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Thursday, Nov 16, 2017

Mistrial Declared in Ex-Jail Guard Union Boss Bribery Case

Mistrial Declared in Ex-Jail Guard Union Boss Bribery Case

A mistrial has been declared in the New York bribery trial of the former head of the nation's largest municipal jail guard union.

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.

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.

Monday, Nov 6, 2017

NYPD Detectives Resign Following Rape Arrests

NYPD Detectives Resign Following Rape Arrests

The two NYPD detectives accused of raping a handcuffed 18-year-old woman inside a police van in Brooklyn earlier this year have resigned.

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