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Queens’ Morning Roundup

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Thursday: Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 91. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 15 mph. Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 75. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Thursday Nights Out

Kick your weekends off early this summer by visiting Bell Boulevard, Bayside’s “Main Street.” Every Thursday this summer these businesses will be staying open late and offering specials on Thursdays. For the latest specials check out baysidevillage.net. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

FBI agent’s car found after theft in Queens

An FBI agent’s car was found abandoned Wednesday, the day after it was stolen in Queens. Read more: CBS New York

Ricin letters sent to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Two threatening letters containing traces of the deadly poison ricin were sent to Mayor Michael Bloomberg in New York and his gun-control group in Washington, police said. Read more: AP

Barbara Sheehan loses appeal on gun possession conviction

Barbara Sheehan, the woman acquitted of fatally shooting her husband inside their Howard Beach home, has lost her appeal of a criminal weapons conviction related to the same case, District Attorney Richard Brown announced Wednesday. Read more: The Queens Courier

Poll: Commissioner Kelly would be a game-changer in mayoral race 

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is not running for mayor, but one pollster said her survey shows voters would love for him to do so. Read more: CBS New York

NYC architects offer plans for a new Penn Station

Four teams of architects presented plans Wednesday for a reimagined Penn Station that would be a spacious, welcoming gateway to New York City instead of the crowded, confusing and dark transportation hub now used by hundreds of thousands of daily commuters. Read more: NBC New York 

Prosecutor tapped to head FBI known for role in Bush-era surveillance standoff

The man poised to be the next head of the FBI is a former prosecutor respected by both sides of the aisle who may be best known for his role in a Hollywood-esque Washington showdown that thwarted the reauthorization of a controversial surveillance program. Read more: NBC News 

Hurricane Sandy photos and videos

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THE COURIER/Photo by Maggie Hayes

In addition to giving you the latest information on Hurricane Sandy, QueensCourier.com will be posting photos and videos from our reporters and others here.

Old Howard Beach (Photo by Victoria Holt)

Belle Harbor (Photo by Victoria Holt)

Woodhaven Boulevard blocked by a downed tree. (THE COURIER/Photo by Billy Rennison)

Sanitation begin cleaning up near Juniper Valley Park. (THE COURIER/Photo by Billy Rennison)

Cross Bay Boulevard is under water. (THE COURIER/Photo by Terence Cullen)











Little Bay Park in Bayside; GCP by LaGuardia Airport; Gantry State Park in LIC overlooking Manhattan; GCP. (THE COURIER/Photos by Tony Ringston)





























Flood waters approach the JFK and LaGuardia runways. (Photos Twitter/@PANYNJ)
















As of Monday afternoon, flooding had already begun in some spots of the east bound service road of the LIE (THE COURIER/Videos by Terence Cullen)

Hurricane Sandy hits western Queens. (THE COURIER/Photos by Alex DiBlasi)
































Boarded up stores in Howard Beach (THE COURIER/Photos by Terence Cullen)





























Less than a dozen residents had registered at Bayside High School’s evacuation center as of 11:15 a.m. An official said there were 50 responders on hand, with close to 20 emergency vehicles lining the school. (THE COURIER/Photos by Melissa Chan)















A NASA animation of satellite observations of Hurricane Sandy from October 26 to 29. (Video: NASA)


A 7-Eleven store along the Cross Island Parkway in Bayside. (THE COURIER/Photo by Maggie Hayes)









Bottled water and bread flew off the shelves of Key Food in Fresh Meadows one day before Hurricane Sandy was set to hit the city. (THE COURIER/Photos by Melissa Chan)

An eerily deserted Penn Station. (Photo courtesy LIRR)

Queens’ Morning Roundup

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Cop drug-plant denial

A former NYPD narcotics detective yesterday took the stand at his Queens perjury trial to vehemently deny planting drugs on innocent citizens. “No, no, no. Absolutely not!” Adolph Osback, 40, maintained when asked if he ever “faked a sale.” Read more: [New York Post]


Grace Meng wins endorsement of Rep. Gary Ackerman

They weren’t quite separated at birth, but retiring Rep. Gary Ackerman said he saw enough of himself in Grace Meng to endorse her for the newly redrawn 6th Congressional District seat. The 30-year incumbent stunned his supporters in March when he announced that he wouldn’t be seeking a 16th term, and decided to rattle a few more by making an endorsement on Tuesday in the hotly contested Democratic primary. Read more: [New York Daily News]


Sick Mom stabs kid: cops

A 9-year-old girl is fighting for her life after her mentally troubled mother stabbed her four times with a chef’s knife yesterday in Queens, authorities said. Ann Carimbocas stabbed her daughter in her head, shoulder and back in a home yesterday morning on 176th Street near 145th Avenue in Springfield Gardens, police sources and Carimbocas’ friends said. Read more: [New York Post]


Commuter Problems: Reduced AC At Penn, LIRR Delays In Queens

The hot weather is wreaking havoc for commuters waiting at Penn Station as the station’s air conditioning isn’t working. New Jersey Transit says an AC problem at Penn is pushing indoor temperatures into the 90s. Read more: [NY1]


Queens Village Man Allegedly Stabs, Kills Wife At Home

Police are investigating after a 68-year-old Queens man allegedly stabbed and killed his 65-year-old wife. Police said they responded to a report of a person stabbed inside of 222-18 93rd Avenue just after 2 p.m. Tuesday. Read more: [NY1]


Queens man rides for pancreatic cancer research 

Ever since his father’s death, a Middle Village man has been on a two-wheeled crusade to raise cash to fight cancer. Brian Davis, whose father Dennis died in 2008 from pancreatic cancer, has been organizing an annual tri-borough bike ride to fund research. Read more: [New York Daily News]