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Queens killer who tore out woman’s heart and lungs gets sentenced up to 29 years
Queens killer who tore out woman’s heart and lungs gets sentenced up to 29 years
News Jay Lane 12/22/2011 at 9:34AM

Queens killer who tore out woman’s heart and lungs gets sentenced up to 29 years A depraved killer who beat and choked a Queens woman to death before carving out her heart and lungs was sentenced to up to 29 years in prison Wednesday. Huang Chen, dressed in a lime-green jail jumpsuit, turned down Queens Supreme [...]

Slay-suicide horror in Maspeth
Slay-suicide horror in Maspeth
News Jay Lane 12/21/2011 at 9:00AM

Slay-suicide horror in Maspeth A woman died yesterday after her boyfriend slashed her throat in their Maspeth apartment, stabbed her stepson, then jumped in front of an LIRR train, authorities said. Maureen Biermann, 43, died at Wyckoff Heights Hospital. Her attacker, James Peck, 33, died on the tracks. Biermann’s stepson, 22, was in stable condition. [...]

Man shot in Queens while sitting in car, then drives it into house in Jamaica
Man shot in Queens while sitting in car, then drives it into house in Jamaica
News Jay Lane 12/20/2011 at 9:05AM

Man shot in Queens while sitting in car, then drives it into house in Jamaica  A 50-year-old man was shot while he was sitting in his car Monday and then drove it into a Queens house three blocks away, cops said. The man, whose name was not released, was in the driver’s seat of a Nissan [...]

55 gang members busted in $2M ID theft ring involving Jewish charity
55 gang members busted in $2M ID theft ring involving Jewish charity
News Jay Lane 12/16/2011 at 3:11PM

55 gang members busted in $2M ID theft ring involving Jewish charity Over 50 gang members have been busted for running an identity theft ring that targeted people who’d given to charity, prosecutors announced today. The Manhattan DA’s office said 55 members of the Bloods, Crips and Outlaws were arraigned after taking part in a [...]

Queens Teacher Charged With Raping 13-Year-Old Student
Queens Teacher Charged With Raping 13-Year-Old Student
News Jay Lane 12/15/2011 at 3:10PM

Queens Teacher Charged With Raping 13-Year-Old Student A Queens teacher is facing charges including rape after authorities say he had an inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old student. Special Commissioner of Investigation Richard Condon says Charles Oross, 44, a teacher at IS 238, had a sexual relationship with the girl while she attended the school in [...]

War in Iraq officially over
War in Iraq officially over
News Jay Lane 12/15/2011 at 9:03AM

War in Iraq officially over After nearly nine years, 4,500 American dead, 32,000 wounded and more than $800 billion, U.S. officials formally shut down the war in Iraq — a conflict that U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said was worth the price in blood and money, as it set Iraq on a path to democracy. Panetta stepped [...]

Deadly St. Albans ‘DWI’ crash
Deadly St. Albans ‘DWI’ crash
News Jay Lane 12/08/2011 at 8:58AM

4 Accused in Theft of Aid Meant for Nonprofit In 2006, a Queens state senator, Shirley L. Huntley, set up a nonprofit group called Parent Workshop that was intended to help parents navigate the inner workings of New York City’s school system. Then she began funneling state aid to the group, whose executives had close [...]

Woman dragged into Hunters Point parking lot and raped by group of men
Woman dragged into Hunters Point parking lot and raped by group of men
News Jay Lane 12/07/2011 at 9:16AM

Woman dragged into Hunters Point parking lot and raped by group of men Cops are hunting for a group of men they say raped a woman on a dark Queens street early Sunday. The 20-year-old woman was walking near Vernon Boulevard and 10th Street in Hunters Point when two men grabbed her and dragged her into [...]

Fiancee of Sean Bell urges NYPD Chief Ray Kelly to fire officers in beau’s shooting death
Fiancee of Sean Bell urges NYPD Chief Ray Kelly to fire officers in beau’s shooting death
News Jay Lane 12/02/2011 at 8:53AM

Fiancee of Sean Bell urges NYPD Chief Ray Kelly to fire officers in beau’s shooting death Sean Bell’s fiancée Thursday urged the city’s top cop to sack all five officers who fired in the shooting frenzy that killed her beau on their wedding day in 2006. Nicole Paultre-Bell made the demand of Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly after an [...]

Quiet Aide to Liu Helped Build a Donor Base Now Under Scrutiny
Quiet Aide to Liu Helped Build a Donor Base Now Under Scrutiny
News Jay Lane 12/01/2011 at 9:19AM

Quiet Aide to Liu Helped Build a Donor Base Now Under Scrutiny She is an almost invisible figure in New York politics, a former insurance agent and single mother who unwinds at karaoke bars in Queens singing Taiwanese pop ballads in a gentle soprano voice. But Mei-Hua Ru quietly wields considerable power in the city, [...]