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Judge Recuses Self in Eric Garner Documents Hearing

Judge Recuses Self in Eric Garner Documents Hearing

The state Supreme Court judge who was set to preside over a hearing Friday to decide whether the documents from the Eric Garner grand jury proceedings could be released to the public has recused himself from the...

2 hours ago

Brooklyn Rapper Arrested in Drug Trafficking, Gang Shooting Sting

Brooklyn Rapper Arrested in Drug Trafficking, Gang Shooting Sting

An up-and-coming rapper from Brooklyn is among several people arrested in an investigation into a series of gang-related shootings and drug trafficking in New York City.

Dec 10, 2014

13 Indicted on Murder, Racketeering Charges in NY

13 Indicted on Murder, Racketeering Charges in NY

Federal agents and Yonkers police made a series of arrests early Wednesday in connection with the takedown of a violent Yonkers-based street gang commonly known as GMF, law enforcement officials tell NBC New...

Dec 10, 2014

Naked Man in Fatal Stabbing Spree Convicted of Murder

Naked Man in Fatal Stabbing Spree Convicted of Murder

A man who went on a naked stabbing spree and killed two of his New York City neighbors and injured three others has been convicted of murder after unsuccessfully arguing he was too delusional to be held...

Dec 9, 2014

Man Who Pushed Student in Front of Train Pleads Guilty

Man Who Pushed Student in Front of Train Pleads Guilty

A man who pushed a student in front of a commuter train in the New York City suburbs has pleaded guilty to attempted murder.

Dec 8, 2014

Elementary Teacher Accused of Molesting More Students

Elementary Teacher Accused of Molesting More Students

A Brooklyn elementary school teacher arrested earlier this year on sexual abuse charges was accused of molesting four additional students in a 22-count indictment that was unsealed Monday.

Dec 5, 2014

NYPD Officer Chauffeured, Helped Drug Dealer: Pros.

NYPD Officer Chauffeured, Helped Drug Dealer: Pros.

Prosecutors say a New York City police officer drove a drug dealer around, offered to arrange a heroin sale and warned a cocaine supplier that police action was coming.

Dec 5, 2014

223 Arrested on 2nd Day of Garner Protests: NYPD

223 Arrested on 2nd Day of Garner Protests: NYPD

Police say 223 demonstrators were arrested Thursday night as protests of the Staten Island grand jury’s decision not to indict an NYPD officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner stretched into a second night,...

Dec 4, 2014

Second Suspect Charged in Jewelry Heist: U.S. Attorney

Second Suspect Charged in Jewelry Heist: U.S. Attorney

A gunman in a brazen daylight robbery of a jewelry outlet in Manhattan's Diamond District was charged with armed robbery Thursday after being apprehended a day earlier in Maryland, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara...

Dec 4, 2014

Grand Jury Decision in Eric Garner Death Imminent: Sources

Grand Jury Decision in Eric Garner Death Imminent: Sources

A New York City grand jury is expected to vote Wednesday on whether there was any criminal wrongdoing in the police chokehold death of Eric Garner, the unarmed man who was killed while being arrested on...

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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. Jonathan Dienst...

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. And now New...

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 star...

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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