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William McCaw (credit: Handout)

Vigil Held For New Jersey College Student Who Was Found Beaten To Death

An emotional vigil was held Wednesday to remember a college student who was found beaten to death near Rutgers University.

02/19/2014

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

Trial Postponed For Months In Etan Patz Murder Case

The murder trial for the man charged with killing a 6-year-old Manhattan boy who disappeared some 35 years ago has been postponed for months, as psychiatric exams and other preparations continue.

02/19/2014

Emma Gruber (Photo via CBS 2)

Body Of 85-Year-Old Mount Vernon Woman Found In Basement

Investigators believe Emma Gruber had been dead more than a day before police found her body Wednesday at the bottom of the basement stairs of her home.

02/14/2014

Handcuff (credit: clipart.com)

Far Rockaway Mother Charged With Fatally Beating 2-Year-Old Daughter

Two-year old Kevasia Edwards was found unconscious and unresponsive by emergency responders in her Far Rockaway home on Beach 56 Place on Monday.

02/05/2014

Sean Farrell (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Long Island Man Held Without Bail On Murder Charge In Mother’s Death

Sean Farrell was arrested Thursday in connection with the Dec. 9 death of Bonnie Farrell. Her body was discovered by her husband in the bedroom of their Medford home.

01/24/2014

FILE -- NYPD car is viewed in Times Square. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Suspect Charged In Murder In Coney Island Public Housing Building

A suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with the shooting death of a man the day after Christmas in a public housing development in Coney Island, Brooklyn.

01/22/2014

Police are hunting for Miguel Mejia-Ramos, a suspect in the killings of his wife and two children. (credit: NYPD)

NYPD: Suspect In Queens Triple Homicide Arrested In Texas

Miguel Mejia-Ramos, 28, was captured early Tuesday morning at a vehicle roadblock in Schulenburg, Texas, located between Houston and San Antonio, the NYPD said.

01/21/2014

Deisy Garcia, 21, and her two young daughters were found stabbed to death in a Queens apartment Sunday night. (credit: CBS 2)

Police Hunt For Father In Stabbing Deaths Of 2 Young Girls, Their Mother In Queens

Police say 21-year-old Deisy Garcia, 2-year-old Daniela Mejia and 1-year-old Yaslin Mejia were found dead in an apartment in Jamaica Sunday night.

01/20/2014

New York City Councilman Jumaane D. Williams (credit: council.nyc.gov)

City Officials Call On NYPD To Investigate Murders Equally Across All Boroughs

City Councilman Jumaane Williams said outer borough homicide cases have fewer detectives assigned to them than do killings in Manhattan. Williams said the NYPD is looking into it.

01/09/2014

Menachem Stark

New Video Shows Suspect In Slain Real Estate Developer’s Kidnapping

Police on Wednesday issued a surveillance video showing a suspect in the kidnapping of Brooklyn real estate developer Menachem “Max” Stark, whose burned body was found last week in a Long Island dumpster.

01/08/2014

Rasel Siddiquee (credit: NYPD)

Tenant Arrested In Brooklyn Landlord’s Murder

The body of 57-year-old Mahuddin Mahmud was found Tuesday in the basement of a building he owned on McDonald Avenue in Kensington.

01/08/2014

Brooklyn Landlord Murder

Landlord Found Brutally Murdered In Brooklyn Building

Police on Tuesday were trying to solve a murder mystery in Brooklyn after a landlord’s own brother discovered him dead with his throat slashed and face burned.

01/07/2014

Gavel

L.I. Man Settles With State Over Wrongful Conviction For Parents’ Murder

A man who spent 17 years in prison for killing his parents has settled a wrongful conviction lawsuit against the State of New York.

01/07/2014

View from a beach on the "West End" in Roatan, Honduras in 2002. (ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Service Planned For Slain Great-Granddaughter Of L.I. Cereal Heiress

A published report said a memorial service has been planned for the great-granddaughter of heiress, socialite and former Long Island resident Marjorie Merriweather Post, who was found slain at her luxury spa resort last week on the Caribbean island of Roatan.

12/29/2013

Police recovered this gun from the scene of a police involved shooting in Brownsville. (Credit DCPI)

New York City On Track For Record Low Number Of Murders, Shootings In 2013

According to officials, there have been 329 murders through Dec. 22, compared with 413 in 2012, a 20.3 percent decrease.

12/23/2013

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