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Brooklyn rabbi and teacher arrested in child porn case

Brooklyn Boro
A Brooklyn rabbi and teacher at a girls' seminary has been arrested on a child pornography distribution charge. Prosecutors announced the arrest Wednesday of 52-year-old Samuel Waldman at his Brooklyn residence. … Full Article

Merchants, city workers help lead cops to scam suspects

Bay Ridge
They picked the wrong people to scam. … Full Article

68th Precinct commander warns: Scammers are pros

Bay Ridge
The crooks behind the Green Dot MoneyPak scam are pros that could make even the most cynical citizen fall for their tricks, a police commander in Bay Ridge warned. … Full Article

Democratic Party leader warns of phony IRS scam

Bensonhurst
Betty Ann Canizio heard a disturbing message on her telephone answering machine when she came home from work on Thursday. … Full Article

Downtown’s 84th Precinct supports de Blasio’s safe driving initiative

Downtown
On Tuesday morning, Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke about his Vision Zero plan to combat the deaths of innocent bystanders killed by drivers who break the law. Speaking at a community council meeting at 160 Schermerhorn St. … Full Article

Brooklyn mom, 19, facing charges in son's death

Sheepshead Bay
A 19-year-old Brooklyn woman has been charged in connection with the death of her 2-year-old son. The medical examiner on Tuesday determined that Jayden Smith died of blunt force trauma to his abdomen. … Full Article

Brooklyn arrests in Italy-US drug crackdown could implicate Gambino and Bonanno crime families

New York City
An Italian-U.S. investigation into drug smuggling has resulted in two dozen arrests — including seven in the New York City area. Anti-Mafia police in Italy say the operation targeted a cocaine trafficking route between South America and the Italian port of Gioia Tauro. … Full Article

3,000 birds rescued in cockfighting bust in NY, including Brooklyn

Brooklyn Boro
More than 3,000 birds were rescued in a three-county cockfighting takedown in New York this weekend that resulted in nine felony arrests, according to the state attorney general's office. … Full Article

FBI: Kids forced into prostitution for Super Bowl

NEWARK, N.J.— Sixteen juveniles forced into prostitution — including some teens who had been reported missing by their families — were rescued by the FBI in a two-week operation leading up to the Super Bowl, the agency said Tuesday. … Full Article

Police tell merchants to beware of scammers using ‘Green Dot’ cards

Bay Ridge
Police in Bay Ridge are urging business owners in the community to beware of a new type of scam out there in which crooks fool victims into thinking their electricity or some other service is going to be shut off unless they pay up immediately using a Green Dot MoneyPak debit card. … Full Article

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