Prosecutors and defense disclose plea talks in Jose Pimentel bomb plot case Prosecutors and defense lawyers say they’re in plea negotiations in a rare state-level terror case against a New York City man. He’s charged with building a homemade bomb to try to attack soldiers, police and other government targets. The Manhattan district attorney’s office [...]
Police believe they have halted the “hater” who recently defaced several buildings in northwest Queens. Franco Rodriguez, a 40-year-old Hispanic male, was arrested on November 11 and charged with four counts of criminal mischief as a hate crime in connection with the spray painting of six swastikas in four locations across East Elmhurst and Jackson [...]
Man Killed In Richmond Hill Car Crash Police said a man was killed when his car slammed into a tree in front of a Queens hospital and burst into flames early Sunday morning. According to police, the unidentified man was speeding southbound down the Van Wyck Expressway about 2:15 a.m. when he tried to exit [...]
According to reports, Franco Rodriguez, 40 charged with a hate crime, has been arraigned in connection with the discovery of swastika graffiti on several locations in Jackson Heights. Reports say he is being held on $5,000 bail and that police have video surveillance.
The neighboring communities of Jackson Heights and Elmhurst are battling back against a string of hate crimes that recently rocked the region’s residents. Beginning the night of November 2 and extending into the early hours of November 3, swastikas were drawn at three locations across the area — on the facades of the Jackson Heights [...]