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March 22, 2017 | New York Post

A pair of brothers used Chinatown buses and Uber cars to smuggle guns from South Carolina to areas around the Big Apple, officials said on Wednesday. Shavar Stuckey, 31, and Levon Jackson, 30, who are half-brothers, are both facing a 203-count indictment that includes charges of fourth-degree conspiracy and first, second and...

March 22, 2017 | Patch

A Bronx woman was sentenced to serve at least one year in prison after she admitted to stealing customers' credit card information at the SoHo restaurant where she worked as a cashier, prosecutors said on Wednesday. Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance announced that Aida Matias had been given a 1- to 3-year prison sentence after she...

March 16, 2017 | New York Times

A stolen Etruscan vessel will be returned to Italy thanks in part to the efforts of a hunter of looted antiquities. Last month, Christos Tsirogiannis, a Greek-born researcher who has spent more than a decade poring over auction and antiquities catalogs trying to identify stolen Greek and Roman artifacts, spotted an Etruscan amphora for sale at a Midtown...

March 15, 2017 | The New York Times

[...] We can do better than prosecuting and incarcerating 16- and 17-year-olds charged with nonviolent crimes on the same terms as adults. It is long past time for New York to lead in this area. Our legislators can look to four dozen other states to find that a safer and fairer system of juvenile justice is within reach.

March 09, 2017 | NBC New York

An NYPD officer has been convicted of lying about a 2014 arrest in Washington Heights. Jonathan Munoz was found guilty of all counts in the indictment against him, including two counts each of offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree and official misconduct, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance announced Thursday.

March 08, 2017 | New York Post

“I’m so sorry,” a sobbing Gabriela Maia told Travis Cook in Manhattan court Wednesday after her fiancé was sent to prison for mowing down Cook’s wife and leaving her to die as he fled the scene. The two embraced and Travis, 34, told her that he had forgiven Samuel Silva for drinking and driving, ramming into wife Olga, 30, as...

March 06, 2017 | New York Daily News

A cop-killing drug dealer was convicted Monday of shooting Detective Randolph Holder in a pathetic bid to evade arrest. A Manhattan jury found Tyrone Howard, 32, guilty of murder, robbery and other charges following four days of deliberations for the 2015 killing of the rookie cop. He faces...

March 06, 2017 | New York Times

 After four days of difficult deliberations, a jury in Manhattan found a small-time drug dealer guilty on Monday of murdering a police officer during a desperate flight from a gunfight with other gang members in October 2015. The man, Tyrone Howard, 32, sat stone-faced as the jury foreman announced that he had been convicted of aggravated first-degree...

March 05, 2017 | The New York Times

It’s New York’s salute to the vibrant arts of Asia, a 10-day festival where visitors admire or acquire ancient treasures and contemporary masterworks displayed in lustrous galleries, auction houses and museums. Now in its eighth year, Asia Week New York, which begins on Thursday, has blossomed into a kind of...

March 02, 2017 | NY1

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance sat down with Errol Louis to discuss a controversial new proposal in Congress that would allow gun owners licensed outside of New York to carry their weapons in the city.