Crime and Incidents

Father and Son Used Non-Profit Funds to Buy Vacation Homes, Luxury Cars

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on May 27, 2014 in New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on May 27, 2014 in New York City. Two executives at Narco Freedom, a nonprofit that provides treatment for substance abuse, were arrested and indicted for misuse of the group’s funds, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said on Wednesday in a press release. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Two executives at Narco Freedom, a non-profit that provides treatment for substance abuse, were arrested and indicted for misuse of the group’s funds, Attorney General...

  • Guilderland Police Chief Carol Lawlor during a press conference regarding a quadruple homicide on Wednesday in Guilderland, at Guilderland Town Hall on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. Officials said that they've identified the bodies found Wednesday afternoon in a bungalow-style home. (AP Photo/The Daily Gazette, Patrick Dodson)

    Four Slain Include 2 Adults, 2 Young Boys; NY Authorities Seek Public’s Help

    GUILDERLAND, N.Y.—Four people found slain inside their suburban upstate New York home were two adults and two boys, ages 7 and 10, authorities said Thursday... Read more

  • Father Charged After Child Dies of Generator Fumes

    SALINA, N.Y.—A New York heating contractor faces manslaughter charges after his 6-year-old daughter died of carbon monoxide poisoning from a portable generator he left running... Read more

  • A police officer helps to park police cars in Times Square in New York on Sept. 17, 2014. Two police officers from New York have been charged with sexually assaulting a woman in an Atlantic City casino. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    2 New York Police Officers Charged in Sex Assault

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.—Two police officers from New York have been charged with sexually assaulting a woman in an Atlantic City casino. Lawyers for both men... Read more

  • 2 Kids Killed in Queens House Fire

    NEW YORK— Fire officials say two children have been killed in a house fire in Queens. The fire began on the first floor of a... Read more

  • A selection of the stolen designer merchandise found in the Queens apartment of identity theft ringleader Tamara Williams displayed at the Manhattan District Attorney's press conference on Oct. 6, 2014 (Jonathan Zhou/Epoch Times)

    Saks Employees Stole $400,000 in Shoes, Handbags in Identity Theft Ring

    NEW YORK—Federal prosecutors have formally charged five members of an identity theft ring who allegedly purchased $400,000 worth of designer shoes, handbags, and other accessories... Read more

  • Practitioners of Falun Dafa meditate in the William H. Seward park in Chinatown, Manhattan, on Sept. 29, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Practitioners of Spiritual Practice Banned in China Get Harassed in New York

    NEW YORK—It began with a few scribbles on the ground. Written in Chinese with chalk, the messages ranged from the innocuous—disease names and Chinese dish... Read more

  • Hundreds of glassines, little envelopes of heroin ready for street-level distribution, were seized from a Bronx heroin mill and displayed in Manhattan, N.Y., on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, as officials announced the arrest of 9 people in two separate busts where they seized $12 million in heroin. (Laura Cooksey)

    $12 Million in Heroin Seized in 2 NYC Busts, Trafficking at 25-Year High

    NEW YORK—In late August, truck driver Jeen Blake loaded up his tractor-trailer in Riverside, Calif., for his trip to New York. Days later, he drove... Read more

  • File photo. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Off-Duty Jersey Cop Shoots Man Stealing His Truck

    On Tuesday morning at 4 a.m., Basil Warren just got home from a late-night shift of policing. Still in his uniform, he heard a car... Read more

  • Photo of .22 caliber revolver handgun used by shooter in the Bronx on Sept. 29, 2014. (DCPI)

    Police Shot at Armed Civilians in Brooklyn and the Bronx

    In two separate incidents in the Bronx and Brooklyn Monday, police shot at armed civilians, killing one and injuring another. People living in the apartment... Read more

  • Ailina Tsarnaeva, sister of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, appears in Manhattan Criminal Court in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Authorities allege Tsarnaeva, of North Bergen, N.J., claimed people she knew could bomb the home of a woman who was previously involved with her husband. Bail was set at $5,000. (AP Photo/New York Post, Steven Hirsch)

    Marathon Bombing Suspects’ Sister Faces NYC Judge

    NEW YORK—A sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was led away in handcuffs Tuesday after a brief court appearance on allegations that she threatened... Read more

  • Driver Tony Stewart sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, Loudon, N.H. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)

    Tony Stewart Will Not Face Charges in Deadly Crash

    CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. —Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart will not be charged with the death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate... Read more

  • New York City police commissioner William Bratton alongside Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance (L) during a news conference at One Police Plaza in New York on June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    NYPD Probes Officer’s Altercation With Pregnant Woman

    NEW YORK—New York City police are investigating an altercation between officers and a pregnant woman that was captured on amateur video, officials said Wednesday. The... Read more

  • In this file photo, New York City Council member Jimmy Van Bramer speaks during the Museum of the Moving Image and the Jim Henson Legacy collaboration press conference at the Museum of the Moving Image on May 21, 2013 in New York City. (D Dipasupil/Getty Images)

    NYC Introduces Civil Penalties for Hit-and-Run Drivers

    NEW YORK—A year after Martha Puruncajas’s son Luis Bravo was killed by a hit-and-run driver, she still has no closure. It broke her heart not... Read more

  • Officers found a .25 caliber semi-automatic handgun when searching the premises where Clinton Lawson, 29, was found in Brooklyn on July 19, 2014. (DCPI)

    Queens Man Indicted for Jacking Cars and Shooting in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

    The District Attorney’s office indicted 29-year-old Clinton Lawson for two carjackings, shooting, and assault. If convicted, Lawson faces over 25 years in prison. On July... Read more

  • Around 310,000 attendees were at the People's Climate March in Manhattan, New York, Sept. 21, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Officer Dead in Car Accident on Way to Climate March

    NEW YORK—On the way to regulating Sunday’s climate change march, nine police officers in a marked NYPD vehicle collided with a plastic orange barrier in... Read more

  • U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara speaks during a news conference, Thursday, July 25, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Prosecutor: NYC Might Face Legal Action Over Jails

    NEW YORK—A federal prosecutor said Monday he was troubled by a news report that New York City officials provided incomplete statistics on violence at problem-plagued Rikers Island jail and warned he... Read more

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