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Friday, Sep 8, 2017

'Boomer & Carton' Co-Host Arrested

'Boomer & Carton' Co-Host Arrested

Craig Carton, co-host of WFAN's morning sports talk show "Boomer & Carton," has been arrested in connection with an alleged multimillion-dollar fake ticket scam, the gains from which he used in part to...

Friday, Sep 1, 2017

Judge Won't Alter Trial Schedule in Menendez Corruption Case

Judge Won't Alter Trial Schedule in Menendez Corruption Case

A judge in the federal bribery case against Sen. Bob Menendez has rejected his request to schedule the trial so that the New Jersey Democrat will be able to attend critical Senate votes.

Thursday, Aug 31, 2017

DOJ Says Senator From NJ Told ‘Lies’ to Cover up Corruption

DOJ Says Senator From NJ Told ‘Lies’ to Cover up Corruption

Federal prosecutors told a federal judge that Sen. Robert Menendez repeatedly told “lies” to the press to cover up a “corrupt pact spanning seven years” that included free private jet trips the senator received...

Thursday, Aug 31, 2017

NYC Woman Steals $1M Worth of Six Flags, Dorney Park Tix: DA

NYC Woman Steals $1M Worth of Six Flags, Dorney Park Tix: DA

A Staten Island woman has been indicted for allegedly stealing more than $1 million worth of Six Flags and Dorney Park tickets using a credit card belonging to the Brooklyn-based charter bus company where...

Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017

Designer Drug Lab Linked to Death Ran Out of Lux High-Rise

Designer Drug Lab Linked to Death Ran Out of Lux High-Rise

A Queens man and a New Jersey woman have been arrested for allegedly conspiring to distribute dangerous designer drugs, including a synthetic opioid several times more potent than morphine that has been...

Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017

NYC Man Allegedly Tries to Join ISIS in Syria

NYC Man Allegedly Tries to Join ISIS in Syria

The family of a young Queens man arrested for allegedly trying to join with ISIS in Syria say they're in shock, and they never saw the arrest coming.

Friday, Aug 25, 2017

Menendez Asks for Trial Schedule to Allow Senate Votes

Menendez Asks for Trial Schedule to Allow Senate Votes

New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez has asked the federal judge in his upcoming corruption trial to alter the trial schedule so he can be present for important Senate votes in Washington.

Thursday, Aug 24, 2017

Dad Pleads Guilty in Tot Whipping Death in Bug-Infested Home

Dad Pleads Guilty in Tot Whipping Death in Bug-Infested Home

A 26-year-old Yonkers man has pleaded guilty to a charge of first-degree manslaughter in the Christmas Eve beating death of his 2-year-old son, who suffered brain hemorrhages and organ damage from repeated...

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017

Rapper The Kidd Creole Pleads Not Guilty to Deadly Stabbing

Rapper The Kidd Creole Pleads Not Guilty to Deadly Stabbing

Nathaniel Glover, aka The Kidd Creole of the pioneering rap group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, has pleaded not guilty to murder in the deadly stabbing of a homeless man in Manhattan earlier this...

Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017

Woman Used as Human Shield in Fiery NYC Gang Turf War

Woman Used as Human Shield in Fiery NYC Gang Turf War

Nine alleged gang members, one just 15 years old, have been charged in a 69-count indictment in connection with seven separate shootings that left a young college student dead and injured more than a dozen other...

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