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"She's Not a Murderer": Daughters Defend Mom in Metro-North Crash

The daughters of the woman killed after she stopped her SUV in front of an oncoming Metro-North train, sparking a deadly explosion that killed five others, spoke publicy for the first time on the "Today" show Tuesday, remembering -- and defending -- their mother, who has... Read »

2 hours ago
Woman, 70, Fatally Shot in Head After Answering Front Door: Cops

Woman, 70, Fatally Shot in Head After Answering Front Door: Cops

A 70-year-old woman was fatally shot in the head after answering her front door in Queens early Monday, according to... Read »

2 hours ago
Mom Charged in Death of Boy, 1, Who Foamed at Mouth in Midtown Eatery

Mom Charged in Death of Boy, 1, Who Foamed at Mouth in Midtown Eatery

A mother was arrested on a murder charge in the death of her 1-year-old son, who was found unconscious and foaming... Read »

15 minutes ago
Most NJ Doctors Not Taking New Medicaid Patients

Most NJ Doctors Not Taking New Medicaid Patients

Most New Jersey physicians are not accepting new Medicaid patients even as more people get the subsidized health... Read »

2 minutes ago
NJ Had to Submit Sandy Grant Application 15 Times

NJ Had to Submit Sandy Grant Application 15 Times

A federal audit shows New Jersey had to resubmit an application for one post-Sandy aid program 15 times before it... Read »

15 minutes ago
Nonprofit Chief Accused of Scamming Kidnapped Kids' Families

Nonprofit Chief Accused of Scamming Kidnapped Kids' Families

The director of a nonprofit organization that purported to help victims of international child trafficking has been... Read »

54 minutes ago
Heavily Armed Cops Swarm NJ School Roof After Intruder Report

Heavily Armed Cops Swarm NJ School Roof After Intruder Report

Heavily armed police officers were spotted on the roof of an elementary school in New Jersey Monday after a report... Read »

2 hours ago
Teen to Use Insanity Defense in Prom Day Stabbing Trial

Teen to Use Insanity Defense in Prom Day Stabbing Trial

A teen accused of stabbing and killing a classmate in a Connecticut high school stairwell on prom day last spring is... Read »

46 minutes ago
Federal Charges Against Menendez May Come Wednesday: Sources

Federal Charges Against Menendez May Come Wednesday: Sources

Federal charges could come as early as Wednesday in connection with the ongoing corruption investigation into U.S. Read »

2 hours ago
Body Found on Private Connecticut Beach: Police

Body Found on Private Connecticut Beach: Police

Police say a body was found on a private Connecticut beach Monday. Read »

Mar 31, 2015
Man on Life Support After Being Hit by Cop Driving to Work: Police

Man on Life Support After Being Hit by Cop Driving to Work: Police

A man is on life support after he was hit by a car driven by an off-duty police officer while crossing a street... Read »

3 hours ago
Retired NYPD Detective Dies Saving Boy From Drowning: Report

Retired NYPD Detective Dies Saving Boy From Drowning: Report

A retired NYPD officer reportedly died over the weekend as he saved a young boy from drowning during a family trip... Read »

Mar 31, 2015
Spring Psych! Snow, Slush Possible in Parts of NY, NJ

Spring Psych! Snow, Slush Possible in Parts of NY, NJ

Nearly two weeks into spring, winter-weary tri-state residents are still hoping for that first sustained period... Watch »

39 minutes ago
25 Students Charged After Fight in Atlantic City High School

25 Students Charged After Fight in Atlantic City High School

Twenty-five students face charges after a fight broke out in Atlantic City High School. Read »

Mar 31, 2015
Coyote Wanders onto Bar Rooftop in Queens

Coyote Wanders onto Bar Rooftop in Queens

A wild animal resembling a coyote wandered onto the roof of a bar in Queens where it appeared to be stranded for... Watch »

Mar 31, 2015
Man Gropes Girls in Flushing, Queens: NYPD

Man Gropes Girls in Flushing, Queens: NYPD

Police are looking for a man suspected of groping three teenagers on the street in Flushing, Queens. Watch »

Mar 30, 2015
Storm Team 4

Storm Team 4

Stay ahead of the storm with the team you trust Read »

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
NYPD: Bag Containing Remains Found in Queens

NYPD: Bag Containing Remains Found in Queens

A black duffel bag containing unidentified human remains was found in Queens. Watch »

Mar 30, 2015
Police Continue Search for Prisoner Who Escaped NJ Hospital

Police Continue Search for Prisoner Who Escaped NJ Hospital

The search continues for a prisoner who escaped from a guarded hospital room in New Jersey. Read »

5 hours ago

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