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Oct 19, 2019

NJ Task Force Busts Alleged Drug Ring: Officials

NJ Task Force Busts Alleged Drug Ring: Officials

A narcotics task force took down seven people from New York as part of an illegal THC vape bust, officials said.

Oct 19, 2019

Murder Victim Found With Hacked Face in NJ Road Identified

Murder Victim Found With Hacked Face in NJ Road Identified

The Monmouth County prosecutor's office has identified the man found dead in the middle of a quiet New Jersey street Friday morning. He appeared to have had his face hacked, a witness reported.

Oct 18, 2019

Ex-NJ Law Student Accused of Email, Video Threats to College

Ex-NJ Law Student Accused of Email, Video Threats to College

A former New Jersey law student accused of sending a threatening email to students and making a video referencing a shooting has been arrested

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.

Oct 15, 2019

3 Teens Shot in New Jersey Following Crime Prevention Sweep

3 Teens Shot in New Jersey Following Crime Prevention Sweep

Authorities say a street shooting in a northern New Jersey city has left three teenagers wounded.

Oct 14, 2019

Authorities: NJ Drunk Driver Rear-Ends Police Car; Cop Hurt

Authorities: NJ Drunk Driver Rear-Ends Police Car; Cop Hurt

Authorities say a woman was driving drunk in New Jersey when she rear-ended a police cruiser, injuring an officer.

Oct 14, 2019

NJ Jury Acquits Massage Therapist Accused of Sex Assault

NJ Jury Acquits Massage Therapist Accused of Sex Assault

A massage therapist accused of touching a female client inappropriately during a session has been acquitted of sexual assault charges.

Oct 13, 2019

NJ Teacher Sexually Assaulted 3-Year-Old, Prosecutors Say

NJ Teacher Sexually Assaulted 3-Year-Old, Prosecutors Say

Police in New Jersey arrested a teacher this week for allegedly sexually assaulting a 3-year-old student, prosecutors say.

Oct 12, 2019

NJ Man Gets 25 Years for Killing Driver After Fender-Bender

NJ Man Gets 25 Years for Killing Driver After Fender-Bender

A man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison in a slaying that prosecutors said followed a fender-bender accident in New Jersey last year.

Oct 11, 2019

NJ Teacher Arrested for Allegedly Possessing Child Porn

NJ Teacher Arrested for Allegedly Possessing Child Porn

A New Jersey elementary school teacher has been arrested after allegedly being in possession of child pornography, according to law enforcement sources

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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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