Chief Investigative Reporter Jonathan Dienst on crime, corruption and terrorism.

Dec 10, 2013

Long Island Man Finds Wife Killed in Bedroom: Police

Long Island Man Finds Wife Killed in Bedroom: Police

A man found his wife dead with a head injury at their home on Long Island Monday evening, police say, and the case is being investigated as a homicide.

Nov 18, 2013

22-Year-Old Bronx Man Dies After Being Shot: Police

22-Year-Old Bronx Man Dies After Being Shot: Police

A 22-year-old man died after being shot in the chest early Sunday morning in the Bronx, police said.

Oct 23, 2013

4 Killed in Single Day in Newark: Report

4 Killed in Single Day in Newark: Report

A man and a woman were found stabbed to death inside a Newark home Tuesday afternoon, authorities say.

Oct 3, 2013

Manhattan Man Shot in Neck, Killed: NYPD

Manhattan Man Shot in Neck, Killed: NYPD

A man shot in the neck Wednesday evening in upper Manhattan has died, according to the NYPD.

Sep 26, 2013

Suspect Identified in 21-Year-Old Killing: NYPD

Suspect Identified in 21-Year-Old Killing: NYPD

New evidence unearthed this summer has helped lead detectives to a suspect in a 21-year-old cold case homicide, the NYPD says.

Sep 19, 2013

2 Arrested in Murder of West Orange Woman

2 Arrested in Murder of West Orange Woman

Two suspects have been arrested in the murder of a northern New Jersey woman found fatally stabbed in her home.

Aug 29, 2013

Man Accused of Stabbing Girlfriend Pleads Not Guilty

Man Accused of Stabbing Girlfriend Pleads Not Guilty

The 31-year-old livery cab driver accused of ramming his car into an SUV carrying his girlfriend, causing her vehicle to flip, and then stabbing her to death pleaded not guilty to murder and other...

Aug 26, 2013

Yonkers Parents Indicted in Baby's Death: Prosecutors

Yonkers Parents Indicted in Baby's Death: Prosecutors

A Yonkers father has been indicted on a murder charge in the death of his 6-month-old daughter this winter. The baby's mother is charged with child endangerment.

Jun 4, 2013

Suspect in Teen's Fatal NYC Bus Shooting Caught in S.C.: Sources

Suspect in Teen's Fatal NYC Bus Shooting Caught in S.C.: Sources

The 21-year-old suspect wanted in connection with the deadly shooting of a 14-year-old girl on a Queens public bus last month has been taken into custody in South Carolina, law enforcement sources said.

May 31, 2013

Police ID Suspect in Bus Shooting Death of Girl, 14

Police ID Suspect in Bus Shooting Death of Girl, 14

Police have identified a suspect in the shooting of a14-year-old girl on a Queens bus. Authorities say Kevin McClinton, 21, is wanted for the May 18 homicide.

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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

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

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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