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Astoria »

Woman Sentenced for Strangling Man to Death With Shoelace in Astoria Park

Kelly Harnett was sentenced to 17 years to life for strangling an Astoria resident in Astoria Park.

Ozone Park »

Man Indicted For Hate Crime After Running Over Sikh Man in Ozone Park: DA

Joseph Caleca allegedly plowed into Sandeep Singh after telling him, "Go back to your country." 

South Jamaica »

Sean Bell Pal Arrested for Driving Car With Covered Plates and No License

Trent Benefield received $900,000 from the city after being shot by police when Sean Bell was killed.

Jamaica »

Man Arrested for Breaking NYPD Officer's Face After Bump at Supermarket

Tommie Williams allegedly attacked the officer after an argument at a supermarket.

St. George »

Staten Island DA Recuses Himself More Than Any Other NYC Prosecutor

Daniel Donovan recused himself from 23 cases in the past two years because of his or his office's ties.

Jamaica »

Jamaica Coach Charged After Conducting Lewd Video Chat With Teen: DA

Robert Walker told teen players to strip and then photographed and videotaped them, authorities said.

Kew Gardens »

$900K Grant to Bolster Queens Domestic Violence Programs

The money will be used for a number of domestic violence prevention and enforcement initiatives.

Jamaica »

Mother Beat Daughter to Death Over Spilled Lotion, Authorities Say

The 4-year-old girl was found dead at a shelter for homeless families in Briarwood, police said.

Jamaica »

Jamaica Dad Pleads Guilty in Stabbing Deaths of Wife and Young Daughters

Miguel Mejia-Ramos is slated to be sentenced to 45 years in prison in November.

Kew Gardens »

Borough Hall Garage Shuttered After Months of Safety Warnings

The garage was shuttered Wednesday, but warnings had come as early as September 2013.

Whitestone »

Gambino Associate's Grandson Arrested in Queens Shooting, Authorities Say

Robert Sasso was charged with shooting a friend near the Whitestone Bridge in late August. 

Ozone Park »

Starved and Tortured 12-Year-Old Girl Kept Silent to Protect Siblings: DA

Maya Ranot never said a word despite her father and mother beating and starving her, the DA said.

Forest Hills »

Queens Man Stole Holocaust Survivor Benefits Meant For Dead Mother: DA

Gary Jacoby of Forest Hills is accused of receiving $56,000 from the German government.

Elmhurst »

'Serial Pickpocket' Arrested for Stealing from Women With Strollers

The suspect allegedly stole from six different victims, mostly women.

Richmond Hill »

Bouncer Convicted of Kicking Clubgoer to Death in Richmond Hill

Kristian Sorbera was found guilty of manslaughter in the beating death of a clubgoer.