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Thousands Expected in Chokehold Protest Rally
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Thousands Expected in Chokehold Protest Rally

Thousands are expected to cross the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in cars and buses Saturday to protest the death of a Staten Island father who died in police custody last month after being put in a chokehold. Read »

Aug 23, 2014
5 Hurt After Car Veers Onto  Harlem Sidewalk: FDNY

5 Hurt After Car Veers Onto Harlem Sidewalk: FDNY

Five people were hurt when a car carrying a newborn baby got cut off by another vehicle in Harlem and veered... Watch »

Aug 22, 2014
Metal Placard From Jumbo Jet Found in NY Yard

Metal Placard From Jumbo Jet Found in NY Yard

Investigators are looking into how a metal placard from a commercial jumbo jet apparently landed in a Long... Read »

Aug 22, 2014
Parole Denied Yet Again for Lennon's Killer

Parole Denied Yet Again for Lennon's Killer

John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, New... Read »

Aug 22, 2014
Man Tries to Record Woman in Fitting Room: Police

Man Tries to Record Woman in Fitting Room: Police

Police are looking for a man they say tried to record a woman changing in a fitting room at a Long Island... Read »

Aug 22, 2014
Man Punches, Tries to Rape Woman on Queens Street: NYPD

Man Punches, Tries to Rape Woman on Queens Street: NYPD

Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly tried to rape a woman walking on a street in Woodside, Queens in the... Watch »

Aug 22, 2014
Ice Bucket Challenge Founder From NY Dismisses Critics

Ice Bucket Challenge Founder From NY Dismisses Critics

The New York man who helped create the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge says he's stunned by how quickly the movement... Watch »

Aug 22, 2014
NY County Forgives $2.4M in Bad Speed-Camera Tickets

NY County Forgives $2.4M in Bad Speed-Camera Tickets

A Long Island county is forgiving $2.4 million in speed camera fines issued in the past month. Watch »

Aug 22, 2014
NJ Cop Accused of Tormenting Ex-Girlfriend Online

NJ Cop Accused of Tormenting Ex-Girlfriend Online

A 33-year-old New Jersey police officer was indicted on stalking and official misconduct charges for... Read »

Aug 22, 2014
Newark Shopkeeper Abducted, Killed: Cops

Newark Shopkeeper Abducted, Killed: Cops

A deli owner about to open his family store for the day's business was abducted and fatally shot during a robbery in... Watch »

Aug 22, 2014
ID Theft Probe at 2 Farmers Markets Affects Dozens

ID Theft Probe at 2 Farmers Markets Affects Dozens

Police are probing possible ID thefts linked to two farmers markets in northern New Jersey. Read »

Aug 22, 2014
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
Violations Could Delay Pre-K at 12 NYC Centers

Violations Could Delay Pre-K at 12 NYC Centers

A dozen facilities providing services in the city's new universal pre-kindergarten program won't open on time... Read »

Aug 22, 2014
Embattled Rikers Investigations Chief Quits

Embattled Rikers Investigations Chief Quits

The head of internal investigations at New York City's embattled Rikers Island jail complex has resigned... Read »

Aug 22, 2014
Mom Accused of Giving Teens Booze, Condoms: Report

Mom Accused of Giving Teens Booze, Condoms: Report

A Connecticut mother is denying police allegations that she gave beer, liquor and condoms to teenagers at a... Read »

Aug 22, 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
New Safety Measures Added to City Boat Launches

New Safety Measures Added to City Boat Launches

After two teens died in a tragic swimming accident, parks across the city have new safety measures in place to keep... Watch »

Aug 22, 2014
NJ Priest Charged With Sexual Abuse

NJ Priest Charged With Sexual Abuse

A Catholic pastor in Point Pleasant, N.J. has been arrested and charged in the sexual abuse of a teenage Watch »

Aug 22, 2014
Staten Island Street Closures for Eric Garner Rally

Staten Island Street Closures for Eric Garner Rally

Authorities have issued a notice of traffic closures in anticipation of a march protesting the chokehold arrest... Read »

Aug 22, 2014
Barnegat Bay Neighborhoods Still Hurting After Sandy

Barnegat Bay Neighborhoods Still Hurting After Sandy

It's been nearly two years since Sandy, and while many of the storm-ravaged areas are finally back in shape,... Watch »

Aug 22, 2014
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