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Huge delays on I-80 from multi-vehicle crash involving jackknifed tractor-trailer
A multi-vehicle crash with injuries involving a jackknifed tractor-trailer is causing major traffic delays on Interstate 80 in Morris County Thursday morning.The eastbound truck jackknifed near exit 37 (Hibernia Road) in Rockaway Township shortly before 6 a.m, according to 511nj.org, the state depar
West Caldwell Cops Probe 21 Car Burglaries; Suspect Sought
WEST CALDWELL, NJ — As of Thursday afternoon, West Caldwell police were still tallying up the complete list of property stolen during a brazen series of early morning break-ins. But authorities did have a final total of alleged burglaries that took place: 21.
Truck crash with injuries backs up Route 80 east as morning rush begins
An ambulance was on the scene, near Exit 37 (Hibernia Road), at 6:10 a.m. The right lane and exit ramp were closed at 6 a.m. with up to 30-minute delays building past Route 15.
Multiple Cars Stolen, Burglarized In Hopatcong: Police
HOPATCONG, NJ — Multiple cars were burglarized in Hopatcong Wednesday night, and police are asking for the public's help.
'Unicorn Wings': Would you dare eat this N.J. restaurant's rainbow food?
National Chicken Wing Day is July 29, and one New Jersey restaurant is marking the occasion with an unorthodox take on the bar food king, as unique as the animal the dish is named for -- Unicorn Wings.
Parsippany resident pulls out drowning man from Ocean
At 6:28 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10 Ocean City Police dispatch received a call reporting a bather in distress at an unguarded beach at 10th street. The police and fire departments responded and began CPR on the victim, Heriberto Roman, 46, of Ivyland, Pa. with the assistance of a beachgoer with medical
Paterson man arrested for food truck shooting last month
Johnny Milete, 28, was arrested Tuesday in connection to a June 24 shooting at 21st Avenue and Plum Street. At around 3:20 a.m. that day, a 29-year-old Paterson man was shot multiple times near a food truck and was treated at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center.
NJ school district buying 6 new buses following deadly crash
PARAMUS, N.J. — A New Jersey school district is buying six buses equipped with three-point seat belts, part of its efforts to improve safety following a crash in May that killed a 10-year-old student and a teacher.
Teen bitten by shark off Fire Island, officials confirm
FIRE ISLAND, Suffolk County (WABC) --Town of Islip confirms a 13-year-old was bitten by a shark off Atlantique on Fire Island while boogie boarding.It is one of two incidents reported on Fire Island.The boy "stumbled out of the water" into a lifeguard tent where the lifeguard dressed puncture wounds
DNA Leads To Charges In Cold Case Of '03 Mahwah Armed Robbery
MAHWAH, NJ — For 15 years, the case was cold. The victim, the owner of a popular Ramsey pizzeria, was tied up in his home. Three armed men stole between $100,000 and $200,000 from a safe.
Man gets 30 years in prison after too many DUIs
Roy Rico, 38, of Caldwell, will be eligible for parole in six years, according to the Canyon County prosecutor’s office, which had initially sought a life sentence with the possibility of parole after 10 years,the Idaho Statesman reports.
Former Morris County teacher pleads guilty to child porn; faces 15-year minimum sentence
Colin M. Skeele, 32, who worked at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Boonton and St. Vincent DePaul School in Stirling between 2009 and 2012, faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison, a maximum potential penalty of 30 years in prison, and a $250,000 fine.
Sleeping man critical after face-punch assault in Mount Olive
Roger W. Crane Jr., 23, of Mount Olive, was charged with aggravated assault and taken to the Morris County Correctional Facility after surrendering to police.
Mahwah Couple Charged With Murdering Their 4-Month-Old Baby
MAHWAH, NJ — A township man and woman were arrested Monday on charges they murdered their 4-month-old son by suffocating him on a motel bed earlier this year, authorities announced.
6 Arrested At DWI Checkpoint In Franklin Lakes
FRANKLIN LAKES, NJ — Six people were arrested during a DWI checkpoint on Route 208 Friday and Saturday, police announced.
Police seek help in unsolved hit-and-run that killed pedestrian
After the man was struck once, a Honda Civic hit him again, according to police. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
NYC officials report 1 fatality in Legionnaires' cluster
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City health officials have confirmed that one person has died of Legionnaires' disease in a cluster of 18 cases in one Manhattan neighborhood.The city Health Department said Tuesday that seven people remain hospitalized due to the outbreak in the lower Washington Heights are
Bail set for Elmwood Park woman convicted of killing ailing husband with plastic bag
Check back for more on this developing story.(Photo: Amy Newman/NorthJersey.com)A Superior Court judge on Tuesday set a $1 million bail forJenny Tran– an Elmwood Park woman serving a 50-year sentence for killing her ailing husband – who is headed for retrial after her conviction was overturned in Ju
Montclair man mugged for $1,000 outside Paterson go-go bar, police say
PATERSON – A 41-year-old Montclair man was mugged early Monday morning after leaving a Paterson go-go bar with a woman he met there, one of three separate robberies being investigated by city detectives, according to Sgt. Anthony Lay.
Lake Hopatcong leader of white supremacist drug ring sentenced to 21 years in prison
Christopher Castelluzzo, 33, pleaded guilty May 24 to first-degree leader of a narcotics trafficking network. He was sentenced Friday in front of Superior Court Judge Bernard E. DeLury Jr. in Atlantic County and will be mandated to serve at least 18 years in prison before becoming eligible for parol