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Nov 18, 2019

Connecticut Man Charged in Baseball Beating of Mother

Connecticut Man Charged in Baseball Beating of Mother

Police in Connecticut have arrested a 21-year-old man they say beat his mother with a baseball bat.

Nov 14, 2019

NJ Man Kills Mom, Put Her In Chest, Drove to Pizza Shop: DA

NJ Man Kills Mom, Put Her In Chest, Drove to Pizza Shop: DA

Authorities say a New Jersey man killed his mother inside her apartment, put her in a chest and drove her body to a pizza shop where he worked

Nov 12, 2019

NJ Mom Who Passed Out on Toddler, Suffocated Him Gets Jail

NJ Mom Who Passed Out on Toddler, Suffocated Him Gets Jail

A New Jersey mother who passed out while intoxicated and suffocated her toddler son is now headed to prison.

Oct 24, 2019

NYC Mom-Son Duo Accused of Selling Bogus Cancer Cure

NYC Mom-Son Duo Accused of Selling Bogus Cancer Cure

A mother-son duo was arrested Wednesday morning on fraud charges for allegedly selling on apricot elixir over the internet that they touted as a cure for cancer, a law enforcement source tells News 4.

Oct 15, 2019

Woman Pleads Guilty to Slaying Mother, Grandmother in NJ

Woman Pleads Guilty to Slaying Mother, Grandmother in NJ

A woman has pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter and murder in the beating deaths of her mother and grandmother in their New Jersey beach home last year.

Sep 6, 2019

NJ Mother Charged in Toddler Son’s Death Will Remain Jailed

NJ Mother Charged in Toddler Son’s Death Will Remain Jailed

The mother of a toddler whose remains were found in a trash-strewn alleyway will remain jailed pending her trial on murder charges and allegations of abusing her two other young children.

Aug 24, 2019

Mother Arrested After Child Left in Car in Queens Lot: Cops

Mother Arrested After Child Left in Car in Queens Lot: Cops

A mother has been arrested after passers-by noticed a young child crying as they were left in a car in a Queens parking lot Friday afternoon, police said.

Aug 22, 2019

Women Allegedly Steal Baby Stroller at NJ Store, Forget Kid

Women Allegedly Steal Baby Stroller at NJ Store, Forget Kid

Two women who allegedly stole a baby stroller and left a child behind have been arrested in New Jersey

Aug 1, 2019

Judge: No Criminality in NYC Twins' Hot Car Death — for Now

Judge: No Criminality in NYC Twins' Hot Car Death — for Now

A judge ruled there is no criminal case at this time against the New York City father accused of leaving his 1-year-old twins in a hot car for eight hours last week, killing both of them, a spokeswoman for...

Jul 31, 2019

No Upgraded Charges for Dad of NY Twins Who Died in Hot Car

No Upgraded Charges for Dad of NY Twins Who Died in Hot Car

The father charged in the deaths of his 1-year-old twins after he allegedly forgot them in the car while he went to work, is not expected to face upgraded charges, the district attorney said Monday.

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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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