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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Man Charged With Hate Crime Strangulation in Sidewalk Ambush

Man Charged With Hate Crime Strangulation in Sidewalk Ambush

A 40-year-old man has been indicted on charges of strangulation and assault as hate crimes for an unprovoked attack on a Jewish man, whom he allegedly cursed and choked as the victim walked home from synagogue...

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.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Man Gets 50 to Life for Stabbing 2 Kids 27 Times in Elevator

Man Gets 50 to Life for Stabbing 2 Kids 27 Times in Elevator

"This defendant committed an unspeakable crime when he attacked two defenseless young children for no reason, killing one and leaving the other seriously injured," the district attorney said.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

New Jersey Health Care CEO Charged in $200 Million Fraud

New Jersey Health Care CEO Charged in $200 Million Fraud

The CEO of a New Jersey health care billing company was arrested by the FBI Wednesday on charges he orchestrated a $200 million fraud on unsuspecting investors.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Nanny Who Murdered 2 Kids Gets Life in Prison

Nanny Who Murdered 2 Kids Gets Life in Prison

A nanny convicted of murdering two small children in her care has been sentenced in New York City to life in prison without parole.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Man Raped NYC Mom-of-2 After School Drop-Off: Prosecutors

Man Raped NYC Mom-of-2 After School Drop-Off: Prosecutors

As a New York mom recovers from a brutal attack which saw her suffer a broken neck, the man suspected of raping and beating her is due to appear in court Thursday.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Renowned NYC Psych Prof Stabbed 5 Times in Chest, Stomach

Renowned NYC Psych Prof Stabbed 5 Times in Chest, Stomach

The 28-year-old man accused of killing a well-known professor in his Brooklyn home claimed he was defending himself when he stabbed the victim, but offered no details in his explanation.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Sex Attack 'Spiritualist' Causes Miscarriage, Victimizes 5

Sex Attack 'Spiritualist' Causes Miscarriage, Victimizes 5

A Bronx man who claimed to be a “spiritualist” is accused of sexually attacking five people seeking his help and causing a woman's miscarriage as he performed one of his “rituals,” police say.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Suspect Captured in Vicious NYC Stair Rape

Suspect Captured in Vicious NYC Stair Rape

The man suspected of beating and raping a 52-year-old woman in Queens last week, leaving her unconscious in a pool of blood at the bottom of an outdoor stairwell, is under arrest.

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