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Oct 25, 2018

NYC Dad Convicted of Murdering His Baby Girl on Father's Day

NYC Dad Convicted of Murdering His Baby Girl on Father's Day

A Brooklyn father has been convicted of murder for beating his toddler daughter unconscious when she came to visit his home Father's Day, causing her to die days later, prosecutors said Thursday.

Oct 22, 2018

NYPD: 3 More Arrested in Proud Boys NYC Street Brawl

NYPD: 3 More Arrested in Proud Boys NYC Street Brawl

Three more people have been arrested in connection with a Manhattan street brawl involving members of a far-right group and protesters, the NYPD said Monday.

Oct 19, 2018

Feds: NY Man Made Death Threats to 2 Senators Over Kavanaugh

Feds: NY Man Made Death Threats to 2 Senators Over Kavanaugh

A New York man has been charged with threatening to kill two U.S. senators for supporting Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Oct 3, 2018

Hospital Gunman Faces Fed Charges in Grocery Stickup: Pros

Hospital Gunman Faces Fed Charges in Grocery Stickup: Pros

The fugitive suspect wanted for an upstate New York hospital shooting who fled to Brooklyn and tried to rob a store clerk at gunpoint was charged with that armed stickup in federal court Tuesday, authorities...

Sep 26, 2018

NY Man Sentenced in Fatal Stabbing of Ex-Wife’s Girlfriend

NY Man Sentenced in Fatal Stabbing of Ex-Wife’s Girlfriend

A Brooklyn man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for stabbing his ex-wife’s girlfriend to death in 2016 after finding her asleep in his ex-wife’s bed, prosecutors say.

Sep 26, 2018

White Man in Sword Attack Said Blacks Should Be Exterminated

White Man in Sword Attack Said Blacks Should Be Exterminated

A white man accused of stabbing a black man to death in a random, racist sword attack on a Manhattan street last year told police he wanted to purge the Earth of black people, according to a videotaped...

Sep 25, 2018

Ex-TV Director Sentenced for Spying on Nanny in a Bathroom

Ex-TV Director Sentenced for Spying on Nanny in a Bathroom

A former television director from New York was sentenced to sex offender probation for spying on the family’s teen nanny through a camera bathroom, prosecutors say.

Sep 24, 2018

NJ Man Sentenced in Terrorizing Carjack Ambush on Family

NJ Man Sentenced in Terrorizing Carjack Ambush on Family

A 30-year-old man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for carjacking a New Jersey family in their driveway -- and threatening to kill their young daughter -- as they unloaded luggage from a Thanksgiving...

Sep 24, 2018

Few Answers 2 Months After Baby Boy Found Dead in East River

Few Answers 2 Months After Baby Boy Found Dead in East River

Nearly two months after the body of a 7-month-old boy was pulled from the East River, it is still not clear how he died -- or who may have killed him. Mason Saldana, wearing only a diaper, was plucked from...

Sep 21, 2018

Woman Dies After 911 Call, Cop Hurt as Ex Opens Fire in NYC

Woman Dies After 911 Call, Cop Hurt as Ex Opens Fire in NYC

A 31-year-old woman who called 911 desperate for help was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head, her boyfriend, a 43-year-old off-duty Yonkers cop badly wounded in a Queens apartment early Friday...

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