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Thursday, Jan 12, 2017

37 Indicted in Alleged Gas Meter Scheme in Brooklyn

37 Indicted in Alleged Gas Meter Scheme in Brooklyn

More than three dozen people have been indicted in an alleged scheme to install gas meters in Brooklyn buildings without proper permits.

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.

Thursday, Jan 5, 2017

Mom Convicted in Infamous NJ Cold Case Slaying Gets 30 Years

Mom Convicted in Infamous NJ Cold Case Slaying Gets 30 Years

A Florida woman convicted of killing her 5-year-old son in New Jersey in 1991 has been sentenced to 30 years in prison, even though prosecutors had sought a life sentence.

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017

Indicted NY Town Supervisor to Resign Amid Corruption Probe

Indicted NY Town Supervisor to Resign Amid Corruption Probe

Indicted Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto has announced his resignation.

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017

Dating Site 'Billionaire' Scams Women of Up to $360K: FBI

Dating Site 'Billionaire' Scams Women of Up to $360K: FBI

A man who claimed he was a billionaire on dating sites scammed about 15 women out of up to $360,000 in New York and elsewhere, collected naked photos of them and then would threaten to release them when...

Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016

Yonkers Dad Arrested in Christmas Eve Death of Toddler Son

Yonkers Dad Arrested in Christmas Eve Death of Toddler Son

A Yonkers man has been arrested, accused of killing his toddler son on Christmas Eve, police say. Yonkers police first responded to St. John's Hospital Saturday evening, where they were alerted to an...

Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016

2 Long Island Day Care Workers Acquitted of Abusing Children

2 Long Island Day Care Workers Acquitted of Abusing Children

Two Long Island day care workers have been cleared of charges they physically abused infants and toddlers in their care.

Thursday, Dec 29, 2016

Suspect in Killings Was Angry Son Was Dressed as Girl: NYPD

Suspect in Killings Was Angry Son Was Dressed as Girl: NYPD

The 23-year-old ex-lover of a former New York City schoolteacher killed her and their 4-year-old son because he was angry in part that she was dressing the boy in girl's clothing, police said Wednesday.

Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016

Ex-Lover to Be Arraigned in Deaths of Former Teacher, Son

Ex-Lover to Be Arraigned in Deaths of Former Teacher, Son

The 23-year-old ex-lover of a former New York City schoolteacher is expected to be arraigned Wednesday on murder charges in the deaths of the woman and their 4-year-old son.

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