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Dominican Republic

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TSA Employee Arrested For Allegedly Having Sex With Minors In The Dominican Republic

Vernon Lythcott of Brooklyn was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

05/09/2014

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The 25 Best Beaches In The World

After months of polar vortexes it’s finally almost time to lay out in the sun and sand. To help get the ball rolling, we rounded up the 25 best beaches in the world.

04/23/2014

Beverly Brignoni (credit: Bernadette Lamboy)

Relatives Question Bronx Woman’s Death After Low-Cost Surgery In Dominican Republic

Beverly Brignoni was a young New Yorker seeking a less expensive way to enhance her appearance and she did what many other people are now doing: travel to the Dominican Republic for cosmetic surgery.

03/31/2014

Sen. Robert Menendez (file/credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Documents: Sen. Menendez’s Campaign Paid Law Firm $250K To Fight Allegations

The political campaign for U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) paid a law firm $250,000 in December for legal costs related to Justice Department and Senate Ethics Committee investigations into his ties to a major donor, according to disclosure forms filed Friday.

01/31/2014

Authorities say a woman tried to smuggle more than 6-pounds of cocaine through customs inside of hair product containers. (Credit CBS 2)

Police: Woman Caught With More Than 6 Pounds Of Cocaine At JFK

A woman named Erika Rodriguez was caught with more than 6 pounds of cocaine stuffed inside of hair product containers, according to authorities.

12/13/2013

Revelers take part in Dominican Day Parade 2013. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Hundreds Of Thousands Show Their Dominican Pride In Annual Parade

The parade route began at Sixth Avenue and 37th Street and marched up to 52nd Street.

08/11/2013

Accused killer Justo Santos was brought back to New York in handcuffs on Friday night. (Credit CBS 2)

Suspect Indicted In 1986 Murder Of Inwood Restaurateur

A suspect was formally indicted Monday in the murder of an Upper Manhattan restaurant owner more than a quarter century ago.

06/17/2013

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Stretch Of Broadway Renamed For Man Believed To Be City’s First Immigrant

Three miles of Broadway in Upper Manhattan have a new honorary name honoring a man believed to be the first immigrant in New York City history – from the present-day Dominican Republic.

05/15/2013

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Menendez Calls For Federal Probe Of Allegations That He Visited Prostitutes

A spokesman for U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) said the senator hopes U.S. authorities join their Dominican counterparts in investigating the origin of reports he paid women in the Dominican Republic for sex.

03/18/2013

David Wright (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

David Wright Headed To N.Y. For Tests On Sore Ribs; Done In WBC?

Wright said he was optimistic about playing again for Team USA. But Joe Torre ruled him out of Friday night’s game and said Wright was doubtful beyond that.

03/15/2013

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

AUDIO: Sen. Menendez Speaks Out After Woman Recants Story Claiming He Paid Her For Sex

New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez may be making an unanticipated trip to the Dominican Republic. A judge wants to hear from him about a prostitute’s statement that she was paid to falsely claim she had sex with him.

03/05/2013

Jenrry Mejia (credit: Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

Mets’ Mejia Delayed In D.R. Due To Age, Identity Review

Mets GM Sandy Alderson said he believes the review, which is being handled through MLB at the request of the U.S. Consulate in the Dominican Republic, was random and not because of suspected wrongdoing.

02/14/2013

Sen. Robert Menendez (file/credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Menendez On Prostitution ‘Smears': They’re ‘Absolutely False…Bottom Line’

Menendez met with reporters Monday evening for the first time since the allegations spread after the FBI last week raided the offices of a Florida ophthalmologist, Dr. Salomon Melgen.

02/04/2013

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Police: Ex-Yankee Pascual Perez Slain In Apparent Robbery

A statement from police in the Dominican Republic reports that several individuals attacked Perez inside his home in a town west of the capital.

11/01/2012

Dominican Day Parade 2012 (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Dominican Day Parade Rolls Up 6th Avenue

The parade ended at 2 p.m., but festivities will continue all afternoon and evening throughout the city, with lots of celebrating taking place in Washington Heights. Much of Sixth Avenue is expected to be closed off through the evening.

08/12/2012

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