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First grader’s writing talent wins prize for her school

Brownsville
A Brooklyn first grader is teaching her fellow students important lessons in kindness. And she’s plenty of winning recognition for it. … Full Article
 

Five arrested for selling drugs, guns out of neighborhood pharmacy

Cypress Hills
Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes on Wednesday announced the arrests of five people on charges of selling heroin, cocaine and guns out of a neighborhood pharmacy. … Full Article
 

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

Gerritsen Beach
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

Gravesend
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

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
 

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