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Narcan used to revive driver who crashed school bus full of kids

A New Jersey school bus driver allegedly overdosed and slammed into a tree while driving a group of young students — and had to be revived with Narcan, authorities said. Lisa Byrd, who drives for Newark Public Schools, struck a tree around 1:10 p.m. Wednesday while under the influence of a drug, pol


Tractor-trailer driver sought in fatal hit-and-run crash in Newark

A 63-year-old Elizabeth man was killed Tuesday in a hit-and-run crash involving a tractor-trailer in Newark and police are seeking help identifying the driver, authorities said.


Nutley Store Owner Sold Underage Customer Vape Pen: Police

NUTLEY, NJ — Nutley police carried out an undercover operation at a business on Franklin Avenue last week after receiving several complaints about employees selling tobacco products to underage youths, authorities said.


Queen Latifah is coming home to Newark and building $14M worth of new housing

She’s a rapper, an actress, a philanthropist and now a developer. Hip-hop icon Queen Latifah is returning to her hometown of Newark to invest in a cluster of multi-family town homes along Springfield Avenue and South 17th Street.


Former Coach Admits Sexually Assaulting 12-year old Nutley Girl

NEWARK, NJ - A 30 year old Belleville man admitted to sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in Nutley. According to the Essex County Prosecutors Office, the accused worked as a youth basketball coach with Amateur Athletics Union (AAU), a youth basketball league which held practices at the Abundant


Bloomfield Woman's Dogs Alert Her To Burglary: Police

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A Bloomfield woman's dogs alerted her to a burglary in progress earlier this week, authorities said. According to the Bloomfield Police Department, the incident took place on Sunday, Feb. 17, when a sleeping Mohr Avenue resident awoke to the sound of her dogs barking. When the resid


Newark police arrest man wanted for murder

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced Feb. 19 that Joe T. Carr, 23, of Newark, was arrested by Newark police for the murder of Keith Downey, 28, of Newark.


Hearing Set For Driver Charged In Gas Station Crash That Killed Dad, Teenage Son, Attendant

UPDATE: A detention hearing was scheduled this Monday for a Morris County man who authorities said overdosed on heroin before his SUV went airborne, smashing into a killing a father and son and an attendant at a gas station on Route 23 in Wayne early Tuesday.


Ohio man strangles cat after being told he owned too many felines in housing complex: authorities

An Ohio man is accused of strangling one of his cats after he was told that he owned more felines than his housing complex allowed, according to authorities. The investigation into Dennis Engard, 68, was launched after the Newark dog warden received a phone call alleging that he had killed the cat a


Who needs Amazon? Newark’s got $4B in development coming, and is looking for someone to guide it.

With more than $4 billion of planned development in queue -- including housing by Shaquille O’Neal and Queen Latifah -- Newark officials will conduct a national search for a new leader to oversee economic growth in the city.


Bloomfield Cops: Man Dozes Off In Car, Wakes Up To Robbery

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A man fell asleep in his car on Bloomfield Avenue last weekend, only to wake up to a robbery in progress, Bloomfield police said. According to the Bloomfield Police Department, the victim told an officer that he was sitting in his car on Saturday, Feb. 16 and fell asleep. When he wo


Three Elizabeth Men Charged in Multiple County Robbery Spree

NEWARK, N.J. – Three men from Elizabeth have been charged with robbing liquor multiple stores at gunpoint starting on November 2018, that spanned into three counties. According to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito, Paul Jimenez, 29, Jaime Fontanez, 41, and Vincent Chan-Guillen, 28, of Elizabeth, are all


Devils Kyle Palmieri 'Honored to Give Back to Military Community'

NEWARK, NJ – Two and a half years ago, New Jersey Devils forward Kyle Palmieri created the military recognition program "Squad21" as a way of personally thanking active and veteran service members for their continued sacrifices to the country.


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.


BREAKING: Syracuse Coach Jim Boeheim Reportedly Killed Man With Car After Louisville Game

​Syracuse men's basketball coach ​Jim Boeheim was involved in a fatal accident around midnight on Thursday morning in which the 74-year-old struck and killed an individual with his car on Interstate 690.


Newark woman is prison-bound after $890,000 food stamps scheme

NEWARK — A woman was sentenced Wednesday to 24 months in prison for a food stamps fraud scheme she ran with her father out of a small grocery store in the city. Maria Teresa Venegas, of Newark, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John Michael Vazquez to one count of Supplemental Nut


Paterson Police Deal 'Major Blow' to Local Drug Trade. Investigation and Arrests Lead to Removal Massive Amount of Heroin from Streets

PATERSON, NJ - Calling it “major blow to the distribution cells operating within the City of Paterson and whose tentacles extend throughout all of Northern New Jersey,” Paterson Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale announced that an investigation by the Paterson Narcotic Division led to the seizure


Pizza deliveryman is attacked by pair, but they didn’t get his car: police

A Jersey City pizza deliveryman was attacked by two people, who then tried to steal his car Wednesday night, police said in radio transmissions,. The incident occurred outside 20 Myrtle Avenue in Jersey City at 7:30 p.m., Jersey City spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione said.


[VIDEO] Bus driver overdoses on drugs, crashes into tree with 12 special-needs students on board: Cops

Authorities in New Jersey say a bus driver is behind bars after overdosing on drugs and passing out behind the wheel with a dozen special-needs students on board. The incident allegedly occurred in Newark and ended when 57-year-old Lisa Byrd crashed into a tree near the intersectionof Jones Street a


United Airlines 'deeply saddened' at death of passenger on flight between Germany and US

United Airlines is extending its condolences to the family of a woman who passed away on a flight from Germany to New Jersey on Wednesday, forcing the aircraft to divert to an airport in Ireland.