UPDATE: Cops still looking for the drive-by shooters who killed rapper Chinx in Briarwood
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UPDATED 12:45 p.m. May 17, 2016 One year later, the suspects responsible for the drive-by shooting in Briarwood last year that took the life of an up-and-coming rap star remain at large. Police repeated an appeal for tips on Tuesday, which marked the one-year anniversary of the May 17, 2015, murder of Lionel Pickens, 31, of Ozone […]

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Central Queens community board elects a new chairperson
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After 25 years of service to the Queens Community Board 8, former chairman Alvin Warshaviak passed on the torch to new chairwoman Martha Taylor, as board members voted in favor of her position. The board elected her along with the remaining slate of executive officers at Wednesday night’s meeting at the Hillcrest Jewish Center on Union Turnpike. […]

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Serial Jamaica crank caller and cop impersonator finally convicted, says Queens DA
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He sent the cops here and there. Now, they’ve come for him. A Queens man accused of calling 911 falsely reporting emergencies has been convicted following a jury trial, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced Thursday. Ronald DeShields, 41, was accused of falsely reporting incidents to 911 more than 52 times between Jan. 30 and […]

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Serial crank caller from Briarwood is busted for making false 911 calls to his apartment building
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He wasted the Fire Department’s valuable time, so now he’s set to do time. A Briarwood man was arrested this week for allegedly making dozens of phony emergency calls to his apartment building over a two-month period, according to fire marshals. Kenneth Campbell, 47, allegedly made 36 phony reports of gas leaks, electrical fires, bomb […]

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After a quarter century of service, Queens Community Board 8 chair resigns
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After more than a quarter-century of public service, Queen’s Community Board 8 (CB 8) Chairman Alvin Warshaviak is stepping down from the advisory body at the end of next month. Warshaviak, who spent 25 of his 35 years on the community board as its chairman, which represents the Queens neighborhoods of Briarwood, Flushing South, Fresh Meadows, Hillcrest, […]

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