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Astoria Heights meets with top cop

By Peter Sorkin About 150 people packed into a tiny meeting room at the Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church at 69-05 Ditmars Blvd. in Astoria Heights to ask new Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik about increasing police presence in the neighborhood. covered by the 114th and 115th precincts. Kerik, who replaced Howard Safir in the top spot […]

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St. Albans mom targets missing relatives

By Kathianne Boniello Arnita Fowler was surrounded by ghosts this week. They followed her everywhere the St. Albans woman went as she recalled the days just prior to her only son's disappearance in 1995. This week marked the five-year anniversary that he vanished. “On Monday, Oct. 16, he returned from the Million Man March,” Fowler […]

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Hollis man dies after robbery

By Adam Kramer The basement of a Cambria Heights barber shop allegedly used for illegal gambling was the scene of an early morning murder last Thursday when one of the patrons was fatally shot during a robbery after he was slow to disrobe and get on the ground, police said. Youius Lafalouse, 52, died on […]

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Hollis man killed in Cambria Hts. burglary

By Adam Kramer The basement of a Cambria Heights barber shop allegedly used for illegal gambling was the scene of an early morning murder last Thursday when one of the patrons was fatally shot during a robbery after he was slow to disrobe and get on the ground, police said. Youius Lafalouse, 52, died on […]

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Rottweiler attacks two little boys in Jamaica

By Adam Kramer Dennis Jenkins does not think he did anything special. He said he just did what was necessary to rescue two little boys who were being attacked by a 100-pound rottweiler at the Loving Arms Group Daycare Center in Jamaica. One of the victims, 2-year-old Orin Kitt, was in critical condition Friday after […]

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