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Dec 4, 2018

Man Gets Life Sentence for Killing Wife With Daughter's Help

Man Gets Life Sentence for Killing Wife With Daughter's Help

A 48-year-old New Jersey man will spend the rest of his life in prison without possibility of parole for strangling his ex-wife in upstate New York with the help of his college student daughter.

Dec 4, 2018

‘El Chapo’ Consort Who Changed Face Testifies About Killings

‘El Chapo’ Consort Who Changed Face Testifies About Killings

A key government witness at the U.S. trial of the alleged Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo" has testified about the cold-blooded killings committed to further his own narcotics empire.

Dec 4, 2018

Atlantic City Mayor Back to Work, Not Talking About FBI Raid

Atlantic City Mayor Back to Work, Not Talking About FBI Raid

FBI, IRS agents executed a search warrant on Frank Gilliam's North Ohio Avenue home Monday. On Tuesday, the Atlantic City mayor was back in the office but not commenting about the raid.

Dec 4, 2018

More Than $1.6M in Fake Nike Sneakers Smuggled Into NY, NJ

More Than $1.6M in Fake Nike Sneakers Smuggled Into NY, NJ

Thousands of pairs of counterfeit Nike sneakers, worth nearly $1.7 million, were seized by authorities at the Port of New York/Newark.

Dec 4, 2018

NJ Doctor Sentenced for Supplying Opioid Pills to Drug Ring

NJ Doctor Sentenced for Supplying Opioid Pills to Drug Ring

A New Jersey doctor will spend the next decade in prison for supplying a drug ring with tens of thousands of opioid pain pills, the state’s attorney general announced Tuesday.

Dec 3, 2018

New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty to Bludgeoning Wife to Death

New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty to Bludgeoning Wife to Death

A New Jersey man pleaded guilty Monday to bludgeoning his 32-year-old wife to death in 2015, prosecutors announced.

Dec 3, 2018

Judge Threatens Cardi B With Warrant After NYC Court No-Show

Judge Threatens Cardi B With Warrant After NYC Court No-Show

Cardi B was a no-show at her scheduled New York City arraignment Monday on charges stemming from an August fight at a Queens strip club, and the judge said he would order a bench warrant for her arrest if...

Dec 3, 2018

Trial Set to Begin in Suit Over Clergy Sex Abuse Settlement

Trial Set to Begin in Suit Over Clergy Sex Abuse Settlement

A trial is scheduled to begin this week in a Catholic order's lawsuit claiming an attorney violated a confidentiality clause in a clergy sex abuse case.

Dec 3, 2018

FBI, IRS Raid Atlantic City Mayor's Home

FBI, IRS Raid Atlantic City Mayor's Home

Federal authorities spent hours executing a search warrant at the home of Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam.

Nov 30, 2018

Stone-Faced Brother Pleads Not Guilty in NJ Mansion Murders

Stone-Faced Brother Pleads Not Guilty in NJ Mansion Murders

The New Jersey man charged with killing his brother, sister-in-law and the couple's two young children, then torching their estate, pleaded not guilty to murder and other crimes at an initial court appearance...

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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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