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Mar 22, 2019

Feds Want Death Penalty for Ex-NY Cop Charged in 4 Murders

Feds Want Death Penalty for Ex-NY Cop Charged in 4 Murders

Federal prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against a former suburban New York police officer charged in the kidnapping and killing of four men in 2016.

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.

Mar 21, 2019

Store Employee Thwarts Gift-Card Scam Targeting 72-Year-Old

Store Employee Thwarts Gift-Card Scam Targeting 72-Year-Old

A quick-thinking employee at a CVS store in Rockland County prevented a 72-year-old woman from getting scammed into spending thousands of dollars on gift cards, police say.

Mar 21, 2019

Alleged NYC Mob Boss Killer Could Face Lethal Mafia Justice

Alleged NYC Mob Boss Killer Could Face Lethal Mafia Justice

As Anthony Comello sits in jail on murder charges, he may have more than legal problems to worry about — namely, whether the Mafia is going to get its hands on him.

Mar 22, 2019

JetBlue Pilot Gave Women Laced Beer, Raped Them: Lawsuit

JetBlue Pilot Gave Women Laced Beer, Raped Them: Lawsuit

Two female JetBlue crew members were allegedly drugged and raped by one of the airline’s pilots during a layover in Puerto Rico — leaving one of the women with a sexually transmitted disease, according to...

Mar 22, 2019

Woman Allegedly Steals $410K Meant for Kin of Killed NYPD

Woman Allegedly Steals $410K Meant for Kin of Killed NYPD

The former treasurer of a charity for NYPD officers killed in the line of duty faces bank fraud and identity theft charges for allegedly stealing more than $400,000 from the nonprofit.

Mar 21, 2019

Man Who Lost Job Kills Mom, Hurts Dad in NY Stabbing: Cops

Man Who Lost Job Kills Mom, Hurts Dad in NY Stabbing: Cops

A 29-year old man on Long Island is in custody following the stabbing death of his mother and wounding his father, police say.

Mar 21, 2019

Monster Drug Mill Linked to 227 ODs, 84 Deaths Busted in NJ

Monster Drug Mill Linked to 227 ODs, 84 Deaths Busted in NJ

Three men have been arrested in the takedown of a major fentanyl and heroin mill in New Jersey that has been linked to more than 200 overdoses, including 84 deaths, officials announced Thursday.

Mar 21, 2019

Dad in NYC Baby Death Admits Throwing Boy in Frustration: DA

Dad in NYC Baby Death Admits Throwing Boy in Frustration: DA

The father of a 1-month-old boy who died after he was found with head trauma in his apartment admitted he threw him to the floor face-first out of frustration, prosecutors say — and the baby's death has...

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