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Thursday, Sep 29, 2016

Caregiver Pleads Guilty to Murder in NYC Boy's 2013 Death

Caregiver Pleads Guilty to Murder in NYC Boy's 2013 Death

A caregiver accused of fatally beating and starving a 4-year-old New York City boy has pleaded guilty to murder and assault charges. Prosecutors announced the guilty plea of Kryzie King on Thursday. The...

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016

NYC Reaches $5.75M Settlement in Rikers Inmate Death

NYC Reaches $5.75M Settlement in Rikers Inmate Death

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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.

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016

Cop Held on $500K Bail in Off-Duty Road Rage Shooting Death

Cop Held on $500K Bail in Off-Duty Road Rage Shooting Death

The off-duty NYPD cop who allegedly shot and killed a driver in a fit of road-rage in Brooklyn this summer was held on $500,000 bail at his arraignment on murder charges Tuesday.

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016

Off-Duty Cop Charged in NYC Road-Rage Shooting Death

Off-Duty Cop Charged in NYC Road-Rage Shooting Death

The off-duty NYPD cop who allegedly shot and killed another driver in a road-rage incident in Brooklyn earlier this summer has been charged with second-degree murder, according to the attorney of the victim's...

Friday, Sep 23, 2016

Ex-Teacher at Elite NYC School Admits Getting Child Porn

Ex-Teacher at Elite NYC School Admits Getting Child Porn

A former Bronx high school teacher has pleaded guilty to receiving child porn. Jon Cruz entered the plea in Manhattan federal court on Friday. Authorities said he paid at least five victims in different...

Friday, Sep 23, 2016

Cuomo Calls Allegations Against Ex-Aide 'Reprehensible'

Cuomo Calls Allegations Against Ex-Aide 'Reprehensible'

Gov. Cuomo says allegations former confidant Joe Percoco solicited bribes are "reprehensible" and personally disappointing, given Percoco's long ties to the Cuomo family.

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016

NYPD Cop in Ramarley Graham Death Faces Internal Trial

NYPD Cop in Ramarley Graham Death Faces Internal Trial

The NYPD officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen to death in front of his grandmother and 6-year-old brother four years ago is expected to face a departmental trial, likely in the next two to three...

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016

Former Cuomo Aide, SUNY President Face Corruption Charges

Former Cuomo Aide, SUNY President Face Corruption Charges

A former top aide to Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo was among eight people charged Thursday in a bribery and fraud case that threatened to tarnish Cuomo's efforts to revitalize the upstate economy and the...

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016

3 Guards Accused of Nearly Beating NY Inmate to Death

3 Guards Accused of Nearly Beating NY Inmate to Death

Federal prosecutors have charged three New York prison guards with participating in the bloody beating of an inmate two years ago and falsifying documents to cover it up.

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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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