Crime and Incidents

NY Man Drowned Mother in Backyard Pool, Prosecutors Say

(Photo by Goh Seng Chong/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
(Photo by Goh Seng Chong/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y.—A suburban New York man drowned his mother in the family’s backyard pool after she argued with him because he wasn’t taking his...

  • Sandals mark the crime scene, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, not far from the Al-Furqan Jame Masjid Mosque in the Ozone Park neighborhood of Queens, New York, where the leader of a New York City mosque has been fatally shot and an associate has been wounded in a brazen daylight attack. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

    Man Charged in Slaying of NYC Imam, Friend; Motive Unclear

    NEW YORK—A man suspected of gunning down an imam and his friend as they left a New York City mosque was arrested and charged with... Read more

  • Retired NYPD Det. Irvin Noak critically wounded his two adult sons before he turned the gun on himself on Aug. 14. (Facebook/Irvin Noak)

    Retired NYPD Detective Shoots Sons Before Committing Suicide

    A retired New York City detective critically shot his two sons before fatally shooting himself on Aug. 14—in what police say is a family dispute gone wrong.  According... Read more

  • Sandals mark the crime scene, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, not far from the Al-Furqan Jame Masjid Mosque in the Ozone Park neighborhood of Queens, New York, where the leader of a New York City mosque has been fatally shot and an associate has been wounded in a brazen daylight attack. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

    Police Search for Suspect in Killing of Imam, Friend

    NEW YORK—Police in New York City are searching for the man who fatally shot the leader of a mosque and a friend as they left... Read more

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    Police Seeking Armed Man Who Allegedly Took Patient at Gunpoint

    MOUNT GRETNA, Pa.—An 18-year-old Pennsylvania man accused of threatening two nurses at gunpoint so he could take his girlfriend from a secure mental health care... Read more

  • FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2015 file photo, Sharon and Randy Budd talk with friends and relatives outside the Union County Court House in Lewisburg, Pa., after three young men were sentenced to time behind bars for throwing a rock off a highway overpass in central Pennsylvania, causing severe brain trauma to Sharon, an Ohio teacher. Randy Budd, has died at age 55. Harry Campbell, chief investigator for the Stark County Coroner’s office, told The Associated Press on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, that Budd died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at his Uniontown, Ohio, home late Saturday. (Amanda August/The Daily Item via AP, File)

    Husband of Woman Hurt by Rock Dropped on Car Kills Himself

    COLUMBUS, Ohio—The husband of a schoolteacher critically injured when a rock was dropped on her car from a highway overpass has died of a self-inflicted... Read more

  • Jamal Skinner (L) and Evan Aronowitz, patrol officers with the 84th Precint, model ballistic body armor and helmets during a news conference at the 84th Precinct in the Brooklyn borough of New York, on July 25, 2016. The NYPD plans to distribute 20,000 helmets and 6,000 vests before the end of the year. The equipment will be issued to uniformed patrol officers at a time when the NYPD is also encouraging them to be more approachable to law-abiding citizens. (NYPD via AP)

    NYPD Arms Cops on the Beat to Combat Rampaging Shooters

    NEW YORK—At a time when the New York Police Department is encouraging beat cops to be more approachable to law-abiding citizens, it’s also equipping them... Read more

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    Arrest Made in Fire of Black Firefighter’s Home

    A neighbor was arrested for setting fire to the home of a black firefighter in upstate New York, according to local reports. Matthew Jurado was apprehended by North Tonawanda Police... Read more

  • A police officer deploys tape to an area near where authorities stopped a vehicle in San Bernardino, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. Multiple attackers opened fire on a banquet at a social services center for the disabled in San Bernardino on Wednesday, killing multiple people and sending police on a manhunt for suspects. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

    Lawyer: Girl, 14, Killed Dad as He Slept to Stop Abuse

    CLEVELAND—A 14-year-old Ohio girl fatally shot her father in the head as he slept to stop him from abusing her family, her attorney said Friday... Read more

  • In this April 22, 2016, file photo, authorities set up roadblocks at the perimeter of one of four properties near Piketon, Ohio, where seven adults and a 16-year-old boy from the Rhoden family were found shot to death.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

    Investigators of Ohio Family Massacre Suspect Multiple Killers

    PIKETON, Ohio—Investigators are operating under the theory that there were multiple attackers in the slayings of eight people from one Ohio family, authorities confirmed Thursday... Read more

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    Upstate NY Firefighter’s Home Burns After Getting Racist Note

    A black volunteer firefighter targeted by racist threats is now homeless after flames engulfed his apartment on Aug. 3, according to local reports. Kenneth Walker received... Read more

  • Karina Vetrano was found dead at Howard Beach while jogging. (Instagram)

    NYC Runner Is Found Dead in Queens, Police Say

    NEW YORK—A woman was killed on an early evening run in a secluded section of a marshland park after her father warned her it might... Read more

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    Police Searching for Suspects Who Tried to Kidnap Woman Near Walmart

    According to a press release from the Royse City Police Department, officers were sent to the Royse City Wal-Mart regarding an aggravated robbery on Sunday... Read more

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    Police: Man Robs New York City Bank in Ball Gown, High Heels

    NEW YORK — Investigators are searching for a man who they say robbed a New York City bank while wearing a ball gown. WCBS-TV reports the... Read more

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    Police: Calif. Boy Charged With Murder in Sister’s Killing

    ROCKLIN, Calif.  — A 14-year-old boy in northern California has been charged with murder after the death of his 13-year-old sister. The Sacramento Bee reports... Read more

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    Police: 1 Man Killed, Several Injured at Southwest Ohio Bar

    HAMILTON, Ohio  — Police in southwest Ohio are investigating a shooting at a bar that left one man dead and several others wounded. Hamilton Police Chief... Read more

  • Sarra Elizabeth Gilbert (C) is shown standing between her sisters, Stevie Smith (L) and Sherre Gilbert (R), as her mother Mari Gilbert (seated L), and attorney John Ray (seated R), hold a press conference about Shannan Gilbert, a Jersey City, N.J., on Feb. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)

    Police: Woman Found Dead in Upstate NY, Daughter Charged

    ELLENVILLE, N.Y.—The mother of a sex worker whose disappearance led to the discovery of 10 sets of human remains strewn along Long Island’s Gilgo Beach... Read more

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