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

Jan 8, 2015

Girl, 11, Punched in Face, Robbed on Street Corner

Girl, 11, Punched in Face, Robbed on Street Corner

Police are looking for a man who punched an 11-year-old girl in the face and stole her cellphone and bag.

Jan 8, 2015

Alleged DUI Driver Threatens Cops After Crash: Officials

Alleged DUI Driver Threatens Cops After Crash: Officials

A driver allegedly under the influence of drugs struck two parked cars and a Port Authority police car in downtown Manhattan Wednesday evening, then made threatening remarks toward police as he was taken...

Jan 6, 2015

Store Clerks Wrestle Gun from Robber

Store Clerks Wrestle Gun from Robber

A man on a Long Island robbery spree was finally foiled when he encountered two store clerks at a deli who wrestled the gun away from him, police say.

Jan 7, 2015

2 Arrested in Shooting of NYPD Officers in Bronx

2 Arrested in Shooting of NYPD Officers in Bronx

Two career criminals were arrested in connection with the shooting of two NYPD officers who were responding to a robbery call at a Bronx deli late Monday, authorities said at a news briefing Tuesday.

Jan 6, 2015

NYC Toddler's Death Ruled Homicide

NYC Toddler's Death Ruled Homicide

The 1-month-old baby boy who died at a Manhattan hospital last week died of multiple blunt impact injuries, including skull fractures and brain injuries, the medical examiner's office said Tuesday.

Jan 6, 2015

NJ Woman Shot Dead While Sitting in Parked Car: Prosecutor

NJ Woman Shot Dead While Sitting in Parked Car: Prosecutor

Prosecutors say a woman was shot to death while sitting in a parked car on a northern New Jersey street.

Jan 6, 2015

Man Arrested Over Alleged Facebook Threats to Cops

Man Arrested Over Alleged Facebook Threats to Cops

A 24-year-old Westchester County man has been charged with posting threats against police officers on social media, according to a federal criminal complaint.

Jan 6, 2015

Grimm Resignation Letter: "Decision With Heavy Heart"

Grimm Resignation Letter: "Decision With Heavy Heart"

New York Rep. Michael Grimm has formally resigned after pleading guilty two weeks ago to a single count of tax fraud in federal court.

Jan 5, 2015

Rubenstein Won't Be Charged in Rape Complaint Case: DA

Rubenstein Won't Be Charged in Rape Complaint Case: DA

The Manhattan district attorney's office has declined to file charges against high-powered attorney Sanford Rubenstein in connection with a rape complaint filed against him last year, prosecutors said.

Jan 7, 2015

Son Charged With Murder in Death of Hedge Fund Dad

Son Charged With Murder in Death of Hedge Fund Dad

A 30-year-old man has been charged with murder in the death of his father, a multimillion-dollar hedge fund founder discovered fatally shot in his Manhattan apartment bedroom, police officials said Monday.

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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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