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Queens District Attorney Richard Brown (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Queens Man Convicted Of Bludgeoning Cat To Death

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced Richard Ferrugio of Ozone Park was convicted Monday of aggravated cruelty to animals and fourth-degree weapon possession.

06/18/2013

The warehouse on 43rd Avenue in Long Island City where prosecutors said a businessman was held and tortured for a month by a group of men looking for $3 million in ransom. (Photo: CBS 2)

Police: Accomplices In Brutal Queens Kidnapping, Ransom Plot Flee The Country

NYPD Commissioner Kelly said Thursday that detectives were also looking for a man in New York City. Three others are being held without bail.

05/23/2013

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

DA: Queens Man Headed To Prison For Stripping Church Van Of Parts

Benjamin Livermore, 31, was convicted in March for gutting a $30,000 van belonging to the New Greater Church Of New York.

05/22/2013

Daniel Reilly is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student. (credit: CBS 2)

Ex-Teacher Faces Jail Time After Guilty Plea In Statutory Rape Case

A former sixth-grade English teacher is facing jail time after pleading guilty to the statutory rape of a 14-year-old girl.

05/21/2013

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Queens Man Sentenced To Decades Behind Bars For 1-Hour Crime Spree

Darius Lowery, 25, started his crime spree one early morning on February 2, 2010 when someone left a running car unattended outside their home in St. Albans.

05/17/2013

Lee Samuel, 25, is charged with sexually assaulting two 7-year-old girls in Queens. (Credit: CBS 2)

Homeless Man Charged In Queens Sex Assaults Due In Court

Lee Samuel, 25, was handcuffed and quiet as he walked out of the NYPD Special Victim’s Unit in East Harlem Tuesday night, charged with sex abuse, committing a criminal sexual act, endangering the welfare of a child and forcible touching.

05/08/2013

Daniel Reilly is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student. (credit: CBS 2)

Queens DA: NYC Teacher Had Months-Long Sexual Relationship With Girl, 14

Daniel Reilly, 36, an English teacher at I.S. 237 in Flushing, was arrested on rape and other charges.

04/09/2013

Robert Guerrero Joel Casamayor junior welterweight fight at the Mandalay Bay Events Center July 31, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Boxer Robert Guerrero, Set To Fight Floyd Mayweather Jr., Arrested At JFK

Guerrero was arrested after declaring an empty – but unlicensed – .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol while trying to fly to Las Vegas, Port Authority police said.

03/28/2013

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7 Accused In Tax Return Theft Scam In New York, New Jersey

Seven people from New York and New Jersey stood accused this weekend of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax refund checks from the federal government.

03/09/2013

Police are looking for a two-tone dark-colored custom van (top), a four-door light-colored sedan (middle) and a four-door dark-colored sedan (bottom) in connection with a brush fire in Queens were two bodies were found. (credit: NYPD)

Police Looking For 3 Vehicles In Connection With Bodies Found In Queens Brush Fire

One is two-tone dark-colored custom van, the second is a four-door light-colored sedan and the third is a four-door dark-colored sedan, police said.

03/07/2013

Authorities on the scene of a brush fire in Queens where officials said two bodies were found on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS880)

Firefighters Find 2 Bodies While Battling Brush Fire In Queens

As firefighters started to fight the heavy flames, they discovered the bodies of two adult males in a grassy area adjacent to the Belt Parkway, police said.

03/06/2013

Gavel (file / credit: clipart.com)

DA: Brooklyn Rabbi Charged In Sex Sting

Nathan David Rabinowich was arrested Wednesday after he showed up at a pre-arranged meeting in Queens, prosecutors said.

02/15/2013

Noel Polanco (credit: Facebook)

No Indictment In Grand Central Parkway Police Shooting

A grand jury in Queens has voted not to indict a police officer on criminal charges in the fatal shooting of an unarmed National Guardsman during a traffic stop.

02/14/2013

Erika Menendez Perp Walk (credit: CBS 2)

Police: Subway Push Suspect Has Lengthy Arrest Record; Family Reported Issues With Medication

Police say Menendez’s family members called authorities several times in the past five years because they were having difficulty dealing with her. Police did not say what the medication was.

12/31/2012

Erika Menendez Perp Walk (credit: CBS 2)

Subway Push Suspect Ordered To Undergo Psychiatric Evaluation As She’s Held Without Bail

Judge Gia Morris ordered Erika Menendez, 31, held without bail and be given a mental health exam. Menendez was arraigned Saturday night on a charge of second degree murder as a hate crime.

12/30/2012

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