UPDATE: Driver who caused death of a woman and life-threatening injuries of her daughter was arrested
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Updated: July 20, 2016 at 9:44 a.m. The officers of the 106th Precinct in South Ozone Park are investigating a deadly collision that occurred on Friday, July 17, and are on the lookout for the driver who caused it and fled the scene. Police responded to an emergency call on Friday at 5:06 p.m. regarding a collision […]

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NYPD Commissioner orders officers on patrol to work in pairs after Dallas attacks
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Following last night’s murder of five police officers on patrol at a Dallas, Texas, protest, the NYPD is stepping up its efforts to keep both officers and demonstrators across the city safe. There is presently no credible threat to police officers in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a Friday afternoon press […]

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Commanding officer of the 115th Precinct in Jackson Heights transferred to the Bronx
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Deputy Inspector Brian Hennessy, the commanding officer of the 115th Precinct, crossed the bridge to the Bronx last week in becoming the new commander of the 40th Precinct in Mott Haven. Hennessy joined the 115th Precinct in November 2014 after leading the 108th Precinct for 1 1/2 years. During his tenure, he enacted Neighborhood Friday, where volunteers […]

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MAP: See which Queens neighborhoods have the most reported incidents of graffiti
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New Yorkers feel strongly about seeing graffiti on their streets, and one data visualization enthusiast has just made it easier for residents to find out the number of graffiti incidents reported in one year and how long it took to clean them up. Nicholas Reyland used data from the city’s open data portal to find the number […]

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Jackson Heights man fatally beaten in possible hate crime, law enforcement sources say
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A Jackson Heights man died of injuries he sustained after a group of men viciously beat him at a neighborhood intersection on Sunday morning, according to police. Sources familiar with the incident indicated the assault may have been “gay-related” and an investigation is underway to determine if it was a bias crime. Police said the victim — […]

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