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New Jersey bus driver overdosed, crashed while driving 12 kids: police

A New Jersey bus driver was transporting children on Wednesday when she allegedly overdosed and crashed into a tree, police said. Lisa Byrd, 57, was driving 12 children from an elementary school in Newark just after 1 p.m. when she crashed into a tree, according to the Newark Police Department.


New Jersey Unlikely To See Legal Marijuana Sales Until January 2020

TRENTON (WCBS 880) — Legal sales of marijuana in New Jersey will have to wait until next year at the earliest. According to state Senate president Stephen Sweeney, bills still need to be finalized, some lawmakers will still need to be convinced and regulations need to be set before sales can ever be


New Jersey driver who killed 3 in alleged drug-fueled gas station crash has history of drug arrests: report

A New Jersey driver who plowed into a gas station while he was allegedly overdosing on drugs, killing a teen and two others on Tuesday, reportedly has a history of reckless driving and drug-related charges.


New Jersey’s G&F Recycling uses optical sorter to recover mixed plastics

Newark, New Jersey-based G&F Recycling was having an issue sorting No. 3-7 plastics at its material recovery facility (MRF). G&F Recycling’s Operations Manager Tiffanie Nyzio says she realized the company could not afford to invest in manual sorters to capture this low-value material, nor could it j


3 dead in multi-vehicle crash on Route 23 in New Jersey; Driver revived with Narcan, sources say

WAYNE, New Jersey (WABC) -- Three people died in a multi-vehicle crash in New Jersey that was apparently caused by a driver under the influence of drugs, sources said. It happened just before 9 a.m. in the northbound lanes of Route 23, at New York Avenue, in Wayne Tuesday morning.


Sunny Ridge Named '18 New Jersey Horse of the Year

Dennis A. Drazin's homebred Sunny Ridge has been named 2018 New Jersey-bred Horse of the Year and champion older male by the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of New Jersey. Sunny Ridge, a gray or roan 6-year-old, finished third in the Salvatore Mile (G3) at Monmouth Park before a breakthrough perf


Deadly crash in New Jersey

PEMBERTON, NJ (WBNG) — Police in New Jersey say winter conditions were a factor in a deadly crash Thursday. Two people were killed when several cars collided in Pemberton, about 30 miles east of Philadelphia.


Major highway closed after tanker crash spills 6,000 gallons of fuel in New Jersey

MARLBORO, N.J. – Route 9 in central New Jersey was closed in both directions after two tanker trucks crashed Friday morning, causing a massive fuel spill, evacuations and major delays for motorists in the area, authorities said.


Tanker truck crashes, major fuel spill shuts down New Jersey highway

Thousands of gallons of fuel were spilled on the New Jersey highway, prompting roads to close and stores to be evacuated, when tractor trailers crashed on Friday morning, according to township officials and media reports.


Woman who overdosed while driving New Jersey bus with special needs kids was not assigned driver

A woman who had to be revived with Narcan after she allegedly overdosed while transporting 12 special needs children was reportedly an aide and not the assigned bus driver. Lisa Byrd, 57, was charged with 12 counts of endangering the welfare of a child, driving while impaired and possession of drug


3 dead after motorist allegedly high on drugs plows into New Jersey gas station

Three people died when a motorist who was allegedly high on drugs crashed into a gas station in northern New Jersey , law enforcement officials said. Among the dead in the incident Tuesday morning were a man, his 17-year-old son and a station attendant, identified by relatives as Lovedeep Fatra, acc


Suspect arrested in spree of more than 50 New Jersey burglaries

MONTCLAIR, New Jersey (WABC) -- A New Jersey man was under arrest in connection with a burglary spree involving more than 50 homes since last year. Saveon Hayles, 29, formerly of Montclair, was arrested Monday in Jersey City.


New Jersey bans Trump from their ballot in 2020

New Jersey isn’t a state Republicans can win, and now it will be impossible for Donald Trump to win the state, unless he releases his tax returns. Yes, they’ve gotten this petty.


New Jersey School Bus Driver Has Drug Overdose and Crashes Into Tree With a Dozen Children On Board

A New Jersey woman who had to be given anti-overdose medication after crashing a school bus she was driving is facing criminal charges, police said yesterday. The Newark New Jersey Department of Public Safety confirmed in a release that Lisa Byrd, 57, had been arrested following the collision—which


New Jersey woman who crashed school bus and was revived was actually bus aide, may have had medical issue

NEWARK, N.J. — The story of a New Jersey woman arrested for driving a school bus full of special needs children while under the influence has new developments, including a question of whether she’d been using illegal drugs or just had a reaction to a medical condition.


Queen Latifah comes home to redevelop New Jersey neighborhood

NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- Rapper and actress Queen Latifah is giving back to her New Jersey hometown in a big way. The star, whose real name is Dana Owens, is a part of an extensive redevelopment project on a neighborhood spanning the west and south wards of Newark.


Fifteen-year sentence for New Jersey woman who used children to traffic heroin-filled snack boxes into Brunswick County

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — A New Jersey woman will serve at least 15 years in prison for using children to traffick heroin into Brunswick County. Cherelle Renee Hills, 37, was convicted late last month on three counts of trafficking heroin, possession with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin,


Queen Latifah to Build Affordable Housing in New Jersey, Report Says

Actress and hip hop artist Queen Latifah is headed back to her New Jersey roots, according to a published report. The artist plans to build a new affordable housing complex in Newark, but the project comes with a pricey cost.


New Jersey Senate approves bill that could keep Trump off state’s 2020 ballot

The Democrat-controlled New Jersey Senate approved a bill that would keep presidential candidates off the state’s 2020 ballot unless they release their tax returns. The bill — which was passed Thursday in a 23-11 vote largely along party lines — needs the approval of an Assembly committee and the fu


Video shows alleged drunk driver going out of control and onto sidewalk in New Jersey

JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Newly released video shows an alleged drunk driver going out of control and onto a sidewalk in New Jersey, narrowly missing a man. The incident happened the night of Feb. 9 in Jersey City.