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Thursday, 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.

Monday, Nov 20, 2017

NYC White-Collar Drug Ring Moved 6M Fentanyl Doses: DA

NYC White-Collar Drug Ring Moved 6M Fentanyl Doses: DA

Members of a Bronx-based drug ring distributed millions of doses of fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine throughout New York City and delivered on demand to buyers in the advertising and real estate industries,...

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017

Mistrial Declared in Ex-Jail Guard Union Boss Bribery Case

Mistrial Declared in Ex-Jail Guard Union Boss Bribery Case

A mistrial has been declared in the New York bribery trial of the former head of the nation's largest municipal jail guard union.

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017

Woman Sobs at Sentencing in Womb-Cut Killing: 'I'm Sorry'

Woman Sobs at Sentencing in Womb-Cut Killing: 'I'm Sorry'

The Bronx woman convicted of murder and kidnapping for cutting a baby out of the womb of her pregnant childhood friend has been sentenced to at least 40 years to life in prison.

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017

Jury in NYC Jail Guard Union Case Says It's Deadlocked

Jury in NYC Jail Guard Union Case Says It's Deadlocked

Jurors who complained of a deadlock will resume deliberations Wednesday at the bribery trial of the former head of the nation's largest municipal jail guard union.

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017

Ex-Paterson Mayor Joey Torres Gets 5 Years in Prison

Ex-Paterson Mayor Joey Torres Gets 5 Years in Prison

A judge has sentenced former Paterson, New Jersey, mayor Joey Torres to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in a corruption case sparked by an I-Team investigation in 2016.

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017

Cocaine Sold From NYC Gelato Shop in Mafia Scheme: Feds

Cocaine Sold From NYC Gelato Shop in Mafia Scheme: Feds

An investigator went undercover and became a full-fledged member of a mafia family as part of a coordinated takedown of alleged mobsters accused of selling cocaine out of a gelato shop and other crimes...

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017

He 'Just Doesn't Give a Damn': Guilty Verdict in Cop Murder

He 'Just Doesn't Give a Damn': Guilty Verdict in Cop Murder

A Queens man has been found guilty of murder and other charges in the slaying of a 25-year-old NYPD officer gunned down in his patrol car, right next to his partner, two and a half years ago.

Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017

Judge Permits Psychological Exam for 'El Chapo'

Judge Permits Psychological Exam for 'El Chapo'

A U.S. judge gave permission on Wednesday for a psychologist to examine infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman at the New York City jail where he's charged in a drug-trafficking case. Guzman...

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