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April 04, 2017 | ABC New York

There was a show of force in Lower Manhattan Tuesday by law enforcement officers from all over the country, urging Congress to reject a controversial new proposal that would force states -- including New York -- to honor concealed gun permits issued in other states. Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance and Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer are co-chairs and co-founders of...

April 03, 2017 | New York Times

In a Manhattan courtroom packed with police officers, the man who fatally shot Officer Randolph Holder in 2015 was sentenced on Monday to life in prison with no possibility of parole. The man, Tyrone Howard, 32, entered the courtroom in State Supreme Court in shackles, his head high until he saw the crowd. 
Mr. Howard, who has a criminal...

April 01, 2017 | NY1

DA Vance discusses dismissing 200,000 summons warrants that are more than 10 years old, Prosecutors Against Gun Violence, and the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act on NY1's New York Times Close Up with Sam Roberts. 

March 31, 2017 | New York Times

A Georgia man who stole a truck after a night of drinking and rammed into a crosstown city bus, killing the driver, was convicted on Friday of aggravated vehicular homicide and manslaughter on Friday by a Manhattan jury after a three-week trial in state Supreme Court.

March 24, 2017 | Wall Street Journal

On the first day of the new Congress, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act was introduced in the House, and in February a similar bill was introduced in the Senate. The legislation requires New York state and New York City to honor concealed-carry firearms permits issued in other states. This would be a dangerous and unwarranted interference with state and city laws,...

March 22, 2017 | DNAinfo

An Italian sweet shop owner who stole millions of dollars from her elderly former employer to finance her business was sentenced to three to nine years in prison Wednesday, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office said. Selvaggia Pizzetti, 44, who ran a now-shuttered gelato and pastry cafe called Crave.It on Sixth Avenue...

March 22, 2017 | New York Daily News

Gunrunning was a family affair for two half-brothers accused of shuttling 105 firearms up to New York City along the infamous iron pipeline — with help from a chef at Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center, authorities said Wednesday. Shavar Stuckey, 31, and Levon Jackson, 30, who have the same father,...

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...