Crime and Incidents

How Sex Trafficking Thrives in NYC: A Personal Story


NEW YORK—One late summer day in 2013,”Olga” (not her real name) was browsing through a Russian newspaper in Brooklyn, looking for a job. One ad...

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    Video: Smash-and-Grab Robber Not Great at the Smashing Part

    NEW YORK—A smash-and-grab robber at a New York City jewelry store had a little trouble with the smashing part. Surveillance video shows two men wearing... Read more

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    Teacher Beaten After She Calls Child Abuse Hotline

    NEW YORK—A teacher says in a lawsuit against New York City that she was beaten by a parent after she made a report to a... Read more

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    Live Grenade Found at Suburban NY Recycling Plant

    WYANDANCH, N.Y.—A live grenade has been found at a Long Island recycling plant and safely detonated by police. Newsday reports the grenade was found Saturday morning... Read more

  • In this Nov. 14, 2016 courtroom file sketch, the drug trial of two nephews of Venezuela's first lady proceeds in New York with, from left, Francisco Flores, with earphones and Efrain Campo, with earphones. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams, File)

    Father-Son Informants Trafficked Drugs While on US Payroll

    NEW YORK—Informants with dirty pasts are a fixture at drug trials, but even by those standards, the father-son team that played a central role in... Read more

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    Man Cutting Lawn Dies in Accident Involving Mower, Dog Leash

    BRASHER FALLS, N.Y.—State police say a freak accident involving a riding lawn tractor and a dog leash resulted in the death of a 62-year-old northern... Read more

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    Authorities: Reports of Shots Fired at New York Mall

    GUILDERLAND, N.Y.—Law enforcement agencies are responding to a suburban Albany, New York, mall after a report of one or two shots fired. There were no... Read more

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    Woman in NYC Subway Push: I’m Not Guilty and Didn’t Admit It

    NEW YORK—A former home health aide charged with shoving a woman in front of an oncoming subway train under New York’s Times Square insists she’s... Read more

  • Subway passengers arrive at the Times Square - 42nd St., station, in New York,  Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Woman Pushed to Her Death in Front of Oncoming NYC Train

    NEW YORK—New York City police say a woman standing on a subway platform was pushed to her death in front of an oncoming train. Police... Read more

  • New York City Police Officers gather at a shooting scene in the Bronx borough of New York, Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    2 New York Police Sergeants Shot, 1 Killed; Suspect Dead

    NEW YORK—A police sergeant was shot and killed and a second one was wounded Friday in a gunfight on a street with an armed man... Read more

  • A San Francisco Police puts up yellow tape to block the entrance to Park Police Station in San Francisco on Jan. 30, 2016. San Francisco police were responding about Saturday to an unrelated call when a woman said she saw a parked van that looked like the one authorities said the fugitives had stolen, according to Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens. As officers approached, Hossein Nayeri started running and was caught after a short chase. Officers then went back to the van and found Jonathan Tieu hiding, the sheriff said. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    Authorities: Missing Carolina Woman Found ‘Chained up’ Inside Container

    South Carolina investigators say a woman who had been reported missing along with her boyfriend in late August was found “chained up like a dog”... 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)

    S. Carolina Teen’s Adoptive Father Admitted in Prison to Burying Girl

    Search warrants released in South Carolina say the adoptive father of a teenager who disappeared in 2011 told investigators that he buried her shortly before... Read more

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    Halloween Party Shooting Leaves 2 People Dead, Several Hurt

    NEWBURGH, N.Y.—A shooting at a Halloween party in New York has killed two people, including a teenager who went with a friend. Several other people... Read more

  • New York Police Department patrol car is parked in front of the Peter Rouget Brooklyn middle school as children are let back in following reports of a bomb threat on December 15, 2015 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    NYC Principal Beaten After Asking Student to Turn Down Music

    NEW YORK—A principal of a New York City public high school who was beaten by a student after asking him to turn down the music... Read more

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    Man Charged With Attacking New York TV Crew Covering Event

    NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y.—Authorities say they’ve charged a man with attacking a reporter and a photographer for a Buffalo television station as they covered a public... Read more

  • Francisco Salgado and his sister Alejandra walk on New York's Third Avenue in midtown Manhattan. (DEA via AP)

    How One Drug Cartel Banked Its Cash in New York City

    NEW YORK—In the photos, Alejandra Salgado and her little brother Francisco look like ordinary tourists strolling the streets of midtown Manhattan. He carries a shopping... Read more

  • The apartment building in New York where authorities say a New York City police officer shot and killed an emotionally disturbed, woman wielding scissors and a baseball bat is shown on Oct. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Woman Wrote About Police Killings Before Officer Killed Her

    NEW YORK—In a searing, eloquent essay on living with schizophrenia, Deborah Danner agonized over the deaths of mentally ill people like her at the hands... Read more

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