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Friday, Sep 23, 2016

Timeline Charts Series of NY, NJ Explosions

Timeline Charts Series of NY, NJ Explosions

The interactive timeline above charts a series of events beginning with a pipe bomb explosion at a Marine 5k race in Seaside Park, New Jersey, Saturday. Hours later, a device exploded in or near a large bin on a...

Friday, Sep 16, 2016

Man Fleeing Police Attacks Cop With Cleaver: NYPD

Man Fleeing Police Attacks Cop With Cleaver: NYPD

A man attacked an off-duty NYPD officer with a cleaver near Penn Station at the height of the evening rush hour Thursday, wounding the cop in the face before being shot at 18 times by police, officials say.

Friday, Sep 23, 2016

29 Hurt in 'Intentional' Chelsea Explosion

29 Hurt in 'Intentional' Chelsea Explosion

Some 29 people were injured in an explosion in Chelsea Saturday night, and authorities are investigating if an incendiary device was planted in a garbage can on the sidewalk, a senior official familiar with the...

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016

2 NYC Men Plead Guilty in Fatal Anti-Gay Attack on Teen

2 NYC Men Plead Guilty in Fatal Anti-Gay Attack on Teen

Two 22-year-old New York City men have pleaded guilty to their involvement in the 2011 beating and stomping death of a teenager perceived to be gay.

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016

Paterson City Council Mulls No-Confidence Vote Against Mayor

Paterson City Council Mulls No-Confidence Vote Against Mayor

The Paterson City Council debated a vote of “no confidence” against Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres Tuesday following a series of I-Team reports showing city workers appearing to do doing...

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016

New Video Shows Killed Jogger on Day She Went Missing

New Video Shows Killed Jogger on Day She Went Missing

Police have released new surveillance video showing what may have been Karina Vetrano's final moments on Aug. 2 before she was found killed near her home in Queens.

Friday, Sep 9, 2016

'Evil Stepmother' Gets 15 Years for Starving, Torturing Girl

'Evil Stepmother' Gets 15 Years for Starving, Torturing Girl

A Queens couple allegedly beat and starved their now 12-year-old daughter for two years, depriving her of food and water and hitting her with baseball bats and broom handles so severely that in one case,...

Thursday, Sep 8, 2016

New Bail for Suspect in Holland Tunnel Gun Cache

New Bail for Suspect in Holland Tunnel Gun Cache

A Pennsylvania man who was arrested for trying to drive into New York City with a cache of weapons has been released on bond.

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016

Man Wanted for Groping Woman Killed During J'Ouvert

Man Wanted for Groping Woman Killed During J'Ouvert

Authorities are looking for a second suspect in the shooting death of a 22-year-old St. Johns University student during the J'Ouvert celebrations ahead of Monday's West Indian Day Parade.

Tuesday, Sep 6, 2016

Man Accused of Killing St. John's Student During J'Ouvert

Man Accused of Killing St. John's Student During J'Ouvert

A man has been arrested in the shooting death of a 22-year-old St. Johns University student during the J'Ouvert celebrations ahead of Monday's West Indian Day Parade, police said.

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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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