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  • Brownouts For Tens Of Thousands On Record Hot Day

    Brownouts For Tens Of Thousands On Record Hot Day
    Con Edison calls it a voltage reduction. Its customers call it a brownout. In any case, it is a controlled reduction of power for tens of thousands of homes in the Tri State area, thanks to Friday's record high temperatures. In thirteen neighborhoods and...
  • Power Plant Explosion Rocks Queens Neighborhood

    Power Plant Explosion Rocks Queens Neighborhood
    A natural gas explosion at a US Power Gen plant rocked a Queens neighborhood Wednesday, prompting a flood of 911 calls in the area. According to officials, the explosion happened at around 7:30 p.m. at the 11-story building located at 20th Avenue near...
  • Man Dressed As Armored Guard Fools Workers, Walks Out With $15K

    Man Dressed As Armored Guard Fools Workers, Walks Out With $15K
    Employees of a check cashing business in Queens were thrown for a loop after they handed over $15,000 in cash to a man the believed was an armored guard but was instead a calculated thief. According to authorities, the incident happened at about 10:15 a....
  • Baltimore inventor gave hope to those with hip problems

    While the name John Gilbert Collison Sr. has been largely forgotten today, his invention of the artificial steel hip ball more than 60 years ago has given him orthopedic immortality. His invention, manufactured in Baltimore in his Falls Road facility,...
  • 10-Year-Old Australian Girl Killed In Queens Car Crash

    10-Year-Old Australian Girl Killed In Queens Car Crash
    People in one Queens neighborhood were in shock Sunday night, after a little girl visiting from Australia died in a two-car crash in Astoria. Sabrina Mangos, 10, and members of her family were here visiting from the city of Tennyson, near Adelaide. That'...
  • Cops Fatally Shoot Box Cutter-Wielding Queens Man

    Cops Fatally Shoot Box Cutter-Wielding Queens Man
    Cops say the chaotic scene started when a man and woman got into a fight over who the father is of their 9-year-old child. Authorities say the 46-year-old man never believed the child was his and that ignited a fight. He beat the child's 42-year-old...
  • Newborn With Umbilical Cord Still Attached Found Outside Queens Home

    Newborn With Umbilical Cord Still Attached Found Outside Queens Home
    Police are searching for the mother who stuffed her newborn inside a shoebox and abandoned her outside a Queens home Friday morning. According to authorities, the baby girl was discovered wrapped in a purple towel some time after 7 a.m. outside a...
  • Basement Fire Consumes 3-Story Building In Astoria

    Basement Fire Consumes 3-Story Building In Astoria
    Thirteen firefighters were injured when a four-alarm fire broke out Tuesday morning in the basement of a three-story building in Queens and quickly consumed the structure. Fire officials say the blaze began around 8:45 a.m. in the basement of 37-20...
  • Christopher Walken auditions for new gig

    Christopher Walken auditions for new gig
    Today is the birthday of Christopher Walken! He was actually born Ronald Walken in 1943 in Astoria, Queens, in New York. He's very busy but he was nice enough to join us via satellite, check him out...
  • Queens Kids Get X-Rated Computer Lesson

    Queens Kids Get X-Rated Computer Lesson
    Seven third-graders got an unexpected lesson in female anatomy in a computer class at PS 85 in Astoria, Queens. "If they are using computers and they are able to get on a site that a parent would not want them on, you would hope they wouldn't get on,"...
  • Cops Hunt For Sex Predator Targeting Asians In Queens

    Cops Hunt For Sex Predator Targeting Asians In Queens
    Police in Queens put out a warning Friday, urging residents to be on alert for a sexual predator targeting Asian women in their 20's and 30's. So far he's attacked four times, dating back to September, investigators said. Each time he roughs up his...