NEW YORK (AP) — Two ex-New York City detectives accused of having sex in a police van with an 18-year-old woman they arrested were sentenced Thursday to probation, irritating prosecutors who...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general joined the Brooklyn district attorney and several immigrant advocates' groups Wednesday in filing two separate federal lawsuits challenging Immigration...
NEW YORK (AP) — A Brooklyn man has been convicted of murder, arson and burglary for stabbing a chef to death in 2016 and then setting the apartment on fire to cover up the crime.
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge says he's choosing probation over jail for two ex-New York City detectives accused of having sex in a police van with an 18-year-old woman they had arrested for marijuana...
NEW YORK (AP) — Former NBA player Sebastian Telfair was sentenced on Monday to 3 1/2 years in prison in his New York City gun case.
Telfair — a once highly touted point guard with a...
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say a Brooklyn man will go to prison for insulting or assaulting three white men in three days, threatening to kill them while shouting anti-white...
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 40 elected state and local prosecutors on Friday challenged Attorney General William Barr's bid to give himself more authority in deciding whether to deport immigrants...
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say the key to get into a Brooklyn affordable housing complex was bribery — about $875,000 of it.
Two Luna Park Housing Corp. board members and an office manager...
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man who was convicted of murder in 2002 has been freed from prison after prosecutors determined that he did not get a fair trial.
NEW YORK (AP) — A mother jailed after police violently pulled her toddler son from her arms in a videotaped encounter in a crowded waiting room of a New York City social services office was released Tuesday night.
"I'm just so grateful to everyone and I'm just happy to be free and I just need to see my boy," Jazmine Headley said following her release from the Rikers Island jail facility.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a mother at a New York City social services office (all times local):
A mother who was violently separated from her toddler son by New York police in a videotaped encounter at a city social services office has been released from jail.
Jazmine Headley said she was happy to be free and thanked everybody for their support following her release Tuesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Marijuana prosecutions have plunged in two of New York City's five boroughs as their district attorneys stopped pursuing most pot cases and police changed their approach to marijuana enforcement.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a Brooklyn prosecutor's plan to help people get low-level marijuana convictions dismissed (all times local):
Tens of thousands of low-level marijuana convictions could be erased with the OK of Brooklyn's top prosecutor.
District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced a plan Friday to invite people to ask courts to dismiss pot possession misdemeanors or violations. He expects prosecutors will assent in the great majority of a potential 20,000 cases just since 1990.
NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of thousands of low-level marijuana convictions could be erased with the OK of Brooklyn's top prosecutor, under a new plan for wiping records clean of offenses no longer being prosecuted in parts of the nation's biggest city.
District Attorney Eric Gonzalez is inviting people to request conviction dismissals. He expects prosecutors will consent in the great majority of a potential 20,000 cases since 1990 and an unknown number of older ones.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the annual Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest. (all times local):
Judging errors cast widespread confusion over Joey "Jaws" Chestnut's record-setting 11th title at the annual Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest.
Chestnut took home the Mustard Belt after downing 74 franks and buns in 10 minutes — two more than he did last year. Second-place finisher Carmen Cincotti ate 64.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Three New York prosecutors are backing a national push to change parole and probation.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez and Albany County DA David Soares — all Democrats — have signed onto a statement published by Columbia University researchers that concludes a lack of funding and a focus on technical violations hurt the effectiveness of parole and probation.
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man pleaded guilty to promoting three teenage girls as prostitutes on Backpage.com, a website later seized by the federal government.
Prosecutors say 46-year-old Whetsel Wade posted photos of the girls, ages 13, 15 and 17 on the website, and would set up meetings in apartments or hotels for the girls to have sex with men for money.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a driver in a fatal crash that killed the child of a Broadway star (all times local):
Prosecutors in New York say a woman who had a seizure behind the wheel and then drove into a crosswalk striking and killing two children had been told by doctors not to drive.
Dorothy Bruns was charged Thursday with manslaughter and other crimes in the March death of 4-year-old Abigail Blumenstein and 1-year-old Joshua Lew. She pleaded not guilty.
NEW YORK (AP) — A drunken driver from New Jersey who caused a woman to fall to her death from an elevated highway in New York City has been sentenced to prison.
Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez says Vladimir Menin of Fort Lee got the 5 to 15 year sentence on Wednesday.
The victim, Aissatou Diallo of Staten Island, died in August 2016.
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man who spent more than 25 years behind bars for rape and robbery has been set free after prosecutors on Wednesday asked to vacate his conviction because he had been falsely identified.
NEW YORK (AP) — Two detectives threatened an 18-year-old woman with arrest over a bottle of prescription pills, handcuffed her, drove her around in their police van and then raped her, authorities said Monday in announcing charges against the two.
The detectives, Eddie Martins and Richard Hall, were arraigned Monday on a 50-count indictment that included rape and kidnapping counts, said acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez. He said DNA recovered from the woman matched both defendants.
BLOOMINGTON, Calif. (AP) — Southern California authorities say a man who was found dead in a burning home along with his wife and two children shot them and then killed himself.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department also says the fire in Bloomington, 50 miles east of Los Angeles, was deliberately set.
Firefighters were called to the home Wednesday morning and found smoke pouring from a corner bedroom. They pulled 35-year-old Karina Gonzalez from a front room but she died at a hospital.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City prosecutors have charged nine reputed gang members with murder, weapons and other charges in seven shootings that left one person dead and 13 injured.
Prosecutors say the Loot Gang used private Facebook messages and FaceTime to communicate about obtaining weapons. Prosecutors say they boasted publicly online about violence, flashed gang signs and posted music videos meant to antagonize rival gang members.
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Colorado police have arrested a woman in connection with the death of a Pueblo man who was struck and killed by a vehicle.
The Pueblo Chieftain reports (http://bit.ly/2xkStRr ) the county coroner identified the deceased man as 25-year-old Christopher Piserchio. Police say Piserchio was killed Saturday as he was attempting to intervene in a fight happening inside the car that ran him over. The driver fled the scene.
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — The number of automobile thefts in Pueblo this year has already surpassed the total number of car thefts reported for all of 2015.
The Chieftain reports (http://bit.ly/2gDQIYD ) the Pueblo Police Department says there have been more than 1,000 auto thefts in the city this year, up from about the 900 counted last year.
NEW YORK (AP) — Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez will continue to head the office for the rest of the term.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement on Monday.
Gonzalez was chief Assistant District Attorney and has been leading the office ever since former Brooklyn DA Kenneth Thompson died of cancer last Sunday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson said Tuesday he will be taking absences from his position to undergo treatment for cancer.
In a statement, Thompson said, "As a man of intense faith, I intend to fight and win the battle against this disease." He didn't specify what type of cancer he had, or any time frame for the treatments.
He said the office would be led by Chief Assistant Eric Gonzalez while he is out.