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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.

Friday, Sep 2, 2016

Cuomo Aide Slay Suspect Arrested in California

Cuomo Aide Slay Suspect Arrested in California

Authorities arrested a man in California in connection to the shooting death of Carey Gabay, a former aide to Governor Cuomo slain during last year's J'Ouvert festival.

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016

Sketch Shows Man Wanted for Questioning in Vetrano Case

Sketch Shows Man Wanted for Questioning in Vetrano Case

Police released a sketch of a man they'd like to talk to in connection with the death of a missing runner who was found strangled in an overgrown section of a Queens park earlier this month.

Friday, Aug 26, 2016

NYC Jail Guard Raped Female Inmate on Rikers Island: DA

NYC Jail Guard Raped Female Inmate on Rikers Island: DA

Prosecutors say a New York City jail guard raped an inmate last year in the women's facility of the Rikers Island jail complex.

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016

Ex-Speaker Silver Can Remain Free During Appeal: Judge

Ex-Speaker Silver Can Remain Free During Appeal: Judge

A judge says former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver can remain free until at least late October while he appeals his conviction and 12-year prison sentence.

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016

Women Groped by X-Ray Tech at NYC Hospital: Prosecutors

Women Groped by X-Ray Tech at NYC Hospital: Prosecutors

An X-ray technician at a Brooklyn hospital has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaultiing two patients, authorities say.  The incidents happened Sunday afternoon, first when an 83-year-old woman...

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016

$2.3 Million in Heroin Seized From Tractor-Trailer in NY

$2.3 Million in Heroin Seized From Tractor-Trailer in NY

Two men were arrested after authorities say they found more than 65 pounds (at least 30 kilograms) of heroin hidden in the axle of a truck's trailer that the suspects allegedly intended to sell for up to...

Friday, Aug 19, 2016

Suspect in Brazen Midtown 2015 Tourneau Heist Arrested

Suspect in Brazen Midtown 2015 Tourneau Heist Arrested

One of the three men thought to be behind the robbery at a high-end Madison Avenue jeweler last year has been cuffed in California, law enforcement officials told NBC 4 New York.

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016

NYC Muslims Grapple With Surveillance After Imam's Killing

NYC Muslims Grapple With Surveillance After Imam's Killing

At an emotional funeral service for a New York City imam and his assistant who were gunned down on a Queens street, one friend of the victims took the microphone and demanded that the city install security...

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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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