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MIAMI— Three private New York foster care agencies will pay $17.5 million to settle a lawsuit by eight people who were fraudulently adopted by a woman and claimed they were repeatedly abused, starv … Full Article

Fire union official: We could have saved Brooklyn cop

A Fire Department union official says poor communication between police and firefighters was a factor in a police officer's death at a Brooklyn fire. … Full Article

Brooklyn Congressman to NY Police: Too many pot arrests

A Brooklyn congressman pressed police to reduce low-level marijuana arrests after new numbers suggested little change under a mayoral administration that vowed to lower them. … Full Article

NYPD hands out over 1,000 summonses in two-day speeding initiative

The New York City Police Department today announced the results of a speeding initiative conducted citywide this week. Officers issued a total of 4,814 speeding summonses during the initiative. … Full Article

Dozens charged in child porn case in NYC area

A slice of the New York City area mainstream — a police officer, a fire department paramedic, a rabbi, a nurse, a Boy Scout leader — used the Internet to anonymously collect and trade child pornography, federal officials said Wednesday. … Full Article

UPDATE: Bay Ridge husband charged in wife's murder

A Bay Ridge man who allegedly stabbed his wife to death during an argument in their apartment, slashed their 14-year-old son, and then stabbed himself in an unsuccessful suicide attempt early Tuesday morning, has been charged with murder. … Full Article

NYPD cracks down on drivers' cell phone use

The New York City Police Department today announced the results of a safety initiative conducted citywide last week which focused on addressing cell phone use while driving and failing to yield to pedestrians. Officers issued a total of 5,258 summonses during the initiative. … Full Article

NYPD: 2-day crackdown on drivers using cell phones

The NYPD is conducting a two-day citywide crackdown this week on drivers using cell phones and failing to yield to pedestrians. The traffic enforcement initiative is on Tuesday and Friday across all five boroughs. … Full Article

Suspect struck Brooklyn subway rider with hammer

New York City police are looking for a suspect who struck a man in the head with a hammer at a subway station. Police say it happened at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday at the Fulton Street and Rockaway Avenue subway stop in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Malliotakis warns: Don’t fall for ‘Green Dot Scam!’

The infamous “Green Dot MoneyPak Scam” is back, according to Bay Ridge officials. The con game in which crooks pose as IRS agents to steal money from unsuspecting residents is still victimizing local residents, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis said. … Full Article

Two NYC residents among 32 charged in huge New York drug sting

ROCHESTER— Law enforcement officials say they've dismantled two major drug rings and charged 32 people responsible for funneling cocaine and heroin into western New York. … Full Article

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