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Jan 11, 2019

Gunman Who Killed NJ Boy, 10, Sentenced to 25 Years

Gunman Who Killed NJ Boy, 10, Sentenced to 25 Years

A gunman who mistakenly killed a 10-year-old boy in New Jersey last year when he fired several shots into a home where a rival lived has been sentenced to 25 years in state prison.

Jan 11, 2019

Suspect in Brazen Triple Homicide by NYC Diner May Be in SC

Suspect in Brazen Triple Homicide by NYC Diner May Be in SC

A suspect wanted in a brazen triple homicide outside a Bronx diner in broad daylight last summer, a shooting that sent terrified bystanders running for cover under park benches, may be hiding in coastal...

Jan 9, 2019

Jury Sees El Chapo Texts Sent to Wife While on the Run

Jury Sees El Chapo Texts Sent to Wife While on the Run

Text messages sent by alleged Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo about narrowly avoiding capture in 2012 have become the latest damaging evidence at his U.S. trial.

Jan 8, 2019

NJ Cop Placed GPS in Estranged Wife's Car, Stalked Her: Pros

NJ Cop Placed GPS in Estranged Wife's Car, Stalked Her: Pros

A police lieutenant in New Jersey is facing charges after being accused of burglary and stalking his estranged wife by placing a tracking device in her vehicle, prosecutors say.

Jan 9, 2019

NJ Judge Issues Arrest Warrant for Vet in GoFundMe Case

NJ Judge Issues Arrest Warrant for Vet in GoFundMe Case

The latest twist came less than three weeks after John Bobbitt Jr. promised to make his next court day, prosecutors said.

Jan 8, 2019

Police Search for Suspect in Alleged Subway Station Ambush

Police Search for Suspect in Alleged Subway Station Ambush

Police are searching for the suspect in connection to an alleged ambush at a subway station in the Bronx on New Year's Day.

Jan 8, 2019

Arrest in Case of NYC Woman Found in Laundry Bag on Street

Arrest in Case of NYC Woman Found in Laundry Bag on Street

A 59-year-old man was charged with murder in connection to the 2012 death of his girlfriend, whose body was found inside a laundry bag on a Brooklyn street, prosecutors announced Tuesday.

Jan 8, 2019

2nd Suspect in Brutal Murder of Hofstra Grad Pleads Guilty

2nd Suspect in Brutal Murder of Hofstra Grad Pleads Guilty

A New Jersey man who faced charges in the death of a Hofstra graduate who was brutally murdered after a night of partying at a Manhattan apartment has pleaded guilty to manslaughter, prosecutors said.

Jan 8, 2019

NJ Woman Who Stole $500K From Her Cop Husband Sentenced

NJ Woman Who Stole $500K From Her Cop Husband Sentenced

A woman who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from her police detective husband and her elderly mother-in-law has been sentenced to three years in state prison.

Jan 7, 2019

Alleged Gang Members Sentenced to 70+ Years for NJ Murder

Alleged Gang Members Sentenced to 70+ Years for NJ Murder

Two reputed gang members have been sentenced to more than 70 years in prison for their role in the murder of a New Jersey man, while a third alleged member awaits sentencing, according to prosecutors.

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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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