An upstate man, imprisoned for years for a crime he didn’t commit, won his professional boxing debut, at age 52. When he raised his arms in victory he raised the hopes of a city struggling with poverty and crime.
The last of four men convicted in an FBI sting operation was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in prison by a judge who said she was not proud of her government for creating the plot to bomb synagogues and shoot down military planes with missiles.
James Cromitie, David Williams and Onta Williams, the three men convicted of plotting to blow up local synagogues and shoot down military planes, have been sentenced to 25 years in prison in federal court in Manhattan.
Orange County admits that it has problems with the Bloods and the Latin Kings gangs.
Next weekend, there is a special race in Orange County that really has no loser.
Federal Judge Colleen McMahon has upheld the verdicts of four men convicted of plotting to blow up New York City synagogues and shoot down military planes, and scolded the government for an informant whose methods she suggested bordered on entrapment.
Five-year-old Landon, two-year-old Lance and 11-month-old Laianna were killed nearly two weeks ago when their mother loaded them into a minivan and drove it into the Hudson.
A neighbor says a New York woman who drowned herself and her children in the Hudson River had been in a loud fight with the kids’ father in the hour before the fatal plunge.
Armstrong posted on her Facebook page a half hour before the murder-suicide: “I’m so sorry everyone forgive me please for what I’m gonna do… This is it!”
The suicidal mother who loaded her four children into a minivan and drove it into the Hudson River cryptically announced her intention, seeking forgiveness in a Facebook message just before the fatal plunge.
Police said she let a fourth child, a 10-year-old boy, out of the minivan before driving it off the dock. The child told firefighters his mother had killed herself and his brothers and sister.
Late Tuesday night firefighters in upstate New York said a mother drove a minivan into the Hudson River after a dispute at home, killing herself and her three young children, ages 5, 2 and 11 months.
Lawyers for four men said their clients’ convictions and the case itself should be thrown out because they were entrapped by a paid FBI informant posing as an Islamic extremist.
Federal prosecutors have added murder charges to an indictment against reputed Latin King gang members and associates who allegedly terrorized Newburgh.
Who would steal from children in need? It’s a real Christmas crime – 60 gifts from a Salvation Army headquarters were swiped by a real-life Grinch.