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Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016

2 Long Island Day Care Workers Acquitted of Abusing Children

2 Long Island Day Care Workers Acquitted of Abusing Children

Two Long Island day care workers have been cleared of charges they physically abused infants and toddlers in their care.

Thursday, Dec 29, 2016

Suspect in Killings Was Angry Son Was Dressed as Girl: NYPD

Suspect in Killings Was Angry Son Was Dressed as Girl: NYPD

The 23-year-old ex-lover of a former New York City schoolteacher killed her and their 4-year-old son because he was angry in part that she was dressing the boy in girl's clothing, police said Wednesday.

Wednesday, Dec 28, 2016

Ex-Lover to Be Arraigned in Deaths of Former Teacher, Son

Ex-Lover to Be Arraigned in Deaths of Former Teacher, Son

The 23-year-old ex-lover of a former New York City schoolteacher is expected to be arraigned Wednesday on murder charges in the deaths of the woman and their 4-year-old son.

Monday, Dec 26, 2016

Love Triangle Apparently Fueled Killing: Police

Love Triangle Apparently Fueled Killing: Police

Police in Connecticut say a man charged with killing his wife and abandoning their 6-year-old daughter at a New York City bus station was angry over his wife's relationship with another man.

Monday, Dec 26, 2016

Slain Nightclub Owner Mourned as Suspect Appears in Court

Slain Nightclub Owner Mourned as Suspect Appears in Court

The suspect in a deadly Christmas Day shooting in Mount Vernon made his first appearance in court Monday morning as family members and friends grieved the loss of a man who they say was helping to elevate...

Friday, Dec 23, 2016

13 Reputed Long Island Gang Members Arrested

13 Reputed Long Island Gang Members Arrested

Law enforcement officials on Long Island say they've dealt a "major blow" to a violent Hempstead street gang, arresting more than a dozen members on a variety of charges. Thirteen reputed members of the...

Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016

Arrest Made in Shooting Outside NYC Hells Angels Clubhouse

Arrest Made in Shooting Outside NYC Hells Angels Clubhouse

A man affiliated with the Hells Angels was charged Wednesday in a shooting sparked by a dispute over a parking spot outside the motorcycle club's headquarters in Manhattan, authorities said. Anthony Iovenitti...

Thursday, Dec 22, 2016

Serial Killer Probe Opens After 3rd Missing Woman Found Dead

Serial Killer Probe Opens After 3rd Missing Woman Found Dead

Authorities believe the 20-year-old New Jersey man accused of killing a college student and another woman in the last few months may be linked to a third slaying, and investigators are actively looking at him as...

Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016

Blood-Alcohol Test Allowed in Ex-Cop's Deadly Wrong-Way Case

Blood-Alcohol Test Allowed in Ex-Cop's Deadly Wrong-Way Case

A federal judge has denied a defense request to suppress the blood-alcohol test results of a former New Jersey police officer charged in a fatal wrong-way crash on Staten Island last year.

Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016

Man Arrested for Swastika Graffiti at Long Island College

Man Arrested for Swastika Graffiti at Long Island College

Police on Long Island say they have arrested a student in connection with a spate of racially-charged graffiti, including swastikas, at Nassau Community College.

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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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