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Ex-School Security Guard Accused of Having Sex With Minor

Ex-School Security Guard Accused of Having Sex With Minor

A former security guard at a New Jersey middle school is accused of having sex with a minor and sending nude photographs to others, officials say.

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.

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Trial of Alleged Drug Kingpin 'El Chapo' Begins in NYC

Trial of Alleged Drug Kingpin 'El Chapo' Begins in NYC

Opening statements in the U.S. trial of the alleged Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo'' began Tuesday afternoon after a delay because of a problem seating a full jury.

Nov 12, 2018

Police in NJ Search for Answers in Fatal Weekend Shooting

Police in NJ Search for Answers in Fatal Weekend Shooting

Authorities in New Jersey are asking the public’s help in obtaining information on an alleged weekend shooting that claimed the life of a 45-year-old man.

Nov 12, 2018

New Details in NY Mom's Barbell Beating Death; 2 Arrested

New Details in NY Mom's Barbell Beating Death; 2 Arrested

A daughter and a former corrections officer were charged Sunday with murder in the death of a Long Island mom who was bludgeoned with a barbell nearly two years ago, police say.

Nov 9, 2018

Pipe Bombs Defendant Faces 30-Count Indictment

Pipe Bombs Defendant Faces 30-Count Indictment

The man accused of sending pipe bombs to prominent critics of President Donald Trump has been indicted on charges carrying a potential penalty of life in prison.

Nov 8, 2018

No Hug for 'El Chapo,' Judge Orders

No Hug for 'El Chapo,' Judge Orders

The U.S. district judge presiding over the case of an alleged notorious drug lord has denied his request to hug his wife, citing concerns over a potential prison escape and security.

Nov 8, 2018

DA: Former AG Won't Face Charges Over Assault Allegations

DA: Former AG Won't Face Charges Over Assault Allegations

Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will not face charges over allegations of assault, the Nassau County District Attorney's office said.

Nov 8, 2018

NYC Jogger's Dad Breaks Down as He Recalls Finding Her Body

NYC Jogger's Dad Breaks Down as He Recalls Finding Her Body

The father of Karina Vetrano let out a wail that he's never made before or since when he discovered her body in a marsh after she was strangled to death, he recalled during testimony at the trial of the...

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