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Investigators uncover alleged North Korean meth smuggling ring

Five foreigners were brought to New York from Thailand to face charges that they were conspiring to smuggle 100 kilograms of very potent, North Korean methamphetamine. The men were taken into custody on drug charges and transported to the U.S. on Nov. 19. They were brought before a judge on Nov. 20, and they all pleaded not guilty to conspiracy charges. The judge has ordered them to be held without bail until Dec. 5, which is their next court date.According to court papers, in 2013, confidential sources worked with the Drug Enforcement Administration to set up a meeting with the alleged drug smugglers. The sources claimed there was a ready market for methamphetamine in New York City and the smugglers agreed to supply 100 kilograms. Following the meeting, the suppliers [...]

Investigators uncover alleged North Korean meth smuggling ring2013-11-29T00:00:00+00:00

Judge: Diner manager accused of hiring hit man to remain on bail

New York fans of Guy Fieri's DinersAccording to prosecutors, the former manager asked the trooper posing as a hit man not only to kill his uncle, but also to dispose of the body. He reportedly believed his uncle was receiving an unfairly large share of the diner's profits and was hoarding that money in a safe, the prosecutors said.NBC reported that the nephew sat down with someone who turned out to be an informant and discussed his purported plan. That conversation was recorded and brought to police, who then provided the state trooper who posed as a hit man at two further meetings with the man. At the final meeting, the news report stated, the supposed hit man was provided with two photographs of the uncle and a down payment.It [...]

Judge: Diner manager accused of hiring hit man to remain on bail2013-11-20T00:00:00+00:00

A walk home turns into fatal New York auto accident

A woman died following an accident that occurred while she and her boyfriend were walking home recently. The auto accident ensued when a truck plummeted onto the New York sidewalk where the woman was walking. However, the driver of the truck may not be the one responsible for the crash. Other people involved in the accident were also injured.The woman and her long-time boyfriend were walking along the sidewalk on the way to his residence. While in transit, the woman was hit by the truck that had veered off the road and onto the sidewalk. After the impact, she ended up trapped between the vehicle and a fence. In spite of the seemingly reckless nature of the truck's driver, the truck had actually been forced onto the sidewalk after a [...]

A walk home turns into fatal New York auto accident2013-11-19T00:00:00+00:00

New York cab driver killed in auto accident

An accident has taken place in the Bronx during an early morning commute. The driver of an SUV reportedly lost control of his vehicle. The horrendous auto accident has claimed the lives of two people, including a New York cab driver.A driver of an SUV was reportedly driving at an excessive rate of speed when he could no longer maintain control over his vehicle. The vehicle hit a guardrail and was sent flying through the air before smashing into a cab carrying the driver and an occupant. A vehicle that was sitting behind the taxi was also involved in the crash, resulting in injuries. Both the driver of the cab and the passenger were unable to survive and the passenger's head was ripped off in the horrific crash.Authorities questioned the [...]

New York cab driver killed in auto accident2013-11-14T00:00:00+00:00

Teenage boy accused after skating rink incident injures two

On the evening of Nov. 9, a shooting occurred at the Bryant Park skating rink in Manhattan, a popular attraction for tourists and locals that is located behind the New York Public Library. Despite an estimated 300 people skating on the rink at the time, the shots only injured two. After the incident, police took a teenager into custody on charges of attempted murder.Police claim that the incident arose out of an attempted robbery. They say that the accused youth approached a 20-year-old man and asked the man to hand over his coat. The older man refused. The teenager then reportedly left the rink, returned with a gun and opened fire. The shots hit the man in the arm and a 14-year-old bystander in the back. The accused boy apparently [...]

Teenage boy accused after skating rink incident injures two2013-11-12T00:00:00+00:00

Artist Banksy strikes again

So far, New York police haven't had any luck catching the elusive graffiti artist Banksy as he tags his way around New York City. However, they did manage to arrest two young men as they attempted to steal his latest offering. The young men were taken into custody and may need a criminal defense since they are facing charges of criminal mischief and criminal trespass.Police arrived at a vacant building on 35th Street and Borden Avenue just as the alleged thieves were climbing down a ladder with the massive inflatable that spelled out the artist's name in gray graffiti letters. One of the men complained as police arrested him that he was merely planning to put the Banksy up in a museum. Police kept the piece and held it as [...]

Artist Banksy strikes again2013-11-06T00:00:00+00:00

New York auto accident kills child, driver arrested

A crash has claimed the life of a 9-year-old boy. The child was reportedly struck and killed in the auto accident when a driver crossed over onto a sidewalk. New York authorities have placed the driver under arrest and charged him with negligent homicide.According to authorities, the accident occurred in the afternoon when two pedestrians were walking in a crosswalk. While the driver of an SUV was making a turn onto the street, he tried to bypass the pedestrians and without success, his vehicle rammed into a parked sedan. After the initial impact, the SUV veered onto a sidewalk and into another vehicle. During all of this mayhem, the driver also crashed into a nearby building.The man drove off and inadvertently made a U-turn in the wrong direction after he [...]

New York auto accident kills child, driver arrested2013-11-04T00:00:00+00:00
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