injured a third in a shooting rampage last month. Damel Burton, 34, seen above, has been indicted on two counts of second-degree murder and one count of second-degree attempted murder. The Queens district attorney [...]

Man Behind Two-Borough Stabbing, Carjacking Spree Awaits Sentencing
Man Behind Two-Borough Stabbing, Carjacking Spree Awaits Sentencing
News Jay Lane 1/18/2012 at 2:47PM

Man Behind Two-Borough Stabbing, Carjacking Spree Awaits Sentencing A man who admitted to killing four people and wounding two others in a 28-hour rampage is scheduled to be sentenced today. Maksim Gelman faces up to 100 years in prison when he’s sentenced in Brooklyn. He pleaded guilty to murder, assault and attempted murder in the [...]

Queens hotel fire rescue
Queens hotel fire rescue
News Jay Lane 1/17/2012 at 9:05AM

Queens hotel fire rescue Firefighters fought their way through heavy smoke and shooting flames yesterday to rescue a man with no pulse from a burning Queens motel and bring him back to life. The victim was in a third-floor room at the Conduit Motor Inn in South Ozone Park at around 4 p.m. when members [...]

Queens School Bus Accident Injures Six
Queens School Bus Accident Injures Six
News Jay Lane 1/13/2012 at 9:21AM

Queens School Bus Accident Injures Six A mangled school bus across from a just as badly damaged car was the resulting wreckage from an accident in Queens Thursday, a testament to how close the collision came to being deadly. A driver of a Nissan Altima struck a bus on Glassboro Avenue and Liverpool Street in [...]

Scam fam sent off to prison
Scam fam sent off to prison
News Jay Lane 1/12/2012 at 9:33AM

Scam fam sent off to prison A seething Queens judge walloped three members of a crooked Richmond Hill family yesterday, sending them upstate to serve a combined 418 years for a brazen immigration and real-estate scam. The mom, dad and daughter — dubbed “The Ramsundar Gang” by Queens Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Holder — paid a [...]

Cab Driver Charged With Raping Passenger May Be Linked To Second Attack
Cab Driver Charged With Raping Passenger May Be Linked To Second Attack
News Jay Lane 1/11/2012 at 9:03AM

Cab Driver Charged With Raping Passenger May Be Linked To Second Attack Police have arrested a yellow cab driver who they say raped a passenger at knifepoint in Brooklyn last spring, and sources say he may be charged with a second attack that took place in the fall. Gurmeet Singh, 40, of Queens was arrested [...]

Prosecutors and defense disclose plea talks in Jose Pimentel bomb plot case
Prosecutors and defense disclose plea talks in Jose Pimentel bomb plot case
News Jay Lane 1/09/2012 at 1:53PM

Prosecutors and defense disclose plea talks in Jose Pimentel bomb plot case Prosecutors and defense lawyers say they’re in plea negotiations in a rare state-level terror case against a New York City man. He’s charged with building a homemade bomb to try to attack soldiers, police and other government targets. The Manhattan district attorney’s office [...]

Jackson Heights bank robbed
Jackson Heights bank robbed
News Jay Lane 1/07/2012 at 11:21AM

Jackson Heights bank robbed A gunman dressed in a brown UPS uniform took a female bank employee hostage as he held up a Queens branch yesterday, authorities said. The man walked into the Sovereign branch on 31st Avenue in Jackson Heights at 9:40 a.m., pressed the barrel a silver revolver into the back of the [...]

Politics Aside: Are NYC’s gun laws unconstitutional?
Blogs / Columnists / Voices Robert Hornak 1/03/2012 at 1:49PM

After years of complaints by all but the most ardent anti-gun activists, New York City’s insanely strict gun laws are finally being exposed for the unconstitutional mess they are after two separate incidents in December in which tourists, with all the proper permits from their home states, were arrested for possessing firearms. In the first [...]

Liu in FBI cross hairs
Liu in FBI cross hairs
News Jay Lane 12/23/2011 at 9:08AM

Liu in FBI cross hairs A federal probe into the campaign fund-raising operations for city Comptroller John Liu is now focused on the candidate himself, The Post has learned. “If campaign-finance rules are being circumvented or violated, there’s certainly a question whether the candidate himself knew about it or was a party to it,” one [...]