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Saturday, Dec 3, 2016

3 on Subway Call Muslim Woman Terrorist, Chant 'Trump': NYPD

3 on Subway Call Muslim Woman Terrorist, Chant 'Trump': NYPD

A Muslim woman wearing a religious headscarf was harassed on the subway by three men who allegedly called her a terrorist and chanted "Donald Trump" to her, police say.

Friday, Dec 2, 2016

NYC Guard Accused of Beating Inmate to Death Goes on Trial

NYC Guard Accused of Beating Inmate to Death Goes on Trial

A guard at New York City's troubled jail complex Rikers Island "savagely" kicked an ailing inmate to death four years ago before persuading fellow guards to lie about what happened, a prosecutor told jurors...

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016

3 NYC Men Arrested in Armed Rockland Robbery: Police

3 NYC Men Arrested in Armed Rockland Robbery: Police

Three New York City men have been arrested in an Orange County home invasion, accused of holding up a man at gunpoint before taking off with jewelry and cash, police say.  Clarkstown police said the...

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016

Ex-Cuomo Aide, 7 Others Plead Not Guilty in Corruption Case

Ex-Cuomo Aide, 7 Others Plead Not Guilty in Corruption Case

A former top adviser for Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and seven other people have pleaded not guilty to crimes including fraud conspiracy, bribery and extortion in their federal corruption case.

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016

Kissing Groper Forces Self on Woman in Subway Elevator: NYPD

Kissing Groper Forces Self on Woman in Subway Elevator: NYPD

The NYPD is seeking the public's help identifying a man after a woman was forcibly kissed and touched in a New York subway elevator.

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016

Killer Sentenced in Cold Case Murder of NYC Teen Runaway

Killer Sentenced in Cold Case Murder of NYC Teen Runaway

A Pennsylvania man incarcerated in the murder of his wife has been sentenced to another 20 years in the cold case murder and rape of a 14-year-old girl found dead in a gutter in the Bronx in 1998.

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016

Prosecutors Drop Rapper Desiigner's New York Drug Case

Prosecutors Drop Rapper Desiigner's New York Drug Case

Misdemeanor drug and menacing charges against rapper Desiigner (dee-ZYN'-ur) have effectively been dropped less than three months after his arrest in New York. Sidney Selby did not appear in Manhattan Criminal...

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016

Thief Jacks 86-Pound Bucket of Gold Flakes Worth $1.6M: NYPD

Thief Jacks 86-Pound Bucket of Gold Flakes Worth $1.6M: NYPD

A quick-moving crook capitalized on a 20-second window of distraction by armored truck guards in bustling midtown Manhattan to steal a bucket of gold flakes worth nearly $1.6 million, surveillance video obtained...

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016

Fiat Scion Arrested in Alleged Escort Lie: NYPD

Fiat Scion Arrested in Alleged Escort Lie: NYPD

The stylish grandson of the Italian founder of Fiat Automobiles falsely claimed he was held against his will by an escort with whom he had spent two days consuming drugs and alcohol in New York, a law...

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016

NYC Firefighter Accused of Selling Pills at Firehouse

NYC Firefighter Accused of Selling Pills at Firehouse

A 33-year-old FDNY firefighter has been accused of selling prescription pills in front of his Brooklyn firehouse and at a gas station near a school, according to prosecutors.

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