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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

Oct 3, 2019

SI Dad Charged in Girlfriend, Sons' Deaths Pleads Not Guilty

SI Dad Charged in Girlfriend, Sons' Deaths Pleads Not Guilty

A U.S. Air National Guard member, accused of drowning his two children and killing their mother during the summer inside the family’s Staten Island home, has been arraigned on murder and other charges, according...

Oct 2, 2019

Police: NY Man Arrested for $150K+ Real Estate Fraud

Police: NY Man Arrested for $150K+ Real Estate Fraud

A Long Island man is accused of real estate fraud over the span of three years totaling more than $150,000, police say.

Oct 1, 2019

Another Paterson Cop Pleads Guilty to Corruption

Another Paterson Cop Pleads Guilty to Corruption

Another officer with a northern New Jersey police department has admitted his role in a conspiracy that involved illegal searches and vehicle stops, thefts from drug suspects and assaults.

Oct 1, 2019

DA: MS-13 Members Sentenced for NY Murder of Innocent Man

DA: MS-13 Members Sentenced for NY Murder of Innocent Man

Two convicted MS-13 gang members were sentenced Tuesday to 50 years to life in prison for a fatal shooting in Long Island that claimed the life of an innocent 39-year-old man, Nassau County District Attorney...

Oct 1, 2019

Officials: NJ Cop Fired for Refusing Drug Test After Arrests

Officials: NJ Cop Fired for Refusing Drug Test After Arrests

A New Jersey police officer who has been arrested twice on drug charges has been fired for refusing to take a drug test.

Sep 30, 2019

Pros: 2nd Arrest Made in Case of $250,000 JFK Airport Heist

Pros: 2nd Arrest Made in Case of $250,000 JFK Airport Heist

A second arrest has been made in connection with theft of $250,000 in cash that apparently vanished from John F. Kennedy Airport as it was being transferred onto one of the airline's flights en route to Florida,...

Sep 30, 2019

Cardinal Dolan Releases NY Clergy Sex Abuse Report

Cardinal Dolan Releases NY Clergy Sex Abuse Report

It may have taken a year, but after what is being called a “thorough investigation,” Cardinal Timothy Dolan released an official report on the clergy sex abuse scandal in the New York Archdiocese.

Sep 30, 2019

NYC Man Gets State Prison in Pace University Dorm Room Terror

NYC Man Gets State Prison in Pace University Dorm Room Terror

A New York City man who knocked on a Pace University student's dorm room, then pushed his way in and sexually terrorized her as she desperately tried to talk her way out of it has been sentenced to state prison,...

Sep 30, 2019

Collins Resigns From Congress Ahead of Expected Guilty Plea

Collins Resigns From Congress Ahead of Expected Guilty Plea

Rep. Chris Collins, a Republican congressman from western New York, is resigning from his seat ahead of an expected guilty plea in an insider trading case in which he was accused of leaking confidential...

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Mets Bullpen Catcher Arrested for DUI

Mets Bullpen Catcher Arrested for DUI

Mets bullpen catcher Eric Langill was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence in Florida after crashing into a fountain at a traffic circle and flipping his car.
Hacker Ringleader Worked from NYC Projects

Hacker Ringleader Worked from NYC Projects

A group of expert hackers that attacked governments and corporations around the globe has been busted after its ringleader — one of the world's most-wanted and most-feared computer vandals — turned against...
EXCLUSIVE: Accused Cop Killer Speaks

EXCLUSIVE: Accused Cop Killer Speaks

News 4's I-Team has obtained a videotape in which Lamont Pride confesses to firing the bullet that struck NYPD Officer Peter Figoski point-blank in the face. His attorney declined to comment.
Accused Cop Killer: It Went Wrong, I'm Sorry

Accused Cop Killer: It Went Wrong, I'm Sorry

Accused cop killer Lamont Pride told detectives the day after the shooting of Officer Peter Figoski that he was sorry for what happened and that he didn't want to kill a cop, according to police documents.
The Accused Killer in His Own Words

The Accused Killer in His Own Words

NBC New York's Jonathan Dienst has exclusively obtained a partial transcript of the confession that police say Levi Aron gave authorities during questioning for allegedly killing an 8-year-old boy.
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Mob Busts
Mob Associate Arrested After Mobster-Turned-Informant Kills Self

Mob Associate Arrested After Mobster-Turned-Informant Kills Self

A mobster-turned-FBI-informant who is believed to have carried out a killing while helping the FBI track Mafiosos from Boston to Philadelphia was found dead in a New Jersey hotel last month.
Vinny Gorgeous Avoids Death Penalty

Vinny Gorgeous Avoids Death Penalty

A well-groomed New York City mobster has avoided getting the death penalty for ordering a gangland hit.
Feds: Mob Recruited Immigrant Strippers

Feds: Mob Recruited Immigrant Strippers

Federal prosecutors say they've broken up a mob-run ring that recruited women from Russia and other Eastern European countries to dance at Long Island and Queens strip clubs.
Four Bonanno Mobsters Busted in NYC: Feds

Four Bonanno Mobsters Busted in NYC: Feds

DEA and FBI agents arrested four members of the Bonanno organized crime family early Friday for alleged crimes that include racketeering, gambling and drug sales. The father of a "Mob Wives" reality show...
FBI Rounds Up 100 Mobsters in Biggest NY Mafia Bust Ever

FBI Rounds Up 100 Mobsters in Biggest NY Mafia Bust Ever

Epic bust marks "largest single day operation" against organized crime.
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