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Nov 20, 2018

Accused Killer of NYC's 'Baby Hope' Dies in Custody

Accused Killer of NYC's 'Baby Hope' Dies in Custody

A restaurant worker accused of killing a toddler known as Baby Hope, whose body was found in 1991 in a cooler in Manhattan, has died in custody.

Nov 20, 2018

Tekashi69 in Fed Custody on Firearms, Racketeering Charges

Tekashi69 in Fed Custody on Firearms, Racketeering Charges

Rapper Tekashi69 is in federal custody on racketeering and firearms charges, along with a number of his former associates, officials say.

Nov 20, 2018

Jury Now Deliberating in Case of Brutal NYC Jogger Killing

Jury Now Deliberating in Case of Brutal NYC Jogger Killing

The jury has been charged in the trial of a 22-year-old man accused of brutally snatching and murdering a young woman when she went out for a run in her Queens neighborhood two years ago.

Nov 16, 2018

NYPD: Women Arrested Over Bizarre Subway Beating

NYPD: Women Arrested Over Bizarre Subway Beating

Two women have been arrested in connection to beating a mother on a subway after her young son asked her why the child of another straphanger was wearing a costume, police announced Friday.

Nov 16, 2018

FBI: Gambino Crime Family Associates Charged in 2015 Fire

FBI: Gambino Crime Family Associates Charged in 2015 Fire

Two reputed associates of the Gambino crime family have been charged with torching a businessman's Mercedes Benz in Howard Beach in Queens.

Nov 15, 2018

Chilling Confession Heard in Court in NYC Jogger Murder Case

Chilling Confession Heard in Court in NYC Jogger Murder Case

The young man accused of killing Karina Vetrano was angry about the loud music his neighbor had been playing when he encountered her jogging on a park trail in Queens, he said during a taped confession played at...

Nov 15, 2018

Pipe Bombs Defendant Pleads Not Guilty At Arraignment

Pipe Bombs Defendant Pleads Not Guilty At Arraignment

The Florida man accused of sending pipe bombs to several prominent critics of President Donald Trump has pleaded not guilty.

Nov 15, 2018

Witness: ‘El Chapo’ Told Me to Give $100K and Hug to General

Witness: ‘El Chapo’ Told Me to Give $100K and Hug to General

A former Mexican cartel member who is testifying for the U.S. government at the trial of alleged notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman detailed Thursday how the Sinaloa cartel paid bribes, preferably in...

Nov 15, 2018

Prosecutor: NJ Driver That Left NYC Cyclist Injured Charged

Prosecutor: NJ Driver That Left NYC Cyclist Injured Charged

The alleged driver that struck a bicyclist Saturday afternoon in New Jersey has been arrested and charged with the weekend hit-and-run that left the cyclist with a broken leg, prosecutors announced Thursday.

Nov 14, 2018

Tax Preparers Stole Kids’ IDs to Get Millions Refunded: Feds

Tax Preparers Stole Kids’ IDs to Get Millions Refunded: Feds

A group of tax preparers allegedly used the stolen identities of children to help their clients claim millions of dollars in tax refunds they weren’t actually owed, prosecutors said.

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