Queens’ Morning Roundup

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 [...]

Cabdriver busted in ‘rape’
Cabdriver busted in ‘rape’
News Jay Lane 1/10/2012 at 9:08AM

Cabdriver busted in ‘rape’ Cops arrested a cabby yesterday for allegedly raping a young passenger in his taxi at knifepoint after she left a Williamsburg bar. Gurmeet Singh, 40, picked up the 26-year-old woman on May 6, and she asked to be taken to her Manhattan building, cops said. After the intoxicated woman fell asleep, [...]

Good Samaritan critically injured rescuing drunk man from subway tracks
Good Samaritan critically injured rescuing drunk man from subway tracks
News Jay Lane 1/09/2012 at 9:07AM

Good Samaritan critically injured rescuing drunk man from subway tracks A good Samaritan trying to help a drunken man off the Staten Island Railway tracks was hit by a train and critically injured Sunday, officials said. Steven Santiago, 39, came across a drunk who had jumped onto the tracks to retrieve his lost shoe in the [...]

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 [...]

Mosque firebomber faces life in prison for hate crimes
Mosque firebomber faces life in prison for hate crimes
News Jay Lane 1/06/2012 at 9:37AM

Mosque firebomber faces life in prison for hate crimes The Queens pyromaniac who went on a New Year’s Day firebombing spree appeared for his Thursday arraignment looking like he could use a few swigs from the frappucino bottles he used during his hate-filled rampage. Ray Lazier Lengend looked groggy and dazed as he sat slumped [...]

Figoski’s ‘murderer’ says he never set out to ‘kill a cop’
Figoski’s ‘murderer’ says he never set out to ‘kill a cop’
News Jay Lane 1/05/2012 at 9:34AM

Figoski’s ‘murderer’ says he never set out to ‘kill a cop’ The thug accused of gunning down Officer Peter Figoski last month during a botched Brooklyn robbery told detectives after his arrest he was “sorry” and never set out to “kill a cop.” “I’m sorry for what I did,” Lamont Pride blurted out as the [...]

Four Attacks in Queens With Homemade Firebombs
Four Attacks in Queens With Homemade Firebombs
News Jay Lane 1/03/2012 at 9:10AM

Four Attacks in Queens With Homemade Firebombs A Fire Department official on Monday said it was fortunate that the damage was minimal from a series of arson attacks across eastern Queens on Sunday night that the police were investigating as a possible bias crime against Muslims. No one was hurt in the four attacks, in [...]