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Cops release pics of Jamaica rape suspect

The NYPD is conducting a massive manhunt for the man who attacked and raped a 27-year-old woman as she walked along Jamaica Avenue at about 4 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18.According to police, the woman was walking an unspecified distance behind the man when he stopped in front of 163-18 Jamaica Ave., an office building with businesses on the ground floor located within the NYPD’s 103rd Precinct.

Thursday 01/23/2020
Cuomo’s budget is $6 billion short
Posted: January 23, 2020

Staring at a $6 billion budget gap for the upcoming fiscal year, Gov. Cuomo is proposing to push more of the rising cost of Medicaid — which provides health coverage for low-income people — onto New York City.

At least $2 billion of the projected deficit is money the state has been paying toward the city’s share of the state’s annual $75 billion Medicaid costs.

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Purse snatcher in Fresh Meadows
Posted: January 23, 2020

The NYPD is searching for an individual wanted in connection to a string of robberies in the Fresh Meadows area.

The perpetrator has targeted women between the ages of 38 and 67 on eight occasions, forcibly grabbing their purses and fleeing in an unknown direction.

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Bonds to pay for new Queens jail
Posted: January 23, 2020

The cost of building a new jail in Kew Gardens could zoom past initial estimates of $2 billion, it was revealed last week.

Already unpopular in the neighborhoods surrounding the proposed site, the 19-story jail is to be funded by municipal bonds whose interest costs were not figured into the projected $2 billion price, civic leaders said after emerging for their first meeting with city officials since the plan was approved by the City Council last November.

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Bound man dead in fire
Posted: January 23, 2020

The NYPD is investigating the death of a man found tied up in a burning building in Queens Village in the early-morning hours of Monday, Jan. 20.

Police said officers in the 105th Precinct responded to a call at approximately 3:13 a.m. reporting a fire at 103-18 217 St.

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Friday 01/17/2020
With video: Reward in Astoria attacks
Updated: January 23, 2020 - 4:49 pm

NYPD Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a man who went on a 45-minute assault spree on a two-bock stretch of Steinway Street in Astoria the night of Jan. 11.

Police in the NYPD’s 114th Precinct said the first attack took place at about 5:15 p.m. outside the Bath & Body Works store at 31-21 Steinway St. when a woman was attacked while walking with her 9-year-old daughter. The man came up and punched the woman in the face, causing bleeding and swelling.

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Thursday 01/16/2020
Gang graffiti found before Sunday Mass
Updated: January 23, 2020 - 1:31 pm

Multiple MS-13 graffiti tags were found sprinkled throughout a half-mile radius in Bayside early Sunday morning, including on the front doors of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church and its accompanying school.

The Jan. 12 vandalism referenced the international criminal gang Mara Salvatrucha, commonly known as MS-13, that is notorious for extreme violence. The gang, mostly made up of Central American members, is spread throughout the country, committed a 2017 murder in nearby Alley Pond Park in Oakland Gardens.

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RH murder sparks ICE controversy
Updated: January 23, 2020 - 12:01 pm

A 21-year-old man arrested for the midnight murder of a 92-year-old woman in South Richmond Hill last week has become a center of controversy in the national debate over unauthorized immigration after it was revealed he was in the country illegally.

Reeaz Khan was charged last Friday with two counts of murder in the second degree and two counts of sexual abuse in the apparently random attack.

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Cracking down on spiking burglaries
Updated: January 23, 2020 - 12:01 pm

The 109th Precinct saw a spike in burglaries for the month of December, totaling 39, from November, which saw 32. The first week of the month saw 14 burglaries, the highest of 2019.

“As I’ve said in the past, a burglary is one of the most difficult arrests to make,” said Deputy Inspector Keith Shine, the precinct’s commanding officer, at the Jan. 8 community council meeting. “When we respond ... the crime has already happened, there’s not a lot of witnesses.”

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Cops seek two in attacks on seniors
Updated: January 23, 2020 - 12:02 pm

The NYPD is seeking two women for three attacks on senior citizens in Western Queens since Jan. 8.

According to police, the victims were 89, 81 and 73 years old. The first attack took place at about 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 8 when the two women entered an apartment building at 31-41 23 St. in Astoria. within the 114th Precinct. Once inside they entered an elevator with an 89-year-old victim.

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