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Thursday, Aug 25, 2016

Ex-Speaker Silver Can Remain Free During Appeal: Judge

Ex-Speaker Silver Can Remain Free During Appeal: Judge

A judge says former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver can remain free until at least late October while he appeals his conviction and 12-year prison sentence.

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, Aug 23, 2016

Women Groped by X-Ray Tech at NYC Hospital: Prosecutors

Women Groped by X-Ray Tech at NYC Hospital: Prosecutors

An X-ray technician at a Brooklyn hospital has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaultiing two patients, authorities say.  The incidents happened Sunday afternoon, first when an 83-year-old woman...

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016

$2.3 Million in Heroin Seized From Tractor-Trailer in NY

$2.3 Million in Heroin Seized From Tractor-Trailer in NY

Two men were arrested after authorities say they found more than 65 pounds (at least 30 kilograms) of heroin hidden in the axle of a truck's trailer that the suspects allegedly intended to sell for up to...

Friday, Aug 19, 2016

Suspect in Brazen Midtown 2015 Tourneau Heist Arrested

Suspect in Brazen Midtown 2015 Tourneau Heist Arrested

One of the three men thought to be behind the robbery at a high-end Madison Avenue jeweler last year has been cuffed in California, law enforcement officials told NBC 4 New York.

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016

NYC Muslims Grapple With Surveillance After Imam's Killing

NYC Muslims Grapple With Surveillance After Imam's Killing

At an emotional funeral service for a New York City imam and his assistant who were gunned down on a Queens street, one friend of the victims took the microphone and demanded that the city install security...

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016

Trump Tower Climber Waited 'Til Parents Left Town: Officials

Trump Tower Climber Waited 'Til Parents Left Town: Officials

A Virginia man who scaled the all-glass face of Trump Tower last week using suction cups planned his climb, ordering equipment on Amazon, practicing ahead of time and waiting until his parents were away...

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016

Gun in Accused Imam Killer's House Matched to Shooting: NYPD

Gun in Accused Imam Killer's House Matched to Shooting: NYPD

Ballistics tests performed on a gun found in a wall at the home of the man accused of killing a Queens imam and his associate have revealed a match to the shooting scene, according to the NYPD.

Friday, Aug 19, 2016

Imam Slay Suspect Charged With Murder: NYPD

Imam Slay Suspect Charged With Murder: NYPD

A man has been arrested on murder and weapons charges in the shooting deaths of a Queens imam and his associate in broad daylight, police say.

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016

Slain NYC Google Worker Laid to Rest; Killer Hunt Goes On

Slain NYC Google Worker Laid to Rest; Killer Hunt Goes On

A New York City woman killed while out running near her mother's Massachusetts home brought light to the lives of everyone she touched, mourners were told at her funeral Tuesday.

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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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