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Thursday, May 25, 2017

3 NYC Federal Prison Officers Charged with Raping Inmates

3 NYC Federal Prison Officers Charged with Raping Inmates

Three federal correction officers from the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn have been arrested for allegedly raping and sexually abusing female inmates, a law enforcement source familiar with the...

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.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Suspect in Deadly Times Square Car Rampage Is Indicted

Suspect in Deadly Times Square Car Rampage Is Indicted

The man accused of a deadly rampage in the heart of Times Square will come face to face with a judge Wednesday.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Cops Revive Hunt for Man Who Vanished After 2012 NY Slaying

Cops Revive Hunt for Man Who Vanished After 2012 NY Slaying

Authorities have revived the manhunt for a man who disappeared into the woods after his daughter-in-law was shot to death in 2012, law enforcement sources tell NBC 4 New York.

Friday, May 19, 2017

'I Wanted to Kill Them': Times Sq Driver Charged With Murder

'I Wanted to Kill Them': Times Sq Driver Charged With Murder

The driver who mowed down nearly two dozen people in Times Square Thursday, killing one of them and critically injuring others, allegedly said he wanted to "kill them all" and that officers should have shot him...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Music Teacher Tried to Buy Sex With Girls Young as 8: Feds

Music Teacher Tried to Buy Sex With Girls Young as 8: Feds

A noted Queens music teacher has been arrested for a litany of alleged sex crimes against young children, including trying to buy sex with girls as young as 8 and engaging in sexual contact with teenagers.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

NYPD, Feds Bust 13 Alleged Gang Members in Drug and Gun Bust

NYPD, Feds Bust 13 Alleged Gang Members in Drug and Gun Bust

Authorities arrested more than a dozen suspected gang members in a sweeping drug and gun bust Wednesday, law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation tell NBC 4 New York.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Tearful Weiner Pleads Guilty to Sexting Charge, Faces Prison

Tearful Weiner Pleads Guilty to Sexting Charge, Faces Prison

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner pleaded guilty on Friday to one federal count related to "sexting" with minors, an offense that means he will have to register as a sex offender.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Puerto Rican Nationalist Linked to Deadly NY Bombing Freed

Puerto Rican Nationalist Linked to Deadly NY Bombing Freed

Puerto Rico nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera was freed from house arrest Wednesday after decades in custody in a case that transformed him into a martyr with supporters but outraged those who lost loved ones in a...

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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 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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