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Nutley Man In High-Speed Crash Indicted For Vehicular Homicide: Authorities

A 26-year-old Nutley man was indicted Wednesday on charges of aggravated manslaughter and vehicular homicide for slamming into another vehicle in Mount Laurel at more than 100 mph, the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office said.


Nutley Fire Captain Cancels Annual Egg Hunt, No Rain Date Given

NUTLEY, NJ - The 84th Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Memorial Park in Nutley is canceled. The event was to have taken place at Nutley's Mudhole on Saturday April 20. The fire captain made the decision to cancel because of the weather forecast.


11 hospitalized with possible carbon monoxide poisoning in Yonkers

YONKERS, N.Y. — Nearly a dozen people were taken to the hospital with carbon monoxide poising in Yonkers Friday morning. Emergency responders responded to a two-story, two-family house in the vicinity of Coyle Place and McLean Avenue shortly before 8:30 a.m. following reports of unconscious people,


Newark Housing Authority Gets $24M for Public Housing Improvements

NEWARK, NJ - The Newark Housing Authority (NHA) has received $24 million from the federal government that will go towards making capital improvements in its public housing. The funds come from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) capital fund grant program. Improvements at pu


Belleville Cops Get Bike Donation For Community Policing Unit

BELLEVILLE, NJ — The Belleville Police Department recently received a donated fleet of bicycles to aid its community policing unit, authorities said. According to the BPD, the bikes were donated by John Resciniti III of the Motor Cycle Mall.


Wendy Williams' Estranged Husband Calls Cops to New Jersey Mansion After She Files for Divorce

One week after Wendy Williams filed for divorce, her husband Kevin Hunter asked police to come to their home. On Thursday, Hunter called local law enforcement and asked that they respond to his and Williams’ New Jersey mansion to address members of the media, who were waiting outside.


Millionaire Liquor Heiress Pleads Guilty in NYC Sex Cult Case; Alleged Bookkeeper Expected to Plead Guilty: Sources

The heiress to the Seagram's liquor fortune has pleaded guilty to two charges in connection with the alleged NXIVM sex-trafficking cult case. Clare Bronfman, the 39-year-old daughter of late philanthropist and Seagram CEO Edgar Bronfman, issued a tearful apology in court Friday as she admitted she h


Video apparently shows shootout that injured NYPD officer, killed suspect in Washington Heights

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan (WABC) -- Video circulating on social media is believed to show the shootout between an NYPD officer and a suspect in Washington Heights. The incident was reported near West 187th Street and Wadsworth Avenue around 4:30 p.m. Thursday.


Electrical fire in Manhattan seriously injures maintenance worker, forces building evacuation

A maintenance man suffered serious burns to his hands and face Friday when a fire broke out inside an electrical panel at a building on the East Side of Manhattan. The blaze erupted on the fourth floor of a 22-story commercial building at 645 Madison Ave. near E. 60th St. shortly before 1 p.m.


Flyers cover Kate Smith statue, won't play her recording of 'God Bless America' amid racism allegation

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The Philadelphia Flyers have covered the statue of Kate Smith outside the Wells Fargo Center and will stop using her recording of "God Bless America" as an allegation of racism against the singer has come to light.


Man in bike helmet robs NJ bank with help from employees

PARK RIDGE — It wasn't exactly an inside job, but a man wearing a bike helmet got help from employees to rob a bank on Wednesday by sending them into the vault to fetch the cash.


Passaic PD: Clifton Man Exposed Himself To City Girls

A Clifton man twice exposed himself to young girls while walking down a Passaic street, said police who identified him, tracked him down and arrested him. Passaic police arrested 49-year-old Kenny Gastone at his job in Nutley, charging him with several counts of lewdness, Police Chief Luis Guzman sa


Activists Say Some in Community' On Edge' After City Man Detained in ICE Sweep

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - A recent statewide Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) sweep that resulted in one city man being detained has many in the community on edge, local immigration activists said.


N.J. Man Jammed Newark Airport GPS Signals, FCC Says

The Federal Communications Commission has issued a stern warning to a New Jersey man who allegedly used an electronic device that jams GPS signals. The warning? Knock it off. Now.


REWARD OFFERED: Woman Shot In Foot In Englewood, Other Bullet Misses Hitting Sleeping Kids

A reward was offered for information leading to the arrest of the gunman who shot a woman in the foot and sent a bullet flying through the wall of an Englewood home where several children were sleeping Thursday night.


Cardi B rejects plea deal in Queens strip club melee

QUEENS — Rapper Cardi B rejected a plea deal over her alleged involvement in a fight at a Queens Strip club. The 26-year-old appeared in front of a judge at Queens Criminal Court Friday and rejected the offer to plead guilty to an A misdemeanor charge, in which she would have received a conditional


N.J. trooper shared sexually explicit photo of 5-year-old with girl’s own mother, authorities say

A New Jersey state trooper exchanged a sexually explicit photo of a 5-year-old girl with the victim’s own mother after she asked him if he wanted to rape the girl, according to a criminal complaint by the state’s Office of the Attorney General.


Man Arrested At St. Patrick's Cathedral With Cans Of Gasoline Was Also Arrested At NJ Church On Monday

The man arrested for bringing cans of gasoline, lighter fluid, and butane lighters to St. Patrick's Cathedral is a philosophy PhD student at CUNY, and also taught classes at Lehman College and Brooklyn College.


ALERT: East Orange Residents, Have You Seen Tamara?

A report has been filed for a teenaged girl who went missing after leaving her East Orange home for school on Thursday morning. Family of the teen said Tamara Hightower, 17, is about 5'4” tall and was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue long-sleeved shirt with slits on the arm, bluish/turquoise Cha


Everything to know about New Jersey's severe storm risk Friday night

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