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Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016

3 Nabbed With Loaded Guns, Knives, Armor on Way to NYC

3 Nabbed With Loaded Guns, Knives, Armor on Way to NYC

Three people were arrested with multiple loaded guns, knives and rounds of ammo at the Holland Tunnel Tuesday when police stopped them for driving with a cracked windshield, authorities tell NBC 4 New York.

Thursday, Jun 16, 2016

Man Convicted of Murdering Young NY Mom Who Vanished in 2014

Man Convicted of Murdering Young NY Mom Who Vanished in 2014

A 21-year-old man has been convicted of murder and attempted rape in the death of Sarah Goode, the young Medford mother who vanished after attending a party in June 2014 and was found in the woods five...

Monday, Jun 20, 2016

4 NYPD Officers, 2 Others Charged in Corruption Probe

4 NYPD Officers, 2 Others Charged in Corruption Probe

Four NYPD officials — including one who has pleaded guilty to bribery —have been charged along with a pair of businessmen in connection with a federal corruption investigation, according to law enforcement...

Thursday, Jun 16, 2016

Woman Pleads Guilty to Claiming to Be Sandy Victim for Free Hotel Rooms

Woman Pleads Guilty to Claiming to Be Sandy Victim for Free Hotel Rooms

A woman who falsely portrayed herself as a Sandy victim to get free hotel rooms and relief aid has pleaded guilty to a felony charge.

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2016

Bisexual Man Sentenced in Hate Crime Murder of Gay Man

Bisexual Man Sentenced in Hate Crime Murder of Gay Man

A bisexual man convicted of murder as a hate crime for shooting a gay man he taunted on a New York City street was sentenced Tuesday to 40 years to life in prison, with the judge making a reference to the...

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2016

Teen Sentenced in Mattress Fire That Killed NYPD Cop

Teen Sentenced in Mattress Fire That Killed NYPD Cop

The Brooklyn teenager convicted last month of setting a mattress fire that killed a New York City police officer has been sentenced to 19 years to life in the arson murder.  Marcell Dockery, 18, had...

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2016

Email Scams Cost U.S. Businesses Billions Each Year

Email Scams Cost U.S. Businesses Billions Each Year

As part of an effort to raise public awareness of the increasing threat cyber criminals pose to America's business community, the FBI issued a public service announcement Tuesday highlighting email scams...

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2016

NYPD Cop Wounded in Hatchet Attack to Accept Medal

NYPD Cop Wounded in Hatchet Attack to Accept Medal

The rookie NYPD officer who was critically hurt when a stranger attacked him with a hatchet will accept the police department’s most esteemed award Tuesday, the Medal of Honor. Kenneth Healey and...

Monday, Jun 13, 2016

NY Woman Who Killed Husband With Antifreeze Dies in Prison

NY Woman Who Killed Husband With Antifreeze Dies in Prison

A woman convicted of fatally poisoning her husband with antifreeze and trying to kill her daughter and frame her for the crime has died in prison.

Friday, Jun 10, 2016

More Proof of NJ City Workers Doing Personal Jobs on Clock

More Proof of NJ City Workers Doing Personal Jobs on Clock

Outrage is growing in Paterson, as new records obtained by the I-Team seem to show even more overtime billed by city employees while they were doing private jobs for the mayor. Over the last two months,...

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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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