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Monday, Jun 26, 2017

Rabbi, 7 Others in Major New Jersey Welfare Fraud Bust

Rabbi, 7 Others in Major New Jersey Welfare Fraud Bust

Four couples from Lakewood, New Jersey -- including a well-known local rabbi -- have been arrested for allegedly defrauding public assistance programs of more than $1.3 million in benefits, prosecutors...

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.

Saturday, Jun 24, 2017

$60K Raised for Scholarship in Honor of Slain Jogger

$60K Raised for Scholarship in Honor of Slain Jogger

Friends and family of Karina Vetrano, who was killed while jogging in Queens last summer, raised $60,000 for a scholarship in her name.

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017

Health Aide Arrested at JFK as He Readied to Join ISIS: Feds

Health Aide Arrested at JFK as He Readied to Join ISIS: Feds

A Bronx home health aide was arrested at Kennedy Airport Wednesday night as he prepared to board a flight to Turkey in an apparent attempt to join ISIS, federal prosecutors say. Saddam "Adam" Mohamed Raishani...

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017

James Blake Agrees Not to Sue NYC in Exchange for Fellowship

James Blake Agrees Not to Sue NYC in Exchange for Fellowship

Tennis star James Blake says New York City's police watchdog has substantiated a complaint against officers Blake said tackled him during a mistaken arrest.

Saturday, Jun 17, 2017

Paterson Mayor Cancels Luxury Watch Fundraiser

Paterson Mayor Cancels Luxury Watch Fundraiser

Paterson Mayor Jose "Joey" Torres canceled a planned legal defense fundraiser set for Sunday where a $13,500 watch was set to be a raffle prize.

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017

Ex-Cop Gets Up to 25 Years in Wrong-Way Crash That Killed 2

Ex-Cop Gets Up to 25 Years in Wrong-Way Crash That Killed 2

A former New Jersey police officer convicted of causing a wrong-way crash that killed a fellow officer and another friend has been sentenced to up to 25 years in prison, the maximum for his crimes.

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017

2 of 3 Defendants in Holland Tunnel Gun Case Avoid Trial

2 of 3 Defendants in Holland Tunnel Gun Case Avoid Trial

Two of three Pennsylvania residents arrested last summer about to enter New York in a pickup truck with a cache of weapons, allegedly on a trip to rescue a teenager from a drug den, have struck a deal to...

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017

Ex-Journalist Pleads Guilty in Jewish Center Bomb Threats

Ex-Journalist Pleads Guilty in Jewish Center Bomb Threats

A former journalist from St. Louis accused of threatening Jewish organizations, including some in the tri-state area, as a way to harass his ex-girlfriend pleaded guilty Tuesday to cyberstalking.

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