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Oct 3, 2019

Man Freed, Conviction Tossed in NYC Killing After 26 Years

Man Freed, Conviction Tossed in NYC Killing After 26 Years

A man who spent over a quarter-century behind bars while professing his innocence in a New York City killing has been cleared after prosecutors said they no longer believe the key witnesses' testimony.

Oct 3, 2019

2 Men Convicted at Trial Based on Tekashi 6ix9ine Testimony

2 Men Convicted at Trial Based on Tekashi 6ix9ine Testimony

Two men were convicted Thursday in a racketeering case featuring the testimony of Tekashi 6ix9ine, the rapper whose decision to cooperate put him in danger while in jail and made him a target of social...

Oct 3, 2019

Feds: NY Man Arrested for Trying to Fix NCAA College Game

Feds: NY Man Arrested for Trying to Fix NCAA College Game

Twenty people, including members of the Colombo crime family, have been charged with a litany of crimes, including racketeering, extortion and loansharking, federal prosecutors announced Thursday.

Oct 4, 2019

NJ Man in $400K GoFundMe Scheme Faces Federal Charges

NJ Man in $400K GoFundMe Scheme Faces Federal Charges

The New Jersey man in the middle of a scheme to bilk thousands of GoFundMe donors out of more than $400,000 with a fake feel-good story about a homeless veteran now faces federal charges. Mark D'Amico...

Oct 3, 2019

FBI Wants Your Help Solving JFK Airport Laser Mystery

FBI Wants Your Help Solving JFK Airport Laser Mystery

The FBI needs the public's help in identifying who pointed lasers at an inbound aircraft heading to JFK Airport.

Oct 3, 2019

'I Was 8': Woman Alleges Repeat Rape at NYC School as Child

'I Was 8': Woman Alleges Repeat Rape at NYC School as Child

A former student at a prestigious Brooklyn school is suing the school, saying she was repeatedly raped by a janitor there when she was 8 years old.

Oct 4, 2019

‘Mike’s Candyshop’: 6 Busted for NYC Drugs Delivery Service

‘Mike’s Candyshop’: 6 Busted for NYC Drugs Delivery Service

Six people who allegedly operated a New York City drug delivery service have been arrested after one of their clients was found dead, overdosed on narcotics from "Mike's Candyshop."

Oct 3, 2019

2 Men Convicted at Trial on Tekashi 6ix9ine Testimony

2 Men Convicted at Trial on Tekashi 6ix9ine Testimony

Two men were convicted Thursday in a racketeering case featuring the testimony of Tekashi 6ix9ine, the rapper whose decision to cooperate put him in danger while in jail and made him a target of social...

Oct 3, 2019

Man Who Bolted From Queens Court Has Been Found: Police

Man Who Bolted From Queens Court Has Been Found: Police

A man facing a weapons charge who escaped police inside a Queens courtroom on Wednesday has been found, police said.

Oct 2, 2019

Man Indicted for Manslaughter in NJ Teen's Shooting Death

Man Indicted for Manslaughter in NJ Teen's Shooting Death

A man accused of fatally shooting of a teenage girl at an Atlantic City home has been indicted on aggravated manslaughter charges

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