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Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016

NY Man Out on Bail to Await 3rd Trial in '94 Rape, Slaying

NY Man Out on Bail to Await 3rd Trial in '94 Rape, Slaying

A judge has ordered the release of a 40-year-old man twice convicted in the rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl in Putnam County.  Anthony DiPippo was released from Putnam County Jail on $1 million...

Thursday, Jun 9, 2016

NJ City Workers Do Personal Jobs for Mayor on the Clock

NJ City Workers Do Personal Jobs for Mayor on the Clock

New evidence has surfaced showing Paterson, New Jersey, city workers are doing jobs at a site tied to the mayor’s family, in some cases apparently on the taxpayers' dime.

Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016

Correction Boss Busted in Alleged Pension Scam

Correction Boss Busted in Alleged Pension Scam

The FBI has arrested the leader of a powerful city union on corruption charges in an ongoing investigation focusing on the NYPD and City Hall.

Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016

Man Pleads Guilty for Hoax Bomb Threat at Statue of Liberty

Man Pleads Guilty for Hoax Bomb Threat at Statue of Liberty

A man has pleaded guilty to making a hoax bomb threat to blow up the Statue of Liberty, causing Liberty Island to be evacuated.

Monday, Jun 6, 2016

Prison Worker Who Helped 2 Killers Escape Begs for Clemency

Prison Worker Who Helped 2 Killers Escape Begs for Clemency

The upstate New York prison guard who was sentenced to up to seven years in prison for her role in helping two convicted murderers escape from a maximum-security lockup is pleading for clemency in a handwritten...

Friday, Jun 3, 2016

Dancer Testifies at NYC Trial About Affair With Top DEA Official

Dancer Testifies at NYC Trial About Affair With Top DEA Official

A Brazilian dancer who entered the country illegally testified at a Manhattan trial Friday about her romantic relationship with a onetime top Drug Enforcement Administration official, saying it began months...

Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016

NYC Congressman's Wife Reports $15K in Valuables Stolen: Sources

NYC Congressman's Wife Reports $15K in Valuables Stolen: Sources

Police were called to a family apartment of veteran Harlem Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) Wednesday after his wife reported a diamond ring, other jewelry and cash were stolen.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Ex-Military 'Rambo' Gets 20 Years in Prison For Plotting to Kill DEA Agent

Ex-Military 'Rambo' Gets 20 Years in Prison For Plotting to Kill DEA Agent

A former military sniper known as "Rambo" has been sentenced to 20 years behind bars for plotting to kill a Drug Enforcement Administration agent.

Friday, May 27, 2016

3rd NYPD Officer Puts in for Retirement Amid FBI Probe: Source

3rd NYPD Officer Puts in for Retirement Amid FBI Probe: Source

Two high-ranking NYPD officers have filed for retirement amid the ongoing FBI investigation into whether officers accepted gifts in return for working as police escorts to influential businessmen.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Suspect in Brutal Chair Attack in NYC Eatery Convicted

Suspect in Brutal Chair Attack in NYC Eatery Convicted

A New York City man captured on video smashing a wooden chair over the heads of two men inside a Dallas BBQ restaurant last year has been convicted in the attack, prosecutors say. A state Supreme Court...

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