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Subway Cell Phone Robbery Suspect Steals Police Taser, Zaps Three NYPD Officers Before Arrest

Three police officers were zapped by their own Taser on Sunday while trying to arrest a suspected subway cell phone thief in Crown Heights. CBS 2 reports that officers recognized the man from the wanted posters that detail his alleged involvement in robbing at least five people of their phones since


Attacker Hurls Anti-Gay Slurs, Punches Man in Brooklyn: NYPD

An attacker randomly punched a man in the arm after using anti-gay slurs, the NYPD said. The 24-year-old man was walking on Lincoln Road, near Flatbush Avenue, in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens around 1:25 p.m. on April 4 when another man he didn’t know made anti-gay slurs and punched him in the arm, pol


Traffic stop leads to capture of fake cab driver, woman locked inside van with stolen license plate: NYSP

BROOKLYN, New York — A Brooklyn man has been arrested after he locked a woman inside of his vehicle while pretending to be a taxi driver, New York State Police said Tuesday. Troopers from the Brooklyn station arrested Calvin F. Alexander, 30, of Brooklyn, for being in possession of a stolen Pennsylv


Killer of NYC jogger sentenced to life without parole

A Queens judge Tuesday morning sentenced a Brooklyn man convicted of murdering Howard Beach jogger Karina Vetrano in August 2016 to life in prison without parole, in a case that grabbed national attention and triggered a massive homicide investigation.


Improperly licensed NYC driver accused of holding passenger against her will

RED HOOK, Brooklyn (WABC) -- An improperly licensed driver from Brooklyn is accused of picking up a passenger while using a stolen license plate and holding the passenger against her will.


Law firm: 12 Boy Scout leaders from LI among 130 in NY accused of abuse

The firm says the alleged abusers include people throughout New York, including 12 from Long Island. The accusations date back to 1944. An attorney representing sex abuse survivors says Scouts often did not report accusations of misconduct to police.


Two Cops Suspended For Allegedly Refusing To Enter Apartment Of Ax-Attack Murder Victim

Two Brooklyn police officers are accused of refusing to enter an apartment where a 20-year-old woman was murdered with an ax and a four-year-old girl was sleeping. The pair of officers from the 83rd Precinct allegedly claimed the apartment, at the Bushwick Houses, "was outside their jurisdiction," a


With 2 kids in the car on Easter Sunday, Brooklyn, N.Y., man led police on 120 mph chase on I-78, cops say

A Brooklyn, N.Y., man hit speeds of 120 mph with two unrestrained kids in the car while trying to flee from a state trooper on Interstate 78 Easter Sunday in Salisbury Township.


Upstate NY drug company fined $20M; ex-CEO indicted over opioids

A drug distributor in Upstate New York has been fined $20 million and its former head has been indicted over opioids. The Associated Press reports an indictment unsealed Tuesday reveals the Rochester Drug Co-Operative (RDC) and its ex-CEO Laurence Doud III have been charged over allegations the comp


Grandmother of 4-year-old survivor in Brooklyn bloodbath outraged that cops left little girl alone with near-decapitated corpse

The outraged grandmother of a 4-year-old girl stranded with a near-decapitated corpse inside a blood-spattered Brooklyn apartment expressed her disbelief Tuesday that a jurisdictional dispute kept police from entering the crime scene for more than 40 minutes.


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


2 NYPD Patrol Officers Under Investigation For Response To Fatal Ax Attack

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Two NYPD officers are under investigation for what they allegedly did while responding to this weekend’s fatal ax attack on a pregnant woman in Brooklyn.


Man gets life in prison in Queens jogger murder case

The Brooklyn man convicted of murdering Queens jogger Karina Vetrano has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Vetrano was killed in 2016 while jogging near her home in Howard Beach, Queens.


Police: New York woman tried to deposit fraudulent check

WESTPORT — A Queens, N.Y., resident is facing charges after she allegedly tried to deposit a fraudulent check at a Westport bank and, when caught, struggled with officers. On April 19 around 4:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to Westport’s Citibank on report of a woman attempting to deposit a bad c


Sixers close out Nets in first-round playoff series, advance to Eastern Conference semifinals against Raptors

Things are about to be telling for the 76ers. They punched their tickets to the Eastern Conference semifinals for the second consecutive season with a convincing 122-100 win over the Brooklyn Nets in Game 5 of their conference quarterfinals Tuesday night at Wells Fargo Center.


Woman arrested on prostitution charges in connection with Robert Kraft case

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WHDH) — A New York woman was arrested Monday in Jupiter, Florida, on prostitution charges in connection with the Robert Kraft solicitation case. Shen Mingbi, 58, of Flushing, was booked on nine prostitution charges and ordered held on $5,000 bond, according to the Palm Beach C


Former New York mayor's great-granddaughter among 6 dead in Texas plane crash

The great-granddaughter of a former New York mayor was among the six killed in a small plane crash Monday in the rocky hills of a ranch northwest of San Antonio, Texas. The Texas Department of Public Safety released the names of the six victims from a twin engine Beechcraft BE58 that went down befor


Police: Teen stabbed in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Police say a teen was stabbed in Brooklyn Bridge Park Tuesday. Police say two teens got into a dispute that escalated into violence, ending with one of them being stabbed. It is unclear where the teen was stabbed, but News 12 is told the victim is expected to survive. The teen was taken to the hospi


Man who killed wife and New York State trooper sentenced to life without parole

WATERTOWN N.Y. — After being found guilty for murdering his wife and a New York State trooper, a North Country man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. The sentencing comes two years after Justin Walters shot his wife 13 times in their home in Theresa.


Popular Neighborhoods in New York

(Newswire.net -- April 23, 2019) -- Everyone knows that New York is one of the most expensive places to live, in the country. It is thus a challenge to actually find a place to live in the city. It is important for any hopeful to consider where they want to live and where they can actually afford to