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May 16, 2019

Spitting Rider Arrested in Box-Cutter Bias Attack on NJ Bus

Spitting Rider Arrested in Box-Cutter Bias Attack on NJ Bus

A 51-year-old man has been arrested in an alleged bias attack on a New Jersey bus in which cops say the victim was spat on, harassed, threatened with a box cutter and, ultimately, forced off the vehicle...

May 15, 2019

Man Forces Rider Off NJ Bus With Box Cutter in Bias Attack

Man Forces Rider Off NJ Bus With Box Cutter in Bias Attack

Police in New Jersey are asking the public's help in identifying a man in connection to an alleged bias crime that took place on a jitney bus in Paramus last week in which he allegedly spat on, harassed...

May 14, 2019

Arrest in Case of Man Chased, Killed Like 'Animal’: Source

Arrest in Case of Man Chased, Killed Like 'Animal’: Source

Donavin McDay, 29, of Brooklyn, was arrested in connection with the death of Tyquan Eversley.

May 7, 2019

Never-Before-Seen Attack Video Shown at Machete Murder Trial

Never-Before-Seen Attack Video Shown at Machete Murder Trial

Startling never-before-seen footage of the savage machete attack in a Bronx bodega last summer that claimed the life of a 15-year-old boy was presented by prosecutors, a day after the trial for five suspects...

May 3, 2019

Would-Be NYC Subway Bomber Gets 10 Years for Foiled Plot

Would-Be NYC Subway Bomber Gets 10 Years for Foiled Plot

The ringleader of a thwarted plot to bomb the New York City subway system in 2009 was effectively sentenced to time served on Thursday, according to his attorney.

Jan 24, 2019

NYC Laundry Room Change Bandits Hit 4 Apartments in 5 Days

NYC Laundry Room Change Bandits Hit 4 Apartments in 5 Days

Police are searching for two suspects in connection to a string of robberies in Brooklyn, where the pair allegedly targeted laundry room change machines and made off with thousands of dollars.

Jan 8, 2019

Police Search for Suspect in Alleged Subway Station Ambush

Police Search for Suspect in Alleged Subway Station Ambush

Police are searching for the suspect in connection to an alleged ambush at a subway station in the Bronx on New Year's Day.

Jan 4, 2019

Two Arrests Made in Deadly New Jersey Gas Station Shooting

Two Arrests Made in Deadly New Jersey Gas Station Shooting

Two suspects from South Carolina have been arrested in connection to the shooting at a gas station in Edison, New Jersey, that claimed the life of the station's clerk last month, prosecutors announced Thursday.

Dec 7, 2018

We'll Never Heal: Sobbing Family Blasts Dad of 10's Murderer

We'll Never Heal: Sobbing Family Blasts Dad of 10's Murderer

A 23-year-old man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison in the shooting death of a father of 10 as he stopped to pick up a taxi fare in New Jersey more than three years ago.

Nov 6, 2018

Pipe Bomb Suspect Held Without Bail After NY Court Hearing

Pipe Bomb Suspect Held Without Bail After NY Court Hearing

The man accused of sending pipe bombs to prominent critics of President Donald Trump made his first court appearance Tuesday in New York and has been ordered held without bail.

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