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Jul 29, 2014

Guards Accused of Smuggling Cocaine, Oxy Into Rikers

Guards Accused of Smuggling Cocaine, Oxy Into Rikers

Prosecutors have charged two city correction officers with smuggling cocaine and oxycodone into Rikers Island.

Jul 29, 2014

Murder Charges in Death of Mount Vernon Grandma

Murder Charges in Death of Mount Vernon Grandma

Police charged a Mount Vernon man with murder Tuesday in the death of a beloved 85-year-old grandmother whose body was found at the bottom of her basement stairs in February.

Jul 29, 2014

Teen Cops to Top Charge in 110-MPH Crash That Killed Friends

Teen Cops to Top Charge in 110-MPH Crash That Killed Friends

A Queens teenager found guilty of second-degree manslaughter and reckless driving in an October 2012 crash that killed four of his friends pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated vehicular homicide, the top charge...

Jul 29, 2014

2 U.S. Marshals, NYPD Officer Shot

2 U.S. Marshals, NYPD Officer Shot

Two U.S. marshals and an NYPD detective were shot Monday afternoon when a gun battle erupted in a Greenwich Village smoke shop as the officers tried to apprehend an accused child molester, authorities said.

Jul 29, 2014

Pregnant Mom Alleges NYPD Used Chokehold in BBQ Flap

Pregnant Mom Alleges NYPD Used Chokehold in BBQ Flap

An expectant mom enjoying a front stoop barbecue with her family alleges a cop placed her in a chokehold outside her Brooklyn home when she questioned why he asked her to move the party to the backyard.

Jul 29, 2014

Man Sexually Assaulted Young Girl in NJ Park: DA

Man Sexually Assaulted Young Girl in NJ Park: DA

Authorities say a 61-year-old man allegedly sexually assaulted a young girl in a central New Jersey park, shortly after he had encountered her at a nearby store.

Jul 25, 2014

Mom of 4 Stabbed, Decapitated After Fight With Neighbor: DA

Mom of 4 Stabbed, Decapitated After Fight With Neighbor: DA

A Brooklyn woman repeatedly stabbed a neighbor following a dispute over unpaid rent and then dismembered her body, depositing the victim's head and arms in one Long Island community, and her torso and legs...

Jul 24, 2014

School Bus Drivers, Executive Arrested in Child Porn Sting

School Bus Drivers, Executive Arrested in Child Porn Sting

Authorities charged more than a dozen New Jersey men, including two school bus drivers, in a sweeping child pornography sting that has already resulted in the arrests of nearly 30 suspects.

Jul 23, 2014

StubHub Users Targeted in $10 Million Hack Scam

StubHub Users Targeted in $10 Million Hack Scam

Cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 StubHub customers' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events -- from Yankee games to Jay-Z concerts -- through the online ticket reseller in a $10...

Jul 23, 2014

Man in Scrubs Rapes Woman at Gunpoint on NYC Street: NYPD

Man in Scrubs Rapes Woman at Gunpoint on NYC Street: NYPD

A man in white scrubs approached a woman on a Bronx street and raped her at gunpoint, police say.

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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

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

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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