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May 04, 2017 | Manhattan Times

“I’m proud to be a New Yorker.” María Lizardo has had great reason to feel pride. As Executive Director of the Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC), she has overseen programming and services for thousands of New Yorkers in affordable housing; adult education and career services; and community organizing. And this past...

May 04, 2017 | WABC

The driver involved in a deadly March crash on the Williamsburg Bridge was driving drunk and going 111 miles an hour at the time, prosecutors said Thursday. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. disclosed the details as he announced the indictment of 26-year-old Stefan Hoyte, whose car crashed into a pillar on the bridge on March 16th. The accident killed 21-...

May 04, 2017 | New York Times

On Thursday, prosecutors from the office of the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., said they had finally identified the man with the...

May 03, 2017 | ABC Local

Nearly 40 people were indicted Wednesday, accused of stealing more than $1 million through a counterfeit check cashing scheme. Prosecutors say it's the biggest fraud of its kind they've ever seen, with the suspects living large with piles of cash and boasting on social media.

They allegedly lured...

April 26, 2017 | New York Daily News

Immigrants and transgender people who are victims of crime will get access to nearly $12 million in grants, the Manhattan District Attorney announced Wednesday. Cy Vance said at a press conference that the money will go to 10 organizations that work for underserved communities including non-native English speakers, deaf individuals and LGBTQ people...

April 26, 2017 | DNAinfo

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance’soffice said Wednesday they will donate nearly $12 million in grants to organizations serving communities with crime victims lacking “culturally-specific" support services. The money, which came from settlements from international banks that violated U.S. sanctions, will go to 10 groups that provide help to...

April 18, 2017 | DNAInfo

The man convicted of murdering 6-year-old Etan Patz was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison by a judge Tuesday afternoon. Pedro Hernandez, 56, was found guilty in February of kidnapping and murdering Etan nearly 38 years after the young boy vanished while walking to his school bus stop alone for the first time in SoHo.

“When Etan did not come home on...

April 17, 2017 | New York Daily News

A drifter who murdered a woman in a Manhattan hotel room and then hid her body under the bed a decade ago was sentenced Monday to up to life behind bars.

Clarence Dean, 45, was convicted in December of killing Kristine Yitref, 33, at the Hotel Carter on W. 43rd St., where she had met him while working as a prostitute....

April 12, 2017 | NBC New York

The 40-year-old manager of a Brooklyn fuel terminal will serve up to three years in state prison for stealing hundreds of thousands of gallons of heating oil worth $600,000, prosecutors say. Scott Vitello was sentenced to one to three years in New York state prison, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance announced...

April 09, 2017 | 77 WABC Radio

DA Vance joins Rita Cosby to discuss opposing the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act and defending strong state gun laws.