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Man Barricades Himself In Home, More Bomb Threats: Top News
UNION COUNTY, NJ — It's been a busy second week of December and staying on top of all the local news can be tough. No worries, we have put together the top stories of the week for Union County.
Vine Co-Founder, HQ Trivia CEO Found Dead of Apparent Drug Overdose
Colin Kroll, the founder of Vine and HQ Trivia, was found dead at age 34 of an apparent drug overdose, according to reports. Police sources told the New York Post that he was found in Manhattan on Dec. 15.
Staten Island principal pleads guilty to car insurance fraud
The Staten Island principal exposed as a car-insurance cheat by The Post has pleaded guilty to insurance fraud. Oneatha Swinton, who was interim acting principal of Port Richmond HS, registered her luxury cars at the Pennsylvania home of a city vendor and former NYC principal she had hired — a schem
Newark Police Fatally Shoot Man During Hostage Situation: PD
NEWARK, NJ -- A hostage situation in Newark on Friday night ended with a fatal police shooting. Authorities said that officers saved the life of the victim, who has an 11-year-old child.
City $6M settlement to benefit boy who went missing nearly 9 years ago
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The city has agreed to use a $6 million settlement to benefit Patrick Alford, a New Brighton boy who disappeared from a Brooklyn foster home nine years ago, according to court papers.
Woman sought for questioning in connection to bank fraud
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Police are asking for the public’s help identifying and locating a woman sought for questioning in multiple fraudulent bank withdrawals. The 32-year-old female victim from Great Kills noticed an unauthorized transaction on her account on Oct. 10, reported it to police, and cop
Family asks for help in recovering lost wallet
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A Greenridge family is asking for help in recovering a lost wallet this holiday season. Keith Pagano first realized he lost his wallet as he was heading into Stop and Shop in New Dorp on Friday evening.
BREAKING: Mets Reportedly Sign All-Star Catcher Wilson Ramos to Two-Year Deal
The New York Mets and new GM Brodie Van Wagenen have collaboratively been showing serious aggressiveness in free agency this year. With the rumors circulating around pitcher Noah Syndergaard, some may argue the team is being too aggressive, but Van Wagenen is somehow trying to revive a franchise tha
Staten Island Amazon workers seek unionization
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A group of workers at Amazon’s new Bloomfield fulfillment center have joined together with hopes of forming a union. Employees who are seeking to form a union at the new facility cited warehouse issues, including safety concerns, inadequate pay, and 12-hour shifts as their rea
Police: Man who took woman hostage killed after standoff
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Police say a man who allegedly took a woman hostage was shot and killed after a standoff that lasted nearly seven hours in New Jersey. Newark public safety officials said officers responding shortly before 10 p.m. Friday found a man holding a firearm on a woman he knew.
NWS: Rain clouds remain through Sunday, sunshine ahead
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.-- Rain clouds are expected to linger over Staten Island through Sunday evening, with hope of a dry start to the week. A 70 percent chance of precipitation is forecast for Sunday night and early Monday morning, including rain and possible sleet, according to the National Weather S
Hoboken’s SantaCon turns into drunken chaos with 10 arrests
Hoboken’s SantaCon descended into chaos Saturday as 10 people were arrested and four cops landed in the hospital. “That’s 4 officers needing medical aid, & some wonder why I condemn this day!. No other day like it entire yr in @CityofHoboken . Those that cause it need to be pay the consequences,” tw
NJ Shops Take Doughnuts to the Next Level
We found some of the best places to get doughnuts in New Jersey. While one of the most recognizable global brands, Dunkin’, is dropping the “Donuts” from its name, smaller doughnut shops in New Jersey are seeing rise in demand for the tasty treats.
Northern State Corrections Officer Charged with Sexual Assault of Inmate
Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that Avril D. Richardson, 45, of Elizabeth has been charged with second degree sexual assault for engaging in sexual conduct with an inmate at Northern State Prison, where she was employed as a senior correctional poli
Police Officials Confirm Irvington Township Armed Robbery, Assault; OPRA Report Information Included
irvington Township Police officials are continuing to look into an armed robbery that resulted in injuries to the victim on Tuesday afternoon. According to a statement released by irvington Township Police officials, the incident happened on Wednesday at approximately 11:00 a.m. where fast respondin
'This Is Just Crazy': Former NYPD Commissioner Blasts NJ Gov. Over 'Insane' Gun Law
Former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik slammed New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy over a gun law that bans off-duty officers in the state from carrying magazines holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition.
One N.J. school district is losing kids, the other is gaining them. But they have the same problem.
For as long as many Cranford residents can remember, their children were able to walk to school. Now a new redistricting proposal could change the current neighborhood school model and introduce big yellow school buses to shuttle some of the approximately 4,000 school children across town. The propo
Officials identify 2 NJ women killed in Pennsylvania crash
FRAZER, Pa. (AP) - Authorities have released the names of two New Jersey women who were killed when a dump truck rolled onto a sport utility vehicle on a southeastern Pennsylvania highway.
Police Officers Who Manhandled Jazmine Headley and Her 1-Year-Old Baby Will Not Be Punished
If you’re a New York police officer, apparently manhandling women and violently ripping a 1-year-old baby from his mother’s arms isn’t a punishable offense. As according to Politico, an NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau review into Jazmine Headley’s violent arrest last week in Brooklyn found no wrongdoin
Artie Lange avoids jail but tests positive for cocaine at N.J. court appearance. ‘It’s in my system’
Comedian Artie Lange, who appeared in state Superior Court in Newark for a probation violation on Friday, avoided jail time even though he tested positive for drugs. Instead, Judge Nancy Sivilli directed Lange’s attorney to make an application to drug court. If Lange is not accepted into the program