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Jan 18, 2019

Ex-Child Welfare Worker Who Used Job to Coerce Sex Sentenced

Ex-Child Welfare Worker Who Used Job to Coerce Sex Sentenced

A former New Jersey assistant family services worker who last year admitted to extorting sex from two women he was responsible for supervising during court-ordered child visits was sentenced to three years...

Jan 18, 2019

Alleged Narco-Terrorist Extradited to New York City: Sources

Alleged Narco-Terrorist Extradited to New York City: Sources

A man with alleged ties to an African-based terror organization connected to al-Qaeda was extradited to the United States Thursday to face federal narco-terrorism, narcotics trafficking, and firearms charges...

Jan 18, 2019

Second Victim in NYC Restaurant Hammer Rampage Dies

Second Victim in NYC Restaurant Hammer Rampage Dies

One of the two wounded victims of a deadly hammer attack at a Brooklyn restaurant earlier this week has died, according to police.

Jan 18, 2019

Mistress Details El Chapo's Naked Escape Into Tunnel

Mistress Details El Chapo's Naked Escape Into Tunnel

Lucero Guadalupe Sanchez Lopez was already trapped in an impossible extramarital relationship with Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman when she found herself in an even crazier bind — fleeing with Guzman and others...

Jan 17, 2019

Alleged Kingpins, 12 Others, Arrested for NY Drug Ring: Pros

Alleged Kingpins, 12 Others, Arrested for NY Drug Ring: Pros

Fourteen people, including two alleged drug kingpins, have been arrested in connection with a drug ring primarily serving southern Brooklyn that made about $8,000 in daily sales, prosecutors announced Thursday.

Jan 17, 2019

Harvey Weinstein Breaks With His Criminal Defense Lawyer

Harvey Weinstein Breaks With His Criminal Defense Lawyer

Harvey Weinstein is recasting his legal team a month after losing a hard-fought bid to get his sexual assault case thrown out.

Jan 16, 2019

Video Allegedly Shows NY Health Aide Assaulting Stroke in NJ

Video Allegedly Shows NY Health Aide Assaulting Stroke in NJ

A New York home health aide has been charged with assaulting a 90-year-old stroke victim at an assisted living facility in New Jersey.

Jan 16, 2019

New York Man Convicted of Killing 101-Year-Old Neighbor

New York Man Convicted of Killing 101-Year-Old Neighbor

A jury in western New York has convicted a 55-year-old man of murder for stabbing his 101-year-old upstairs neighbor to death in her apartment.

Jan 15, 2019

'El Chapo' Boasted of Bribe to Mexican Ex-President: Trial Witness

'El Chapo' Boasted of Bribe to Mexican Ex-President: Trial Witness

A Colombian drug trafficker testified Tuesday that Mexican cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman boasted about paying a $100 million bribe to the former president of Mexico to call off a manhunt for the...

Jan 16, 2019

Chris Hansen, From 'To Catch a Predator,' Arrested in CT

Chris Hansen, From 'To Catch a Predator,' Arrested in CT

Chris Hansen, the former host of NBC’s “To Catch a Predator,” has been accused of bouncing checks and failing to pay for thousands of dollars worth of marketing material, according to police in Connecticut.

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