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Thursday, Jul 12, 2018

Buffalo Billion Corruption Trial Sees Key Players Convicted

Buffalo Billion Corruption Trial Sees Key Players Convicted

A federal jury in New York convicted key players Thursday on charges related to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Buffalo Billion" economic redevelopment program, leaving some lawyers grumbling that it's a bad time to...

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.

Thursday, Jul 12, 2018

LIRR Rider in Viral Racist Rant Pleads Guilty

LIRR Rider in Viral Racist Rant Pleads Guilty

The Long Island Rail Road rider who was arrested after his racist tirade at a black woman on his train went viral has admitted to harassing the other passenger as part of a plea deal, prosecutors say.

Thursday, Jul 12, 2018

Missing Painting Valued at $1M Recovered After 40 Years

Missing Painting Valued at $1M Recovered After 40 Years

A stolen painting that has been missing for 40 years was recovered and returned, authorities announced Thursday.

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2018

12th Suspect in NYC Boy's Machete Killing Claims Innocence

12th Suspect in NYC Boy's Machete Killing Claims Innocence

A 12th suspect in the Bronx machete killing of Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz has been captured in Connecticut, after state troopers there pulled him over on Interstate 84, authorities say.

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018

Ex-Senate Leader Skelos Accused of 'Shakedown' in Retrial

Ex-Senate Leader Skelos Accused of 'Shakedown' in Retrial

A former New York state Senate leader and his son got business executives to arrange no-show jobs for the son in a brazen "family shakedown" that corrupted the senator's office, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday...

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018

12th Suspect in Bronx Boy's Killing Arrested in Conn.: Cops

12th Suspect in Bronx Boy's Killing Arrested in Conn.: Cops

A 12th suspect in the Bronx machete killing of Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz has been captured in Connecticut, after state troopers there pulled him over on Interstate 84, authorities say.

Monday, Jul 9, 2018

'Overwhelming' Support That Weinstein Is No Rapist: Attorney

'Overwhelming' Support That Weinstein Is No Rapist: Attorney

Harvey Weinstein, who was previously indicted on charges involving two women, was released on bail Monday following his arraignment on charges he committed a sex crime against a third woman.

Friday, Jul 6, 2018

11th Suspect Arrested in Machete Killing of 15-Year-Old Boy

11th Suspect Arrested in Machete Killing of 15-Year-Old Boy

machete killing of 15-year-old Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz, a case that has drawn national attention for its caught-on-camera...">An 11th suspect has been arrested in connection with last month's machete killing of 15-year-old Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz, a case that has drawn national attention for its caught-on-camera...

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