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NY Senate Passes Bill Criminalizing Panhandling With Babies

NY Senate Passes Bill Criminalizing Panhandling With Babies

After nearly two years of I-Team reports on women begging with babies on the streets of New York City, the state Senate has voted to make it a crime to do so.  Under the bill, anyone caught using babies and toddlers to peddle for cash would be charged... Read More

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Monday, Oct 19, 2015
Woman Arrested After Panhandling With Newborn Skips Court Appearance

Woman Arrested After Panhandling With Newborn Skips Court Appearance

Caselina Margel is nowhere to be found as officials suspect she may have skipped town. Melissa Russo reports.

Friday, Aug 28, 2015
Woman Panhandling With Newborn Arrested

Woman Panhandling With Newborn Arrested

A woman panhandling with a newborn near Grand Central Station was arrested Thursday and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and aggressive panhandling, authorities said. Read More

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015
NY Takes Action to Stop Serial Panhandling Moms

NY Takes Action to Stop Serial Panhandling Moms

State officials are taking action on two fronts to stop a group of women from using babies to panhandle throughout Manhattan, following a series of I-Team reports that found they may be involved in a coordinated scheme to... Read More

Thursday, Jul 30, 2015
Women Panhandling With Babies Back on NYC Streets

Women Panhandling With Babies Back on NYC Streets

They’re back, begging with babies on steaming hot streets and sidewalks. And they want your sympathy and cash. A group of women first exposed by the I-Team last year has resurfaced in Manhattan, using young children to panhandle... Read More

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014
Mayor Promises Investigation After I-Team Probe on Panhandling "Moms"

Mayor Promises Investigation After I-Team Probe on Panhandling "Moms"

Mayor de Blasio and top city leaders are vowing change after NBC 4 New York's I-Team exclusive investigation revealed what appears to be a team of women working together and panhandling on the streets of the city, using babies to bring in bigger handouts. Melissa Russo has the update.

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014
I-Team Follows Up on Panhandling Moms

I-Team Follows Up on Panhandling Moms

A week after the I-Team uncovered a group of women working together using babies and toddlers a props for panhandling, New Yorkers are still ourtraged. Melissa Russo has more on how some are taking action.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014
Women Panhandling With Babies Swap Kids, Refuse Help

Women Panhandling With Babies Swap Kids, Refuse Help

A group of women is using infants and toddlers to panhandle on the streets and subway platforms of Manhattan in what appears to be a coordinated effort, and they consistently refuse city services that could help them, an NBC 4 New... Read More

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