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

Friday, Mar 11, 2016

NJ Man Found Not Guilty in Killing of Sleeping Grandma

NJ Man Found Not Guilty in Killing of Sleeping Grandma

A northern New Jersey man was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the fatal shooting of his 85-year-old grandmother in December 2013.

Friday, Mar 4, 2016

Judge Tells Serial Killer He's Lucky NY Has No Death Penalty

Judge Tells Serial Killer He's Lucky NY Has No Death Penalty

A clothing salesman whose bloodstained duffel bag and knife were used as evidence to convict him for the 2012 slayings of three New York City shopkeepers was sentenced Friday to 75 years to life in prison.

Thursday, Mar 3, 2016

Prosecutor Finds No Crime in Jail Death of Mom of 8

Prosecutor Finds No Crime in Jail Death of Mom of 8

New York's top prosecutor says a Westchester police department has been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing in the jail death of a mother of eight.

Thursday, Mar 3, 2016

NYPD Officers Shot on Patrol: It's a 'Miracle' We Survived

NYPD Officers Shot on Patrol: It's a 'Miracle' We Survived

The two NYPD officers shot at point-blank range while patrolling a Bronx housing project stairwell are speaking for the first time about the harrowing moments before and after the shooting in an exclusive...

Thursday, Feb 25, 2016

Police Release Video of Oheka Castle Shooting

Police Release Video of Oheka Castle Shooting

Suffolk County authorities have released surveillance footage of the shooting outside a famed Long Island venue in 2014 that left its owner injured.

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016

5 People Charged in East Village Gas Explosion

5 People Charged in East Village Gas Explosion

Four of five people facing criminal charges in the gas explosion that rocked Manhattan's East Village in 2015 were indicted of manslaughter in the blast that killed two people and leveled three buildings.

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016

Queens Mosque Instructor Arrested in Sex Abuse of Girl, 9: DA

Queens Mosque Instructor Arrested in Sex Abuse of Girl, 9: DA

A sex abuse prevention workshop conducted at a New York City public school prompted a 9-year-old girl to report an alleged case of sex abuse by her religious instructor, resulting in the arrest Wednesday of the...

Saturday, Feb 6, 2016

Cornell Student from NYC Charged in Sex Assault Case

Cornell Student from NYC Charged in Sex Assault Case

A 21-year-old male student at Cornell University has been charged in connection with an alleged sexual assault at a fraternity house.

Friday, Feb 5, 2016

Drone Hits Empire State Building: NYPD

Drone Hits Empire State Building: NYPD

A small drone crashed into the 40th floor of the Empire State Building Thursday night and then fell to a 35th floor landing.

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016

Police Warn Against Subway Snoozing, Tout Record-Low Crime

Police Warn Against Subway Snoozing, Tout Record-Low Crime

Despite a spate of high-profile subway crimes including slashings that garnered headlines, the first month of 2016 was the safest since the NYPD began keeping records, Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner...

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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 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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