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Man dies after 30-foot jump at Queens mall

A man jumped to his death in an apparent suicide at a Queens mall this afternoon, authorities said. The man, 28, fell about three flights around 12:35 p.m. at the Queens Center Mall on Queens Boulevard near 90th Street, according to an FDNY spokesman.
He was pronounced dead...


Dutch queen gives up throne in favor of son

Beatrix, queen of the Netherlands, addressed the nation on television and radio on Monday afternoon, announcing that she would abdicate the throne in favor of her son, Prince Willem-Alexander.


Gun Found in Child’s Backpack at Queens Elementary School


The police released few details, aside from saying the school was Wave Preparatory Elementary in Far Rockaway and the weapon was a .22-caliber handgun.


Woman Accused of Hate-Crime Murder in Subway Push

Subway Death

A 31-year-old woman was arrested on Saturday and charged with second-degree murder as a hate crime in connection with the death of a man who was pushed onto the tracks of an elevated subway station in Queens and crushed by an oncoming train.


Three children jump from home in Queens fire, four firefighters hurt

Three children jumped from the window of a burning Glendale home early today and four firefighters were injured, authorities said. The fire began about 12:10 a.m. at the second-story home on 66th Street, near Otto Road, according to an FDNY spokesman.


Would-be bomber recounts evolution of NYC plot

By one account, the moment of truth for three former high school classmates from Queens came as they sat in a car outside a neighborhood mosque with their militant religious views festering....


Ex-Dean Accused of Using Students as Servants

Ex-Dean Accused of Using Students as Servants

A former administrator at St. John’s University accused of embezzling about $1 million from the college in Queens has now been charged with far more lurid crimes: forcing students to clean, cook and act as her personal servants to keep their scholarships.


NY firefighter grew over 100 pot plants: prosecutor

NY firefighter grew over 100 pot plants: prosecutor

A city firefighter was caught "red-handed" tending more than 100 marijuana plants - each worth $5,000 - in the basement of a Queens house, a prosecutor said Monday.

Senh: I thought firefighters make a decent amount of money. But I guess people always want more money.


Koppel son dies after a bender

Koppel son dies after a bender

The son of legendary TV newsman Ted Koppel was found dead in a Washington Heights apartment under mysterious circumstances yesterday morning after a daylong drinking binge with a man he had just met in a Midtown bar, law-enforcement sources said. Andrew Koppel, 40, of Rockaway Park, Queens, was declared dead...


City Confirms 2 More Deaths From Swine Flu

City Confirms 2 More Deaths From Swine Flu

Two more New York City residents, a 41-year-old from Queens and a 34-year-old from Brooklyn, have died .


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