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Suspect arrested in burglary spree of more than 50 Montclair homes

MONTCLAIR, New Jersey (WABC) -- A Jersey City man was charged as part of a spree of more than 50 burglaries at homes in Montclair since last year. Saveon Hayles, 29, formerly of Montclair, was arrested Monday in Jersey City.


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


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.


2019 Jersey Journal-Hudson County Spelling Bee set for Secaucus High School

More than 60 spelling whizzes from throughout Hudson County are set to take the stage at Secaucus High School on Saturday for the 60th annual Jersey Journal-Hudson County Spelling Bee.


Paterson police arrest suspect for allegedly firing shots on Temple Street

A city man was arrested on Thursday afternoon for allegedly fired shots on Temple Street. Rajaheem Alston, 22-year-old, was identified as the alleged actor in the incident that took place on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. He is charged with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, possessi


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.


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


Tragedy of Emmet Till Subject of Black History Program at the Housing Authority of the City of Orange Original Play Presented by United Youth of New Jersey

ORANGE, NJ - Kenneth and Charlotte Brown, founders of the United Youth of New Jersey, told the tragic, yet pivotal, story of the lynching of Emmet Till, an event that galvanized the Civil Rights Movement in 1955, to a packed room of residents at the Housing Authority of the City of Orange, February


Fasten your seat belts and prepare for takeoff at this big hobby show

Hobbyists rejoice as the Academy of Model Aeronautics hosts the annual AMA Expo East at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus this weekend. The three-day event, from Feb,22 to 24, will offer new and seasoned hobbyists hands on opportunities to build and fly their own model aircraft and drones.


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.


Gas Leak In Caldwell Temporarily Closes Bloomfield Avenue

CALDWELL, NJ — A gas leak temporarily closed a section of Bloomfield Avenue in Caldwell on Thursday, authorities said. Bloomfield Avenue was closed from Provost Square to Arlington Avenue in both directions due to a "utility problem," the Caldwell Police Department stated at 10:27 a.m.


Girls Basketball: West Orange Upsets University in Essex County Semifinals

NEWARK, NJ -- The West Orange girls basketball team had lost two regular-season games to University High School this season, but in their third meeting--the one that mattered most--the Mountaineers came up winners.


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 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


Services set for father, son killed in horrific N.J. gas station crash involving alleged drugged driver

Services will be held this weekend for the the father and son killed in a horrific crash at a gas station in Passaic County on Tuesday that left three dead and a driver jailed on charges he was driving while under the influence of drugs.


Passenger dies on Newark-bound flight from Germany

A passenger died from an apparent heart attack on a Newark-bound transatlantic flight that diverted to an airport in Ireland on Wednesday morning. United Flight 961 from Frankfurt, Germany, was about two hours into the trip when the 71-year-old woman apparently began suffering breathing problems, Br


Woman Robbed at Bank of America ATM in Newark

Newark Police are on the search for to masked men who robbed a woman at a bank's atm Thursday afternoon. According to preliminary reports, police were called to the Bank of America located at 1 Springfield Avenue -at the tip of Downtown Newark- for reports of an armed robbery in progress that occurr


Narcan Administered to School Bus Driver Who Allegedly Crashed into Tree, Police Say

NEWARK, NJ - City officials say Narcan was administered to the driver of a school bus that allegedly crashed into a tree today at 14th Avenue and Jones Street. Lisa Byrd, 57, was driving 12 children from 14th Avenue School when it crashed around 1:10 p.m., authorities said. Byrd, of Newark, is a dri


Park ranger furloughed in shutdown wins $29.5 million New Jersey jackpot

BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. — A furloughed park ranger from New Jersey was rewarded with a $29.5 million lottery jackpot for weathering the storm that was the country's longest government shutdown.


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.