Irene Cornell

Supporters of Ross William Ulbricht, the alleged creator and operator of the Silk Road underground market, stand in front of a Manhattan federal courthouse on the first day of jury selection for his trial on Jan. 13, 2015.  (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Defense Lawyer: Silk Road Creator Is Not A Drug Dealer

Prosecutor Timothy Howard, however, told jurors that the Silk Road website was an online shopping paradise for the sale of dangerous illegal drugs, and that Ulbricht was the kingpin of the digital criminal enterprise.

01/13/2015

$20 bills (credit: ClipArt.com)

$178K Falls Out Of Armored Vehicle On Long Island Expressway; Drivers Brake To Chase Cash

Around 2:45 a.m., the back door of an armored car traveling east on the LIE near Yellowstone Boulevard in Forest Hills popped open, and a bag full of money fell out.

01/13/2015

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

Prosecution Says Informant Will Testify In Etan Patz Case

An informant has emerged as a down-to-the-wire witness against Pedro Hernandez in the infamous missing-child case, prosecutors revealed Monday.

01/12/2015

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Prosecutor: 2 Rikers Correction Officers Assaulted Teen Awaiting Trial

Prosecutor Jason Petri told the court the teenage defendant, Raheem Dyer, got into an argument with a correction officer after he was accused of stealing from the jail commissary.

01/12/2015

Kevin Darden (NYPD)

Suspect In Fatal Bronx Subway Shove Pleads Not Guilty

Darden pushed Wai Kuen Kwok onto the tracks at Grand Concourse and East 167th Street in the Bronx, where the 61-year-old man was fatally struck by a southbound D train, police said.

01/12/2015

Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, also known as Abu Hamza al-Masri (file/credit: Getty Images)

Islamic Cleric Gets Life In NY Terrorism Case

An Islamic cleric convicted of terrorism charges has been sentenced to life in prison by a judge who called his actions “barbaric” and “misguided.”

01/09/2015

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2 Men Sentenced 40 Years To Life For East Harlem Murder

Ricky Billups and Moses Sharife were sentenced Thursday to 40 years to life in prison.

01/08/2015

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NYC Courts Quiet As Arrests Drop Dramatically

The number of criminal summonses cops handed out in the past week totaled 347, compared with more than 4,000 the same week a year ago.

01/08/2015

MetLife Stadium In East Rutherford, N.J. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Mom Convicted Of Pimping Out 15-Year-Old Daughter During Super Bowl Sentenced To 1-3 Years

Yolanda Ostoloza faces 1-3 years in prison after she was convicted of acting as a pimp, prostituting her barely 15-year-old daughter during the event, which took place at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, last year.

01/06/2015

Pedro Hernandez in court on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

Jury Selection Begins In Etan Patz Case

About 100 prospective jurors began filling out lengthy questionnaires Monday for Pedro Hernandez’s murder trial.

01/05/2015

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

Dr. Stan Li Sentenced To Prison In Prescription Drug Deaths Case

A Queens doctor accused of selling prescription drugs out of his pain-management clinic has been sentenced in the deaths of two of his patients.

12/19/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds Sue New York City Over Rikers Island Jail Violence

Federal prosecutors sued New York City on Thursday to speed the pace of reforms to address what a Justice Department investigation found was a “deep-seated culture of violence” against young inmates at the Rikers Island jail complex.

12/18/2014

Ashanti poses at a movie premiere in New York in November 2013. (credit: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

Alleged Ashanti Stalker Claims Innocence In Closing Arguments

Closing arguments have wrapped up in the case against singer Ashanti’s stalker.

12/17/2014

Ashanti arrives at the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards in Las Vegas on Dec. 5, 2014. (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Ashanti Testifies Against Fan On Trial Again For Stalking Her

The Grammy-winning R&B singer testified Tuesday that she was at a birthday dinner for her mother when another fan pointed out via Twitter that Hurd was the man in a photo with her sister from a 2012 event.

12/16/2014

Ashanti poses at a movie premiere in New York in November 2013. (credit: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

Ashanti’s Stalker On Trial Again For Allegedly Harassing Star

Devar Hurd, who previously served two years in prison for stalking the singer and actress and her family, is facing charges of stalking and aggravated harassment.

12/15/2014

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