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In Patz Trial, Defense Will Present a Different Suspect

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Defense attorneys for Pedro Hernandez will ask an informant to testify against a convicted child molester who's long been seen as the lead suspect in the Etan Patz disappearance. 

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Bratton Pledges To Fight for Controversial Policing Strategy

Thursday, October 16, 2014

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Some advocates call the "Broken Windows" approach to policing racist, but the NYPD commissioner said there'd be no change. 

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Manhattan DA Says Three Lawyers Bribed Court Employee

Monday, September 29, 2014

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Investigators say the lawyers paid the court official up to $40,000 to hand out business cards to arrestees in the county.

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Killer Sentenced in '70's Cold Case

Monday, January 07, 2013

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A serial killer already sentenced to death in California has received a prison sentence in New York after he admitted killing two other young women here in the 1970s.

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Indicted Hispanic labor coalition's political donations (updated)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Manhattan DA Cy Vance announced the indictment of the United Hispanic Construction Workers, Inc. earlier today. The organization's president and chief lieutenant were accused of extortion and forced hiring for 17 years.

So, of course, the first thought was, which politicians have they donated money to?

The only recent filings that popped up were from November 16, 2009. The organization gave two separate $500 donations. To whom? That would be New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's reelection campaign.

DiNapoli certainly received a lot more money from a lot of people. But his campaign was the only one the now-indicted group bothered to fund in recent memory, according to the state Board of Elections. Their last major donation before that appears to be during Mayor David Dinkins's 1989 bid.

Update: A spokesperson for the comptroller's office said that DiNapoli intends to return the money donated by the United Hispanic Construction Workers.

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Investigators Seize Illegal Pesticides

Monday, September 19, 2011

Federal and state investigators arrested a dozen people in connection with the sale of illegal pesticides in local stores. The products, mostly imported from China, did not have any of the required regulatory approvals from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and, in some cases, were 40 to 60 times the EPA-approved toxicity levels.

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Opinion: The Media Should Stop Shielding Names of Rape Victims

Monday, August 22, 2011

Whatever the outcome, the DSK accuser's decision to come forward raises an important question for those of us who cover these cases and choose to shield the identity of adults who allege charges of sexual assault: Should we protect their identity?

-Jami Floyd, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Six Indicted For Alleged Concrete Testing Fraud

Thursday, August 04, 2011

For the second time since 2008, a concrete testing laboratory has been indicted for falsifying results of inspections for major private and public projects including the Second Avenue Subway, a LaGuardia Airport Control Tower and the Fulton Street Transit Center.

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Economist Among Clients Allegedly Bilked by City Construction Company: DA

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

A major New York City construction company is charged with defrauding its clients — including The Economist magazine — out of more than $30 million over the past decade.

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Uptick in Murders Tied to Easy Gun Access for Young Adults

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

The NYPD says shootings and murders are up in New York City. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said the easy access teens have to guns is law enforcement's biggest challenge.

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Authorites Charge 60 People in Computer Hacking Scheme

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Federal and local prosecutors have charged more than 60 people in a massive computer hacking and bank fraud scheme. Eastern European hackers allegedly stole more than $3 million dollars by implanting a virus into victims' computers and stealing their bank account usernames and passwords.

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