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Jan 24, 2019

After 19 Years, New York Man Cleared in Mom’s 1989 Murder

After 19 Years, New York Man Cleared in Mom’s 1989 Murder

A New York man who spent 19 years in prison after being accused as a teenager of stabbing his mother to death has been cleared of the charges.

Jan 24, 2019

Death Toll in Hammer Rampage at NYC Restaurant Rises to 3

Death Toll in Hammer Rampage at NYC Restaurant Rises to 3

The third victim of a deadly hammer attack at a Brooklyn restaurant has died, according to police.

Jan 24, 2019

NYC Laundry Room Change Bandits Hit 4 Apartments in 5 Days

NYC Laundry Room Change Bandits Hit 4 Apartments in 5 Days

Police are searching for two suspects in connection to a string of robberies in Brooklyn, where the pair allegedly targeted laundry room change machines and made off with thousands of dollars.

Jan 24, 2019

NJ Pre-K Teacher Accused of Threatening to Shoot Up School

NJ Pre-K Teacher Accused of Threatening to Shoot Up School

A 39-year-old New Jersey pre-K teacher has been arrested for allegedly threatening to bring guns into the building and open fire, authorities say.

Jan 23, 2019

Woman Chases Times Sq Crotch-Grabber Through Subway: Cops

Woman Chases Times Sq Crotch-Grabber Through Subway: Cops

Police are asking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect accused of forcibly touching a woman's crotch in a Times Square subway station.

Jan 23, 2019

Alec Baldwin Cops Harassment Plea in NYC Parking Spot Punch

Alec Baldwin Cops Harassment Plea in NYC Parking Spot Punch

Video will vindicate Alec Baldwin after he was accused of striking a man in the face over a parking space, the actor's lawyer said Monday.

Jan 23, 2019

She'll Never Hug Dad Again: NJ Student's Murder Trial Opens

She'll Never Hug Dad Again: NJ Student's Murder Trial Opens

The man accused of strangling a New Jersey student to death in 2016 dragged the teen's body out of her home with help from an accomplice and threw her over a fence "like garbage" before driving to a bridge...

Jan 23, 2019

White Supremacist Pleads Guilty to Random NYC Sword Killing

White Supremacist Pleads Guilty to Random NYC Sword Killing

The white man accused of stabbing a black man to death in a random sword attack on a Manhattan street nearly two years ago pleaded guilty Wednesday -- and it marks the first-ever conviction of a white...

Jan 22, 2019

Murder Trial Begins in Case of NY Money Manager Found in Tub

Murder Trial Begins in Case of NY Money Manager Found in Tub

Roderick Covlin sat mostly stone-faced in court Tuesday as the prosecutor spent two and a half hours laying out a scathing timeline leading up to the murder of his estranged wife -- a story of a disgruntled and...

Jan 22, 2019

After Jury Stunner, Accused Jogger Killer Has New Trial Date

After Jury Stunner, Accused Jogger Killer Has New Trial Date

The man accused of killing Queens jogger Karina Vetrano has a new trial date.

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