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Mom Who Wrote of Son's Health Woes Guilty of Killing Boy, 5, With Salt

Mom Who Wrote of Son's Health Woes Guilty of Killing Boy, 5, With Salt

Lacey Spears, the Kentucky woman who authorities say force-fed her 5-year-old son salt through a stomach tube and reveled in the attention that a sickly child brought her, has been found guilty of murder in the child's 2014 death at a Westchester hospital. Read »

2 hours ago
NJ Man Burns Half of His Body in Gas Explosion: Authorities

NJ Man Burns Half of His Body in Gas Explosion: Authorities

A 47-year-old sustained a concussion and burns to 40 to 50 percent of his body in a natural gas explosion that rock... Read »

Mar 2, 2015
Dramatic Video Shows Deli Stabbing Brawl; 7 Sought by Police

Dramatic Video Shows Deli Stabbing Brawl; 7 Sought by Police

Police are looking for seven people they say were involved in an attack at a Bronx deli that involved several stabb... Watch »

4 hours ago
No Bail for Couple Accused of Torturing Kidnapped Housekeeper

No Bail for Couple Accused of Torturing Kidnapped Housekeeper

A Queens couple allegedly kidnapped and tortured their housekeeper inside their home when they thought she was stea... Watch »

3 minutes ago
Friend Defends Driver Whose Truck Sunk in Frozen River, Killing Dog

Friend Defends Driver Whose Truck Sunk in Frozen River, Killing Dog

A friend of the driver who faces possible criminal charges in connection with an intensive search by police, firefi... Read »

14 minutes ago
Woman, 60, Hospitalized After Fall From Third-Floor Balcony

Woman, 60, Hospitalized After Fall From Third-Floor Balcony

A 60-year-old Brooklyn woman is recovering in the hospital after falling from a third-floor balcony outside her... Read »

2 hours ago
New, Controversial Standardized Test Starts in NJ

New, Controversial Standardized Test Starts in NJ

There's been a lot of debate over new standardized school tests in New Jersey, but districts began administering... Read »

2 hours ago
LIRR Train Hits SUV at Crossing in Queens; 1 Hurt

LIRR Train Hits SUV at Crossing in Queens; 1 Hurt

Long Island Rail Road officials say an elderly woman was injured when her SUV was hit by a train at a crossing in... Read »

3 hours ago
Woman Pinned Between 2 Taxis Near Times Square: NYPD

Woman Pinned Between 2 Taxis Near Times Square: NYPD

Police say a 42-year-old woman was critically injured when she was struck and pinned between two taxis near Times... Read »

3 hours ago
Rangel, Meeks Say They Won't Attend Netanyahu's Speech

Rangel, Meeks Say They Won't Attend Netanyahu's Speech

A few of New York City's congressional members, including Rep. Charlie Rangel, plan to bow out of Israel Prime Mini... Read »

38 minutes ago
CUNY Refunds Tuition to Some Immigrants

CUNY Refunds Tuition to Some Immigrants

City University of New York is returning thousands of dollars to about 150 immigrant students who live illegally in... Read »

2 hours ago
Homicides, Shootings Up in NYC, Police Chief Blames Pot: NYPD

Homicides, Shootings Up in NYC, Police Chief Blames Pot: NYPD

Homicides and shootings are up in New York City this year, NYPD officials announced Monday, and authorities say many... Read »

3 hours ago
Storm Team 4

Storm Team 4

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Feb 11, 2015
Crime and Courts

Crime and Courts

Chief Investigative Reporter Jonathan Dienst brings you the latest information and exclusive stories about crime,... Read »

Sep 10, 2012
MTA to NYers: Stop Putting Slushy Boots on Bus Seats

MTA to NYers: Stop Putting Slushy Boots on Bus Seats

The MTA’s courtesy campaign – led by the now renowned plea for no more "manspreading" on the subway -- is... Read »

6 hours ago
Wrong-Way Driver to Be Charged in Crash That Killed Detective: Police

Wrong-Way Driver to Be Charged in Crash That Killed Detective: Police

The driver whose car crashed head-on into an NYPD detective's SUV last week on a Westchester highway is expected to... Watch »

5 hours ago
11 Bird Species Spotted on Javits Center's Green Roof

11 Bird Species Spotted on Javits Center's Green Roof

Eleven species of birds have made the plant-covered roof of Manhattan’s Javits Center their home, according to the... Read »

4 hours ago
WATCH: News 4 New York

WATCH: News 4 New York

NBC 4 New York streams live at 5 p.m. every weekday. Read »

2 hours ago
Diving Temps May Turn Melted Snow to Black Ice Ahead of Another Storm

Diving Temps May Turn Melted Snow to Black Ice Ahead of Another Storm

Rising temperatures turned snow from Sunday's wintry storm to slush on the region's roads and sidewalks, and the... Watch »

34 minutes ago
4 Accused of Kidnapping 13-Year-Old Girls in Prostitution Scheme

4 Accused of Kidnapping 13-Year-Old Girls in Prostitution Scheme

Four Brooklyn residents face charges in connection with the 2014 kidnapping of two 13-year-old girls they allegedly... Read »

6 hours ago

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