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Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017

Aging Mobster Pleads Guilty to Road-Rage Arson

Aging Mobster Pleads Guilty to Road-Rage Arson

An 82-year-old mobster who beat charges he participated in a legendary robbery has pleaded guilty in an unrelated road-rage arson.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Exclusive: NYPD Hatchet Attack Survivors Talk to News 4

Exclusive:  NYPD Hatchet Attack Survivors Talk to News 4

The four officers who were attacked in Queens last October speak exclusively to News 4's Jonathan Dienst.

Monday, Jun 26, 2017

Getaway Driver Sentenced in Deadly NJ Mall Carjacking

Getaway Driver Sentenced in Deadly NJ Mall Carjacking

The getaway driver convicted of murder in the carjacking death of a young Hoboken attorney at a New Jersey mall in 2013 has been sentenced to life in prison.

Monday, Jun 26, 2017

Rabbi, 7 Others in Major New Jersey Welfare Fraud Bust

Rabbi, 7 Others in Major New Jersey Welfare Fraud Bust

Four couples from Lakewood, New Jersey -- including a well-known local rabbi -- have been arrested for allegedly defrauding public assistance programs of more than $1.3 million in benefits, prosecutors...

Saturday, Jun 24, 2017

$60K Raised for Scholarship in Honor of Slain Jogger

$60K Raised for Scholarship in Honor of Slain Jogger

Friends and family of Karina Vetrano, who was killed while jogging in Queens last summer, raised $60,000 for a scholarship in her name.

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017

Health Aide Arrested at JFK as He Readied to Join ISIS: Feds

Health Aide Arrested at JFK as He Readied to Join ISIS: Feds

A Bronx home health aide was arrested at Kennedy Airport Wednesday night as he prepared to board a flight to Turkey in an apparent attempt to join ISIS, federal prosecutors say. Saddam "Adam" Mohamed Raishani...

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017

James Blake Agrees Not to Sue NYC in Exchange for Fellowship

James Blake Agrees Not to Sue NYC in Exchange for Fellowship

Tennis star James Blake says New York City's police watchdog has substantiated a complaint against officers Blake said tackled him during a mistaken arrest.

Saturday, Jun 17, 2017

Paterson Mayor Cancels Luxury Watch Fundraiser

Paterson Mayor Cancels Luxury Watch Fundraiser

Paterson Mayor Jose "Joey" Torres canceled a planned legal defense fundraiser set for Sunday where a $13,500 watch was set to be a raffle prize.

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017

Ex-Cop Gets Up to 25 Years in Wrong-Way Crash That Killed 2

Ex-Cop Gets Up to 25 Years in Wrong-Way Crash That Killed 2

A former New Jersey police officer convicted of causing a wrong-way crash that killed a fellow officer and another friend has been sentenced to up to 25 years in prison, the maximum for his crimes.

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