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Jan 16, 2019

Knicks Player Doubles Down: Erdogan 'Very Bad Guy'

Knicks Player Doubles Down: Erdogan 'Very Bad Guy'

New York Knicks player Enes Kanter is defiantly speaking out against the president in his native Turkey, despite Turkish prosecutors' attempts to seek an international arrest warrant against him.

Jan 16, 2019

Gotti Jr. Defends MMA Fighter Accused of Robbing Bank

Gotti Jr. Defends MMA Fighter Accused of Robbing Bank

Mobster John Gotti's namesake son was in court to provide support for a mixed martial arts fighter accused of robbing a Queens bank.

Jan 15, 2019

BMW Driver's Shooting of FBI Agent in NYC Caught on Camera

BMW Driver's Shooting of FBI Agent in NYC Caught on Camera

A newly-released video captures the moment a man accused of shooting an FBI agent in Brooklyn tried to corner the agent with his car before firing the shots.

Jan 15, 2019

Ex-Yankees MVP Closer Accused of Child Sex Abuse

Ex-Yankees MVP Closer Accused of Child Sex Abuse

World Series MVP pitcher John Wetteland is out on bond, accused in North Texas of continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14. Wetteland, 52, who now lives in Trophy Club, was booked into the Denton County Jail...

Jan 14, 2019

Arrests Made in Mob-Controlled NY Sports Betting Ring: DA

Arrests Made in Mob-Controlled NY Sports Betting Ring: DA

Three men were arrested in connection to an alleged illegal gambling ring and money laundering operation in upstate New York, authorities announced Monday.

Jan 14, 2019

NJ Mall Shooting Victim Arrested on Unrelated Warrant

NJ Mall Shooting Victim Arrested on Unrelated Warrant

One of the victims of the Newport Centre Mall shooting that took place Friday in Jersey City has been arrested on an open warrant from a previous incident.

Jan 15, 2019

NYPD: Case of Missing NYC Father of 2 Deemed a Homicide

NYPD: Case of Missing NYC Father of 2 Deemed a Homicide

The case of a missing Staten Island father last seen five days before Christmas at a restaurant in his home borough has officially been deemed a homicide, the NYPD said Monday, confirming the long suspected...

Jan 14, 2019

Source: Weinstein's Attorney in NYC Criminal Case Wants Out

Source: Weinstein's Attorney in NYC Criminal Case Wants Out

The lead attorney in Harvey Weinstein's criminal case in New York wants out, a source with direct knowledge of the matter tells News 4.

Jan 14, 2019

Trial Opens for NYC Dad Accused of Killing Wife, Framing Kid

Trial Opens for NYC Dad Accused of Killing Wife, Framing Kid

For more than five years after a finance executive was found strangled in her Manhattan bathtub, suspicion swirled around her estranged husband.

Jan 11, 2019

New Jersey Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Road Rage Killing

New Jersey Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Road Rage Killing

A New Jersey man who rammed his BMW into a livery cab driver during an argument while his 16-month-old son was in the car has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

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