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Feb 11, 2019

NJ Man Accused of Detonating Explosives, Having Pipe Bombs

NJ Man Accused of Detonating Explosives, Having Pipe Bombs

A New Jersey man is accused of intentionally detonating explosive devices, possessing pipe bombs and of arson, authorities announced Monday.

Feb 11, 2019

NJ Mom Killed Toddler Because He Wouldn't Eat, Listen: Cops

NJ Mom Killed Toddler Because He Wouldn't Eat, Listen: Cops

A New Jersey woman accused of killing her toddler son, then telling cops he had been kidnapped, told police she struck the boy because he wouldn't "eat nor listen to her," according to a criminal complaint.

Feb 11, 2019

NJ Man Guilty of Sex Assault, Attempting to Lure School Girl

NJ Man Guilty of Sex Assault, Attempting to Lure School Girl

A New Jersey man who allegedly grabbed a girl walking to school in 2016 and sexually assaulted her before a good Samaritan intervened was found guilty of the charges stemming from this case, prosecutors...

Feb 11, 2019

2016 Hit-Run Death of Popular NYC DJ Moves to Trial

2016 Hit-Run Death of Popular NYC DJ Moves to Trial

The case of a hit-and-run crash that killed a popular Spanish radio DJ in Brooklyn will move forward to trial.

Feb 8, 2019

NYC Gang Members Indicted for Waging Deadly Retaliation: DA

NYC Gang Members Indicted for Waging Deadly Retaliation: DA

Twelve alleged Chico gang members are facing numerous charges, including murder, for “waging a deadly campaign of retaliation for a 2016 death,” authorities say.

Feb 8, 2019

NYC Couple Plead Guilty in Sex Trafficking of Child: Pros

NYC Couple Plead Guilty in Sex Trafficking of Child: Pros

Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say a New York City couple has admitted to the human trafficking of a child.

Feb 8, 2019

2 Men Sentenced in Deadly Burglary at New Jersey Frat House

2 Men Sentenced in Deadly Burglary at New Jersey Frat House

Two men who admitted roles in the fatal shooting of a New Jersey college student during a burglary at his fraternity house have been sentenced to lengthy state prison terms.

Feb 7, 2019

Man Found Guilty of Setting Fire to New Jersey Strip Club

Man Found Guilty of Setting Fire to New Jersey Strip Club

A man was convicted of setting fire to a strip club in New Jersey after believing he had been robbed, prosecutors announced.

Feb 8, 2019

Vet Sentenced for Turning Puppies Into Heroin Drug Mules

Vet Sentenced for Turning Puppies Into Heroin Drug Mules

A veterinarian who surgically implanted liquid heroin in puppies on behalf of Colombian drug traffickers has been sentenced to prison in New York.

Feb 6, 2019

NYC Man Accused of Beating, Permanently Blinding Dog: DA

NYC Man Accused of Beating, Permanently Blinding Dog: DA

A Queens man was indicted Wednesday on animal cruelty charges for allegedly beating a dog so severely that the small animal was left permanently blind in one eye, prosecutors say.

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