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Eric Garner's Death Ruled a Homicide
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Eric Garner's Death Ruled a Homicide

The city medical examiner has ruled the death of Eric Garner, the 43-year-old father whose death in police custody sparked national outrage, a homicide, saying a chokehold killed him. Read »

Aug 1, 2014
Thrill Ride Gets Stuck, Passengers Forced to Walk Down

Thrill Ride Gets Stuck, Passengers Forced to Walk Down

A roller coaster billed as a "maximum thrill-level," "gut-munching" ride at a Six... Watch »

4 hours ago
Pop-Up Thunderstorms Expected All Weekend

Pop-Up Thunderstorms Expected All Weekend

Scattered showers and thunderstorms impacted parts of the tri-state area Friday evening, and they're expected to be... Watch »

4 hours ago
NYPD: Sex Offender Posed as Officer, Raped Woman

NYPD: Sex Offender Posed as Officer, Raped Woman

Police say they're looking for other possible victims after a high-level sex offender flashing a phony police badge... Read »

4 hours ago
20 Abused Pit Bulls Found Inside Queens Home: NYPD

20 Abused Pit Bulls Found Inside Queens Home: NYPD

Twenty allegedly abused pit bulls were taken from a Queens home Thursday as the NYPD's newly formed Animal... Read »

6 hours ago
Ebola Unlikely to Reach NYC, Officials Say

Ebola Unlikely to Reach NYC, Officials Say

New York City health officials say an ebola outbreak in the city is unlikely, but they are prepared for a potential... Watch »

6 hours ago
Highway Plunge Pit Bull Owner Says Dog Went Missing

Highway Plunge Pit Bull Owner Says Dog Went Missing

The owner of a pit bull who survived a 25-foot plunge from a moving car on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway... Watch »

6 hours ago
Fire Guts Manhattan Sushi Restaurant

Fire Guts Manhattan Sushi Restaurant

A two-alarm fire gutted a Manhattan sushi restaurant Friday morning and damaged an adjacent apartment... Read »

Aug 1, 2014
Middle-Aged Bank Robber Sought in New Jersey

Middle-Aged Bank Robber Sought in New Jersey

Police are searching for a middle-aged robber who disguised himself in a red Giants cap and a bandana as he... Read »

Aug 1, 2014
ACLU Fights Bergen Sheriff's Plan for Armored Vehicles

ACLU Fights Bergen Sheriff's Plan for Armored Vehicles

The Bergen County Sheriff's office has gotten approval to put two military-style armored vehicles on the streets --... Watch »

6 hours ago
Bloody Dead Chickens, Machetes Found in NJ Cemetery

Bloody Dead Chickens, Machetes Found in NJ Cemetery

Police are trying to determine if a bloody scene at a New Jersey cemetery is tied to a religious or... Read »

Aug 1, 2014
NYC Beach Alcohol Ban Starts Today

NYC Beach Alcohol Ban Starts Today

Alcohol is banned on some federally-owned Fire Island beaches starting Friday. Read »

Aug 1, 2014
Wounded Warriors Hit the Hudson River

Wounded Warriors Hit the Hudson River

Some wounded warriors got out of rehab and went kayaking and sailing on the Hudson River Friday, part of the Heroes... Watch »

4 hours ago
Teen Arraigned in Beating of His Mother

Teen Arraigned in Beating of His Mother

Prosecutors say a Long Island man with a history of mental illness has been arraigned in the beating of his mother. Read »

Aug 1, 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
Armed Man Steals Soda From Newsstand: Cops

Armed Man Steals Soda From Newsstand: Cops

A suspect arrested for allegedly stealing a soda from a bus terminal newsstand was found to be armed with a... Read »

Aug 1, 2014
1 Shot in Robbery on NJ Transit Platform, 3 in Custody

1 Shot in Robbery on NJ Transit Platform, 3 in Custody

A person believed to be a commuter was shot during a robbery at a train station in New Jersey Friday morning, police... Read »

Aug 1, 2014

"Mini Tornado" Caused Correction Cop's Skydive Death: Expert

A New York City correction officer died and another person was seriously injured in a skydiving accident on... Read »

Aug 1, 2014
Robbers Pin Clerk to Floor, Steal Safe With $30K: NYPD

Robbers Pin Clerk to Floor, Steal Safe With $30K: NYPD

Police are looking for three robbers they say pinned a clerk to the ground at a Brooklyn store Wednesday evening and... Watch »

Aug 1, 2014

PHOTOS: Fire Burns at Manhattan Restaurant

Firefighters are responding to a blaze at a Manhattan restaurant, officials say. Employees at a nearby diner... View »

Aug 1, 2014
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