Crime and Incidents

NY Jury Hears Arguments in Terror Finance Trial

Shand Stephens (C) an attorney for the defendants in a case against Jordan-based Arab Bank, leaves Federal Court in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Stephens argued that executives at Jordan-based Arab Bank should not be held responsible for a wave of suicide bombings in Israel in the early 2000s. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Shand Stephens (C) an attorney for the defendants in a case against Jordan-based Arab Bank, leaves Federal Court in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Stephens argued that executives at Jordan-based Arab Bank should not be held responsible for a wave of suicide bombings in Israel in the early 2000s. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NEW YORK—Executives at Jordan-based Arab Bank should not be held responsible for a wave of suicide bombings in Israel in the early 2000s that left...




  • Five firefighters were injured putting out a blaze at 684 Halsey St. in Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy neighborhood on September 7, 2014. (Matt Gnaizda/Epoch Times)

    5 Firefighters Injured in Bed-Stuy Blaze

    Five firefighters were injured in a blaze Sunday evening in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. The fire started on the top floor of a three-story brick home... Read more

  • Police investigate the scene of a shooting Officer shot on Hudson Avenue in Rochester, N.Y. on Wednesday, Sept. 3 2014.  Rural/Metro Medical Services say an officer was shot and taken to Rochester General Hospital, where he died. At least two other people were wounded in the shooting Wednesday night.  Their conditions were not immediately known. The officer is the first member of the Rochester Police Department to be killed in the line of duty since 1959. (AP Photo/Democrat & Chronicle, Carlos Ortiz)  MAGS OUT; NO SALES

    Upstate NY Police Officer Fatally Shot in Gunfight

    ROCHESTER, N.Y.—A Rochester police officer was fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire during a pursuit, the first member of the city’s police force to... Read more

  • NYPD Officer Arrested for Assaulting His Wife

    Off-duty NYPD officer Dean Roberts, 38, was arrested at 3:45 a.m. in relation to a domestic incident involving his wife, police said. He was arrested in Brooklyn’s... Read more

  • A young man is stopped by a New York police officer at the 34th Penn station subway station in Manhattan on Aug. 7, 2012. Recently, the chief medical examiner's office ruled a homicide in the case of a man who caused a disturbance while high on PCP and died after police restrained him and transported him to a hospital. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

    Man High on PCP Dies in Police Custody, Determined as Homicide

    The second death of a New Yorker after a physical police arrest this summer has been ruled a homicide, according to a ruling by the... Read more

  • A Rossi .38 revolver used to shoot police officer John Hirschberger in the leg, in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. (NYPD)

    NYC Shootings High: One Dead, Two Policemen Injured

    Although NYPD statistics show the massive outbreak of gun violence since April is finally dwindling, one man was shot dead in the Bronx this weekend... Read more

  • Nicole Diggs is shown, Valhalla, N.Y., June 2014. Diggs, who is charged in the death of her 8-year-old disabled daughter, could inherit nearly a million dollars from the girl's trust fund, even if she's convicted. (AP Photo/Westchester County Department of Correction)

    Mom Charged in Girl’s Death Could Get Trust Fund

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—A special education teacher accused of killing her severely disabled 8-year-old daughter by withholding food and medical care could inherit nearly $1 million... Read more

  • Indictment Likely in NYC Toddler’s Death

    NEW YORK—A Bronx child care worker charged in the death of a toddler, which authorities said she blamed on a wrestling match, will likely be... Read more

  • A police officer stands near a crime scene in New York, on Monday, July 28, 2014. For the second time in less than a month a hunt for a fugitive ended in gunfire in the city on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    US Marshals in NYC Shootout; Suspect Wounded

    NEW YORK—An armed fugitive wanted for nearly two decades on drug charges in the South was wounded during a shootout with deputy U.S. marshals who... Read more

  • NYC Teacher Arrested, Allegedly Sent Obscene Snapchat of Himself to Student, Twitter Users Respond

    A Brooklyn Teacher was arrested Tuesday morning for allegedly sending an indecent picture of himself to a 16-year-old student, Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson... Read more

  • In this July 29, 2014, photo Joseph Beer is escorted from the courtroom in Mineola, N.Y., where he reached a plea deal. Beer, a New York City teenager who admitted smoking marijuana and speeding before crashing into a tree in 2012, killing four of his friends, is due to be sentenced in a Long Island courtroom. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)

    NY Teen Gets 5 to 15 Years for Wreck That Killed 4

    MINEOLA, N.Y.—A New York City man who was high on marijuana and speeding at over 100 mph when he crashed his brand-new sports car into... Read more

  • Damaged trees are seen at the site of a fatal car crash in North Babylon, N.Y., on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. A woman and her four passengers, including three children, were returning home from a family gathering on Saturday when their car veered off a Long Island highway, crashed into a tree and burst into flames, killing all of them, authorities said Sunday. (AP Photo/Newsday, James Carbone)

    Fatal Car Crash Takes Lives of Mother, Children, and Grandmother

    BABYLON, N.Y.— A woman, her three children, and their grandmother were returning home from a family gathering when their car veered off a Long Island... Read more

  • Body Washes Up on Shore of Upstate NY Lake

    OVID, N.Y.—Authorities are investigating the death of a man whose body washed up on a lakeshore in New York’s Finger Lakes region. The Seneca County... Read more

  • Firefighters outside the scene of contained 4-alarm fire in Upper Manhattan, New York on Aug. 18, 2014. (Petr Svab/Epoch Times)

    Fire Marshals Warn Against Power Cord Overload

    NEW YORK—Fire marshals in New York City are warning city residents again of the potential for deadly consequences when an electrical outlet is overloaded.  The... Read more

  • One Dead in 4-Alarm Manhattan Fire

    NEW YORK—A late afternoon four-alarm fire in Manhattan’s Hamilton Heights left one person dead and emptied at least twenty other apartments on Monday. People reportedly... Read more

  • Wrongfully Convicted NYC Man Settles Suit for $10M

    NEW YORK—The city will pay a $10 million settlement to a Brooklyn man who spent 15 years in prison for killing a rabbi, a wrongful... Read more

  • Man Charged in 3-State Crime Spree Faces Judge

    NEWARK, N.J.—A man accused of waging a violent, three-state crime spree that ended when he crashed near the George Washington Bridge made his first court... Read more


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