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Oct 15, 2019

Woman Pleads Guilty to Slaying Mother, Grandmother in NJ

Woman Pleads Guilty to Slaying Mother, Grandmother in NJ

A woman has pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter and murder in the beating deaths of her mother and grandmother in their New Jersey beach home last year.

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.

Oct 15, 2019

3 Teens Shot in New Jersey Following Crime Prevention Sweep

3 Teens Shot in New Jersey Following Crime Prevention Sweep

Authorities say a street shooting in a northern New Jersey city has left three teenagers wounded.

Oct 15, 2019

Cuba Gooding Jr. Pleads Not Guilty to Sex Misconduct Claims

Cuba Gooding Jr. Pleads Not Guilty to Sex Misconduct Claims

Cuba Gooding Jr. has pleaded not guilty to an indictment alleging two instances of sexual misconduct after he turned himself into police Tuesday morning.

Oct 14, 2019

Robber Who Stole $60K in Slew of NYC Thefts Arrested: NYPD

Robber Who Stole $60K in Slew of NYC Thefts Arrested: NYPD

The man who authorities say is responsible for a slew of armed robberies in which he and an accomplice pulled a gun on their victims has been arrested, according to police

Oct 14, 2019

Authorities: NJ Drunk Driver Rear-Ends Police Car; Cop Hurt

Authorities: NJ Drunk Driver Rear-Ends Police Car; Cop Hurt

Authorities say a woman was driving drunk in New Jersey when she rear-ended a police cruiser, injuring an officer.

Oct 14, 2019

NJ Jury Acquits Massage Therapist Accused of Sex Assault

NJ Jury Acquits Massage Therapist Accused of Sex Assault

A massage therapist accused of touching a female client inappropriately during a session has been acquitted of sexual assault charges.

Oct 13, 2019

Woman, 85, Attacked and Robbed in Front of UWS Home: Cops

Woman, 85, Attacked and Robbed in Front of UWS Home: Cops

A woman in her 80s was trying to enter her home Saturday afternoon when two young women jumped her from behind and stole her purse, the NYPD says.

Oct 13, 2019

NJ Teacher Sexually Assaulted 3-Year-Old, Prosecutors Say

NJ Teacher Sexually Assaulted 3-Year-Old, Prosecutors Say

Police in New Jersey arrested a teacher this week for allegedly sexually assaulting a 3-year-old student, prosecutors say.

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Mets Bullpen Catcher Arrested for DUI

Mets Bullpen Catcher Arrested for DUI

Mets bullpen catcher Eric Langill was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence in Florida after crashing into a fountain at a traffic circle and flipping his car.
Hacker Ringleader Worked from NYC Projects

Hacker Ringleader Worked from NYC Projects

A group of expert hackers that attacked governments and corporations around the globe has been busted after its ringleader — one of the world's most-wanted and most-feared computer vandals — turned against...
EXCLUSIVE: Accused Cop Killer Speaks

EXCLUSIVE: Accused Cop Killer Speaks

News 4's I-Team has obtained a videotape in which Lamont Pride confesses to firing the bullet that struck NYPD Officer Peter Figoski point-blank in the face. His attorney declined to comment.
Accused Cop Killer: It Went Wrong, I'm Sorry

Accused Cop Killer: It Went Wrong, I'm Sorry

Accused cop killer Lamont Pride told detectives the day after the shooting of Officer Peter Figoski that he was sorry for what happened and that he didn't want to kill a cop, according to police documents.
The Accused Killer in His Own Words

The Accused Killer in His Own Words

NBC New York's Jonathan Dienst has exclusively obtained a partial transcript of the confession that police say Levi Aron gave authorities during questioning for allegedly killing an 8-year-old boy.
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Mob Busts
Mob Associate Arrested After Mobster-Turned-Informant Kills Self

Mob Associate Arrested After Mobster-Turned-Informant Kills Self

A mobster-turned-FBI-informant who is believed to have carried out a killing while helping the FBI track Mafiosos from Boston to Philadelphia was found dead in a New Jersey hotel last month.
Vinny Gorgeous Avoids Death Penalty

Vinny Gorgeous Avoids Death Penalty

A well-groomed New York City mobster has avoided getting the death penalty for ordering a gangland hit.
Feds: Mob Recruited Immigrant Strippers

Feds: Mob Recruited Immigrant Strippers

Federal prosecutors say they've broken up a mob-run ring that recruited women from Russia and other Eastern European countries to dance at Long Island and Queens strip clubs.
Four Bonanno Mobsters Busted in NYC: Feds

Four Bonanno Mobsters Busted in NYC: Feds

DEA and FBI agents arrested four members of the Bonanno organized crime family early Friday for alleged crimes that include racketeering, gambling and drug sales. The father of a "Mob Wives" reality show...
FBI Rounds Up 100 Mobsters in Biggest NY Mafia Bust Ever

FBI Rounds Up 100 Mobsters in Biggest NY Mafia Bust Ever

Epic bust marks "largest single day operation" against organized crime.
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