Crime and Incidents

NYC Man Accused of Scamming Families of Abducted Children

Peter "Thomas" Senese. (Facebook)
Peter "Thomas" Senese. (Facebook Profile)

NEW YORK—A nonprofit director who said he could help desperate parents recover children illegally taken from the United States during custody disputes was arrested Tuesday...




  • A pile of debris remains at the site of a building explosion in the East Village neighborhood of New York, March 27, 2015. (AP Photo/The New York Times, Nancy Borowick)

    Utility Found ‘Hazardous Situation’ Months Before NYC Blast

    NEW YORK—More than seven months before an explosion and fire leveled three apartment buildings in Manhattan’s East Village, utility workers discovered that the gas line... Read more

  • Police investigate the crash scene between a truck and a car carrying four people in the Staten Island borough of New York, Friday, March 20, 2015. The car, driving the wrong way and carrying three off-duty officers with the Linden, N.J. police department, crashed into the truck, killing one officer and another person and leaving two other officers critically injured, officials said. The truck driver was treated for injuries that weren't considered to be life-threatening. (AP Photo/Staten Island Advance, Irving Silverstein)  MANDATORY CREDIT

    Officer Behind Wheel in Fatal Wrong-Way Crash Had DUI in ’13

    TRENTON, N.J. — Officials say an off-duty New Jersey police officer behind the wheel of a car involved in a New York City wrong-way crash... Read more

  • Linden, N.J. police department cars are parked near the emergency room exit of the Staten Island University Medical Center, March 20, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Off-Duty Officer Posted Booze Photo Before Fatal Accident

    LINDEN, N.J.—Police are investigating whether alcohol use explains how a car carrying three off-duty New Jersey police officers from a visit to a strip club... Read more

  • Firefighters walk near the scene of a fire, center left, in which seven children died in the Brooklyn borough of New York, March 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

    New York Fire Department: 7 Children Die in Brooklyn Fire

    NEW YORK—Fire tore through a Brooklyn home early Saturday, killing seven children and leaving two other people in critical condition, authorities said. The dead are... Read more

  • Car skid marks are visible along a street in the Chatsworth section of Los Angeles, Feb. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

    1 Off-Duty New Jersey Cop Dead, 2 Critical After NYC Crash

    NEW YORK—A car carrying three off-duty New Jersey police officers crashed into a truck early Friday while driving the wrong way on a New York... Read more

  • Protesters display a banner and placards during a demonstration outside the courthouse in New York's borough of Staten Island on January 5, 2015. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

    Secrecy Preserved in Police Chokehold Death Probe

    NEW YORK—A push for answers on how a New York City police officer avoided criminal charges in the videotaped chokehold death of Eric Garner has... Read more

  • A Google Street view of the Sutton Terrace apartment building on 450 East 63rd St. on Manhattan, NY.

    NYC Woman Plummets to Death From Building Where Dancer Martha Graham Once Lived

    An unidentified woman fell or jumped from a 12-story building on Upper East Side on Manhattan at 4:29 p.m. on Sunday. She was pronounced dead on... Read more

  • A subway rider waits on the platform at

    Woman Found Guilty of Shoving Subway Commuter to His Death

    A New York City woman will face at least 22 years in prison for shoving a Hindu man to his death off a subway platform... Read more

  • Mari Gilbert prays over the coffin of her daughter, Shannan Gilbett on Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Amityville Cemetery in Amityville, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)

    Funeral for Woman Linked to New York Serial Killer Mystery

    AMITYVILLE, N.Y.—A New Jersey escort was buried during a graveside Thursday, nearly five years after her disappearance led to the discovery of 10 victims of a... Read more

  • Pedro Hernandez appears in Manhattan criminal court in New York on Nov. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

    Daughter Testifies at Murder Trial in 1979 Missing Boy Case

    NEW YORK—The daughter of a man on trial for murder in the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz testified Monday about her father’s unusual behavior... Read more

  • Attorney Scott Rynecki, left, and Kimberly Ballinger, the domestic partner of Akai Gurley and the mother of his toddler daughter, at a press conference on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in New York City. The NYPD officer who shot and killed Gurley inside a Brooklyn housing project stairway has been indicted on charges of manslaughter.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    NYC Grand Jury Indicts Police Officer for Manslaughter

    The New York City police officer who shot and killed a man inside a Brooklyn public housing project last November has been indicted on charges... Read more

  • Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., left, and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY, pause for a moment after placing a bouquet of flowers at a railroad crossing, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, in Valhalla, N.Y.

    Did the Electrified Third Rail Make Train Wreck Deadlier?

    VALHALLA, N.Y.—It was a hellish scenario investigators had never seen before: 400 feet of electrified third rail snapped into 12 pieces and speared a commuter... Read more

  • Yevgeny Buryakov appears in federal court in Manhattan,  Jan 26, 2015 after his arrest earlier in the day in connection with a Cold War-style Russian spy ring that spoke in code, passed messages concealed in bags and magazines, and tried to recruit people with ties to an unnamed New York City university,  according to authorities. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)

    Who Are the Russian Spies Nabbed in New York City?

    Three Russian citizens who lived in the United States for years as spies were unremarkable to the casual observer. Yet in the end, they were... Read more

  • 8 Hurt in Early Morning Fire in Upper Manhattan

    NEW YORK—Fire officials say eight people suffered minor injuries in a fire at a six-story building in Upper Manhattan. Firefighters encountered heavy smoke when they... Read more

  • Police Charge NYC Man With 2010 Murder on Long Island

    CENTRAL ISLIP N.Y.—A New York City man is accused of fatally shooting a Long Island man in front of a pub in 2010. Suffolk County... Read more

  • Kenneth Crane: Man Found Dead in Long Island Woods Identified as Homeless

    HERRICKS, N.Y.—Police say a man found dead in a wooded area on Long Island has been identified as a homeless person. Police say 60-year-old Kenneth... Read more


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