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1 dead after fatal Newark crash during nor'easter

NEWARK, NJ - A man was killed in a collision in Newark Wednesday, officials said. Nafis Majette, 32, was a passenger in a car that was struck by a stolen vehicle, Newark's public safety director said. Two men in a stolen Audi slammed into the car Majette was in around 2 p.m. A parked snow plow was h

PIX11.COM - 2018-03-22 01:07:56

Police in Paterson use 'knock-and-talk' approach to arrest suspect with $27k in drugs

PATERSON - Authorities say a suspected drug dealer invited detectives who came knocking at his door on Tuesday to come inside his home to look around - a search that allegedly resulted in the seizure of more than $27,000 in cocaine, marijuana and pills. Law enforcement officials call the strategy a

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-21 21:58:05

Parents of man killed during Paterson auxiliary police pursuit get $1.2M settlement

PATERSON - The City Council on Tuesday approved a $1.2 million settlement in a lawsuit involving the death of a man killed in a motorcycle crash while he was being improperly pursued by auxiliary police officers. The April 2012 death of Randolph Waddy IV sparked community protests when authorities w

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-21 21:37:51

Storm cleanup could bog down Thursday morning commute

The late start to Wednesday's snowstorm helped the morning commute, but perhaps at the expense of Thursday's. The latest nor'easter in North Jersey didn't pick up momentum until Wednesday afternoon and was expected to last past midnight. The snow was originally predicted to stop by midnight but coul

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-22 00:19:07

Man killed in head-on crash with stolen vehicle: cops

NEWARK, N.J. - Police say a stolen vehicle slammed into another car during the latest winter storm in New Jersey, killing one person. Police say 32-year-old Nafis Majette was riding as a passenger when the driver of a stolen vehicle hit his car head-on Wednesday afternoon in Newark. A parked snow pl

NEW YORK POST - 2018-03-22 03:48:33

State authorities seek help identifying body found in Newark lake

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -Authorities are seeking help from the public in identifying a woman whose body was found floating in a New Jersey lake on March 3. Two joggers noticed the body in Newark's Weequahic (wee-KWAY'-ick) Park on March 3. The Essex County prosecutor's office says the woman is between fiv

WESTMILFORDMESSENGER.COM - 2018-03-21 20:00:00

Proposed bill would ban smoking while walking in NYC

Smoking is already banned in most public places in the city, but now a local lawmaker is looking to ban smoking while walking. Queens Councilman Peter Koo is pushing a bill that would hit smokers with a $50 fine if they are caught lighting up while walking along city streets. Smokers who stay in one

NY1 - 2018-03-21 14:05:00

Maplewood Man Fraudulently Financed, Sold Luxury Car: Prosecutor

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Federal prosecutors have charged five people - including residents of Maplewood and West Orange - in connection with a series of schemes to use "phony money orders," cashier's checks and other fake documents in an attempt to discharge mortgages, student loans and other financial obli

PATCH - 2018-03-21 19:07:43

Authorities in New Jersey Seek Help Identifying Body Found in Lake

Authorities are seeking help from the public in identifying a woman whose body was found floating in a New Jersey lake. Two joggers noticed the body in Newark's Weequahic Park on March 3. The Essex County Prosecutor's Office says the woman is between five feet and five feet, five inches tall and wei


Breaking cover: Harvey Weinstein's estranged wife Georgina Chapman is pictured for first time since canceling February fashion show, as she steps out in New York City with a bodyguard

Chapman, 44, announced that she was leaving the disgraced movie mogul after multiple accusations of sexual assault were made last yearThey couple reached a divorce settlement in January in which she received full custody of the childrenThe Marchesa designer has been keeping a low profile since Octob


Cash, heroin and gun seized at Paterson home of convicted felon, according to police

PATERSON - City narcotics detectives seized $26,306 in cash, 870 heroin packets and three handguns last week from a city man previously convicted on weapons charges, police said. The suspect, Michael Ortega, 35, was charged with 13 drug crimes and 10 weapons offenses, including violation of a law th


'I felt as if I were naked': Muslim women who 'were forced to remove their hijabs for mugshots' file a civil rights lawsuit against New York City

Jamilla Clark, 39, and Arwa Aziz, 45, claim they were forced by New York City Police to remove their hijabs after they were arrested last yearA civil rights lawsuit filed on Friday asks for unspecified dames and a change to the city policy that requires head coverings be removed for mugshots The wom


Woman charged with slapping cop, threatening to kill him: complaint

JERSEY CITY -- An apparently intoxicated Union City woman has been charged with smacking a police officer in the face and threatening to kill him as he accompanied her to the hospital last week. Yolanda C. Perez, 52, of 37th Street, struck the officer with an open hand, causing a cut on his nose ins


Report: Handcuffed woman found dead in NYC apartment with bag over her head

NYPD found Ketsia Zephir, 34, dead on the bedroom floor of her Flatbush apartment Sunday Google Maps NEW YORK - Police found a 34-year-old woman dead in Brooklyn Sunday after her father dialed 911, according to reports by AM New York. Ketsia Zephyr was found at around 3:45pm in her Flatbush apart


Cynthia Nixon officially announces she will challenge Gov. Cuomo in Democratic primary

ALBANY - Actress Cynthia Nixon on Monday made it official - she is challenging Gov. Cuomo in this year's Democratic primary. "I love New York, and today I'm announcing my candidacy for governor," Nixon said on Twitter. The message was accompanied by a more-than-two-minute video. "Something has t


NYPD: Woman killed after car cuts her off in the Bronx

Police are still searching for the driver they say cut off another car in the Bronx - killing a beloved cheerleading coach at Cardinal Spellman High School. Her teenage daughter was also hurt in the crash. NY1's Lori Chung has more. "She kept this family together and now we don't have anything," sai


Troubled pasts, a 'scary' number of guns and 3 men dead in 19 hours

The first shots rang out Monday afternoon. In less than 19 hours, three people in Newark were dead. The first victim was fatally shot just after lunchtime in the Lower Clinton Hill neighborhood. The next fell to an assault weapon on Martin Luther King Boulevard shortly before sunset. The third died


Gunfire erupted on a busy N.J. highway, leaving a man in critical condition

A shooting erupted along a busy stretch of an Elizabeth highway early Saturday morning leaving one man in critical condition, authorities said. The 28-year-old, from Elizabeth, has not been identified. Gunfire began after 5 a.m. Saturday along U.S. routes 1 & 9, acting Union County Prosecutor Micha


Paterson man wanted on warrant caught with 288 bags of heroin

A city man wanted for allegedly dealing drugs while out on parole was arrested on Friday afternoon with an assortment of drugs, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik. Jermaine Tinsley, 29-year-old, was allegedly hiding out at the second-floor of 220 17th Avenue, when authorities were t


First survey in the United States of the work of Marc Camille Chaimowicz opens at the Jewish Museum

NEW YORK, NY.-The Jewish Museum presents Marc Camille Chaimowicz: Your Place or Mine, the London-based artists first solo museum exhibition in the United States. This large-scale survey presents Chaimowiczs work in painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, installation, furniture, lighting, ceramics, t