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Convicted cop killer, sentenced to death, seeks new trial

After a second jury hands-down death penalty sentence, Ronell Wilson is seeking a new trial, citing prosecutors’ "improper and harmful arguments" at trial. … Full Article
 

Williamsburg pharmacy owner indicted in $800,000 Medicaid fraud case

An indictment accuses a Brooklyn pharmacy owner of running an $800,000 Medicaid scheme. The Brooklyn district attorney's office said Thursday that Aleksandr Ilyayev allegedly billed Medicaid for HIV medications that were not dispensed, or were only partly dispensed. … Full Article
 

11 injured, some seriously, in Bed-Stuy fire

The FDNY says 11 people have been injured, some of them critically, in a Brooklyn residential fire. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn judge places LICH property in ‘constructive trust,’ says Othmer Fund must be repaid

In a two-part decision and order on Wednesday, state Supreme Court Justice Carolyn Demarest approved SUNY Downstate’s request to put off reopening Long Island College Hospital’s (LICH) Intensive Care Unit and restoring full operation of the Emergency Department and ambulance service until Septemb … Full Article
 

Poll results show de Blasio’s lead increases

With less than two weeks to go until the Sept. … Full Article
 

SUNY given more time to reopen LICH ER

A Brooklyn judge has extended the deadline for State University of New York-Downstate to return and fully staff Long Island College Hospital’s emergency department and intensive care unit. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn defendant denied habeas petition

A man’s request to be released from prison, on the grounds that his conviction was invalid due to improper jury instructions and an error in the sentencing charge, was denied by Brooklyn Federal Court Judge Roslynn Mauskopf. … Full Article
 

Member of Al-Qaeda affiliate indicted in Brooklyn Federal Court

An indictment was unsealed Tuesday in federal court in Brooklyn charging a Nigerian citizen with providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (“AQAP”), and using high-powered firearms in furtherance of that crime.  The United S … Full Article
 

James seeks to move from City Council to public advocate’s office

The public advocate’s office operates on a budget of $2.2 million a year, a paltry sum by city government standards. But Councilwoman Letitia “Tish” James said she isn’t daunted by that fact. … Full Article
 

Pulitzer-Prize finalist to discuss story of Abraham and Isaac in Park Slope

In celebration of the Jewish New Year, Pulitzer Prize-finalist James Goodman will appear at Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope to discuss the story of Abraham and Isaac. … Full Article
 

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