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Pedro Hernandez in court on Nov. 15, 2012 (credit: CBS2)

35 Years After Etan Patz Vanished, Murder Trial Opens

Opening statements began Friday in the trial against Pedro Hernandez, the New Jersey man accused in the disappearance and killing of 6-year-old Etan Patz.

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Pedro Hernandez is charged with killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979. (credit: CBS News)

Jury Selection Wraps Up In Etan Patz Murder Case; Opening Arguments Set For Friday

Hernandez, a former shop worker in the Patzes’ neighborhood of SoHo, is accused of killing Etan, who vanished while walking two blocks to a school bus stop on May 25, 1979.

01/29/2015

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Attorney Sanford Rubenstein Makes First Court Appearance Since DA Declines To Prosecute Him For Rape Allegation

The once flamboyant but publicly humiliated attorney Sanford Rubenstein made his first court appearance Wednesday, since the DA declined to prosecute him on a rape allegation brought against him by a top assistant to Rev. Al Sharpton.

01/28/2015

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14 Arrested In Drug Bust At Brooklyn Housing Project

The arrest of 14 accused drug dealers came after a long-running investigation sparked by community complaints of gang violence and drug trafficking at Brooklyn’s Farragut Houses.

01/23/2015

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (right) walks out of the Federal Courthouse after his arraignment on January 22, 2015. (credit: Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

NYS Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Arrested On Corruption Charges

FBI spokesman Peter Donald confirmed the 70-year-old Silver was taken into custody around 8 a.m. at FBI headquarters in New York City.

01/22/2015

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Jail Boss Fires 6 NYC Guards In 2012 Inmate Beating

Jail investigators found Robert Hinton, with his arms tied and legs shackled, suffered a broken nose and other injuries for refusing to be escorted in a now-shuttered solitary confinement dorm for mentally ill inmates.

01/21/2015

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Manhattan Man Charged With Trying To Acquire Deadly Poison Ricin

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said Cheng Le tried to acquire ricin over the “dark web,” an Internet marketplace where those peddling illicit goods can more easily hide their identities.

01/21/2015

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2 Yemeni Men Charged In U.S. For Joining Al-Qaida To Attack American Forces

Prosecutors in New York say Saddiq Al-Abbadi and Ali Alvi were captured in Saudi Arabia before being brought to the United States.

01/20/2015

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Brooklyn-Born Man Sentenced To 15 Years For Sending $67K To Al Qaeda

Wesam El-Hanafi, who was born in Brooklyn, said he’d spent the nearly five years since his arrest reflecting on his actions.

01/20/2015

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Brooklyn Man Who Shot At 2 Cops Hit With Maximum Sentences

A 33-year-old Brooklyn man got a very long prison sentence for shooting at two police officers in East Flatbush in 2011.

01/16/2015

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Attorney: New Informant In Etan Patz Case Is An Inmate

Prosecutors’ recently revealed informant in the infamous missing-child case of Etan Patz is a Rikers Island inmate.

01/16/2015

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Charges Dropped For Man Who Says Police Planted Gun On Him In Brooklyn

A judge on Thursday threw out gun possession charges against a man who claimed police planted a firearm on him.

01/15/2015

Four men are charged in connection with this parachute jump down One World Trade Center. (Credit: WTC BASE Jump/YouTube)

Judge: Jury May Decide If WTC Jumpers Committed Felony Burglary

Judge Charles Solomon has refused to toss the top charge of felony burglary related to the September 2013 stunt.

01/15/2015

Franklin Reyes is charged in the traffic accident that killed Ariel Russo, 4, on the Upper West Side in June 2013. (Credit: CBS 2)

Judge Offers Ariel Russo’s Alleged Killer Lighter Sentence In Exchange For Guilty Plea

Judge Gregory Carro told Franklin Reyes Jr. he would sentence him to three to nine years in prison if he pleaded guilty in the June 2013 death of Ariel Russo.

01/14/2015

Max Dickstein stands with other supporters of Ross William Ulbricht, the alleged creator and operator of the Silk Road underground market, in front of a Manhattan federal court house on the first day of jury selection for his trial on Jan. 13, 2015. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Investigators Describe Buying Drugs On Silk Road Website

The undercover agents were the first to testify in the case. One described receiving a shipment of heroin mailed from the Netherlands with a German stamp.

01/14/2015

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