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Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016

Kissing Groper Forces Self on Woman in Subway Elevator: NYPD

Kissing Groper Forces Self on Woman in Subway Elevator: NYPD

The NYPD is seeking the public's help identifying a man after a woman was forcibly kissed and touched in a New York subway elevator.

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016

Killer Sentenced in Cold Case Murder of NYC Teen Runaway

Killer Sentenced in Cold Case Murder of NYC Teen Runaway

A Pennsylvania man incarcerated in the murder of his wife has been sentenced to another 20 years in the cold case murder and rape of a 14-year-old girl found dead in a gutter in the Bronx in 1998.

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016

Prosecutors Drop Rapper Desiigner's New York Drug Case

Prosecutors Drop Rapper Desiigner's New York Drug Case

Misdemeanor drug and menacing charges against rapper Desiigner (dee-ZYN'-ur) have effectively been dropped less than three months after his arrest in New York. Sidney Selby did not appear in Manhattan Criminal...

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016

Thief Jacks 86-Pound Bucket of Gold Flakes Worth $1.6M: NYPD

Thief Jacks 86-Pound Bucket of Gold Flakes Worth $1.6M: NYPD

A quick-moving crook capitalized on a 20-second window of distraction by armored truck guards in bustling midtown Manhattan to steal a bucket of gold flakes worth nearly $1.6 million, surveillance video obtained...

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016

Fiat Scion Arrested in Alleged Escort Lie: NYPD

Fiat Scion Arrested in Alleged Escort Lie: NYPD

The stylish grandson of the Italian founder of Fiat Automobiles falsely claimed he was held against his will by an escort with whom he had spent two days consuming drugs and alcohol in New York, a law...

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016

NYC Firefighter Accused of Selling Pills at Firehouse

NYC Firefighter Accused of Selling Pills at Firehouse

A 33-year-old FDNY firefighter has been accused of selling prescription pills in front of his Brooklyn firehouse and at a gas station near a school, according to prosecutors.

Thursday, Nov 24, 2016

4 Sentenced for Kidnapping, Torturing 2 NY College Students

4 Sentenced for Kidnapping, Torturing 2 NY College Students

Four of five defendants who admitted to their roles in the kidnapping and torture of two University of Rochester football players have been sentenced for the crime.

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016

Queens Dad Arrested in Death of Infant Daughter

Queens Dad Arrested in Death of Infant Daughter

A 36-year-old Queens father has been arrested on murder charges in the death of his 5-month-old daughter.

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016

Gov. Cuomo's Ex-Aide Indicted in Federal Fraud Case

Gov. Cuomo's Ex-Aide Indicted in Federal Fraud Case

A former top adviser for Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and seven other people have been indicted in their federal corruption case.

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016

Driver Talked About Wanting to Attack NYC: Officials

Driver Talked About Wanting to Attack NYC: Officials

A permanent U.S. citizen who drove for a car service in New York City has been accused of traveling to the Middle East to join ISIS and talked about wanting to carry out an attack in Times Square.

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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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