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Mar 19, 2019

Suspect in Mob Boss Hit Flashes Pro-Trump Slogans on Hand

Suspect in Mob Boss Hit Flashes Pro-Trump Slogans on Hand

The 24-year-old man arrested in connection with the killing of Francesco Cali, a reputed boss of New York's Gambino crime family who was gunned down in a brazen hit last week, appeared in New Jersey court...

Mar 18, 2019

Man, 24, Arrested in Connection With Mob Boss Killing: NYPD

Man, 24, Arrested in Connection With Mob Boss Killing: NYPD

A 24-year-old man was taken into custody in connection with the killing of Francesco Cali, a reputed boss of New York's Gambino crime family who was gunned down in a brazen hit this week, the NYPD said.

Mar 15, 2019

Evidence Seized From Mobster's NYC Home as Rumors Swirl

Evidence Seized From Mobster's NYC Home as Rumors Swirl

Detectives with a warrant were still searching the Staten Island home of Francesco Cali, to remove cell phones and laptops.

Mar 15, 2019

12 Shots Fired, 6 Hit Reputed NYC Mob Boss in Deadly Ambush

12 Shots Fired, 6 Hit Reputed NYC Mob Boss in Deadly Ambush

The reputed boss of New York's Gambino crime family was shot to death in front of his Staten Island home not long after dinnertime Wednesday, marking the city's first mafia don killing in more than three...

Mar 8, 2019

NY Man Found Guilty of Slaying Pregnant Girlfriend

NY Man Found Guilty of Slaying Pregnant Girlfriend

A Staten Island man could spend the rest of his life behind bars after he was found guilty of murdering his pregnant girlfriend in 2017, prosecutors said.

Mar 6, 2019

Video Shows Man Shot by Police Pointing Wallet at Officers

Video Shows Man Shot by Police Pointing Wallet at Officers

A emotionally disturbed man shot by police in Harlem shouted that he had a gun before pointing an object that is now believed to have been a wallet at responding officers in an exchange caught on surveillance...

Mar 1, 2019

NYPD Shootings Dramatically Decrease Over Decades

NYPD Shootings Dramatically Decrease Over Decades

The friendly-fire police shooting that left an NYPD detective dead and a sergeant wounded was an anomaly amid a dramatic decrease in police-involved shootings in recent years, data shows.

Feb 22, 2019

2 More Men Arrested in Brazen Subway Platform Shooting Death

2 More Men Arrested in Brazen Subway Platform Shooting Death

Two more people have been arrested in the apparent gang-related shooting death of a man on a subway platform in Queens earlier this month.

Feb 15, 2019

Suspect in Cop Shooting Death Arraigned; 2nd Man Questioned

Suspect in Cop Shooting Death Arraigned; 2nd Man Questioned

The man charged with murder in the shooting death of an NYPD detective had his first hearing Friday, as the detectives union announced $10,000 reward for information leading to a second suspect in the robbery...

Feb 14, 2019

Photo Shows Fake Gun in NYPD Deadly 'Friendly Fire' Case

Photo Shows Fake Gun in NYPD Deadly 'Friendly Fire' Case

Authorities have released an image of the simulated weapon officials say NYPD cops encountered a robbery suspect holding when they stormed a T-Mobile store in Queens this week, discharging 42 rounds in...

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