Police release sketch of suspect behind shooting of Jamaica corrections officer

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Police are looking for this man, sketched above, for allegedly shooting two Jamaica residents last month.

Authorities say that on November 27, at approximately 6:56 p.m., a 911 call was placed about two people shot at 163-72 Mathias Avenue.

Cops found an unconscious and unresponsive 58-year-old with multiple gunshot wounds to his torso. The man turned out to be Henry Wright, a state corrections officer.

Police also found a 52-year-old woman, his wife, Sharon Floyd-Wright, with a wound to her left shoulder.

Both were taken to Jamaica Hospital, where they’re in critical condition.

A preliminary investigation found that two suspects, one of which has a teardrop tattoo on his face, pushed their way into the Jamaica home before shooting both victims.

The suspects then fled, one eastbound on Mathias Avenue and the other westbound.

Police are also looking for the car they drive, a light-colored Hyundai Elantra, shown below.

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WinterCon, NY’s Largest Comic Convention, returns to Resorts World Casino

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Get a costume and get in character!  Resorts World Casino New York will host WinterCon on Sat. Dec 3rd from 10am-8pm and Sun. Dec 4th from 10am-5pm at the Central Park Event space.

WinterCon is the largest sci-fi convention in the NY area and is dedicated to bringing fans a more intimate convention experience, allowing them to get up close and personal with their favorite stars, authors, and comic book characters.  Fans will get a chance to dress-up like their beloved heroes while meeting them in person!

The festival will feature special guest appearances and panels with the cast of Mad Max, Star Wars, The Warriors, The Walking Dead, Star Trek, James Bond, The Last Dragon, Saved by the Bell and Family Guy.  Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Mad Max: The Road Warrior featuring appearances by the original cast members including Bruce Spence, Virgina Hey, Vernon Wells, and many more.

This year’s WinterCon will also include the Masquerade Cosplay Contest, awarding up to 4 prizes for costumes, live skits and more!  Rules and regulations for the Cosplay contest can be found on the New York WinterCon website, www.nywintercon.com

The biggest comic and sci-fi festival is a family-friendly place for children to explore, learn and be inspired by their heroes.  Pick up collectable movie merchandise, costumes and toys with thousands of items to choose from – there really is something for everybody!

General Admission for Adults is $36, $19 for children’s tickets.  Adult weekend passes start at $58, children’s are $23 and can be purchased online or at the casino.   www.rwnewyork.com

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Cocaine found inside suitcase at JFK

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An arriving passenger at JFK was busted by customs officers with cocaine in his suitcase.

On Sunday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers stopped Dhroepchand Badal, who had arrived on a flight from Paramaribo, Suriname, via the Port of Spain, Traded and Tobago.

During inspection, authorities noticed that Badal’s suitcase was unusually heavy and that the sides were thicker than normal.

Upon investigation, officers found a white powdery substance, which later tested positive for cocaine.

Badal was arrested for the importation of a controlled substance and was turned over to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for further investigation.

The total weight of the cocaine was about 15 pounds, and valued at more than $255,000.

Nadal now faces federal narcotics smuggling charges and will be prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.

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Global Cuisine of Queens Food Tasting

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Resorts World Casino and the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens is hosting the 13th annual Global Cuisine of Queens event tomorrow at 6 p.m.

The event is a showcasing of 30 restaurants, bakeries, caterers, wineries and breweries throughout Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Boys & Girls Club, which provides programs for at-risk youth to “realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.”

Tickets are $75 for VIP and $50 for general admission. You can purchase tickets at this site.

Approximately 1,000 guests are expected top attend. These are some of the participating vendors at tomorrow night’s event:

  • RW Prime
  • Blend on the Water
  • London Lennie’s
  • Manhattan Beer
  • Shake Shack
  • Firehouse Kitchen TV
  • Villa Russo
  • Tom Cat Bakery
  • Lovie’s Nostalgia
  • City Chefs NYC
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Jump in the Shark Tank with Daymond John this Saturday!

2243_daymond_john_sat_10_19_16_275x275Q & A, Meet & Greet will feature Shark Tank Star, FUBU CEO & Branding Expert!

Come meet the star of the fast-paced ABC hit, Shark Tank, in his hometown of Queens at Resorts World Casino!

Sportswear icon and fashion revolutionary Daymond John created his own line in the 1990’s, For Us By Us, better known as FUBU, which he started out of his childhood home in Hollis, Queens.  Daymond’s fashions were popularized by rappers like Jay-Z and LL Cool J and sold in major department stores like Macy’s.  It is impossible to deny his contribution to the cross-over of Hip-Hop to the mainstream.

