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Tow drivers and rescuers tried to right the overturned flatbed truck as lumber was removed from the roadway of the BQE. Eagle photos by Todd Maisel

Driver of overturned truck on BQE arrested for drunk driving

December 5 | By Todd Maisel Special to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle

  A truck driver was arrested by highway police after overturning his flatbed truck, toppling a large volume of scaffolding planks into the roadway at Tillary Street on the Queens-bound Brooklyn Queens Expressway, police said. The crash occurred shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday during the start of the evening rush hour, forcing the closure of […]

‘El Chapo’ consort opens up about cartels’ ruthlessness

December 5 | By Tom Hays Associated Press

A key government witness at the U.S. trial of notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman spelled out the bloodshed and other cold realities of international drug-trafficking Tuesday without expressing regret or making excuses. Former Colombian kingpin Juan Carlos Ramirez Abadia was asked on cross-examination by a lawyer for Guzman whether he ordered scores […]

El Chapo. AP file photo by Eduardo Verdugo

El Chapo trial gives inside look at his rise to power

December 3 | By Tom Hays Associated Press

The U.S. trial of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has offered a screenplay-worthy picture of the lawlessness and excesses during his rise to power as Mexico’s most infamous drug lord. Since the trial got underway on Nov. 13, witnesses have described how Guzman used tunnels dug under the border and fake jalapeno cans to smuggle tons […]