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Cop charged with extorting Astoria restaurant owner
Police Liam La Guerre 12/03/2013 at 6:34PM

An NYPD officer and two people were arrested and charged with Hobbs Act extortion of $24,000, attempted Hobbs Act extortion and brandishing a firearm against a Astoria restaurant owner. US Attorney Loretta Lynch, FBI Assistant Director George Venizelos and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly announced the charges against Queens resident Redinel Dervishaj, Brooklyn resident Denis Nikolla, [...]

As family mourns teen, community expresses outrage over bus shooting
As family mourns teen, community expresses outrage over bus shooting
Police Maggie Hayes 5/21/2013 at 3:26PM

What community leaders are calling a “senseless act of violence” has left a 14-year-old girl dead, a family devastated and a neighborhood outraged. D’aja “Asia” Robinson was shot and killed on Saturday aboard a Q6 bus near Sutphin Boulevard and Rockaway Boulevard. Robinson was on her way from a sweet 16 birthday party when a [...]

City Council passes resolution calling for speed cameras
City Council passes resolution calling for speed cameras
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 3/20/2013 at 4:59PM

Local lawmakers are telling drivers to slow down. On Wednesday, March 20, the City Council approved a resolution calling on the state Legislature to pass a law allowing New York City to set up a speed camera pilot program. It would test 20 to 40 speed cameras installed at high-risk locations across the city for [...]

Queens man pleads guilty to Federal Reserve bomb plot
Queens man pleads guilty to Federal Reserve bomb plot
Police Maggie Hayes 2/07/2013 at 4:28PM

The Bangladeshi national said that he wanted to “destroy America.” Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, 21, pleaded guilty Thursday to attempting to bomb the New York Federal Reserve Bank, resolving to commit mass murder last October, according to the FBI. Nafis first came to the United States last January on a student visa, but his [...]