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NY Man Who Faked Drowning Gets 7-Year Sentence

NY Man Who Faked Drowning Gets 7-Year Sentence

A man who enlisted his son to falsely report that his father had drowned at Jones Beach as part of an insurance fraud scam — and who was later convicted of unrelated charges that he posed as a police officer to...

6 hours ago

Woman Who Killed 4 Puppies Gets Fine, Community Service

Woman Who Killed 4 Puppies Gets Fine, Community Service

A New Jersey woman was sentenced to a fine and community service for suffocating four of her boyfriend's bulldog puppies inside a food cooler, officials said. Kimberly Matthews, 27, was found guilty of four...

Apr 18, 2014

K-9 Finds 26 Pounds of Heroin: Police

K-9 Finds 26 Pounds of Heroin: Police

State police have arrested two California men on drug charges after finding more than 26 pounds of heroin in the cab of their tractor-trailer truck.

Apr 18, 2014

Napping Burglary Suspect Arrested on Long Island: Police

Napping Burglary Suspect Arrested on Long Island: Police

A suspected burglar was arrested on Long Island Thursday after he was found napping in his car with stolen lottery tickets, police say.

Apr 17, 2014

4 New Jersey Men Arrested in Child Porn Sting

4 New Jersey Men Arrested in Child Porn Sting

Four New Jersey men face a range of child pornography charges after they were arrested in what prosecutors called a "drag net" aimed at snaring suspects who use and share the images online.

Apr 17, 2014

NYPD Cop Can't Leave India 'Til Bullets Case Ends: Court

NYPD Cop Can't Leave India 'Til Bullets Case Ends: Court

An Indian court says it won't rule before July 1 on the case of a New York City police officer arrested in New Delhi on a weapons charge.

Apr 18, 2014

Bratton Issues New Guidelines for Jaywalking Stops

Bratton Issues New Guidelines for Jaywalking Stops

Less than four months after officers started cracking down on jaywalkers in New York City, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton is telling officers to use more discretion when stopping people who cross the street...

Apr 17, 2014

$12M in Heroin, Meth Seized From Manhattan Stash Houses

$12M in Heroin, Meth Seized From Manhattan Stash Houses

Authorities arrested three people in connection with an investigation into two suspected stash houses in Washington Heights from which authorities seized 44 pounds of heroin and 17 pounds of crystal meth,...

Apr 16, 2014

Man Accused of Driving Bus Full of Drunk Teens: Cops

Man Accused of Driving Bus Full of Drunk Teens: Cops

A Long Island man is accused of endangering the welfare of a child after officers found 42 drunk teens, beer and booze on the bus he was driving Monday night, police said.

Apr 11, 2014

NYC EMT Arrested for Alleged Weapons Cache

NYC EMT Arrested for Alleged Weapons Cache

A New York City EMT was arrested after officers responding to a domestic dispute at his Brooklyn home found incendiary devices and other weapons, police say. Authorities say 29-year-old Victor Cadicamo was...

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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. Jonathan Dienst...

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. And now New...

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 star...

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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