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Woman, 72, put in headlock, punched and robbed in Queens: police

OZONE PARK, Queens - A man is being sought for putting a 72-year-old woman in a headlock, punching her in the face and robbing her of a Medicare benefits card, police said Friday. A man sought by police in the assault and robbery of a woman in Queens on Jan. 11, 2017, is seen in surveillance footage

PIX11.COM - 2018-01-19 12:13:30

A forgotten name for a Ridgewood community: Our Neighborhood, The Way it Was

Ask someone about the location of St. James Park and the answer could be somewhere in the Bronx or in London, England. But we wonder how many of our readers are aware that the name once referred to a section of Ridgewood. Today, much of what once was known as St. James Park is commonly referred to a

QNS.COM - 2018-01-20 20:00:23

Police investigate death of Queens man

QUEENS VILLAGE, Queens - Police are investigating the death of a Queens man after he was found lying on the ground earlier this month. On Jan. 3, police found 68-year-old Dhanraj Mangra unconscious and unresponsive in the vicinity of Jamaica Avenue and 207 Street around 8:37 p.m. He was taken to the

PIX11.COM - 2018-01-19 12:44:01

Ozone Park Man Sentenced Up To Eight Years For Sex Crimes

An Ozone Park man was sentenced to four to eight years in prison after he pleaded guilty to numerous sex crimes committed against a minor in November 2016. Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said that 54-year-old Robert Pou, of 101st Avenue, was sentenced on Thursday. According to reports, the i

QUEENSTRIBUNE.COM - 2018-01-19 18:35:37

Mercedes-Benz found half-submerged in Queens creek

A Mercedes-Benz was discovered partially submerged on Jan. 19, 2017. A Mercedes-Benz was found submerged in a Queens creek early Friday. Cops found the unoccupied black Mercedes, with an air freshener still hanging from the review mirror, near where Maspeth Ave. ends at Maspeth Creek near the Kosc

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-01-19 15:37:45

Video shows bandit patting down Briarwood bodega employee, then helping himself to store's cash

Police released on Wednesday night vivid footage of a crook robbing a Briarwood bodega earlier this week. At 4 p.m. on Jan. 14, an unknown man entered a store located at 97-01 Sutphin Blvd. Once inside, the man approached the 62-year-old employee and demanded cash. The video shows the bandit searchi


Burglar who tried to escape from Rikers is busted for breaking into Queens homes

A blockhead burglar with a failed jailbreak on his resume has admitted to breaking into Queens homes. Naquan Hill pleaded guilty Wednesday to burglarizing two homes in 2016. Hill, 25, wasn't slick with his sticky fingers - authorities found his DNA at five burglaries and traced some of the stolen


Man sought in theft of package from Westbury porch, cops say

Nassau County police released this photo of a man wanted in the September 2017 theft of a package from a porch on May Avenue in Westbury. Photo Credit: NCPD Nassau County police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who stole a package from the front porch of a house in Westbury on

NEWSDAY - 2018-01-19 14:11:45

Gainesville woman accused of trafficking teenage girl

A Gainesville woman is accused of human trafficking in a case involving a 16- or 17-year-old girl. Authorities believe Laronda Jamese Moore, 38, recruited, harbored and transported a teenage girl "for the purposes of sexual servitude," Hall County Sheriff's Office Lt. Scott Ware wrote in a news rel

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-01-19 23:17:00

Georgia Tech students turn Barbie Jeep into extreme speed machine

ATHENS, Ga. - What happens when you combine a Power Wheels pink Barbie Jeep, a six-horsepower engine, and two imaginative Georgia Tech students? One tiny, yet powerful, speed machine. Georgia Tech Dustin Sloan and Trenton Charlson have taken the toy every 90s kid wanted and amped it up with an engin

FOX5ATLANTA.COM - 2018-01-20 18:53:00

Georgia man, 80, killed in house fire deemed accidental

JEFFERSON, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a fire that claimed the life of an 80-year-old Georgia man was accidental. The Athens Banner-Herald quotes Office of Insurance and Safety Commissioner Jay Florence as saying Wednesday's house fire in which Leroy Johnson died was caused by the improper use of smo

WRCBTV.COM - 2018-01-19 18:12:00

PHOTOS: Women's March Anniversary

Ella Cook holds a protest sign and her mother's hand at the anniversary Women's March in downtown Athens, Georgia, on Saturday, January 20, 2018. (Photo/Kayla Renie, kayla.renie96@gmail.com) Protestors gather around the Athena statue for the Women's March Protest in Athens, Georgia on January 20, 20

RED AND BLACK - 2018-01-20 23:08:00

Both off-campus bookstores set to close by February

Baxter Street Bookstore and Beat the Bookstore are two off campus bookstores located on Baxter Street in Athens, Georgia. Students used these off campus bookstores to purchase books and other items for classes when they did not want to go to the University of Georgia bookstore on campus. These store

RED AND BLACK - 2018-01-20 13:00:00

Make 2018 the year of mental health

There are a lot of things that local leaders could tackle in the upcoming year. Every community has its needs: In Commerce, a plan for the old Boys & Girls Club facility is needed; in Jefferson, a plan for future growth along I-85 needs to be updated; in Braselton, community leaders need to find a

JACKSONHERALDTODAY.COM - 2018-01-20 15:19:41

Police Blotter: Stolen cash, trespassing and meth possession

On Jan. 16, a man reported to Athens-Clarke County police that he had cash taken from his wallet. He told police he was drinking alcohol with two males and one female in his house when the cash was stolen. According to the report, the female asked him to "come to the bathroom for an unknown reason,"

RED AND BLACK - 2018-01-19 13:00:00

Newsmaker in business: Gainesville named to list of best-performing small cities

Gainesville has been ranked third on a list of best-performing cities for small cities and metropolitan areas. The Milken Institute has released its Best-Performing Cities Index annually since 1999. The index uses fact-based metrics in nine categories to evaluate the relative growth of metropolitan

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-01-21 01:13:00

Few closings on Treasure Coast after government shut down

While the government shutdown, which took affect early Saturday morning, may be wreaking havoc in other parts of the U.S., the Treasure Coast is largely unaffected. Many agencies run by the federal government in Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River Counties will continue to run despite the shutdown.

TCPALM - 2018-01-20 16:11:19

Astronaut bumped from June flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (WTHR) - In a rare move so close to launch, NASA is bumping one of its astronauts off an upcoming flight. The agency is pulling astronaut Jeanette Epps from a launch to the International Space Station. The announcement came late Thursday. However, NASA never disclosed their r

WTHR - 2018-01-20 23:03:34

Fort Pierce-based Maverick Boat breaks ground on new facility

Maverick Boat Group broke ground on a brand new state of the art 106,000 square foot construction facility to house the building of its Cobia line of boats upon its completion. The company will add more than 100 new jobs and already employs 287 local workers. Wochit Clean water equals jobs. That w

TCPALM - 2018-01-21 01:21:27

Fort Pierce police search for missing man, 71

Police said he left his apartment on 29th Street on Friday morning and hasn't been seen since. His family is concerned about a medical condition, police said. Faneite left in a black 2006 Ford Ranger with a Maryland license plate. He is 5-foot-6 and about 150 pounds, and was wearing a camouflage jac

TCPALM - 2018-01-20 00:26:53