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Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017

NY Mom Pleads Guilty in Case of Dead Baby in Fridge

NY Mom Pleads Guilty in Case of Dead Baby in Fridge

The mother of a baby found decomposed after apparently being kept inside a refrigerator last August has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the child's death, prosecutors said Tuesday.

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, Feb 15, 2017

Alleged Strangler Watched Friend Die for 30 Minutes: Pros.

Alleged Strangler Watched Friend Die for 30 Minutes: Pros.

The 19-year-old man accused of murder, conspiracy and other charges in the death of a young New Jersey woman told a friend he choked her and then watched for half an hour as she died in her home, prosecutors...

Monday, Feb 13, 2017

Parole Denied for NY Woman Who Helped 2 Killers Escape

Parole Denied for NY Woman Who Helped 2 Killers Escape

The state parole board has denied early release for prison tailor Joyce Mitchell, who helped two killers escape from a maximum-security facility in northern New York in 2015.

Friday, Feb 10, 2017

2nd NYC Man Admits Seeking to Help ISIS

2nd NYC Man Admits Seeking to Help ISIS

A New York City man who pleaded guilty Friday to terror charges was in contact with a recruiter for the Islamic State group who was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Syria in 2015, according to a federal...

Friday, Feb 10, 2017

Man Now Charged With Murder in Death of 3-Year-Old NYC Boy

Man Now Charged With Murder in Death of 3-Year-Old NYC Boy

A Brooklyn man now faces murder and other charges in the beating death of his girlfriend's 3-year-old son, who spent a week on life support last year before ultimately passing away.

Thursday, Feb 9, 2017

Staten Island Man Admits to Plotting to Help Islamic State

Staten Island Man Admits to Plotting to Help Islamic State

A New York City man has admitted to plotting to help the Islamic State group. Fareed Mumuni pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Brooklyn to charges that he planned to aid the extremist organization...

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017

Ex-DEA Agent Gets 1 Year of Probation for Strip Club Lie

Ex-DEA Agent Gets 1 Year of Probation for Strip Club Lie

A former high-ranking Drug Enforcement Administration agent was sentenced to one year of probation for concealing his double-life as a manager of a New Jersey strip club where prosecutors say there was evidence...

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017

Ex-Prom Date Dumped Teen's Body After Pal Killed Her: Pros.

Ex-Prom Date Dumped Teen's Body After Pal Killed Her: Pros.

The high school prom date who's now a suspected accomplice in the murder of 19-year-old Sarah Stern allegedly confessed to helping his roommate dispose of her body, prosecutors said in court Tuesday.

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