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NYC man pleads guilty to smuggling piranhas into U.S.

NEW YORK, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- A New York City man pleaded guilty to charges for smuggling nearly 40,000 piranhas into the United States.

New York man gets prison for commuter bus theft

NEW YORK, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- A New York man was sentenced to up to five years in prison after he was caught driving a stolen Trailways coach bus, prosecutors said.

111 indicted in vast N.Y. ID theft ring

NEW YORK, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Friday 111 people have been arrested in the country's largest identity-theft investigation.

Teachers orchestrated wrestling match

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- A New York teacher and his aide encouraged fourth-graders to wrestle in class until they were bloody to settle a grudge, prosecutors allege.

DA: NYC baby sitter out cold as kid drowns

NEW YORK, June 17 (UPI) -- New York prosecutors say a baby sitter was passed out on cough syrup when the 11-month old child she was supposed to be watching drowned in a bucket of water.

Illegal Internet bra dealer is busted

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- A New York man has been arrested on charges of selling stolen bras on the Internet.

NYPD crime lab faulted

NEW YORK, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The New York Police Department is testing thousands of drug evidence samples after a state watchdog found sloppy handling of the specimens.

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Geo-challenged ID thieves charged

NEW YORK, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Two New York men accused of identity theft say they were getting a measure of revenge for the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, officials said Wednesday.

DVD raid goes to the dogs

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Three New Yorkers accused of DVD piracy were no match for two black Labradors who sniffed out the sham discs, leaving the men to lick their proverbial wounds.

The Donald, son, others get gun permits

NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Donald Trump Jr. has joined his famous dad and others among the ranks of the rich and famous who can pack heat in New York.

Ex-day-care aide gets 20 years for rape

NEW YORK, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A former teacher's aide at a New York City day-care center has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for molesting a 4-year-old boy in a bathroom.

Man arrested for flashlight at Mets game

NEW YORK, April 22 (UPI) -- A New York man was arrested during a Mets game at Shea Stadium for allegedly trying to blind players with a high-power flashlight.

3 NYC detectives charged in killing

NEW YORK, March 16 (UPI) -- Three New York City police detectives were indicted Friday in the fatal shooting of a young unarmed black man on his wedding day, a defense lawyer said.

Teacher faces detention for grade selling

NEW YORK, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- A New York college instructor has been arrested for allegedly selling better grades to his less than stellar students.
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