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Monday, Jul 3, 2017

Anti-LGBT Subway Attack Leaves Woman With 8 Stitches: DA

Anti-LGBT Subway Attack Leaves Woman With 8 Stitches: DA

A 27-year-old Brooklyn man has been indicted on charges of assault as a hate crime for allegedly punching a woman in the face and knocking her unconscious while shouting anti-gay slurs on a subway in May.

Friday, Jun 30, 2017

Tennessee Fugitives on Lam for 9 Days Could Be in NJ

Tennessee Fugitives on Lam for 9 Days Could Be in NJ

The pair of fugitives on the run for more than a week after a kidnapping and shooting in Tennessee could be in New Jersey.

Monday, Jul 3, 2017

Hospital Shooter Fired by NYC Days Prior to Rampage: Sources

Hospital Shooter Fired by NYC Days Prior to Rampage: Sources

A former doctor was fired by the city from his position as a case worker just days before he entered a hospital with an assault rifle and opened fire, killing one physician and injuring six other people, sources...

Thursday, Jun 29, 2017

3 More Couples Nabbed in Huge NJ Welfare Fraud Bust

3 More Couples Nabbed in Huge NJ Welfare Fraud Bust

Authorities say three more Lakewood, New Jersey, couples have been arrested and face charges of defrauding the government out of public welfare benefits they weren't entitled to receive.

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017

Indicted Paterson Mayor, DPW Workers Decline Deal, For Now

Indicted Paterson Mayor, DPW Workers Decline Deal, For Now

Paterson Mayor Jose "Joey" Torres returned to criminal court Tuesday for a hearing in the ongoing corruption case for which he's facing charges.

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017

Aging Mobster Pleads Guilty to Road-Rage Arson

Aging Mobster Pleads Guilty to Road-Rage Arson

An 82-year-old mobster who beat charges he participated in a legendary robbery has pleaded guilty in an unrelated road-rage arson.

Monday, Jun 26, 2017

Getaway Driver Sentenced in Deadly NJ Mall Carjacking

Getaway Driver Sentenced in Deadly NJ Mall Carjacking

The getaway driver convicted of murder in the carjacking death of a young Hoboken attorney at a New Jersey mall in 2013 has been sentenced to life in prison.

Monday, Jun 26, 2017

Rabbi, 7 Others in Major New Jersey Welfare Fraud Bust

Rabbi, 7 Others in Major New Jersey Welfare Fraud Bust

Four couples from Lakewood, New Jersey -- including a well-known local rabbi -- have been arrested for allegedly defrauding public assistance programs of more than $1.3 million in benefits, prosecutors...

Saturday, Jun 24, 2017

$60K Raised for Scholarship in Honor of Slain Jogger

$60K Raised for Scholarship in Honor of Slain Jogger

Friends and family of Karina Vetrano, who was killed while jogging in Queens last summer, raised $60,000 for a scholarship in her name.

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017

Health Aide Arrested at JFK as He Readied to Join ISIS: Feds

Health Aide Arrested at JFK as He Readied to Join ISIS: Feds

A Bronx home health aide was arrested at Kennedy Airport Wednesday night as he prepared to board a flight to Turkey in an apparent attempt to join ISIS, federal prosecutors say. Saddam "Adam" Mohamed Raishani...

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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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