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Aqueduct thief’s 63G score

A bold bandit hit a $63,000 jackpot at Aqueduct Racetrack’s new racino — by robbing the Queens gambling hall with a demand note that threatened a cashier with death, sources said.

Like an outer-borough version of “Ocean’s 11,” the bandit walked over to a cashier on the second floor of the Resorts World Casino at about 5 p.m. and handed a female cashier a note saying, “Give me the money or die.” Read more: New York Post


One dead after van-bus collision at Queens intersection

A van driver has died in a collision with a bus at a Queens intersection.

The NYPD says the 47-year-old driver was alone in the van during the accident early Saturday. Read more: New York Post

2 shot outside Club Petra topless bar in Queens

Rapper Juelz Santana was reportedly among the late-night revelers who escaped uninjured after a couple’s brawl spilled outside and led to gunfire. Read more: Daily News


Man Arrested, Charged With Murder Of Girlfriend

A Queens woman’s death has been ruled a homicide and her boyfriend is charged with killing her.

The medical examiner said 27-year old Danielle Thomas died of neck compression and blunt-force trauma.

33-year-old Jason Bohn was taken into custody Friday night. Read more: NY 1


Con Ed Workers May Strike Sunday

Consolidated Edison workers could be walking a picket line for the first time in 30 years Sunday.

About 8,500 members of Local 1-2 of the Utility Workers of America authorized a strike if a new contract is not reached by the time their current one expires Saturday night. Read more: NY 1

NYC Battles Another Hot Day; Officials Warn Against Opening Fire Hydrants Illegally

As the city enters another day of 90 degree temperatures, New Yorkers are doing whatever they can to beat the heat.

But officials are warning people looking to cool off to think twice before popping open a fire hydrant.  Read more: NY1