As the “Godfather of Urban Fashion”, Daymond is regarded as one of the most sought-after experts and keynote speakers in fashion and business today.  Daymond will engage with Bar360 guests for what is sure to be an exciting night for all!

Doors Open at 10:15pm and the Event Begins at 11:30pm

Resorts World Casino New York City, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica    www.rwnewyork.com

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Classic Soul Jam @ Resorts World Casino this Friday!

souljam11_18_16_275x275_revCLASSIC SOUL JAM – Featuring Cuba Gooding and the Main Ingredient, Peaches & Herb, Blue Magic, Touch of Class, Greg Hill and more. Doors open at 8pm. Show starts at 9pm.  This is a Dance Party. Limited Seating.  VIP Tickets include seating in VIP area and private bar.  General Admission tickets are $20 and VIP tickets are $75.  Tickets can be purchased here.

With over 40 years under their belt, lead vocalist and entertainer extraordinaire Cuba Gooding Sr. continues to thrill audiences around the world with his smooth, unique and captivating voice, all the while remaining a solid part of the musical consciousness of fans both old and young.

Be prepared to get groovy with the unforgettable duo, Peaches & Herb, who sang soulful hits like, “Shake Your Groove Thing,” and the Grammy-Nominated “Reunited.” Quintet Blue Magic will also blaze the stage with dreamy vocals and perfectly synchronized choreography. Then – bring back the good ole’ days and have an up-close and personal experience with these Soul Train stars.

A chance to see this many trail blazers in one place does not come around very often and this concert’s line-up will showcase these original R&B artists in a way you have never seen them before.

Resorts World Casino New York City (RWNYC) is the only casino in New York City, offering over 10 million guests annually an unparalleled gaming and entertainment experience.

 

 

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Suspects rob Howard Beach Rite Aid

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Police are looking for five men who robbed the Rite Aid in Howard Beach last month.

Authorities say that on Thursday, October 27, at approximately 9:48 p.m., the suspects entered the Rite Aid at 160-10 Cross Bay Boulevard. They took “multiple pieces of merchandise” that totaled $1,350.

As they were leaving, one of the suspects revealed that he had a knife on him, and urged others not to follow him.

The group left in a white Cadillac Escalade.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor Way ceremony on Saturday

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Southeast Queens will pay tribute to the late Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor with a street co-naming ceremony this weekend.

Hosted by Councilman I. Daneek Miller, the street co-naming at the corner of 192nd Street and Linden Boulevard in St. Albans will honor the legendary rapper from A Tribe Called Quest, considered one of the most influential hip hop groups of all time.

The group’s members, including Kamaal Ibn John Fareed, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi White were all raised in St. Albans.

The renamed street is in near Nu-Clear Dry Cleaners, which was featured in A Tribe Called Quest’s music video for “Check the Rhime.”

The ceremony is slated for Saturday, November 19th at 1 p.m. Phife Dawg’s family, fellow artists and other hip hop historians will speak about his life and impact.

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Rangers’ Ron Duguay speaks at Resorts World

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New York Rangers legend Ron Duguay will be at Resorts World Casino for a meet and greet on Friday, November 11 from 6 to 7 p.m.

The visit includes an interview by ESPN’s Will Reeve about the hockey star’s career highlights.

Duguay was drafted 13th overall by the Rangers in the 1977 Amateur Draft. He played in 864 career games, scoring 274 goals and 346 assists.

The Rangers legend notably scored a goal 9 seconds into a game on April 6, 1980, the fastest time on record.

Today, Duguay is an analyst for MSG Network’s coverage of the New York Rangers.

For more information, visit www.rwnewyork.com.

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Missing woman is victim of homicide

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What started out as a search for a missing woman became a case of homicide.

Police reported 43-year-old Dayo Corley as missing earlier. She was last seen on Saturday near 137th Avenue and Farmers Boulevard in Rochdale.

She was last seen driving a black Chevy Equinox with Florida license plates.

But on Monday at noon, Corley was found, unconscious and unresponsive, inside her car on the driver’s seat. She was found near the intersection of 122nd Avenue and Lakeview Lane.

EMS responded, but Corley was pronounced dead at the scene.

This morning, authorities ruled the incident as a homicide. There are no arrests, and the investigation remains ongoing.

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