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Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016

3 Charged With Murdering Gov. Cuomo Aide

3 Charged With Murdering Gov. Cuomo Aide

Four people are expected to be charged Wednesday in the 2015 shooting death of an aide to Gov. Cuomo, a law enforcement official told NBC 4 New York.

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 27, 2016

Court Ruling in Ex-Gov Case Could Impact NY, NJ Corruption Cases

Court Ruling in Ex-Gov Case Could Impact NY, NJ Corruption Cases

The Supreme Court Monday vacated the corruption conviction of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell. In an 8-0 vote, the justices narrowed the definition of the kind of acts needed to prove corruption and that...

Friday, Jun 24, 2016

Escort in NYPD Bribery Probe: I Didn't Know They Were Cops

Escort in NYPD Bribery Probe: I Didn't Know They Were Cops

The woman at the center of an NYPD corruption scandal says she will testify if asked to do so in the case against police officers who are facing federal bribery charges along with a Brooklyn businessman.

Friday, Jun 24, 2016

Man Free After Serving 20 Years Asks Judge to Keep Case Open

Man Free After Serving 20 Years Asks Judge to Keep Case Open

A New York City man who spent 20 years in prison for a killing he says happened while he was in Florida asked a judge Friday to keep his case open so he could be fully vindicated.

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016

Alleged Killer Who Pushed Body on Cart Through Nabe Indicted

Alleged Killer Who Pushed Body on Cart Through Nabe Indicted

A man seen wheeling his wife’s dead body on a dolly through a Staten Island neighborhood has been indicted on murder and strangulation charges, among other crimes, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Monday, Jun 20, 2016

Ringleader Pleads Guilty in StubHub Ticket Cybertheft

Ringleader Pleads Guilty in StubHub Ticket Cybertheft

A Russian ringleader of a group that fraudulently bought some of the hottest tickets in music, sports and theater by sneaking into StubHub users' accounts pleaded guilty Monday in a scheme involving over...

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016

3 Nabbed With Loaded Guns, Knives, Armor on Way to NYC

3 Nabbed With Loaded Guns, Knives, Armor on Way to NYC

Three people were arrested with multiple loaded guns, knives and rounds of ammo at the Holland Tunnel Tuesday when police stopped them for driving with a cracked windshield, authorities tell NBC 4 New York.

Thursday, Jun 16, 2016

Man Convicted of Murdering Young NY Mom Who Vanished in 2014

Man Convicted of Murdering Young NY Mom Who Vanished in 2014

A 21-year-old man has been convicted of murder and attempted rape in the death of Sarah Goode, the young Medford mother who vanished after attending a party in June 2014 and was found in the woods five...

Monday, Jun 20, 2016

4 NYPD Officers, 2 Others Charged in Corruption Probe

4 NYPD Officers, 2 Others Charged in Corruption Probe

Four NYPD officials — including one who has pleaded guilty to bribery —have been charged along with a pair of businessmen in connection with a federal corruption investigation, according to law enforcement...

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Documents
Mets Bullpen Catcher Arrested for DUI

Mets Bullpen Catcher Arrested for DUI

Mets bullpen catcher Eric Langill was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence in Florida after crashing into a fountain at a traffic circle and flipping his car.

Hacker Ringleader Worked from NYC Projects

Hacker Ringleader Worked from NYC Projects

A group of expert hackers that attacked governments and corporations around the globe has been busted after its ringleader — one of the world's most-wanted and most-feared computer vandals — turned against...

EXCLUSIVE: Accused Cop Killer Speaks

EXCLUSIVE: Accused Cop Killer Speaks

News 4's I-Team has obtained a videotape in which Lamont Pride confesses to firing the bullet that struck NYPD Officer Peter Figoski point-blank in the face. His attorney declined to comment.

Accused Cop Killer: It Went Wrong, I'm Sorry

Accused Cop Killer: It Went Wrong, I'm Sorry

Accused cop killer Lamont Pride told detectives the day after the shooting of Officer Peter Figoski that he was sorry for what happened and that he didn't want to kill a cop, according to police documents.

The Accused Killer in His Own Words

The Accused Killer in His Own Words

NBC New York's Jonathan Dienst has exclusively obtained a partial transcript of the confession that police say Levi Aron gave authorities during questioning for allegedly killing an 8-year-old boy.

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Mob Busts
Mob Associate Arrested After Mobster-Turned-Informant Kills Self

Mob Associate Arrested After Mobster-Turned-Informant Kills Self

A mobster-turned-FBI-informant who is believed to have carried out a killing while helping the FBI track Mafiosos from Boston to Philadelphia was found dead in a New Jersey hotel last month.

Vinny Gorgeous Avoids Death Penalty

Vinny Gorgeous Avoids Death Penalty

A well-groomed New York City mobster has avoided getting the death penalty for ordering a gangland hit.

Feds: Mob Recruited Immigrant Strippers

Feds: Mob Recruited Immigrant Strippers

Federal prosecutors say they've broken up a mob-run ring that recruited women from Russia and other Eastern European countries to dance at Long Island and Queens strip clubs.

Four Bonanno Mobsters Busted in NYC: Feds

Four Bonanno Mobsters Busted in NYC: Feds

DEA and FBI agents arrested four members of the Bonanno organized crime family early Friday for alleged crimes that include racketeering, gambling and drug sales. The father of a "Mob Wives" reality show...

FBI Rounds Up 100 Mobsters in Biggest NY Mafia Bust Ever

FBI Rounds Up 100 Mobsters in Biggest NY Mafia Bust Ever

Epic bust marks "largest single day operation" against organized crime.

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