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Jan 16, 2019

New York Man Convicted of Killing 101-Year-Old Neighbor

New York Man Convicted of Killing 101-Year-Old Neighbor

A jury in western New York has convicted a 55-year-old man of murder for stabbing his 101-year-old upstairs neighbor to death in her apartment.

May 7, 2015

Exclusive: NYPD Hatchet Attack Survivors Talk to News 4

Exclusive:  NYPD Hatchet Attack Survivors Talk to News 4

The four officers who were attacked in Queens last October speak exclusively to News 4's Jonathan Dienst.

Jan 15, 2019

'El Chapo' Boasted of Bribe to Mexican Ex-President: Trial Witness

'El Chapo' Boasted of Bribe to Mexican Ex-President: Trial Witness

A Colombian drug trafficker testified Tuesday that Mexican cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman boasted about paying a $100 million bribe to the former president of Mexico to call off a manhunt for the...

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Chris Hansen, From 'To Catch a Predator,' Arrested in CT

Chris Hansen, From 'To Catch a Predator,' Arrested in CT

Chris Hansen, the former host of NBC’s “To Catch a Predator,” has been accused of bouncing checks and failing to pay for thousands of dollars worth of marketing material, according to police in Connecticut.

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Knicks Player Doubles Down: Erdogan 'Very Bad Guy'

Knicks Player Doubles Down: Erdogan 'Very Bad Guy'

New York Knicks player Enes Kanter is defiantly speaking out against the president in his native Turkey, despite Turkish prosecutors' attempts to seek an international arrest warrant against him.

Jan 16, 2019

Gotti Jr. Defends MMA Fighter Accused of Robbing Bank

Gotti Jr. Defends MMA Fighter Accused of Robbing Bank

Mobster John Gotti's namesake son was in court to provide support for a mixed martial arts fighter accused of robbing a Queens bank.

Jan 15, 2019

BMW Driver's Shooting of FBI Agent in NYC Caught on Camera

BMW Driver's Shooting of FBI Agent in NYC Caught on Camera

A newly-released video captures the moment a man accused of shooting an FBI agent in Brooklyn tried to corner the agent with his car before firing the shots.

Jan 15, 2019

Ex-Yankees MVP Closer Accused of Child Sex Abuse

Ex-Yankees MVP Closer Accused of Child Sex Abuse

World Series MVP pitcher John Wetteland is out on bond, accused in North Texas of continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14. Wetteland, 52, who now lives in Trophy Club, was booked into the Denton County Jail...

Jan 14, 2019

Arrests Made in Mob-Controlled NY Sports Betting Ring: DA

Arrests Made in Mob-Controlled NY Sports Betting Ring: DA

Three men were arrested in connection to an alleged illegal gambling ring and money laundering operation in upstate New York, authorities announced Monday.

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