Latest Queens News

US authorities arrest Brazilian ex-CEO in bribery case

Nov. 20, 2019 6:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The former CEO of Brazilian petrochemical company Braskem SA was arrested on U.S. corruption charges involving a slush fund used to bribe officials in Brazil, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. Jose Carlos Grubisich, who was taken into custody at Kennedy Airport, pleaded not guilty in...

17-year-old girl stabbed to death in Queens

Nov. 16, 2019 1:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a 17-year-old girl has been stabbed to death in Queens. Police say Talasia Cuffie was found lying on a sidewalk in Jamaica shortly before 10 p.m. Friday with multiple stab wounds. She was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The teen was found on a...

New Yorker gets jail for silicone death of Maryland woman

Nov. 14, 2019 2:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A New Yorker who administered a botched silicone injection that killed a Maryland woman has been sentenced to a year in jail. Queens Acting District Attorney John M. Ryan said Thursday that the sentence for Donna Francis was the maximum allowed under an extradition agreement. Francis had...

New York names facilities that treated drug-resistant fungus

Nov. 13, 2019 10:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York is the first state to release the names of medical facilities that have treated patients with a deadly, drug-resistant fungus that is spreading. The New York Times reported Wednesday that 64 hospitals, 103 long-term care nursing homes, a long-term care hospital and three hospice...

NY governor threatens to prevent gas company from operating

Nov. 13, 2019 7:30 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is threatening to revoke a utility's certificate to offer natural gas service in downstate New York. Democrat Cuomo sent a letter to National Grid on Tuesday giving the company 14 days to respond. State utility regulators this fall took aim at National Grid for denying...

Longtime AP sports writer, editor Ben Olan dies at 96

Nov. 11, 2019 9:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Olan, a sports writer and editor at The Associated Press for more than 50 years who was honored by the NHL Hall of Fame, has died. He was 96. Known for being nattily dressed during his days when AP headquarters was located at 50 Rockefeller Plaza, Olan passed away early Monday morning...

As ruling nears, immigrant fights for anti-deportation act

Nov. 11, 2019 12:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Mexican immigrant fighting President Donald Trump's attempt to end a program shielding young immigrants from deportation says he is nervous about the case finally being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. Martín Batalla Vidal is a lead plaintiff in one of the cases to preserve the...

Police looking for suspects in 2 tip jar thefts

Nov. 10, 2019 2:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Police are looking for two men they say have been stealing tip jars from businesses and hitting people who tried to stop them. The New York Police Department says the most recent incident was at a cafe in Queens on Friday. Authorities say the men went into the business, took a tip jar with...

NYC public housing apartment rented out illegally on Airbnb

Nov. 9, 2019 2:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Boston resident Rachel Valerio thought her $90-a-night Airbnb apartment in New York City was a good deal until she realized she had booked an apartment in a New York City Housing Authority complex. Valerio tells The New York Times that the apartment was highly rated on Airbnb but it smelled...

Police say NYC man stabs wife to death, then kills himself

Nov. 9, 2019 10:46 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a Queens man stabbed his wife to death and then took his own life. Twenty-seven-year-old Donne Dojoy was found fatally stabbed inside her home in the Ozone Park neighborhood at about 7:30 p.m. Friday. Police say a man believed to be the victim's husband was found hanging from a...