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

Jul 31, 2014

Man Pleads Not Guilty in Cold-Case Strangle Deaths

Man Pleads Not Guilty in Cold-Case Strangle Deaths

A Long Island man has been arraigned on murder charges in connection with the deaths of two women in the 1990s whose naked bodies were found in the woods.

Jul 31, 2014

Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Dismembering Brooklyn Mom

Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Dismembering Brooklyn Mom

A Brooklyn woman has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the killing and dismemberment of a neighbor whose body parts were strewn in lawns on Long Island.

Jul 31, 2014

Teen Arrested in Deadly Shooting of Girl on Queens Bus

Teen Arrested in Deadly Shooting of Girl on Queens Bus

Police say they've arrested a second person in the deadly shooting of a 14-year-old girl on a Queens bus last year.

Jul 31, 2014

No Charges in Fatal NYPD Shooting of 16-Year-Old in Brooklyn

No Charges in Fatal NYPD Shooting of 16-Year-Old in Brooklyn

The officers involved in the shooting of a 16-year-old Brooklyn boy whose death sparked outrage and protests will not face criminal charges, the Brooklyn district attorney's office said Wednesday.

Jul 30, 2014

NYPD Probing Anti-Islam Fliers Posted in Brooklyn

NYPD Probing Anti-Islam Fliers Posted in Brooklyn

The NYPD Hate Crime Task Force is investigating anti-Muslim fliers that were posted in Bensonhurst over the weekend.

Jul 30, 2014

Brooklyn Chain Snatching Caught on Tape

Brooklyn Chain Snatching Caught on Tape

Police are asking for the public's help identifying a man who is seen in surveillance video ripping a chain off a woman's neck and tossing her to the ground in a Coney Island bus stop.

Jul 29, 2014

Guards Accused of Smuggling Cocaine, Oxy Into Rikers

Guards Accused of Smuggling Cocaine, Oxy Into Rikers

Prosecutors have charged two city correction officers with smuggling cocaine and oxycodone into Rikers Island.

Jul 30, 2014

Man Pleads Not Guilty to Murdering 85-Year-Old Woman

Man Pleads Not Guilty to Murdering 85-Year-Old Woman

A Mount Vernon man pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges in the death of a beloved 85-year-old grandmother whose body was found at the bottom of her basement stairs in February.

Jul 29, 2014

Teen Cops to Top Charge in 110-MPH Crash That Killed Friends

Teen Cops to Top Charge in 110-MPH Crash That Killed Friends

A Queens teenager found guilty of second-degree manslaughter and reckless driving in an October 2012 crash that killed four of his friends pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated vehicular homicide, the top charge...

Jul 29, 2014

2 U.S. Marshals, NYPD Officer Shot

2 U.S. Marshals, NYPD Officer Shot

Two U.S. marshals and an NYPD detective were shot Monday afternoon when a gun battle erupted in a Greenwich Village smoke shop as the officers tried to apprehend an accused child molester, authorities said.

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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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