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Sep 30, 2019

Man Sentenced for 1993 Rooftop Rape of Girl in NYC

Man Sentenced for 1993 Rooftop Rape of Girl in NYC

A 61-year-old man will face 10 to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to the 1993 rape at knifepoint of an 11-year-old girl, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. announced Monday.

Sep 30, 2019

Man Cops Plea in Hour-Long Rape of Woman on Her Front Lawn

Man Cops Plea in Hour-Long Rape of Woman on Her Front Lawn

A 25-year-old man has pleaded guilty in the brutal attack of a woman who was beaten unconscious and then raped on her own Long Island front lawn last year.

Sep 30, 2019

9-Year-Old Girl Sexually Abused in NYC School Basement: Cops

9-Year-Old Girl Sexually Abused in NYC School Basement: Cops

A New York City Department of Education employee has been arrested on charges that he sexually abused a 9-year-old girl, police say.

Sep 28, 2019

Former Union Official, Port Authority Commissioner Indicted

Former Union Official, Port Authority Commissioner Indicted

A former carpenters' union official who once served on the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey board of commissioners has been charged with embezzlement.

Sep 27, 2019

New Jersey AG Moves to Block 2 Counties’ ICE Cooperation

New Jersey AG Moves to Block 2 Counties’ ICE Cooperation

New Jersey's attorney general ordered two county sheriffs Friday to stop providing help to federal immigration authorities, in the latest skirmish over a state directive issued last spring that largely...

Sep 27, 2019

NYC Driver Charged With Murder for Chasing Down Cyclist: DA

NYC Driver Charged With Murder for Chasing Down Cyclist: DA

A Brooklyn driver has been charged with murder and reckless endangerment for allegedly running over and killing a bicyclist earlier this month in Brooklyn.

Sep 30, 2019

Police: Man Steals Unlocked Car With Child Inside in NY

Police: Man Steals Unlocked Car With Child Inside in NY

An 8-year-old girl was kidnapped for a short time Friday morning when a man stole her father's car on Long Island, police say.

Sep 27, 2019

NJ Man Forces Plane Landing With Outburst, Airline Says

NJ Man Forces Plane Landing With Outburst, Airline Says

A New Jersey man delayed a Los Angeles-bound plane Thursday afternoon with an outburst the airline says threatened crew members and the safety of the plane.

Sep 27, 2019

3 Bronze Plaques Stolen From 9/11 Memorial in New Jersey

3 Bronze Plaques Stolen From 9/11 Memorial in New Jersey

Three bronze plaques detailing the timeline of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks have been stolen from a memorial site in New Jersey.

Sep 27, 2019

NYC Woman Linked to Motel Deaths Is Indicted in 1: Feds

NYC Woman Linked to Motel Deaths Is Indicted in 1: Feds

A 41-year-old Queens prostitute who a criminal complaint said has been linked to the deaths of at least three men since July pleaded not guilty in connection with one of the cases in federal court in Brooklyn...

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