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Queens GOP looks for DA candidate

The Republican Party is looking for a candidate to run against Borough President Melinda Katz in November’s race for district attorney.Queens GOP Chairwoman Joann Ariola-Shanks has met with defense attorney Joe Murray, whom she considered “very qualified.”

Thursday 08/22/2019
Honk, honk — rally targets speeders
Updated: August 22, 2019 - 12:07 pm

Long after dark, when the traffic on Woodhaven Boulevard dies down and the speed of cars picks up, drivers last Friday got a surprise.

More than 20 people lined the traffic median strips at 91st Avenue waving signs that said a man had been killed three weeks earlier crossing the boulevard at that spot and asking them to slow down.

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Man with huge gun cache sentenced
Posted: August 22, 2019

A Bayside man who hoarded more than 70 guns and over 50,000 rounds of ammunition is going to prison, prosecutors announced Monday.

Ronald Drabman, 61, had pleaded guilty in January to first-and-second degree criminal possession of a weapon.

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‘Crime has been at record lows for us’
Posted: August 22, 2019

Summer has been safe in the 112th Precinct.

“Crime has been at record lows for us,” said Capt. Jonathan Cermeli, the precinct’s commanding officer. “We’ve been seeing decreases in all of our crime categories.”

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Rochdale’s cleaver killer gets 23 years
Posted: August 22, 2019

A Jamaica woman has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for the March 14 meat cleaver attack that killed her aunt in their home.

Elizabeth Sanchez, 32, aka Digna Sanchez-Ortiz, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter and second-degree rape on June 20, the latter charge for repeated incidents involving an underage male relative in 2016 and 2017.

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Homicide charge in butt augmentation
Posted: August 22, 2019

A 38-year-old woman has been extradited from London to face homicide charges after a Queens County grand jury indicted her in 2016. Donna Francis — whom authorities said is not a doctor — allegedly performed a butt enhancement procedure on a Maryland woman, causing her death in May 2015.

Francis’ last known New York address was on Huxley Street in Rosedale.

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He attacked a BP employee
Posted: August 22, 2019

Seen this guy?

Around 5:45 p.m. on Aug. 16, he was in the middle of an argument with an employee at the BP gas station on the westbound Horace Harding Expressway by 167th Street in Flushing, police said.

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Spaghetti sauce suspect wanted
Posted: August 22, 2019

The NYPD is seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating a man wanted for a saucy robbery from a Jackson Heights grocery store on July 20.

Police in the 115th Precinct said the incident took place at approximately 11:30 a.m. when a man entered the basement of Food Universe at 75-55 31 Avenue.

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Burglar
Posted: August 22, 2019

Police are searching for a burglar who entered a home by 46th Avenue and 192nd Street in Auburndale on Aug. 7.

Around noon on that day, he used a chair to get in through the bathroom window. But after the 58-year-old homeowner heard a sound and saw him, the burglar fled.

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Wanted for questions on stolen credit card
Posted: August 22, 2019

The NYPD is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who allegedly used a credit card stolen from a car in the 105th Precinct in Eastern Queens.

Police said the victim went to his car at about 8 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 12 to discover his wallet, containing credit cards, was missing from the glove compartment.

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