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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Woman's Body Found After Kin Is Charged With Murder: Sources

Woman's Body Found After Kin Is Charged With Murder: Sources

The body of a missing 69-year-old Bronx woman was found in Manhattan, several days after her nephew was charged with murder in the case, law enforcement sources say.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Ex-NYC Mayoral Aide's Son Pleads Not Guilty in Stabbing

Ex-NYC Mayoral Aide's Son Pleads Not Guilty in Stabbing

The son of a former aide to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's wife has pleaded not guilty in the fatal stabbing of a teenager in New Jersey.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Dean Skelos' Nephew Accused of Grabbing Reporter, Tossing Phone

Dean Skelos' Nephew Accused of Grabbing Reporter, Tossing Phone

Dean Skelos' nephew is facing assault charges after he was accused of grabbing a reporter and tossing her cellphone after the former New York senate leader and his cousin were both sentenced on federal...

Thursday, May 12, 2016

'Lazy Eye,' 'Fat Sal' Charged in NY Crime Family Takedown: Docs

'Lazy Eye,' 'Fat Sal' Charged in NY Crime Family Takedown: Docs

More than a dozen members and associates of the Genovese crime family were arrested early today on federal criminal charges, law enforcement sources told NBC 4 New York.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

NY Teen Sentenced in 'Heinous' Rape of Girl in Woods: DA

NY Teen Sentenced in 'Heinous' Rape of Girl in Woods: DA

A Long Island teen has been sentenced to 12 years in prison in a rape last year that the prosecutor called "one of the most brutal, heinous crimes" that he had seen.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

6th Man Charged in NYC ISIS Recruitment Plot

6th Man Charged in NYC ISIS Recruitment Plot

Another man has been tied to a plot to send U.S. residents overseas to fight for ISIS, federal prosecutors revealed on Wednesday.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

NJ Man Who Tried to Help Organize ISIS 'Army' Gets 15 Years

NJ Man Who Tried to Help Organize ISIS 'Army' Gets 15 Years

A New Jersey man who tried to help organize a "small army" of ISIS fighters in the Garden State and New York was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years behind bars.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Ex-NY Assembly Speaker Silver Gets 12 Years Behind Bars

Ex-NY Assembly Speaker Silver Gets 12 Years Behind Bars

Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been sentenced to 12 years behind bars after a jury found he traded political favors to enrich himself, then lying about it.

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016

Feds: Arrested Restaurateur Was Cozy With NYPD

Feds: Arrested Restaurateur Was Cozy With NYPD

A former Harlem restaurant owner accused of running a Ponzi scheme that bilked investors out of $12 million appeared before a federal judge Tuesday as prosecutors argued he got some of that money because of his...

Monday, Apr 25, 2016

Partner of Cop Killed in 2014 Fire Testifies in Teen's Trial

Partner of Cop Killed in 2014 Fire Testifies in Teen's Trial

The 16-year-old boy who allegedly set a mattress on fire in a Coney Island apartment building last month, sparking a blaze that killed a veteran NYPD officer who responded to the fire, pleaded not guilty...

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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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