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Jan 8, 2019

Alleged Kidnapping Attempt at NY Mall Was a Mistake: Police

Alleged Kidnapping Attempt at NY Mall Was a Mistake: Police

Police in Nassau County said the case of an alleged child abduction attempt at Green Acres Mall over the weekend was not a crime after an investigation.

Jan 7, 2019

NJ Ice Skating Coach Accused of Sexual Contact With Minor

NJ Ice Skating Coach Accused of Sexual Contact With Minor

An ice skating instructor in New Jersey is accused of sexual contact with a child, prosecutors announced Monday.

Jan 7, 2019

Drunk Boat Stowaway Sentenced in Crash That Broke NY Family

Drunk Boat Stowaway Sentenced in Crash That Broke NY Family

A 39-year-old Long Island man has been sentenced to up to 15 years behind bars in a DWI crash that left a young man dead and his parents hurt last year.

Jan 7, 2019

Attorney in Yankee Cap Arrested in Series of NYC Sex Attacks

Attorney in Yankee Cap Arrested in Series of NYC Sex Attacks

An attorney has been charged in three sex attacks that took place in Manhattan more than three years ago, the NYPD said.

Jan 4, 2019

White Supremacist Says He'll Plead Guilty in Sword Killing

White Supremacist Says He'll Plead Guilty in Sword Killing

An Army veteran accused of killing a black man with a sword as part of a racist plot told a judge he intended to plead guilty to the crime, but asked that it be put off because he'd taken pain medication.

Jan 4, 2019

Music Teacher Accused of Inappropriately Touching Students

Music Teacher Accused of Inappropriately Touching Students

A New Jersey music teacher is accused of inappropriately touching two of his students at his school in recent years, prosecutors say.

Jan 4, 2019

NJ Lawmaker Seeks Jail Time, Restitution for GoFundMe Fraud

NJ Lawmaker Seeks Jail Time, Restitution for GoFundMe Fraud

New legislation would tighten penalties for fraud schemes like the one prosecutors say involved a New Jersey couple and a homeless man who allegedly duped people into giving more than $400,000.

Jan 4, 2019

NYC Man Admits Prostituting Girl Out of Senior Living Home

NYC Man Admits Prostituting Girl Out of Senior Living Home

A New York City man pleaded guilty for forcing a teenage girl into prostitution and making her work out of a Queens senior citizen residence, according to authorities.

Jan 4, 2019

Gunfire Erupts in NYC Amid FBI Probe Into Money Ring: Source

Gunfire Erupts in NYC Amid FBI Probe Into Money Ring: Source

Police swarmed a neighborhood in Brooklyn early Friday after a man being eyed in an FBI probe appeared to have a weapon and ran inside a building, a senior law enforcement official and cops tell News 4.

Jan 3, 2019

‘El Chapo’ Jury Hears Testimony From Alleged Cartel Cohort

‘El Chapo’ Jury Hears Testimony From Alleged Cartel Cohort

A former Mexican drug trafficker who once claimed he was a double agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration took center stage on Thursday against alleged infamous kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman at a U.S.

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