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Season’s First West Nile Mosquitoes Found In Queens, Staten Island

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has detected the West Nile virus in mosquitoes within the five boroughs for the first time this season.

07/14/2014

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Police: One Suspect Behind 25 Burglaries In College Point

According to police, the suspect has broken into 25 homes, stealing jewelry, money and electronics.

06/21/2014

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City To Begin Spraying For West Nile Mosquitoes On Wednesday Morning

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will begin spraying for mosquitoes in several areas Wednesday morning, in an effort to keep the West Nile virus from spreading.

06/17/2014

Police: Man Tried To Kidnap Woman From Street In College Point, Queens

Police: Man Tried To Kidnap Woman From Street In College Point, Queens

Police on Monday were asking the public to help them find a suspect in an attempted kidnapping in College Point, Queens.

04/28/2014

Avonte Oquendo had been missing since Oct. 4, 2013. The medical examiner's office confirmed on Jan. 21, 2014 that remains found along the East River are a DNA match. (credit: Handout)

Avonte Oquendo’s Brother Thanks New Yorkers For Support, Efforts In Search

The brother of Avonte Oquendo thanked the people of New York City Friday for their tireless efforts to find the autistic teen, whose body was found in the water in Queens in January.

03/21/2014

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Fire Rips Through Field In College Point, Queens

A brush fire broke out and destroyed about an acre of tall grass Tuesday afternoon in College Point, Queens.

03/18/2014

Avonte Oquendo: New Video

Video Shows Adult Leaving School Door Open Before Avonte Oquendo Escaped

New video has been released showing Avonte Oquendo, right before he disappeared from his school in Long Island City, Queens in October.

01/28/2014

A shirt (left) police say Avonte Oquendo was wearing the day he went missing/Avonte Oquendo (credit: NYPD)

Family Attorney: More Remains That May Belong To Avonte Oquendo Have Been Found

While the family of missing autistic teen Avonte Oquendo was still awaiting DNA results from human remains discovered last week, a family attorney confirmed Monday that new remains have been found.

01/20/2014

Avonte Oquendo had been missing since Oct. 4, 2013. The medical examiner's office confirmed on Jan. 21, 2014 that remains found along the East River are a DNA match. (credit: Handout)

DNA Test Results In Oquendo Disappearance Could Be Ready By Wednesday

Results of a DNA test that will determine if the remains are those of missing autistic teenager Avonte Oquendo will not be available until later this week.

01/19/2014

Avonte Oquendo had been missing since Oct. 4, 2013. The medical examiner's office confirmed on Jan. 21, 2014 that remains found along the East River are a DNA match. (credit: Handout)

Source: More Remains Found In Queens; Avonte Oquendo’s Family Waits For Answers

Investigators were trying to determine if the remains that were discovered on the shore in College Point on Thursday night, are those of missing autistic teen Avonte Oquendo.

01/18/2014

David Perecman speaks at a news conference on Jan. 17, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Avonte Oquendo’s Family Waiting To Learn Identity Of Remains Found In Queens

The attorney for the family of a missing autistic boy says clothing that was found with human remains in Queens are similar to those the teen was wearing when he disappeared.

01/17/2014

College Point Memorial Day Parade, May 26, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Parades Held Across Region To Honor Memorial Day

In College Point, Queens, the annual parade stepped off Sunday afternoon. The parade featured about 1,000 participants.

05/26/2013

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Extra-Alarm Fire Breaks Out At Unfinished NYPD Academy In Queens

An extra-alarm fire broke out Tuesday afternoon at the new NYPD academy under construction in Queens.

04/16/2013

LaGuardia Airport (Photo by MEHDI TAAMALLAH/AFP/Getty Images)

Group Loses Bid To Block Waste-Transfer Facility Near LaGuardia

Friends of LaGuardia Airport say the $200 million project could attract more birds around the airport looking for food. The activists lost their court fight on Tuesday.

04/10/2013

Nadine Darsanlal with her dog Harvey and her pig Wilbur (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Pig Delivers Therapy To Navy Vet In Queens, Accompanies Dog

Animals of all kinds can do wonders for people recovering from illnesses or injuries, but one of them doesn’t quite blend in on the streets of Queens.

01/14/2013

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