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Friday, Jan 27, 2017

NBA Player Expected to Be Charged in Chelsea Club Brawl

NBA Player Expected to Be Charged in Chelsea Club Brawl

Sacramento Kings forward Matt Barnes is expected to be charged with misdemeanor assault in connection with a bar fight in Chelsea last month, NBC 4 New York has learned.

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017

4-Year-Old Boy Found Dead in Submerged Bin in NYC Basement

4-Year-Old Boy Found Dead in Submerged Bin in NYC Basement

A 26-year-old woman has been arrested in the death of her 4-year-old son, whose bruised body was found in a plastic storage bin submerged in water in their Brooklyn basement apartment, authorities say.

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017

Manhattan DA Drops Charges Against Fiat Founder's Grandson

Manhattan DA Drops Charges Against Fiat Founder's Grandson

Prosecutors have dropped a criminal charge against the playboy grandson of the Italian founder of Fiat Automobiles accused of falsely claiming he was being held against his will by an escort in New York...

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017

Case Dropped vs Man Held 25 Years in Infamous Tourist Slay

Case Dropped vs Man Held 25 Years in Infamous Tourist Slay

Prosecutors dropped a case Wednesday against a man who spent a quarter-century behind bars in an infamous tourist killing before getting his conviction overturned.

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017

Dismembered Woman Found in NYC, NJ Trash Identified

Dismembered Woman Found in NYC, NJ Trash Identified

The woman whose body parts were found strewn in trash bins in New York and New Jersey last week, her head and feet allegedly discovered in her boyfriend's freezer, has been identified as 32-year-old Leondra...

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017

Well-Known NYC Doctor Gets 2 Years for Patient Sex Abuse

Well-Known NYC Doctor Gets 2 Years for Patient Sex Abuse

A prominent former New York City emergency room doctor has been sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually abusing four women who had been his patients.

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017

Ramarley Graham Family Calls for Firings as Cop Awaits Fate

Ramarley Graham Family Calls for Firings as Cop Awaits Fate

The family of the unarmed black man shot to death in his own bathroom by an NYPD officer in 2012 alleges police are covering up the facts in the case.

Monday, Jan 23, 2017

NYPD Cop Awaits Punishment in Killing of Ramarley Graham

NYPD Cop Awaits Punishment in Killing of Ramarley Graham

The disciplinary trial of a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager ended Monday, but his punishment probably won't be known for several weeks, if at all.

Monday, Jan 23, 2017

Lawmakers Press NYPD on Deadly Shooting of Unarmed Black Man

Lawmakers Press NYPD on Deadly Shooting of Unarmed Black Man

Lawmakers say they're concerned about the NYPD's handling of the case against a white officer who shot an unarmed black man to death in his own bathroom.

Monday, Jan 23, 2017

NYC Agrees to Pay Up to $75 Million Over Dismissed Summonses

NYC Agrees to Pay Up to $75 Million Over Dismissed Summonses

New York City has agreed to pay up to $75 million to settle a lawsuit accusing police of issuing hundreds of thousands of summonses that were later dismissed on legal grounds.

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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 his comrades and secretly became an informant for the FBI months ago, authorities announced Tuesday.

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. Jonathan Dienst reports. This story was published Feb. 9, 2012 at 1:49 p.m.

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. And now New Jersey police have arrested an alleged mob associate who is believed to have helped carry out the Bloomfield, N.J. murder.

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 star was also charged in the federal case.

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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