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Thursday, Sep 21, 2017

Manslaughter Charge Against Ex-Mayoral Aide's Son Is Dropped

Manslaughter Charge Against Ex-Mayoral Aide's Son Is Dropped

Prosecutors have dropped a manslaughter charge against the son of a former aide to Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's wife in the fatal stabbing of a teenager in New Jersey.

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016

Queens Dad Arrested in Death of Infant Daughter

Queens Dad Arrested in Death of Infant Daughter

A 36-year-old Queens father has been arrested on murder charges in the death of his 5-month-old daughter.

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.

Friday, Nov 27, 2015

Tenants Forced to Vacate Building Once Owned By Slain Landlord

Tenants Forced to Vacate Building Once Owned By Slain Landlord

Tenants at a building once owned by a landlord was found dead on Long Island last year are being forced out this weekend because the five-story luxury building was deemed structurally unsound.

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015

Suspect Pleads Not Guilty in Teen Traffic Light Murder

Suspect Pleads Not Guilty in Teen Traffic Light Murder

A Muslim man accused of killing four people in two states in a fit of rage over the U.S. government's role in the Middle East pleaded not guilty Tuesday to murder and terrorism charges in one of the deaths — the...

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Video Shows Feds, NYPD Raid Home of Mansion Murder Suspect's Girlfriend

Video Shows Feds, NYPD Raid Home of Mansion Murder Suspect's Girlfriend

Surveillance video obtained exclusively by NBC 4 New York shows more than a dozen U.S. Marshals and NYPD officers raiding the Brooklyn home of Washington, D.C., quadruple murder suspect Darron Dellon Dennis...

Thursday, May 21, 2015

D.C Mansion Fire Murders Suspect May Have Been in NYC: Police

D.C Mansion Fire Murders Suspect May Have Been in NYC: Police

The man suspected in the brutal murders of a family and their housekeeper in an exclusive Washington, D.C., neighborhood last week may be in Brooklyn, authorities said Thursday.

Friday, Jan 30, 2015

NYC Man Sentenced in Conn. Triple Homicide

NYC Man Sentenced in Conn. Triple Homicide

A New York City man has been sentenced to 90 years in prison for his role in a triple homicide at a Connecticut apartment complex.

Sunday, Nov 23, 2014

NYC Man Offered $3.6M After Wrongful Conviction

NYC Man Offered $3.6M After Wrongful Conviction

A man whose New York City murder conviction was overturned after he spent over 20 years in prison is being offered $3.6 million from the state.

Friday, Nov 21, 2014

Man Arrested in Death of 3-Year-Old Bronx Boy

Man Arrested in Death of 3-Year-Old Bronx Boy

Police say they've arrested a man in the death of a 3-year-old boy in the Bronx last week.

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