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Traffic stop leads to discovery of hundreds of stolen Apple devices

NEW YORK, May 31 (UPI) -- New York police said a traffic stop near the site of a reported break-in led to the discovery "a virtual orchard of Apple products."
Letter sent to NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg tests positive for ricin

Letter sent to NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg tests positive for ricin

NEW YORK, May 29 (UPI) -- A letter sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and intercepted at a municipal facility Saturday tested positive for ricin, The New York Times reported.

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NYPD believes abduction to be hoax

NEW YORK, April 1 (UPI) -- An abduction of a New York City couple was a hoax and was part of a surprise birthday party, police said Monday.

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N.Y. police target Apple device thieves

NEW YORK, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- New York police say they've formed a team dedicated to catching people involved in rampant theft of Apple Phones and iPads.

Dolphin dies in polluted Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, N.Y.

NEW YORK, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A dolphin that became trapped in New York City's notoriously polluted Gowanus Canal died Friday, authorities said.

1 dead in suspected NYC arson

NEW YORK, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- A man was arrested after allegedly setting a fire that killed one person and injured at least nine others in New York's SoHo neighborhood, police said.

NYC pays out $154.1M in OT after Sandy

NEW YORK, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- New York City public employees clocked in $154.1 million in overtime while dealing with the fallout from Superstorm Sandy, officials said.

Victim of subway pushing identified

NEW YORK, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- A man who died when he was pushed in front of a New York subway train was an Indian immigrant who had lived in the city for 20 years, police said Friday.

Man shot, killed in Midtown Manhattan

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles man visiting New York was shot in the back of the head execution style on a Midtown street just before 2 p.m. Monday, police said.
Alleged subway pusher charged

Alleged subway pusher charged

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- New York police filed murder charges against a homeless man who allegedly pushed a man onto the subway tracks and watched as the victim was crushed.

No shootings, stabbings in NYC Monday

NEW YORK, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- New York City's 8.2 million people must have been in a good mood Monday. Police didn't receive a single shooting or stabbing complaint the whole day.

Same gun in three Brooklyn shootings

NEW YORK, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- New York police said they're hesitant to classify the separate shooting deaths of three shopkeepers as serial killings even though the same weapon was used.

Man was hit by police car, then got a bill

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The New York Police Department said a pedestrian should not have been billed after he was struck by a patrol car.

Alleged killer nanny awakens in hospital

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A New York City nanny who allegedly killed two children in her care before attempting to commit suicide woke up in a hospital and asked about her own family.

Man mauled after jumping into tiger's cage

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A tiger in the Bronx Zoo's Wild Asia exhibit is not to blame for an attack Friday on a visitor who jumped into the enclosure, New York police said.
Twitter subpoenaed over massacre threat

Twitter subpoenaed over massacre threat

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The social media site Twitter is being subpoenaed to reveal the identity of a poster who threatened a "Batman" style shooting massacre in New York, police said.

Plane evacuated; no bomb found

NEW YORK, July 13 (UPI) -- No bomb was found aboard a Delta flight headed for Spain on which wires protruding from drinking straws were found in a bathroom, New York police said.

NYPD searches home of Etan Patz suspect

MAPLE SHADE, N.J., June 7 (UPI) -- New York City investigators searched the South Jersey home Wednesday of the man who has confessed to the 1979 killing of 6-year-old Etan Patz.

Muslim group sues over NYPD surveillance

NEWARK, N.J., June 6 (UPI) -- A Muslim group sued the New York Police Department Wednesday, asking a court to halt surveillance based on religion.

NYC basement searched in missing Etan Patz case

NEW YORK, April 19 (UPI) -- Police and FBI agents searched the basement of a New York apartment building for the remains of Etan Patz, a 6-year-old boy who went missing 33 years ago.

French scholar's NYC death suspicious

NEW YORK, April 3 (UPI) -- The death of prominent French scholar Richard Descoings, found in the nude in his New York hotel room, was suspicious, authorities said Tuesday.

Al-Qaida message for NYC investigated

NEW YORK, April 3 (UPI) -- Investigators said they were trying to determine if an illustration of the New York skyline with the words "Al Qaeda coming soon" represents a real threat.
U.N. workers find 35 pounds of cocaine

U.N. workers find 35 pounds of cocaine

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A 35-pound stash of cocaine was found at the United Nations headquarters in New York in a bag fashioned to resemble a diplomatic pouch, police said.
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