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Cash, heroin and gun seized at Paterson home of convicted felon, according to police

PATERSON - City narcotics detectives seized $26,306 in cash, 870 heroin packets and three handguns last week from a city man previously convicted on weapons charges, police said. The suspect, Michael Ortega, 35, was charged with 13 drug crimes and 10 weapons offenses, including violation of a law th

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-19 21:00:13

Package Explodes At FedEx Facility Near San Antonio, Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (CBSNewYork/AP) - Authorities say a package exploded at a FedEx distribution center in Schertz, Texas, hurting one person. The package exploded shortly after midnight on Tuesday. A FedEx employee apparently suffered a non-life-threatening "percussion-type" injury from the blast. "We ca

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-03-20 10:55:25

Authorities in New Jersey Seek Help Identifying Body Found in Lake

Authorities are seeking help from the public in identifying a woman whose body was found floating in a New Jersey lake. Two joggers noticed the body in Newark's Weequahic Park on March 3. The Essex County Prosecutor's Office says the woman is between five feet and five feet, five inches tall and wei

NBC NEW YORK - 2018-03-19 19:24:14

Winter storm warning for Orange County, watches for Sullivan and Ulster counties

A winter storm warning is in effect for Orange County until 8 a.m. Thursday. Winter storm watches are in effect for Sullivan County until 11 p.m. Wednesday and Ulster County until 8 a.m. Thursday. Today there will be increasing clouds with a high around 38, and wind chill temperatures of 10 to 20. T

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2018-03-20 11:51:12

Paterson man accuses city police of brutality in federal lawsuit

PATERSON - A city resident has filed a federal lawsuit accusing members of the Paterson Police Department of beating him outside the municipal public safety headquarters two years ago after a dispute over a complaint. The resident, Mohamed Khalil, who works as an assistant at the Paterson Museum, sa

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-20 09:39:05

Toys R Us Closing Sales In NJ: Find Out Where, What's Next

WAYNE, NJ - Here are some of the most pressing questions regarding Toys R Us stores following the company announcing last week it would close all of its U.S. and U.K. stores.When Will Toys R Us Closing Sales Begin? Here are the status of possible closing sales at the following locations: Individual

PATCH - 2018-03-19 14:48:44

Cynthia Nixon officially announces she will challenge Gov. Cuomo in Democratic primary

ALBANY - Actress Cynthia Nixon on Monday made it official - she is challenging Gov. Cuomo in this year's Democratic primary. "I love New York, and today I'm announcing my candidacy for governor," Nixon said on Twitter. The message was accompanied by a more-than-two-minute video. "Something has t

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-20 00:25:09

Suspect brought fake ID to Newark Airport, had real license in underwear, police charge

A fallen soccer player remembered, gun violence marches in Morristown and Paterson and Happy Saint Joseph's Day - all in "7 things to know in New Jersey this week." John C. Ensslin A man accused of trying to deceive people at Newark Airport could not hide the truth - not even in his underwear. Arm

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-19 23:46:58

Troubled pasts, a 'scary' number of guns and 3 men dead in 19 hours

The first shots rang out Monday afternoon. In less than 19 hours, three people in Newark were dead. The first victim was fatally shot just after lunchtime in the Lower Clinton Hill neighborhood. The next fell to an assault weapon on Martin Luther King Boulevard shortly before sunset. The third died


Paterson man wanted on warrant caught with 288 bags of heroin

A city man wanted for allegedly dealing drugs while out on parole was arrested on Friday afternoon with an assortment of drugs, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik. Jermaine Tinsley, 29-year-old, was allegedly hiding out at the second-floor of 220 17th Avenue, when authorities were t


UPDATE: Juveniles Arrested After Armed Robbery Spree in Maplewood, South Orange, Newark, Irvington

A robbery spree conducted by two juveniles who were armed with a gun that included towns in Essex County came to an end Friday afternoon in Irvington Township with officers placing the suspects under arrest. According to a preliminary statement released by Maplewood Police, their officers notified s


Ex-Jersey City cop sentenced to 18 months in prison for off-duty jobs scheme

A former Jersey City police officer was sentenced yesterday to 18 months in prison for his role in an off-duty jobs scheme that included paying bribes to get off-duty work he did not perform, federal authorities announced. Michael O'Leary, 35, of Jersey City, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. Di


Prosecutor investigating after cop fires gun while nabbing suspect

Authorities are investigating a police-involved shooting in Irvington. No injuries were reported in the Friday afternoon incident, according to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office. Irvington officers responded to Lincoln Place shortly before 4 p.m. for a report of a suspect with a gun. As officers


Two men sentenced to 10 years for Jersey City homicide

JERSEY CITY -- Two men who are already incarcerated were each sentenced to 10 years in prison today for killing a 20-year-old Jersey City man who was gunned down in the street in 2015. Maurice Newton, 31, and Michael Reaves, 28, both of Jersey City, were initially charged with murdering Rondell Fair


39 candidates, 10 positions, and a shot to shape the future of N.J.'s largest city

With less than two months to go until Newark's municipal elections, the final roster of candidates is bringing back some familiar faces eager to jump back into the fray and breaking old alliances. At least five people who have held elected office before in the city want back into politics and two fo


Paterson police: Shooting probe leads to drug stash

PATERSON - Detectives looking for a shooting victim Thursday night ended up finding more than $25,000 worth of marijuana and ecstasy inside an apartment in the city's 4th Ward, police said. The detectives were heading toward a home on Fulton Street in search of a victim who was shot in nearby Montgo


Paterson DPW director Manuel Ojeda returned to work after assault conviction

PATERSON - After being convicted of assault, the director of Paterson's public works department returned to work last year without facing further disciplinary action from city government, according to municipal officials. The director, Manuel Ojeda, was arrested on an indictable offense of aggravate


NY man admits to fatally striking woman in North Bergen hit-and-run

JERSEY CITY - A New York man has admitted to a hit-and-run that left a woman sitting at a North Bergen bus stop dead. Olvy Torres, 36, pleaded guilty Monday to leaving the scene of a crash resulting in death for the Sept. 26 wreck that killed 59-year-old Luisa Valdez. The victim was at a bus stop w


Paterson police charge four in series of armed robberies

Paterson police charged four people, an adult and three juveniles, in a series of 2017 robberies in the city, Police Director Jerry Speziale announced on Thursday. Three of the robberies occurred from Dec. 21 to 28, with another during the summer of 2017. Justin Z. Robinson, 19, of Paterson, was cha


Paterson Residents Take A Stand Against Mayor's Decision To Remove Benches Outside City Hall

PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) - The next time you visit Paterson's City Hall, you might notice something is missing. The city made the decision to remove the benches outside the Market Street building. The mayor said the decision was a "safety precaution." "Recently we have experienced an increase of