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EXCLUSIVE: Goon botches alleged murder-for-hire job, gets busted with man who paid him, prosecutors say

A Manhattan drug dealer and Bronx hitman who cooked up a botched plan to kill a rival couldn’t keep quiet about it — and now they’re facing attempted murder charges, a new criminal complaint filed alleges.

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-12-18 12:30:00

Man charged with murder in Ticonderoga investigation

TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (WCAX) Police have made a third arrest in connection with a homicide in New York's North Country. Michael Larock, 37, of Ticonderoga, was captured Monday. Police say they got an anonymous tip that led them to him. They say he was hiding in Norfolk.

WCAX - 2018-12-18 00:06:00

4 Busted In Fake Check-Cashing Scheme: Greenwich Police

GREENWICH, CT — A New York woman walked into a Greenwich bank and tried to cash a check. Before she can complete the transaction, bank staff realized it was a scam, and the woman walked out. But before she could leave in the getaway vehicle - with three alleged accomplices inside - Greenwich police

PATCH - 2018-12-17 21:30:00

Video shows man leaving cat sealed in a bucket outside animal shelter in Chinatown

CHINATOWN, Manhattan — A horrible incident of animal abuse was caught on camera in Manhattan. Police are asking the public's help identifying a man seen on shocking surveillance video dumping a malnourished cat in a sealed bucket in Chinatown.

PIX11.COM - 2018-12-17 12:31:55

Congratulations to the 14 People Arrested at a SantaCon in New Jersey

Judging from my Instagram feed and some recent puddles of sidewalk vomit, SantaCon season is in full force. And few cities have experienced the force as fully as Hoboken, New Jersey, where 14 people were arrested on Saturday, according to the New York Post.

JEZEBEL - 2018-12-17 01:55:00

'Burning,' 'Cold War' Top AP's Best Films of 2018

Associated Press Film Writers Jake Coyle and Lindsey Bahr name their choices for the best films of 2018. 1. "Burning": It was, for sure, an extraordinary movie year. Little to nothing separates my favorite 10 films, or, for that matter, my top 20 or 30. Many of the year's best were found overseas, a

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-12-17 18:10:24

Cops release names of couple, child killed in murder-suicide

BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities have released the names of the couple and their 12-year-old daughter who died in a murder-suicide inside their upstate New York home. State police and police in the Saratoga County village of Ballston Spa identified the family members as 46-year-old Steven Jones

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-12-17 07:00:00

Colin Kroll, co-founder of HQ Trivia, found dead

NEW YORK (AP) - Colin Kroll, a tech executive who co-founded the HQ Trivia app, has died. He was 35. The New York Police Department says officers went to Kroll's Manhattan apartment early Sunday after getting a call asking for a wellness check on him.

NEWS 12 - 2018-12-16 21:37:00

Authorities name man shot dead by police during standoff

Essex officials have on Monday named the man police officers fatally wounded early Saturday morning after taking his ex-girlfriend hostage and holding her at gunpoint for several hours.

NJ.COM - 2018-12-17 16:59:38

Woman slashes fellow bus rider in Bronx who tried to pet her dog, police say

MELROSE, Bronx (WABC) -- Police say a woman slashed a fellow bus rider in the face after she tried to pet her dog. The incident was reported Monday on an MTA bus near East 149th Street and Morris Avenue around 2:30 p.m.

ABC7NY.COM - 2018-12-17 22:05:27

Brownsville park creep thrown into Rikers Island

A Brooklyn judge set a $300,000 bail on Sunday for a 40-year-old man who allegedly raped a 20-year-old woman at Betsy Head Park. Jason Lopez was charged with first-degree rape, third-degree sexually motivated robbery and sex abuse for attacking a young woman on Dec. 1 as she was on her way home, pol

BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE - 2018-12-17 16:14:30

Corrections officer charged with sexual assault of inmate

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Dec. 14 that Avril D. Richardson, 45, of Elizabeth, has been charged with second-degree sexual assault for engaging in sexual conduct with an inmate at Northern State Prison in Newark, where she was employed as a senior co

ESSEXNEWSDAILY.COM - 2018-12-17 17:33:04

They Grabbed Her Baby and Arrested Her. Now Jazmine Headley Is Speaking Out.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.]. Jazmine Headley took her baby boy to a public benefits office in Brooklyn on a recent Friday to find out why the city had abruptly stopped paying for him to go to day care while she worked cleaning offices.

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-12-16 23:28:38

Vine Co-Founder, HQ Trivia CEO Found Dead of Apparent Drug Overdose

Colin Kroll, the founder of Vine and HQ Trivia, was found dead at age 34 of an apparent drug overdose, according to reports. Police sources told the New York Post that he was found in Manhattan on Dec. 15.

THE EPOCH TIMES - 2018-12-16 17:03:17

Cuomo calls for legalizing marijuana ‘once and for all’ in New York

New York may soon go up up in smoke. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday said it’s time to legalize marijuana “once and for all” during a speech previewing his major policy initiatives in Manhattan.

NEW YORK POST - 2018-12-17 19:10:30

2 women tied to dead Wilmington baby at Manhattan hotel released, not charged

Two women who were detained in connection with the death of a 4-month-old Wilmington boy at a Manhattan hotel, have been released without charges, according to reports. The 24-year-old and 26-year-old women were released Saturday, 24 hours after police said they were wandering around the Hotel Penns

WDEL 1150AM - 2018-12-17 02:49:00

Now Google is bringing a new $1B campus to New York City

Google is investing more than $1 billion on a new campus in Manhattan — becoming the second major technology company after Amazon to pick the Big Apple to expand and create thousands of jobs.

NEW YORK POST - 2018-12-17 14:05:31

Report: Cuomo to lay out plan to legalize recreational marijuana

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to lay out his plan to legalize recreational marijuana in New York. Gov. Cuomo is speaking to about his legislative agenda for 2019 in Manhattan. Officials estimate legalizing and taxing marijuana could bring in $1.3 billion a year to the state.

NEWS 12 - 2018-12-17 16:24:00

Google to establish 1.7 million square-foot campus in New York City as part of $1 billion expansion

Google-zilla is expanding its Manhattan footprint with a $1 billion expansion that will swallow up a big swath of the far West Village and double its Big Apple workforce. Google, based in Mountain View, Calif., will build a complex of more than 1.7 million square feet along the Hudson River across W

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-12-17 12:25:00

Colin Kroll, co-founder of Vine and HQ Trivia, found dead in Manhattan apartment

NEW YORK — Colin Kroll, the CEO and co-founder of the HQ Trivia game, has died, the company tweeted Sunday. He was 35. “We learned today of the passing of our friend and founder, Colin Kroll, and it’s with deep sadness that we say goodbye. Our thoughts go out to his family, friends and loved ones du

PIX11.COM - 2018-12-16 17:41:55