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Aug 29, 2012

Leiby Kletzky Killer Sentenced

Leiby Kletzky Killer Sentenced

The man who admitted to kidnapping, killing and dismembering an 8-year-old Orthodox Jewish boy from Brooklyn was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison.

Aug 16, 2012

"Missing" L.I. Swimmer Re-Arrested

"Missing" L.I. Swimmer Re-Arrested

An unemployed man suspected of faking his own drowning at a Long Island beach to collect on life insurance has been re-arrested for violating an order of protection by contacting his estranged wife, prosecutors...

Aug 15, 2012

"Missing" L.I. Swimmer Pleads Not Guilty

"Missing" L.I. Swimmer Pleads Not Guilty

The attorney for an unemployed Long Island man suspected of faking his own drowning denied Wednesday that his plan included a plot to collect on a life insurance policy.

Aug 10, 2012

Aron Pleads Guilty to Kletzky Slay

Aron Pleads Guilty to Kletzky Slay

Accused child killer Levi Aron pleaded guilty Thursday in a Brooklyn courtroom to abducting, killing and dismembering Leiby Kletzky, the 8-year-old boy who was kidnapped when he got lost walking home from day...

Aug 9, 2012

Guilty Plea Likely Today in Kletzky Slay

Guilty Plea Likely Today in Kletzky Slay

Accused child killer Levi Aron is expected to plead guilty Thursday to abducting, killing and dismembering Leiby Kletzky, the 8-year-old boy who was kidnapped when he got lost walking home from day camp in...

Aug 6, 2012

Armed L.I. Man Threatens Marina Guard: Cops

Armed L.I. Man Threatens Marina Guard: Cops

A Brookhaven man who threatened a marina security guard has been arrested and police have seized assault rifles and other weapons from his home.

Aug 3, 2012

Urologist Charged With Taping Under Skirts

Urologist Charged With Taping Under Skirts

A Manhattan urologist has been charged with using a recording device hidden in a pen to videotape underneath female straphangers' skirts, according to a criminal complaint.

Aug 2, 2012

Guilty Plea Likely in Kletzky Slay

Guilty Plea Likely in Kletzky Slay

Accused child killer Levi Aron is expected to plead guilty next week to abducting, killing and dismembering Leiby Kletzky, an 8-year-old who was kidnapped when he got lost walking home from day camp in...

Aug 1, 2012

Baby in L.I. DWI Crash Dies; Dad Faces New Charges

Baby in L.I. DWI Crash Dies; Dad Faces New Charges

A Long Island man is facing upgraded charges after his infant daughter died of her injuries in an alleged DWI crash last month.

Jul 30, 2012

'87 Kidnapper Sentenced to 12 Years

'87 Kidnapper Sentenced to 12 Years

A woman who snatched a newborn baby from a New York City hospital more than two decades ago and raised her as her own was sentenced Monday to 11 and 1/2 years in prison.

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Documents
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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