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Monday, 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...

Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018

6 Members of '200' Gang Arrested for Racketeering: DEA, NYPD

6 Members of '200' Gang Arrested for Racketeering: DEA, NYPD

Six members of a violent gang operating in upper Manhattan and the Bronx, dubbed the “200,” are in custody on federal racketeering charges, law enforcement sources say.

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018

How NYPD Detectives Overseas Helped Nab Fugitive Dad

How NYPD Detectives Overseas Helped Nab Fugitive Dad

When a father was accused of dumping his 8-month-old child into the East River, NYPD detectives based overseas were the ones who helped track him to Thailand.

Friday, Aug 10, 2018

'You Will Never See Mason Again': East River Dad Taunted Mom

'You Will Never See Mason Again': East River Dad Taunted Mom

The father accused of dumping his 7-month-old son in the East River and fleeing overseas sent taunting text messages to the baby's frantic mother, including one that read "You will never see Mason again,"...

Friday, Aug 3, 2018

Weinstein Lawyers Ask Court to Toss Sex Case, Citing Emails

Weinstein Lawyers Ask Court to Toss Sex Case, Citing Emails

Harvey Weinstein's lawyers want a New York court to throw out sexual assault charges against him.

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018

Seagram's Heiress Arrested in NXIVM Sex-Trafficking Case

Seagram's Heiress Arrested in NXIVM Sex-Trafficking Case

An heiress to the Seagram's liquor fortune has been arrested in connection with her work with a self-help group in upstate New York that is accused of branding women and forcing them into unwanted sex.

Friday, Jun 15, 2018

NYC Man Jailed in Facebook Live Stair Attack on Homeless Man

NYC Man Jailed in Facebook Live Stair Attack on Homeless Man

A Brooklyn man was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to attacking a homeless man, throwing him down a flight of stairs and broadcasting it on Facebook Live.

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018

US Prosecutors Detail Evidence Against Drug Lord 'El Chapo'

US Prosecutors Detail Evidence Against Drug Lord 'El Chapo'

U.S. prosecutors say their evidence against notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman includes killings, torture, kidnappings, prison breaks and even an attempt to smuggle seven tons of cocaine...

Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018

Dozens of Alleged NY Gang Members Arrested in Drug Bust

Dozens of Alleged NY Gang Members Arrested in Drug Bust

More than two dozen members of an alleged Bronx-based drug gang known as the Hooly gang are charged with selling heroin, crack cocaine, marijuana, and oxycodone in the Longwood section of the Bronx, law...

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017

Woman Sobs at Sentencing in Womb-Cut Killing: 'I'm Sorry'

Woman Sobs at Sentencing in Womb-Cut Killing: 'I'm Sorry'

The Bronx woman convicted of murder and kidnapping for cutting a baby out of the womb of her pregnant childhood friend has been sentenced to at least 40 years to life in prison.

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