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Friday, Jul 29, 2016

Man Gets Life in Brutal Murder, Rape of Young NY Mother

Man Gets Life in Brutal Murder, Rape of Young NY Mother

A man convicted of murder in the brutal stabbing of a 21-year-old single mother was sentenced Friday to life in prison with no chance for parole.

Friday, Jul 29, 2016

Court Won't Toss Corruption Charges Against NJ Senator

Court Won't Toss Corruption Charges Against NJ Senator

A federal appeals court on Friday refused to dismiss corruption charges against U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey.

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016

Movie-Style NYC Bank Burglars Steal $5M in Cash, Diamonds

Movie-Style NYC Bank Burglars Steal $5M in Cash, Diamonds

Bank burglars reminded New York's top police official of a Hollywood movie as they pulled off two nighttime heists, snatching about $5 million in cash, diamonds, jewelry, coins and baseball cards from safe...

Friday, Jul 22, 2016

Ex-NYC Correction Boss Pleads Not Guilty to Bribery

Ex-NYC Correction Boss Pleads Not Guilty to Bribery

The former head of New York City's jail guard union has pleaded not guilty in his bribery case.

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016

HSBC Bank's Chief of Foreign Exchange Cash Trading Arrested

HSBC Bank's Chief of Foreign Exchange Cash Trading Arrested

HSBC Bank's head of foreign exchange cash trading has been arrested in New York on charges he traded ahead of his customers to make millions of dollars.

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016

Heavily Armed Cops Being Posted Outside NYPD Precincts: Memo

Heavily Armed Cops Being Posted Outside NYPD Precincts: Memo

The NYPD is posting heavily armed police units outside precincts and station houses in the wake of police killings in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Dallas over the last several weeks, a department memo obtained by...

Thursday, Jul 14, 2016

Ex-Port Authority Chair Pleads Guilty

Ex-Port Authority Chair Pleads Guilty

The former Port Authority chairman and Gov. Christie ally who resigned amid an investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal pleaded guilty in a separate investigation involving an airline...

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016

Bail Cut Nixed for 2 Nabbed at Holland Tunnel With Gun Cache

Bail Cut Nixed for 2 Nabbed at Holland Tunnel With Gun Cache

A judge has denied a bail reduction for two Pennsylvania residents arrested last week when they attempted to drive into New York City with a cache of weapons.

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016

3 Charged With Murdering Gov. Cuomo Aide

3 Charged With Murdering Gov. Cuomo Aide

Four people are expected to be charged Wednesday in the 2015 shooting death of an aide to Gov. Cuomo, a law enforcement official told NBC 4 New York.

Monday, Jun 27, 2016

Court Ruling in Ex-Gov Case Could Impact NY, NJ Corruption Cases

Court Ruling in Ex-Gov Case Could Impact NY, NJ Corruption Cases

The Supreme Court Monday vacated the corruption conviction of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell. In an 8-0 vote, the justices narrowed the definition of the kind of acts needed to prove corruption and that...

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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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