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Low-Level Suspects Seriously Hurt: Report

Low-Level Suspects Seriously Hurt: Report

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An investigation by NBC 4 New York's partners at WNYC shows that it's not uncommon for low-level arrests to spiral dangerously out of control – in some cases leaving people accused of minor offenses seriously hurt. Chris Glorioso reports.

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Jul 30, 2014 Share
De Blasio Welfare Chief Says Bloomberg Left Him a Broken Welfare System

De Blasio Welfare Chief Says Bloomberg Left Him a Broken Welfare System

The de Blasio administration says nine out of 10 people kicked off welfare in the past year were wrongly terminated with tragic consequences, including homelessness. The I-Team has learned New York City faces state penalties unless the system is fixed. Former Mayor Bloomberg’s welfare chief defends the record, and warns de Blasio’s policies will cause welfare caseload and unemployment to soar. Melissa Russo reports.

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Jul 22, 2014 Share
 I-Team: 911 Calls From NJ Cop Shooting

I-Team: 911 Calls From NJ Cop Shooting

The I-Team has obtained a 911 recording from inside the 24-hour pharmacy where a Jersey City cop was ambushed. The dramatic audio shows the tension and confusion the night Melvin Santiago was shot and killed. Chris Glorioso reports.

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Jul 16, 2014 Share
New Map Shows Gas Leaks on Staten Island

New Map Shows Gas Leaks on Staten Island

Two months after NBC 4 New York's I-Team found that utilities were keeping locations of natural gas leaks secret from the public, one gas company is reversing course. Read More

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Jul 15, 2014 Share
I-Team: Many Summer Camps Skip Staff Background Checks

I-Team: Many Summer Camps Skip Staff Background Checks

When Michelle Fusaro was choosing a camp for her 4-year-old daughter, she assumed that the staff had been screened for criminal records. So she was shocked when she learned that many camps in New Jersey, where she lives, were cited... Read More

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Jul 15, 2014 Share
Menendez Spent $258K on Legal Defense in Last 3 Months

Menendez Spent $258K on Legal Defense in Last 3 Months

Sen. Robert Menendez has spent more than $250,000 on his legal defense in the last three months, according to filings made public Tuesday. Read More

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Jul 11, 2014 Share
DOC Workers Caught Using Fake Parking Placards

DOC Workers Caught Using Fake Parking Placards

Two weeks after exposing drivers using phony placards to avoid meter fees and tickets on Staten Island, the I-Team's Tom Llamas finds city Corrections Department employees doing the same thing outside a jail in Boreum Hill.

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Jul 8, 2014 Share
Cash-Strapped School District Spends Thousands on Takeout

Cash-Strapped School District Spends Thousands on Takeout

Budget cuts and tight resources plague Newark public schools, but even in these tough economic times, the Newark Public Schools District has approved tens of thousands of dollars a month in spending on takeout food and catering. Read More

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Jul 8, 2014 Share
No Evidence of Cuban Plot to Smear NJ Senator

No Evidence of Cuban Plot to Smear NJ Senator

There is no credible evidence that Cuban government agents hatched a smear campaign to try to link U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez to an underage prostitution scandal, government officials tell NBC 4 New York. Read More

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Jul 1, 2014 Share
Some Property Owners Double-Charged on Taxes

Some Property Owners Double-Charged on Taxes

Some New York City property owners are perplexed after they say the city apparently double-charged them on on their property taxes. Read More

If it’s a couple hundred dollars or if it’s more, it could make a big difference to families. —Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said of billions in cash still unclaimed by residents in Sandy-ravaged neighborhoods
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