May 8, 2009 RSS feed / Top Stories

Shooting Victim Succumbs

A Rockaway woman who was fatally shot by a Jamaica thug died earlier this week from her head wound, while the man who shot her awaits his next court date and the probability that the charges against him would be upgraded to murder. More...

Scuba Diver Down On Beach 135 Street

A man Scuba diving with a friend off the shore of Beach 135 Street in Belle Harbor on Sunday found himself unable to move any longer and had to be dragged from the surf, police say. More...

High Rise Apartment Catches Fire

A tenth floor apartment in an Edgemere apartment building caught fire last Sunday night with no injuries reported. Firefighters responded quickly and got the fire under control before it spread to other apartments. The fire was reported at 4:58 p.m. More...

Undercover Task Force Targets Illegal Dumpers

Far Rockaway Man One Of 15 Busted Last Month

A Far Rockaway man was one of 15 illegal dumpers busted by the New York City Department of Sanitation's (DSNY) Illegal Dumping Task Force, DSNY officials announced last week. More...

Patterson Secures Health Care Funding

Governor David A. Paterson today announced that New York State will provide $175 million in new funding to further the restructuring of New York's health care system. More...

CPB Says No To Utility's Use Of SSNs

The New York State Consumer Protection Board (CPB) has filed notice of its serious concerns regarding plans proposed by utilities to provide customers remote access to their utility account numbers utilizing Social Security numbers as the sole or p More...

Cop-Killer's Sister Gets Probation

Charged Witth Hiding Murder Weapon

The sister of the Rockaway man recently convicted for the murder of Police Officer Russell Timoshenko pled guilty to helping her brother and two others to escape, but will serve no jail time for her actions, officials say. More...

West End Paving Nightmare Almost Over

When the city's Department of Design and Construction (DDC) began milling some of the major east-west avenues as well as many cross streets a month ago, some locals looked at it as an unnecessary fix, something they had to put up with for a week or t More...

'Joker' Gets Life In North Carolina Slay

A notorious Rockaway gangster, who once was featured on "America's Most Wanted," got dealt a first degree murder charge last week, handed down by a Cleveland County (North Carolina) jury. More...

Push-In Robbery Leaves Local Critical

Police say that two still-unidentified thugs pushed into an apartment at 305 Beach 88 Street early on the morning of May 1, leaving the 48-year-old male resident of the apartment with a gunshot wound to his chest. More...

Cops Flush EDP From Beach 120 Street Home

A 49-year-old woman who was reportedly emotionally disturbed took a knife and locked herself in the bathroom of her family home on Monday, drawing a massive police presence to the Rockaway Park neighborhood. More...

Car Service Driver Loses Control

Two Injured In RBB MVA

A car service cab from the Rockapulco (Shore) Cab Company lost control on a wet and slippery Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 110 Street at about 11 p.m. on May 1, slamming into another vehicle. More...


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