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Pregnancy may have been motive for shocking murder of 14-year-old

A desire to avoid the consequences of pregnancy may have been the motive behind the grisly slaying and burning of a 14-year-old girl whose body was found on a Brooklyn beach in January, according to a family spokesman. … Full Article

Novel portrays '60s Brooklyn amidst Vietnam War backdrop

Shifting between 1960s Brooklyn and Vietnam, Jim McGinty’s novel “Right to Kill: A Brooklyn Tale” begins with a scene on the Culver Line subway train, which “snaked through Brooklyn on an elevated steel platform that disfigured the otherwi … Full Article

Two sentenced to life without parole in murder-for-hire plot

Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Neil Firetog sentenced Ragene Powell-Dickerson, 29, and Jimmy Copeland, 26, to life without the possibility of parole on Monday for their role in a murder-for-hire plot that began with sexual text messages and ended in the June 2010 death of Dwyane Burnett. … Full Article

Now it's Sampson: Another Brooklyn pol caught in corruption scheme

U.S. attorney for the Eastern District Loretta Lynch on Monday announced an indictment against Brooklyn state Senator John Sampson.  … Full Article

State Sen. John Sampson charged with embezzlement

State Sen. John Sampson has been indicted on charges of embezzlement, obstruction of justice and lying to the FBI. … Full Article


A once-powerful Brooklyn state senator was arrested today in a widening corruption scandal that has resulted in criminal charges against other lawmakers and turned some into wire-wearing informants. … Full Article

Jeffries: NY flood problems need NY solutions

Rather than treating Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island as generic disaster sites, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), when examining areas that have been devastated by Superstorm Sandy, should look for “New York solutions to New York problems.”  … Full Article

NYPD officer, son dead in apparent East Flatbush double murder-suicide

A New York City police officer shot her 1-year-old son, the baby's father and then herself in an apparent double murder-suicide at her Flatbush home Monday morning, police said. … Full Article

Effort underway to landmark Jackie Robinson house

Thursday, Council Member Jumaane D. Williams joined community members in East Flatbush to proclaim his effort to get New York City landmark status for 5224 Tilden Avenue, better known to the public as the Jackie Robinson House. … Full Article

Jackie Robinson's daughter excited about film

STAMFORD, Conn. — Jackie Robinson's daughter says she and her family are excited about a new movie about her father, who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball. … Full Article


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