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Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016

Plea Deal Reached Amid Toxic Dumping Trial

Plea Deal Reached Amid Toxic Dumping Trial

Prosecutors on Long Island say they've reached a plea deal with the suspects in a series of toxic dumpings at several sites in Suffolk County.

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016

Stairwell Shooting Cop Apologizes to Mother of Victim's Child

Stairwell Shooting Cop Apologizes to Mother of Victim's Child

A former NYPD officer convicted of accidentally shooting an unarmed man in the stairwell of a public housing building on Thursday apologized to the man's domestic partner.

Thursday, Mar 24, 2016

DA: Don't Send Cop in Stairwell Shooting to Jail

DA: Don't Send Cop in Stairwell Shooting to Jail

The Brooklyn prosecutor said Wednesday that he has asked a judge not to give any jail time to the NYPD officer convicted of accidentally firing a stray shot into a public housing stairwell that killed an unarmed...

Friday, Mar 18, 2016

ATM Skimming-Device Suspects Linked to 21 More Thefts: NYPD

ATM Skimming-Device Suspects Linked to 21 More Thefts: NYPD

Police are searching for two men suspected of stealing debit card information from ATMs inside a pharmacy and a bank in Manhattan and using it to withdraw money from the customers' accounts.

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016

Imprisoned Soccer Mom: Sentence Too Harsh

Imprisoned Soccer Mom: Sentence Too Harsh

A self-described soccer mom serving 10 years for hiring a hit man to kill her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend said in a court filing this week that her sentence is excessive.

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016

NY Pizzeria Owner Who Recruited to ISIS Sentenced

NY Pizzeria Owner Who Recruited to ISIS Sentenced

A New York pizza shop owner who admitted he tried to recruit people for ISIS has been sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison.

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016

NYC Martial Arts Instructor Arrested on Sex Abuse Charges

NYC Martial Arts Instructor Arrested on Sex Abuse Charges

A New York City martial arts instructor has been charged with sex abuse and forcible touching in his interactions with four girls in his classes at a Queens studio over the course of nearly a year, prosecutors...

Monday, Mar 14, 2016

Village to Pay $6M in Shooting Death of DJ Henry

Village to Pay $6M in Shooting Death of DJ Henry

The family of Danroy Henry, the Pace University football player shot and killed by a police officer who says he shot him in his moving car when he failed to stop, has accepted a $6 million settlement from...

Saturday, Mar 12, 2016

Arrest in Elderly Woman's Stabbing Death in NJ

Arrest in Elderly Woman's Stabbing Death in NJ

A man has been arrested in the death of an elderly grandmother fatally stabbed in Jersey City last month, prosecutors say.

Friday, Mar 11, 2016

Fugitive Who Shot At Cops, U.S. Marshals in NYC Convicted

Fugitive Who Shot At Cops, U.S. Marshals in NYC Convicted

A federal jury has convicted a longtime fugitive who was wounded during a shootout with police and deputy U.S. marshals in New York City.

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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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