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Times Square Elmo Cuffed After Asking for Bigger Tip: NYPD
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Times Square Elmo Cuffed After Asking for Bigger Tip: NYPD

Police say they cuffed a woman dressed as Elmo in Times Square for allegedly demanding a bigger tip from a tourist after posing for a picture Tuesday afternoon. Read »

2 hours ago
NY Man Charged in Alleged ISIS Support Plot: FBI

NY Man Charged in Alleged ISIS Support Plot: FBI

A Rochester-area man has been charged on terror-related counts after the FBI said he tried to buy guns to... Watch »

18 minutes ago
WATCH: Man Pickpockets Woman Sleeping at Subway Station

WATCH: Man Pickpockets Woman Sleeping at Subway Station

Police arrested a thief in the Times Square subway station Tuesday after they tracked him pickpocketing a... Watch »

2 hours ago
Puppy Left in Shopping Bag Clings to Life After Skull Fracture

Puppy Left in Shopping Bag Clings to Life After Skull Fracture

Veterinarians say a badly injured puppy left in a plastic shopping bag has started to respond to Read »

14 minutes ago
ISIS Forum Urges Attacks on Times Square: Report

ISIS Forum Urges Attacks on Times Square: Report

Members of online message boards for the terror group ISIS are encouraging “lone wolf” attacks on Times Square... Read »

2 hours ago
Dead Woman Found With Trauma to Face in East River

Dead Woman Found With Trauma to Face in East River

Police are looking for help identifying a woman found floating dead in the East River in the Bronx Tuesday. Read »

21 minutes ago
Bank Tellers Accused of Stealing Customer ID, Cash

Bank Tellers Accused of Stealing Customer ID, Cash

Four local bank tellers and an alleged accomplice were arrested and charged with stealing customer's... Watch »

29 minutes ago
2 Accused of Swindling NYC Renters: Prosecutors

2 Accused of Swindling NYC Renters: Prosecutors

Two people have been charged with allegedly running a rental fraud scheme that swindled dozens of people out of more... Read »

44 minutes ago
Tri-State Hospitals Struggled During Sandy: Study

Tri-State Hospitals Struggled During Sandy: Study

When Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals were dealing with surges in patients,... Read »

26 minutes ago
Burglar Enters Apartments From Fire Escape: NYPD

Burglar Enters Apartments From Fire Escape: NYPD

Police in Brooklyn are looking for a burglar who's gotten into apartments by going up to the roof of the buildings... Read »

8 minutes ago
Stand Bookstore Evacuated Due to Pepper Spray: FDNY

Stand Bookstore Evacuated Due to Pepper Spray: FDNY

Union Square’s famed Strand Bookstore was evacuated Tuesday afternoon after someone accidentally set off... Read »

24 minutes ago
The Death of Eric Garner

The Death of Eric Garner

Eric Garner died in police custody July 17. The medical examiner ruled his death a homicide. Read »

Aug 22, 2014
Woman Wanted in Subway Train Punch: Police

Woman Wanted in Subway Train Punch: Police

Police are searching for a woman who allegedly punched a man in the face on a subway train in Brooklyn earlier this... Read »

Sep 16, 2014
Tot in Stroller Struck in Hit-Run, Breaks Arm: Officials

Tot in Stroller Struck in Hit-Run, Breaks Arm: Officials

A toddler in a stroller was struck in a hit-and-run off a highway on Long Island Monday, authorities say. Watch »

Sep 16, 2014
Police Fatally Shoot Suspect After New Jersey Chase

Police Fatally Shoot Suspect After New Jersey Chase

Police fatally shot one suspect and took another person into custody after a high-speed chase through two New Jersey... Watch »

Sep 16, 2014
Crime and Courts

Crime and Courts

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

Sep 10, 2012
Boater Gets 2 Years in Crash That Killed Bride, Best Man

Boater Gets 2 Years in Crash That Killed Bride, Best Man

A New Yorker was sentenced Tuesday to two years behind bars for crashing a powerboat into a barge, killing... Watch »

Sep 16, 2014
High-Speed Gondola Proposed to Link Brooklyn, Manhattan

High-Speed Gondola Proposed to Link Brooklyn, Manhattan

A New York City real estate developer wants to build a high-speed gondola that he claims could carry 5,000... Watch »

Sep 16, 2014
NY Dog Turns Up in Florida Nearly 3 Years After Disappearance

NY Dog Turns Up in Florida Nearly 3 Years After Disappearance

More than two years after a New York man's dog disappeared from his home, the pooch mysteriously turned up... Watch »

2 hours ago
Man Choked, Sexually Assaulted Teen on Street: NYPD

Man Choked, Sexually Assaulted Teen on Street: NYPD

Police are looking for a man they say allegedly threw a 17-year-old girl to the ground and choked her... Watch »

2 hours ago
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