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Shia LaBeouf appears in court in New York City on Sept. 10, 2014. (credit: Pool)

Shia LaBeouf Appears In Court, Says He’s Keeping Sober

The “Transformers” star pleaded guilty in September to disorderly conduct charges stemming from an incident at a Broadway show this summer.

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

Judge Rules Confession In Etan Patz Case Can Be Used At Trial

A New York City judge has ruled that videotaped confessions by a man charged with killing a boy who vanished in 1979 can be used at his upcoming murder trial.

11/24/2014

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 Deems Teen Who Allegedly Killed 4-Year-Old In Crash A Flight Risk

A bail hearing for a teen accused of hitting and killing a 4-year-old girl with a car last year brought an angry outburst from the judge Thursday.

11/20/2014

FILE -- Daniel Barrera was arrested in Venezuela in 2012. (credit: Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty Images)

Colombian Drug Lord Daniel Barrera Pleads Guilty To Charge In NYC

U.S. prosecutors have described the 46-year-old Barrera as one of the largest cocaine distributors in history. They alleged he processed about 30,000 kilograms — more than 60,000 pounds — of raw cocaine into cocaine powder each month since 1998.

11/20/2014

Scales of justice (credit: ClipArt.com)

Former Policy Analyst Sues NYC Council Over Firing

Artyom Matusov filed a federal lawsuit against the council and its speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito, on Wednesday.

11/20/2014

FILE -- The New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Judge Rejects AAA’s Request To Block Port Authority Toll Hikes

The auto group argued that money from the hikes on bistate bridges and tunnels is being spent on projects that have nothing to do with interstate transportation.

11/19/2014

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Federal Authorities In N.Y. Charge 7 In Georgia-Based Debt Collection Scam

Federal authorities in New York say they’ve brought criminal charges against seven people in a debt collection scam run out of Georgia.

11/18/2014

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

Judge Scolds World Trade Center Parachuters, Won’t Toss Case

The decision puts James Brady, Marko Markovich, Andrew Rossig and their alleged lookout, Kyle Hartwell, on track for a January trial over the September 2013 stunt.

11/18/2014

Yonathan Souid is taken into custody. (credit: CBS2)

French Tourist Accused Of Climbing Brooklyn Bridge Faces Judge

Yonathan Souid, 23, of Esnandes, France is charged with felony reckless endangerment and misdemeanor criminal trespassing.

11/17/2014

Chef Buddy Valastro attends Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit's Grand Tasting event at Caesars Palace on May 9, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit)

Police: ‘Cake Boss’ Buddy Valastro Arrested On DUI Charges

“Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro was arrested on drunken driving charges in Manhattan early Thursday morning, police said.

11/13/2014

Gavel (file / credit: clipart.com)

NYC Awards 2 Men Wrongfully Convicted Of Murder $9 Million

New York City has awarded $9 million to two men who were freed after wrongful convictions.

11/13/2014

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara announces the indictments of 15 people on mortgage fraud charges on Nov. 13, 2014, in White Plains, N.Y. (credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

12 Family Members Accused Of $20 Million Mortgage Fraud

Twelve members of a single family were charged Thursday with lying to lenders to obtain more than $20 million in mortgage loans over the past decade, most of which went into default.

11/13/2014

Gilberto Valle speaks with reporters on July 1, 2014. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Ex-NYPD Officer Dubbed ‘Cannibal Cop’ Sentenced To Time Served

Gilberto Valle was sentenced Wednesday for unlawfully accessing a federal database.

11/12/2014

Nereus, 2014 (Courtesy of Steven Hirsch)

Photographer Finds Beauty In Gowanus Canal Slime

The photos appear in an exhibit at the Lilac Gallery in the Flatiron District from Wednesday until Dec. 1.

11/12/2014

Stan Li (credit: Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York)

Prosecutors Want Maximum Sentence For Dr. Stan Li In Prescription Drug Deaths Case

In a sentencing memorandum filed Monday, prosecutors argue that Dr. Stan Li should be given consecutive sentences totaling 30 years for the deaths of two patients.

11/11/2014

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