Stepmom charged with fatally strangling a 9-year-old girl inside their Richmond Hill home
Photos by Robert Stridiron; Inset provided by family

The stepmother of a 9-year-old girl found dead in the bathroom of her Richmond Hill home on Friday night has been charged with her child’s murder, police announced on Saturday. Shamdai Arjun, 55, faces murder charges for allegedly strangling Ashdeep Kaur, 9, to death in the third violent tragedy to grip south Queens this month.   […]

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A memorial walk and a possible lead in the Karina Vetrano murder case in Howard Beach
Photo via Facebook/Kimberly Graves, with inset via Instagram

Two weeks after a horrifying crime that shook the entire community, scores of Howard Beach residents came together just before sunset on Tuesday night for a memorial walk that followed in the final footsteps of Karina Vetrano. The 30-year-old Vetrano went for a run from her 84th Street home in Howard Beach on the late afternoon on Aug. […]

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Bayside’s fish market/beer garden, Queens Boulevard closure & 8 other big stories from Queens this week
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The search to find Karina Vetrano’s killer dominated the headlines this week, all while her family held her funeral in Howard Beach. A couple of businesses made the top stories this week as a new fish and beer market is coming to Bayside, and Silver Barn Farms in Middle Village got a new owner who […]

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Howard Beach residents build a big reward fund to find the killer of Karina Vetrano
Photo: Anthony Giudice/QNS, with inset via Instagram

They came in amounts large and small — donations of as little as $10 to as much as $1,000 from neighbors, relatives, complete strangers and anonymous donors. The contributors to the Karina Vetrano Memorial Reward Fund poured out their wallets and their hearts in just 24 hours time, kicking in more than $175,000 in an effort to find […]

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No DNA match and a huge reward offer: here’s today’s update on the Karina Vetrano murder case
Photos: Anthony Giudice/QNS

As the investigation into the murder of Howard Beach’s Karina Vetrano enters its second week, police are no closer to making an arrest. The New York Daily News reported that tests on DNA material found on evidence recovered from the crime scene have yet to match anyone in the state DNA databank. Tests are ongoing.   […]

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