Prosecutor strikes back at Sheldon Silver's claims

From his use of Twitter to a so-called "perp walk" that consisted of a car ride, a federal prosecutor Thursday defended his handling of the arrest of former ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. … Full Article

4 Brooklyn residents indicted in connection with kidnapping and promoting prostitution of 13-year-old girls

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson and New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton on Monday announced that four people have been named in a 32-count indictment in connection with the 2014 kidnapping of two 13-year-old girls. … Full Article

TSA: 2 guns found in flyers' handbags in busy morning at JFK

Federal officials say two women with guns in their handbags have been stopped at checkpoints within 90 minutes at John F. Kennedy International Airport. … Full Article

Ex-worker gets 30 years in Home Depot bomb plot

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. — A former employee convicted of planting a pipe bomb at a Home Depot store to try to extort $2 million from the company was sentenced to 30 years in prison. … Full Article

Two Brooklyn Papa John’s franchise locations cited for underpaying employees

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced that he has obtained separate Brooklyn judgments against Emstar Pizza, a Papa John’s franchisee, and its owner and operator for underpaying employees. … Full Article

Pot arrests plunge in NYC after policy change

New York City's pledge to stop making many marijuana arrests is playing out on the streets, where arrests and summonses for small-time pot possession have plummeted since the policy change this fall. … Full Article

Police ID 2 co-workers killed in NYC Home Depot shooting

New York City police have identified the two co-workers killed in a shooting at a Home Depot store in Manhattan. … Full Article

Two Yemeni nationals charged with conspiring to murder U.S. nationals abroad

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle has learned that a complaint and arrest warrant was unsealed Tuesday in federal court in the Eastern District of New York, charging Saddiq Al-Abbadi, also known as “Sufiyan al-Yemeni” and “Sufwan,” and Ali Alvi, also known as “Issa … Full Article

3 suspects questioned in wounding of 2 NYPD officers

Three suspects were being questioned Tuesday about the shootings of two plainclothes police officers responding to a grocery store robbery, authorities said. … Full Article

Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ charged in Australia with concert assault

CANBERRA, Australia— Brooklyn hip-hop artist Joey Bada$$ has been charged in an Australian court with assaulting a security guard before a performance last week, officials said Monday. … Full Article


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