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

Brownsville
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

Canarsie
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

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

FEDS CORNER ANOTHER BROOKLYN POL: John Sampson surrenders

Canarsie
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

Canarsie
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

East Flatbush
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

East Flatbush
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

East Flatbush
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
 

Sandy insurance claims seminars for Brooklyn residents, business owners

Gerritsen Beach
Brooklyn residents and business owners who have questions or need assistance with insurance claims related to Hurricane Sandy are invited to a free seminar in Gerritsen Beach.   … Full Article
 

Knipel says politics, community service go together

East Flatbush
Don’t ever tell Lori Knipel that something she strongly believes in isn’t going to happen. She’ll make it happen. Take the 2004 Democratic National Convention, for instance. … Full Article
 

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