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Thursday, Apr 27, 2017

Businessmen Sentenced in Toxic Dumping at Long Island Sites

Businessmen Sentenced in Toxic Dumping at Long Island Sites

Two businessmen have been sentenced in a scheme to dump toxic materials at several sites in Suffolk County, including at a park, a veterans' housing development and a wetlands area in the same town, authoritie...

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.

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017

Shannan Gilbert's Sister Found Guilty of Murder

Shannan Gilbert's Sister Found Guilty of Murder

Jury deliberations are underway in the New York murder trial of Sarra Gilbert, who allegedly stabbed her mother to death in 2016, six years after the disappearance of her sister Shannan led to the discovery...

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017

Pickup Driver Loses License in 2015 Limo Crash That Killed 4

Pickup Driver Loses License in 2015 Limo Crash That Killed 4

The pickup driver who t-boned a limousine carrying eight women leaving a Long Island winery in July 2015, killing four of them and injuring the others, including a bride-to-be, has pleaded guilty to driving...

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017

Ex-Cops Traded Fast Gun Permits for Booze, Strippers: Feds

Ex-Cops Traded Fast Gun Permits for Booze, Strippers: Feds

A retired NYPD lieutenant, two retired NYPD officers and a former Brooklyn assistant district attorney were arrested early Tuesday by FBI agents in an alleged scam by which police employees expedited gun permit...

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017

Suspect in Jogger Karina Vetrano Slaying Pleads Not Guilty

Suspect in Jogger Karina Vetrano Slaying Pleads Not Guilty

The 20-year-old Brooklyn man accused of killing Queens woman Karina Vetrano as she jogged through a marshy area near her home last summer has pleaded not guilty to murder and sex abuse charges in the case.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017

Ex-Passaic Mayor Sentenced to Prison in Federal Bribery Case

Ex-Passaic Mayor Sentenced to Prison in Federal Bribery Case

Passaic Mayor Alex Blanco has been sentenced to 27 months in a federal bribery case that forced him to resign from office last fall.

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017

Suspect in Killing of NYC Google Employee Held on $10M Bail

Suspect in Killing of NYC Google Employee Held on $10M Bail

A man arrested in connection with the death of a New York City Google employee near her mother's Massachusetts home last summer has been held on $10 million cash bail.

Monday, Apr 17, 2017

Paterson Mayor, DPW Workers Arraigned in Corruption Probe

Paterson Mayor, DPW Workers Arraigned in Corruption Probe

Paterson Mayor Joey Torres and three public works supervisors pleaded not guilty to corruption charges at their arraignments in a New Jersey court Monday.

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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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