Queens News

Destruction of Murder Hornets Nest Doesn’t End Threat

SPOKANE, Wash. — When scientists in Washington state destroyed the first nest of so-called murder hornets found in the U.S., they discovered about 500 live specimens in various stages of development, officials said Tuesday. Among them were nearly 200 queens …

ConEd Faces Expanded Probe After Heat Wave Forces Power Shutdown

Consolidated Edison Inc. said it would be ready for the heat wave. It wasn’t, and instead was forced to shut off power to prevent damage to its equipment. In all, at least 53,000 customers lost electricity Sunday as a heat …

New York City Borough Copes With Sinkholes

Residents in Far Rockaway, Queens, are now coping with sinkholes in areas that seemed stable before Superstorm Sandy. The city’s Department of Environmental Protection has determined that the holes were caused by damage to private water and sewer lines. The …

16 Hurt in New York City Funeral Procession Accident

Sixteen people were hurt when a limousine in a funeral procession hit the wall of a Queens, N.Y., bodega after the driver swerved to avoid another car. The procession was on Guy R. Brewer Boulevard around 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Witnesses …