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Friday, Nov 4, 2016

Ex-Christie Allies Convicted in GWB Trial

Ex-Christie Allies Convicted in GWB Trial

One of Gov. Chris Christie’s top aides and one of his appointees at the Port Authority were both found guilty of all charges, including of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, in the George Washington Bridge...

Thursday, Nov 3, 2016

FBI Searches City Offices in NJ Amid Fed Corruption Probe

FBI Searches City Offices in NJ Amid Fed Corruption Probe

Federal agents executed search warrants at the offices of the economic and community development departments in Paterson, New Jersey, Thursday in connection with a federal corruption investigation, law...

Thursday, Nov 3, 2016

Suspect in Custody in Slaying of Famed NYC Pizzeria Owner

Suspect in Custody in Slaying of Famed NYC Pizzeria Owner

A suspect is in custody and faces federal charges in connection with the deadly shooting of a famed Brooklyn pizzeria owner gunned down outside his home over the summer, officials say.

Thursday, Nov 3, 2016

Roommate, Accomplice Arrested in Killing of NJ Hoops Player

Roommate, Accomplice Arrested in Killing of NJ Hoops Player

Police have arrested the friend and roommate of a former college basketball star from New Jersey found dead in his car in Brooklyn last year.

Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016

Ex-Suffolk Police Chief Gets 46 Months in Beating Case

Ex-Suffolk Police Chief Gets 46 Months in Beating Case

A police chief who orchestrated a department cover-up after beating a handcuffed man for stealing embarrassing items from his SUV has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison.

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016

Sentencing Postponed in Deadly NYC Subway Push

Sentencing Postponed in Deadly NYC Subway Push

Sentencing has been postponed for the man who pleaded guilty to pushing a stranger in front of a moving Bronx subway train two years ago, killing him as his wife looked on in horror.

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016

3 in Infamous Holland Tunnel Gun Bust Plead Not Guilty

3 in Infamous Holland Tunnel Gun Bust Plead Not Guilty

Three Pennsylvania residents accused of trying to drive into New York City with a cache of weapons have been arraigned in New Jersey on multiple charges.

Thursday, Oct 27, 2016

Prosecutor to Jurors: NYPD Officer Joined Drug Conspiracy

Prosecutor to Jurors: NYPD Officer Joined Drug Conspiracy

A New York City police officer became an invaluable member of a drug organization when he agreed to provide protection and be the driver as he and a childhood friend delivered as much as 88 pounds of cocaine, a...

Friday, Nov 18, 2016

Roommate Pleads Guilty in 2010 Rutgers Webcam Spy Case

Roommate Pleads Guilty in 2010 Rutgers Webcam Spy Case

A former Rutgers University student whose roommate killed himself after being captured on a webcam kissing another man has pleaded guilty to attempted invasion of privacy.

Thursday, Oct 27, 2016

NY Camp Worker Sexually Abused Boy, Had Child Porn Stash: DA

NY Camp Worker Sexually Abused Boy, Had Child Porn Stash: DA

A Long Island day camp employee has been charged in a 112-count indictment that accuses him of sexually abusing an 11-year-old boy and possessing a massive collection of child pornography. Keith Meyn, of...

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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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