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Homeless woman found guilty for 2010 Astoria Park murder
News Queens Courier Staff 10/18/2013 at 4:14PM

BY JOHANN HAMILTON A homeless woman has been found guilty of strangling and beating a man to death in Astoria Park. According to District Attorney Richard A. Brown, Kelly Harnett, 32, and her boyfriend Thomas Donovan, 34, were arrested on July 7, 2010, in connection with the murder of Ruben Angel Vargas, who police found [...]

National Guardsman guilty in murder of girlfriend
Police Maggie Hayes 3/26/2013 at 4:10PM

He went from hero to felon. A National Guardsman and Iraq war veteran has been convicted of second-degree murder for punching, drowning and ultimately killing his girlfriend on the beaches of Far Rockaway. David Lynch, 33, served two tours in Iraq and was a reservist in the New York National Guard at the time of [...]

Three Bronx men charged with conspiring to bring cocaine through JFK Airport
News Angy Altamirano 3/24/2013 at 9:32PM

Three Bronx men have been charged with conspiring to bring cocaine into the United States by arranging for a citizen of the Dominican Republic to swallow drugs and fly them into John F. Kennedy Airport, the Queens District Attorney’s Office announced Friday, March 22. The drug carrier was also arrested. The announcement came from Queens [...]

Two charged with murder, starting fire to cover it up
Two charged with murder, starting fire to cover it up
News Maggie Hayes 3/03/2013 at 10:54AM

Authorities have arrested and charged two men in conjunction with the South Richmond Hill fire that revealed one man tied up and shot. Jason St. Hill, 17, and Stephen Peters, 22, of Richmond Hill were arrested on Thursday, February 28. Both were charged with kidnapping, arson, murder and burglary, among other charges. The victim, Azeem Ali, 43, [...]

Queens babysitter gets 11 years in shaken baby death
News Cristabelle Tumola 9/05/2012 at 8:04AM

A Corona babysitter has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for shaking a baby to death in December 2010, said the Queens District Attorney’s Office. According to the DA’s office, on December 29, Ana Delarosa, 28, was babysitting the three-month old of a family friend in Queens. When the baby woke up and started [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 9/05/2012 at 7:53AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers, then thunderstorms in the afternoon. High of 81. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible. Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 75. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 [...]

Taminent Club celebrates 80 years
Taminent Club celebrates 80 years
News Alexa Altman 11/11/2011 at 4:26PM

Members of the Taminent Democratic Club, a political organization that supports local government, gathered at Riccardo’s by the Bridge in Astoria on November 5 for their 80thannual dinner dance. Several members of the Taminent Democratic Club received awards, including Linda Perno for “Woman of the Year” and Jeffery Sandhaus M.D. for “Man of the Year.” [...]

Queens Election Day results
Queens Election Day results
News Billy Rennison 11/09/2011 at 11:36AM

Election Day was quiet in Queens with only three races on the ballot – two of which featured only a single candidate. Both Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown and Councilmember Ruben Wills retained their seats after running unopposed in their respective elections. Brown secured his record sixth consecutive term as county prosecutor. The D.A., [...]