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Con Ed Locks Out Workers Following Failed Contract Talks

Consolidated Edison and its employees union are having a war of words over who is responsible for the lockout that has 8,500 workers off the job today.

Talks between Con Ed and Local 1-2, Utility Workers Union of America broke down early this morning. Read more: NY1


NYPD: Serial Sexual Predator Had Accomplice In Latest Queens Attack

Police say the primary suspect in a string of attacks on women in Queens had an accomplice in his latest attack.

They say a 20-year-old woman was walking along the Horace Harding Expressway around 2:30 a.m. on June 22 when a man, seen in the above left sketch, walked up behind her and sexually abused her. Read more: NY1


Queens billboard no good for advertising: lawsuit

A 75-year-old Queens billboard could go blank if the city has its way.

Atlantic Outdoor Advertising began leasing the billboard at 23-10 Queens Plaza South in 1999, but when it sought permission to change wording on the rooftop display last year, the move was rejected because the city claimed the billboard was not an “advertising” sign. Read more: New York Post


Cops cuff no-show girlfriend ‘slay’ suspect at wing joint
“It was an accident,” a sicko lawyer whined over and over in dramatic notes left at the scene of the coldblooded murder of his 27-year-old girlfriend in Queens, authorities said yesterday. Read more: New York Post


Extra $4 million state funding for arts likely to miss small groups 

Albany may have put aside more money for the arts but the state still needs to master the art of giving smaller institutions a fair shake, advocates said.

As groups vie for a piece of an additional $4 million that Gov. Cuomo reserved for arts funding in the next fiscal year, leaders of smaller institutions in Queens said they might get left in the budget dust because of a high threshold for requests and a tight application deadline under the new program. Read more: Daily News

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24-year-old man gunned down on quiet Queens block

A 24-year-old man was shot and killed on a quiet Queens block early Saturday, cops said.

The victim, who was not immediately identified, was gunned down in front of a Galway Ave. home in Jamaica about 4:15 a.m., police said.

Read more: Daily News


Scorned Q69 bus rider torments driver with fliers after he declined her advances

She boarded his bus with purpose, approaching the man behind the wheel, and slipped the note with her name and number into his hand.

MTA bus driver Tony Burns thought it was a transit ticket. He unfolded the white paper and saw the handwritten message — and didn’t know what to think.

Read more: New York Post


City Council Speaker Quinn Celebrates Her High-Profile Same-Sex Marriage

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn married her longtime partner Kim Catullo in Chelsea on Saturday in the highest profile same-sex wedding to take place in New York to date. Read more: NY1


Police Search For Sunnyside Sexual Attacker

Police are looking for a man they say sexually attacked a 19-year-old woman late Wednesday in Sunnyside, Queens.

This victim, who asked NY1 to conceal her identity and alter her voice, says she was walking home when the man pinned her against a fence on the corner of 41st Street and 43rd Avenue. Read more: NY1


Convicted Lockerbie Bomber Dies

Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, the only person ever convicted in the 1988 explosion over Lockerbie, Scotland of a plane flying from New York, has died. Read more: NY1

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U.S. Attorney’s Office: Pilot Tried To Take Gun On Flight To NYC

An airline pilot is under arrest in Buffalo after allegedly trying to bring a loaded gun onto a flight to New York City.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says a screener at Buffalo-Niagara International Airport spotted the .357 Magnum in Brett Dieter’s bag yesterday before he boarded a flight to LaGuardia Airport. Read more: NY1


Halloran To Take Temporary Step Away From City Council Seat

Queens lawmaker Dan Halloran said Friday that he will be stepping away from his City Council seat to deal with medical issues.

In a letter issued by his office, Halloran says he will be having surgery to remove a benign brain tumor. Read more: NY1


LIC Residents Put Own Stop Sign At Dangerous Corner

After asking the Department of Transportation repeatedly for over a year to erect a stop sign at the corner of 47th Avenue and 5th Street in Long Island City, City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and residents took matters into their own hands Friday by erecting a makeshift sign themselves. Read more: NY1


Speaker Quinn Prepares To Tie The Knot

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn will marry her partner Kim Catullo in a ceremony Saturday in front of numerous New York political figures. Read more: NY1

Qns. man in alleged ‘divorce’ beating arrested for false report

The Queens man who claimed he was beaten and robbed by his estranged father-in-law and several other men was arrested today for falsifying a police report, The Post has learned. Read more: New York Post


Amtrak worker struck by LIRR train in Queens

An Amtrack worker was hit by an LIRR train early Friday, but is expected to survive, authorities said.

The 43-year-old man was struck by an eastbound Port Washington-bound train outside of the tunnel, near Skillman Avenue and 27th Street about 3:30 a.m., according to an LIRR spokesman. Read more: New York Post