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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

15 Cocaine Ring Leaders, Members Arrested In Plainfield: AG

PLAINFIELD, NJ - As part of "Operation Snow Bank," 15 alleged leaders and members of three separate cocaine trafficking networks that operated in Plainfield were indicted on charges, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced. The three drug trafficking rings were allegedly headed by Andres Hernandez-

PATCH - 2018-03-19 17:28:33

First day of spring: Here's how to get free ice cream at Dairy Queen

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Indulge in some free sweet treats on the first day of spring on Tuesday. Dairy Queen locations across the United States will celebrate its fourth annual Free Cone Day on Tuesday. Customers can enjoy a free small vanilla soft serve cone with the signature curl on top. The freeb

SILIVE.COM - 2018-03-20 09:00:00

Carteret PD Failed To Do Background Checks Issuing Gun Permits

CARTERET, NJ - The Carteret Police Department is being investigated by the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office for the way they issue gun permits. The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office has learned that numerous permits to purchase firearms and/or Firearms Purchaser identification Cards (FPIC), i

PATCH - 2018-03-20 00:20:01

Union Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Fatally Stabbing Father

UNION, NJ - The Union man accused of stabbing his father to death and setting the home on fire last May has been sentenced to 25 years in state prison, announced acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan on Monday. Jeffrey Adams, 21, must serve at least 85 percent of that term before the pos

TAPINTO.NET - 2018-03-19 18:39:00

Union County man gets 25 years for killing father

UNION COUNTY - A 21-year-old Union Township man has been sentenced to 25 years in state prison for the May 2017 fatal stabbing of his father. Jeffrey Adams was sentenced Friday by Union County Superior Court Judge William Daniel, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan. Adams

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-19 18:52:33

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

New Jersey Man Admits Armed Crime Spree Of 7 Bank Robberies; Carjackings, And Hostage Taking

NEWARK, N.J. - A Union County, New Jersey, man today admitted robbing seven banks - and attempting to rob an eighth bank while brandishing a firearm - committing one carjacking and attempting to commit three additional carjackings, and taking a hostage at gunpoint while fleeing. Marlon Peek, 41, of

BREAKING911.COM - 2018-03-19 22:37:13

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

NJ.COM - 2018-03-18 12:30:00

Gunfire erupted on a busy N.J. highway, leaving a man in critical condition

A shooting erupted along a busy stretch of an Elizabeth highway early Saturday morning leaving one man in critical condition, authorities said. The 28-year-old, from Elizabeth, has not been identified. Gunfire began after 5 a.m. Saturday along U.S. routes 1 & 9, acting Union County Prosecutor Micha

NJ.COM - 2018-03-18 15:13:04

Maplewood Cops Arrest Two Teens in Armed Robbery

Maplewood police arrested two 16-year-old boys and charged them with armed robbery after the two allegedly robbed a woman on Orchard Road at around 2 p.m. on Friday. The woman was walking alone when she was grabbed from behind by a teen who got out of a silver car near 51 Orchard Road, said Chief Ji

VILLAGEGREENNJ.COM - 2018-03-18 21:02:06

Will Staten Island see winter weather on the first day of spring?

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Even if it is not a direct hit, Staten Island could still see snow from a nor'easter passing to our south on Tuesday -- the first day of spring. According to the Accuweather forecast posted on Sunday at noon, a mostly cloudy and cold day will be interrupted by a rainy-snowy mi

SILIVE.COM - 2018-03-18 16:35:25

1 injured in New Jersey highway shooting, officials say

ELIZABETH, N.J. - Authorities are investigating a highway shooting that injured one person in New Jersey Saturday morning, the Union County Prosecutor's Office announced Sunday. Between 5:15 a.m. and 5:45 a.m., gunfire came from a dark-colored SUV or pickup truck and struck the occupant of a white B

PIX11.COM - 2018-03-18 17:33:39

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


Lucy And Hazel Are Cranford's Pet Of The Week

CRANFORD, NJ - Meet Lucy and Hazel! They have been chosen as Cranford Patch's Pet Of The Week. "Our cats Lucy and Hazel are two very special kitties. We adopted them from the SPCA 10 years ago in October when they were around 8 weeks old. We didn't know their actual birthday so just made it Aug. 15.

PATCH - 2018-03-18 15:00:00

41-year-old man arrested on child porn charges after investigation

Subscribed, but don't have a login? A Perth Amboy man was charged with possession and distribution of child pornography following an investigation that began when he had contact with an undercover Bergen County Prosecutor's Office detective on the Internet, authorities said on Saturday. Jimmy Rivera


34-year-old gunned down in Newark's 3rd homicide in 24 hours

A 34-year-old Newark man fatally shot Tuesday morning is the city's third homicide in 24 hours. In a statement, the Essex County Prosecutor's Office and Newark Department of Public Safety said police officers found Willie Jackson unresponsive and suffering from apparent gunshot wounds when they arri


Newark shootings leave 3 men dead, 2 other people wounded

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A series of shootings in New Jersey's largest city have left three men dead and two people wounded. Authorities say it doesn't appear that any of the four recent shootings in Newark are connected. But motives for each shooting remain under investigation. The first two shootings o


9 indicted as state busts up major North Jersey cocaine ring

Nine members of a major cocaine ring operating out of Paterson have been indicted following an eight-month investigation that turned up cocaine, opiates, guns and cash, authorities said Tuesday. Eight suspects have been identified and investigators continue to look for a ninth who cut and packaged c


Three men and a one-year-old girl found shot to death in Brooklyn 'triple murder-suicide'

Four family members - including a one-year-old baby girl - were found shot to death in a Brooklyn apartment early Wednesday morning. Law enforcement sources told the New York Daily News that there was no sign of forced entry into the fourth-floor apartment and that they suspect the deaths might be