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Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017

Woman Sobs at Sentencing in Womb-Cut Killing: 'I'm Sorry'

Woman Sobs at Sentencing in Womb-Cut Killing: 'I'm Sorry'

The Bronx woman convicted of murder and kidnapping for cutting a baby out of the womb of her pregnant childhood friend has been sentenced to at least 40 years to life in prison.

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.

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017

Jury in NYC Jail Guard Union Case Says It's Deadlocked

Jury in NYC Jail Guard Union Case Says It's Deadlocked

Jurors who complained of a deadlock will resume deliberations Wednesday at the bribery trial of the former head of the nation's largest municipal jail guard union.

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017

Ex-Paterson Mayor Joey Torres Gets 5 Years in Prison

Ex-Paterson Mayor Joey Torres Gets 5 Years in Prison

A judge has sentenced former Paterson, New Jersey, mayor Joey Torres to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in a corruption case sparked by an I-Team investigation in 2016.

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017

Cocaine Sold From NYC Gelato Shop in Mafia Scheme: Feds

Cocaine Sold From NYC Gelato Shop in Mafia Scheme: Feds

An investigator went undercover and became a full-fledged member of a mafia family as part of a coordinated takedown of alleged mobsters accused of selling cocaine out of a gelato shop and other crimes...

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017

He 'Just Doesn't Give a Damn': Guilty Verdict in Cop Murder

He 'Just Doesn't Give a Damn': Guilty Verdict in Cop Murder

A Queens man has been found guilty of murder and other charges in the slaying of a 25-year-old NYPD officer gunned down in his patrol car, right next to his partner, two and a half years ago.

Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017

Judge Permits Psychological Exam for 'El Chapo'

Judge Permits Psychological Exam for 'El Chapo'

A U.S. judge gave permission on Wednesday for a psychologist to examine infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman at the New York City jail where he's charged in a drug-trafficking case. Guzman...

Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017

Family Blasts Woman in Fiance's Deadly Kayak Sabotage

Family Blasts Woman in Fiance's Deadly Kayak Sabotage

A woman who admitted to causing her fiance's death by removing a plug from his kayak before a Hudson River outing is facing sentencing in an upstate New York court.

Monday, Nov 6, 2017

NYPD Cop Acquitted in Deadly Road Rage Shooting

NYPD Cop Acquitted in Deadly Road Rage Shooting

A New York City police officer charged with killing an unarmed man in an apparent road rage shooting was acquitted of murder and manslaughter on Monday.

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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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