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Family Of Alleged ‘Madam’ Hopes P.R. Campaign Will Help Spring Her From Jail

The one-two punch on behalf of accused madam Anna Gristina includes an Internet appeal for sympathy and cash coupled with an exclusive television sitdown with “The Insider” by Gristina’s husband.



Website Solicits Donations To Help Bail Alleged Manhattan Madam Out Of Jail

The website is asking for donations to raise enough money to bail Anna Gristina, accused of running an Upper East Side brothel, out of jail in Rikers Island.


SOMERVILLE, NJ - FEBRUARY 9: Jayson Williams (L) listens to his attorney Billy Martin during jury selection at the Somerset County Courthouse February 9, 2004 in Somerville, New Jersey. (Photo by Kathy Johnson-Pool/Getty Images)

Ex-Nets Superstar Jayson Williams Freed From Rikers Island

Retired NBA star Jayson Williams was freed from jail Friday after serving eight months for drunken driving in New York and 18 months before that in New Jersey on charges stemming from a limo driver’s shooting death.


Redinel Dervishaj (credit: U.S. Marshals)

Redinel Dervishaj Will Not Be Indicted In S.I. Stabbing Of Groom-To-Be

A grand jury has apparently decided Redinel Dervishaj, 35, was acting in self defense when he allegedly stabbed groom-to-be Anthony Lacertosa with a butcher knife.


Alex Rodriguez (credit: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Tebow’s Arrival Brings The Most Polarizing NY Sports Figures In Recent Memory To Mind

Tim Tebow’s evangelical personality and playing style have New Yorkers divided on Tebowmania. But this isn’t the first time in recent memory that a polarizing sports star has come to town and inhabited the back pages.


Emergency vehicles respond following the shooting of an off-duty Department of Correction officer in Queens on March 20, 2012. (credit: YouTube/Chis Rzepka)

Off-Duty Correction Officer Shot In Queens

The 28-year-old woman was shot in the abdomen around 11 p.m. Monday outside the USA Diner on Merrick Boulevard in Rosedale.


Defense attorney Peter Gleason (left) and investigator Vincent Parco (right) (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Mom Accused Of Running Upper East Side Prostitution Ring Faces Judge

Prosecutors say 44-year-old Anna Gristina has been working as a high-class madam for more than 15 years, amassing millions of dollars and dozens of high-profile contacts around in the world in the process.


Brian Cashman (credit: Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Accused Cashman Stalker Speaks Out; GM’s Bank Records Subpoenaed?

“Surprisingly … he was a good lover,” Louise Meanwell told the New York Post. “A lot of things about him surprised me.”


Charnel Robinson, mother of Rikers Island beating death victim (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Rikers Island Correction Officers Sentenced In Beating Death Of Inmate

Prosecutors said Michael McKie, 33, and Khalid Nelson, 37, ran what became known at Rikers as “the Program” in which inmates were directed to assault other prisoners to keep order in the cell blocks.


Robert "Joe" Halderman (credit: Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

Report: ‘Joe’ Halderman, Producer Who Tried To Blackmail Letterman, Lands New Gig

The former television producer who spent months in jail for trying to blackmail David Letterman in 2009 has a new job.


Leiby Kletzky (credit: Handout)

WCBS 880 Tri-State Top 11 Of 2011: No. 8 – Leiby Kletzky

At WCBS Newsradio 880, we’ve been counting down the top 11 Tri-State Area news stories of 2011. Number 8, suggested by a listener on our Facebook page, is the most horrific story most of us can remember covering.


Andrew Goodman is accused of sexually abusing teen Orthodox Jewish boys in Brooklyn. (credit: CBS 2 | inset: handout)

Brooklyn Man Accused Of Sexually Abusing Orthodox Boys In 144-Count Indictment

It’s charged that since 2006, Andrew Goodman, who worked for Jewish social service agencies, sexually abused one boy aged 11 to 15, and another, age 13 to 16, while recording the activity on a webcam


Barbara Sheehan outside Queens Criminal Court on Oct. 24, 2011 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Barbara Sheehan Sentenced To Five Years On Weapon Charge

The Howard Beach woman was acquitted of murder after she shot her husband 11 times with his two guns, a revolver and a Glock, in February 2008.


Barbara Sheehan outside Queens Criminal Court on Oct. 24, 2011 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Barbara Sheehan Released From Rikers Island

After 12 days in Rikers Island, Barbara Sheehan is now free on bail.


Barbara Sheehan leaving court after day one of deliberations in her murder trial. (file/credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Appellate Court Judge Grants Barbara Sheehan Bail

Sheehan’s attorney, Michael Dowd, said he is unsure if his client can use the $1 million bail she already put up for the murder charge or if she must come up with another million.