In his final days in office, Mayor Michael Bloomberg touted a historic drop in crime in the city. According to the mayor, policing is a huge part of the equation. But he also pointed to a significant drop in the incarceration rate.
A program that has helped both teens who landed on the wrong side of the law and the victims of superstorm Sandy is back for the summer.
Teresa Yuan was sentenced to probation in Brooklyn federal court Tuesday after she pleaded guilty last fall.
Suffolk County Police arrested 42-year-old Vincent Sparagano of Lindenhurst Wednesday morning and charged him with one count of possessing a sexual performance by a child.
Justin Mannick, who taught physical education in the North Warren Regional school district, also surrendered his teaching certificate.
A judge in Cleveland has spared New York Jets star Braylon Edwards jail time, extending his Ohio probation by a year for violating terms by driving drunk in New York City.
A New Jersey man initially accused of participating in the alleged gang-rape of a 7-year-old girl after her 15-year-old stepsister sold her for sex has been sentenced to probation.
A judge sentenced a 41-year-old woman to probation, community service and counseling after posting a suggestive ad on Craigslist about a 9-year-old girl.
A man whose 4-year-old son took a bag of cocaine to day care is avoiding a prison sentence.
A Long Island police department has relieved a crime lab chief of his duties following revelations the lab had been cited for improper procedures by a national accrediting agency.
Among the problems were a failure to comply with procedures on maintaining equipment and instruments and failure to properly document procedures for record storage.
Elizabeth Peters of Little Egg Harbor received a three-year term because recent random testing showed she had violated her probation — for the second time — by consuming alcohol.
A former New Jersey municipal court judge has been sentenced to probation for fixing parking tickets. Wanda Molina, the former chief judge of the Jersey City Municipal Court, also received a 364-day prison term in the sentence imposed Friday.
Former U.S. figure skating champion Nicole Bobek has been sentenced to five years probation for her admitted role in a northern New Jersey drug distribution ring.
A New Jersey man will serve a 364-day jail term for a hit-and-run after the victim of the accident pleaded for leniency in the case.