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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.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

2 Men Face Murder Charges in Death of Hofstra Grad in NYC

2 Men Face Murder Charges in Death of Hofstra Grad in NYC

Two men are finally facing murder charges in the death of a Hofstra graduate from Connecticut who'd attended a party at a Manhattan luxury apartment building.

Friday, Jan 27, 2017

Teen at Center of Botched Holland Tunnel 'Rescue' Dies

Teen at Center of Botched Holland Tunnel 'Rescue' Dies

botched "rescue" attempt has died. James Patterson tells The (Wilkes-Barre)...">A teenager who inspired a group of Pennsylvania residents to attempt to drive into New York City with a cache of weapons in a botched "rescue" attempt has died. James Patterson tells The (Wilkes-Barre)...

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017

Hofstra Grad Slay Suspect's Attorney Blames Other Men

Hofstra Grad Slay Suspect's Attorney Blames Other Men

The lawyer for one of three men arrested in the grisly killing of Hofstra University graduate Joseph Comunale late last year is pointing fingers at the two other suspects, saying that the charges against...

Monday, Dec 19, 2016

Feds Bust NYC Hedge Fund Accused in $1 Billion Fraud Case

Feds Bust NYC Hedge Fund Accused in $1 Billion Fraud Case

Seven executives, employees and associates at a Manhattan investment firm -- including the fund's founder -- have been arrested in a $1 billion securities fraud case, according to officials.

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016

Suspects in Hofstra Grad Murder Case Face Judge

Suspects in Hofstra Grad Murder Case Face Judge

Two men have been arraigned on charges in connection with the death of a Connecticut man who'd attended a party at a Manhattan luxury apartment building.

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016

Ex-Mayor's Son Charged in Hofstra Grad Slay Case

Ex-Mayor's Son Charged in Hofstra Grad Slay Case

The son of a former New Jersey mayor has been charged in connection with the death of a Hofstra University graduate who prosecutors say was stabbed 15 times in the chest in a luxury Manhattan apartment...

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