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Queens Fire Investigated As Cover-Up For Murder-Attempted Suicide

Firefighters responded to the home around 7:30 p.m. before discovering a woman with cuts lying on the bed. They also opened a closet door and found a man inside apparently trying to hang himself, the Queens DA said.


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Hustler Cabbie Pleads Guilty To Taking Tourists On Wild Ride From JFK

Bhupinder Singh, a 38-year-old from Ridgewood, Queens pleaded guilty to first-degree unlawful imprisonment before Queens Criminal Court.


Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes with Natasia Gurley, Corey Gurley, and 10-month-old Aniyah Gurely - Apr 17, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Report: 77,000 New York Children Victims Of Abuse, Neglect

According to the report from the organization Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, 77,000 children in New York were confirmed victims of abuse and neglect in 2010. 114 of them died.


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Paralyzed Woman Allegedly Kidnapped, Imprisoned & Beaten By Queens Couple

The victim is also said to have turned over all her income from Social Security and other sources to her alleged captors out of fear.


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5 Men, 1 Woman Charged In Alleged Prostitution & Rape Of L.I. Runaway Teen

The victim was allegedly held against her will in the home and forced to have intercourse and oral sex with numerous men, the DA’s office said.


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Ex-Mets Clubhouse Manager Charlie Samuels Pleads Guilty

Samuels is expected to get five years probation in April. The 55-year-old also is banned from any Mets facility, even if he buys a ticket.


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Queens Computer Teacher Accused Of Sexually Abusing Young, Male Students

Wilbert Cortez, a teacher at P.S. 174, has been charged with two counts of second-degree course of sexual conduct against a child and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child in the Queens incidents.


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NYC District Attorneys Back Expansion Of DNA Database

The New York State Senate has already passed a bill to let p8olice collect DNA samples from more criminals, and now all five of New York City’s district attorneys are getting behind it.


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Richard Brown Becoming Longest-Tenured DA In Queens History

This afternoon, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown becomes the longest tenured D.A. in the history of the borough when he is sworn-in for his sixth term.


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Brown: Drug Operation Turned Long Island Expressway Into ‘Heroin Highway’

More than 120 men and women from Long Island have been arrested on drug charges.


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Man Found Not Guilty By Insanity In Deadly Wesleyan Shooting

A Massachusetts man was found not guilty by reason of insanity Friday in the 2009 shooting death of a Wesleyan University student after a trial that portrayed him as anti-Semitic and mentally ill as he stalked and harassed the young woman.


Charles Oross, 44, was charged with statutory rape and endangering the welfare of a child. (credit: CBS | inset: Handout)

Prosecutors: NYC Teacher Had Sex With Female Student In Classroom, Car

Charles Oross, 44, has been charged with statutory rape and endangering the welfare of a child. He allegedly continued his relationship with a female student for over a year.


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Queens DA Richard Brown Calls Bus Shooting ‘Disturbing’

Police arrested 34-year-old Damel Burton Friday night.


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Jerry Ramrattan On Trial For Allegedly Framing Ex-Girlfriend Who Accused Him Of Rape

A Queens jury was hearing testimony in the bizarre case of a man charged in what can be described as the most elaborate frame-up prosecutors have ever seen.


Swastika painted on a library in Queens on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 (Photo credit: Alex Florez)

Arrest Made In Queens Library, Synagogue, Church Swastikas Incident

Franco Rodriguez, 40, has been charged with graffiti as a hate crime for allegedly spray painting swastikas on a library, synagogue and church in Jackson Heights.