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

Apr 7, 2014

NYPD Investigating Separate Homicides in Brooklyn

NYPD Investigating Separate Homicides in Brooklyn

The NYPD is investigating two separate homicides in Brooklyn.

Apr 8, 2014

Boy Who Started Fire That Hurt Cops Was "Bored": NYPD

Boy Who Started Fire That Hurt Cops Was "Bored": NYPD

A 16-year-old boy arrested in connection with a Coney Island fire that critically injured two NYPD officers and hurt several others allegedly said he started the fire because he was bored, police say.

Apr 5, 2014

Cops Disciplined in Deadly Shooting of Guardsman

Cops Disciplined in Deadly Shooting of Guardsman

An NYPD detective who shot and killed a National Guardsman during a traffic stop in Queens in October 2012 was hit Thursday with departmental charges for the young man's death, according to police officials.

Apr 4, 2014

NY State Cop Arrested on Federal Child Porn Charges

NY State Cop Arrested on Federal Child Porn Charges

An FBI investigation that began more than a year ago with the arrest of a child pornography suspect in Alaska has led to federal charges against a New York state police investigator who has worked as a...

Apr 4, 2014

2 Accused of Selling Guns Near Bronx Zoo: NYPD

2 Accused of Selling Guns Near Bronx Zoo: NYPD

Authorities have arrested two men for selling 39 guns to undercover officers near the Bronx Zoo and elsewhere on the streets of New York City.

Apr 4, 2014

Woman, 70, Attacked at Park Slope Subway Station: NYPD

Woman, 70, Attacked at Park Slope Subway Station: NYPD

Police are looking for the man who punched a 70-year-old woman in the head at a Park Slope subway station Sunday morning.

Apr 3, 2014

Woman Kidnapped in NYC, Forced Into Sex Trade, Escapes: Cops

Woman Kidnapped in NYC, Forced Into Sex Trade, Escapes: Cops

Two people were arrested on human trafficking charges in Utah after a woman told police she was snatched off the street in midtown Manhattan, taken across the country and forced into prostitution, police say.

Apr 2, 2014

NY Parents Put Tens of Thousands of Heroin Bags on Street: DA

NY Parents Put Tens of Thousands of Heroin Bags on Street: DA

A Long Island couple are being accused of dealing vast amounts of heroin from their home with as many as 10 children in the house at a given time, Suffolk County's district attorney says.

Apr 2, 2014

Teen in School Threat Wanted Another Columbine: Documents

Teen in School Threat Wanted Another Columbine: Documents

A teen accused of plotting to "shoot up" high schools in Connecticut wanted to recreate the 1999 Columbine High School massacre and believed its shooters were heroes, according to court documents.

Apr 2, 2014

2 Dozen Arrested in "Murda Moore Gangstas" Bust

2 Dozen Arrested in "Murda Moore Gangstas" Bust

More than 20 members of a violent Bronx-based drug trafficking crew known as the Murda Moore Gangstas were arrested Wednesday by federal agents and the NYPD, law enforcement officials say.

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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

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

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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