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Man Who Stole Celebrities' Identities Gets More Prison Time: Feds

Man Who Stole Celebrities' Identities Gets More Prison Time: Feds

A Hartford man who authorities said stole the identities of high-profile celebrities, including rapper 50 Cent and New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony, and used the victims’ credit cards to buy Tiffany &

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 26, 2019

Michael Avenatti Charged With Nike Extortion in NY, LA Fraud

Michael Avenatti Charged With Nike Extortion in NY, LA Fraud

Former Stormy Daniels attorney and prominent Trump critic Michael Avenatti has been charged in New York with trying to extort Nike for millions as well as bank and wire fraud in California, according to separate...

Mar 25, 2019

'Something Clearly Went Wrong': Man in Mob Death Back in NYC

'Something Clearly Went Wrong': Man in Mob Death Back in NYC

The 24-year-old man arrested in connection with the killing of Francesco Cali, a reputed boss of the Gambino crime family who was gunned down in a brazen hit earlier this month, returned to Staten Island Monday...

Mar 23, 2019

Man Whose Beating Sent NY Police Chief to Prison Is Arrested

Man Whose Beating Sent NY Police Chief to Prison Is Arrested

A Suffolk judge has vacated the weapons possession conviction of a Long Island man who was beaten by former police chief James Burke after breaking into Burke's police-issued SUV five years ago.

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.

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...

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