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Thursday, Oct 19, 2017

10 Gang Members Shipped $22 Million in Pot to NYC: Feds

10 Gang Members Shipped $22 Million in Pot to NYC: Feds

Ten members of a Bronx-based drug-trafficking gang have been arrested for allegedly shipping thousands of pounds of marijuana valued at $22 million from California to New York, law enforcement sources say.

Monday, Oct 16, 2017

NYPD Investigating 2 Weinstein Sex Assault Claims: Source

NYPD Investigating 2 Weinstein Sex Assault Claims: Source

The NYPD is investigating two credible allegations of sexual assault made against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, a senior law enforcement official with direct knowledge of the matter tells NBC News.

Monday, Oct 16, 2017

Judge Denies Request to Toss Charges Against Sen. Menendez

Judge Denies Request to Toss Charges Against Sen. Menendez

The judge in the bribery trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez on Monday declined to drop charges against the senator despite doubts about a legal concept at the heart of the prosecution's case.

Monday, Oct 16, 2017

Menendez Ruling Could Alter Landscape for Corruption Cases

Menendez Ruling Could Alter Landscape for Corruption Cases

A decision is looming in the bribery trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez that could significantly alter the legal landscape for future corruption cases.

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017

Feds Rest in Menendez Trial, Judge Weighs Motion to Dismiss

Feds Rest in Menendez Trial, Judge Weighs Motion to Dismiss

The government rested its bribery case against U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and a wealthy friend on Wednesday, leaving it up to a judge to decide whether a 2016 Supreme Court ruling that already has helped reverse...

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017

Monster Gang Bust Snares Dozens in NYC

Monster Gang Bust Snares Dozens in NYC

Nearly three dozen members of violent gangs based in the south Bronx face federal charges including racketeering, selling crack cocaine and marijuana and firearms offenses, according to court papers.

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017

NYC Man Threatens App Company With 'Vegas Part 2'

NYC Man Threatens App Company With 'Vegas Part 2'

A New York City man has been arrested on federal charges for allegedly threatening a Las Vegas-style attack on a Colorado mobile technology company that had caught on to his apparent efforts to milk its referral...

Saturday, Oct 7, 2017

New Video Shows Man Accused of Plotting Terror Attacks in NY

New Video Shows Man Accused of Plotting Terror Attacks in NY

Newly obtained video shows one of three men accused of plotting to carry out ISIS-inspired attacks on concerts and the subway in New York City last year, authorities say.

Saturday, Oct 7, 2017

4th Person Arrested in MS-13 Slaying: Police

4th Person Arrested in MS-13 Slaying: Police

A fourth suspect has been charged with murder in the death of a Long Island man who police said was lured into to a car with promises of marijuana and sex only to be killed by MS-13 members hoping to boost their...

Saturday, Oct 7, 2017

NYC Concerts, Subways Targeted in Alleged ISIS-Inspired Plot

NYC Concerts, Subways Targeted in Alleged ISIS-Inspired Plot

Three men living outside the U.S. planned to attack concerts, Times Square and crowded subways in 2016 in an ISIS-inspired attack that one of the suspects said he hoped would be "the next 9/11," authorities...

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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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