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Police in Edison, Metuchen investigating anonymous bomb threats at TD Bank branches

Police in Edison and Metuchen are continuing to investigate the source of phoned in bomb threats from anonymous callers at two TD bank branches in Edison and the TD branch in Metuchen.


Elizabeth police officer accused of sexual assault

A 22-year-old rookie Elizabeth police officer was charged Friday with sexually assaulting a woman late last year. A Union County grand jury indicted the officer, Samaad I. Bethea, on second-degree sexual assault and fourth-degree criminal sexual contact charges following a nearly two-month investiga


How a Linden mayoral vacancy is filled, just in case

If Linden Mayor Derek Armstead is convicted of assault charges, the city could see election for mayor in November to fill his unexpired term. The process of filling the vacancy is the same as the one used a few times a year, every year, throughout the state.


Lenny Dykstra, Associates Defrauded Clark-based Nonprofit Lawsuit Says

CLARK, NJ – A fraudulent attempt to convert a private pool club and banquet hall into housing has been tied to embattled former professional baseball player Lenny Dykstra, court records show.


Girls Basketball: Union County final preview - Patrick School vs. Westfield

2-Westfield (16-7) vs. 1-Patrick School (12-12), 4 p.m. How they got there: Westfield has been on a tear through Union County the last few weeks. The Blue Devils knocked out Johnson and Gov. Livington early on and then those wins set up a third meeting this season with Roselle Catholic. Westfield ro


Cranford Crossing Guard: Above And Beyond

CRANFORD, NJ - The Cranford Police Department gave a shout out to School Guard Gerry Werrell for going above and beyond the call of duty Thursday. A Cranford Police Officer saw Werrell shoveling the corner of West End and Spruce to make ensure it was extra safe for the young pedestrians in his charg


Vegan, Cruelty Free Beauty Store Coming To Cranford

CRANFORD, NJ - Witch Baby Soap, a company that specializes in handcrafted vegan and cruelty free beauty products, will be opening a store in town, according to Downtown Cranford's Facebook page.


The Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee's Irish Cultural Exhibit Coming to Cranford Library

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Plans are currently underway to celebrate this year’s Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16. Leading up to parade day, an Irish Cultural Museum will be on exhibit at the Cranford Library (second floor), 224 Walnut Street.


Cranford Police Department to Become C.L.E.A.R. Program Location

CRANFORD - Chief Ryan J. Greco announced that as of February 1, 2019, the Cranford Police Department will take part in Union County’s Community Law Enforcement Addiction Recovery (C.L.E.A.R.) Program as a local C.L.E.A.R. Program Location.


Union County Covering Costs of PD Lieutenant's Defense in Civil Rights Suit

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Union County Freeholder Board this week approved $20,000 to pay for a former Union County Police Department lieutenant’s representation a lawsuit in which he is accused of improperly administering a polygraph test, leading to the false conviction of a city man in 2008.


New Thrift Store Headed to Old ShopRite Site

UNION, NJ – The empty building at the intersection of Morris and Liberty Avenues, known as the ‘old ShopRite’ site, will become home to a new thrift chain store, 2nd Ave. Value Store.


NJ Woman Crashed School Bus, Wasn't Authorized To Drive: Report

NEWARK, NJ — A school bus driver working for an Essex County company allegedly wasn't authorized to drive the vehicle when she crashed with a dozen children aboard earlier this week, a report says.


Man Gets 40 Years for Beating Sleeping Girlfriend to Death With Hammer in New Jersey Home

A man who used a hammer to fatally beat his sleeping girlfriend at her South Jersey home has been sentenced to 40 years in state prison. Lashaun Smith had pleaded guilty last month to murder in the November 2017 death of 28-year-old Sarah Phillips. The prison sentence was handed down Friday. He must


Tanker truck crash, fuel spill shuts down New Jersey highway

MARLBORO, New Jersey (WABC) -- A tanker truck crash and fuel spill completely shut down a New Jersey highway for most of Friday. The crash involved more than one truck and happened just before 10 a.m. on Route 9 at CR 520/Robertsville Road in Marlboro.


Mrs. Francis Named Brookside Place School Teacher of the Year for 2018-19

CRANFORD - Brookside Place Elementary School (BPS) is pleased to announce that Mrs. Anne Marie Francis has been selected as the Classroom Teacher of the Year from nominations made by the school community as part of the New Jersey Department of Education 2018-19 Governor’s Educator of the Year Progra


Westfield Needs Police Dispatchers: See How To Apply

WESTFIELD, NJ - The Westfield Police Department is seeking a full-time dispatcher to help coordinate their operations. According to authorities, a Police Dispatcher answers emergency and non-emergency phone calls and coordinates the response of law enforcement officers to crime and accident scenes.


Disabled Vehicle Leads To Drug Arrest: Cranford Police

CRANFORD, NJ - A 32-year-old Plainfield man was arrested and and charged with possession after an incident on Hayes Street Feb. 10, according to the Cranford Police Department.


DUI, Theft, Shoplifting Reported In Clark

CLARK, NJ — Clark Police report making multiple arrests for driving under the influence, outstanding warrants and shoplifting recently. On Feb. 12 at 3:59 p.m.: Police took a report of a theft of a wallet from the purse of a patron of the Whole Foods Supermarket at 1255 Raritan Road. The incident is


Armstead arraigned on assault charges

Linden Mayor Derek Armstead was arraigned today on charges that he assaulted a city councilman. Armstead is charged with striking John Francis Roman at a council meeting last May.


Blood Drive In Cranford Monday

CRANFORD, NJ - To help combat a shortage of blood in the region the Cranford Police Department has scheduled a blood drive for Monday. According to officials, the drive is to take place at Police Headquarters, located at 8 Springfield Avenue, and will be held from 3 p.m. through 7 p.m. For this driv