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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

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

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

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-17 21:33:48

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

RLSMEDIA.COM - 2018-03-17 09:41:56

We're focused on guns and opioids, but smoking remains the bigger killer | Opinion

Our national focus on guns and opioids has kept cigarettes out of the news and yet more people die from the effects of smoking. Big Tobacco is in a league of its own in terms of the sheer numbers and varieties of ways it kills and maims people. Tobacco may be legal and accessible but it is no less l

NJ.COM - 2018-03-18 23:26:34

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

East Brunswick: Spring Big Day Tour for Birdwatching

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Be alert and get your cameras ready for a rite of spring. East Brunswick Birding invites residents to join them for their Spring Big Day Tour of the township's birding hotspots (including Dallenbach's, Heavenly Farms, Edgeboro Landfill, Bicentennial, Jamesburg and Ireland Brook

TAPINTO.NET - 2018-03-18 20:04:00

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

NJ.COM - 2018-03-17 21:40:56

4 teens, including escapee, arrested with stolen car: police

Four teens, including one who had escaped from a Newark detention facility, were arrested Wednesday when police found them in a stolen car on Audubon Avenue, authorities said. Sheldon Mays, 18, of Jersey City, two 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old were all charged with receiving stolen property, Jersey


Overturned dump truck spills load of rocks on I-295, forces closure

A portion of Route 295 South in Mercer County was closed Friday after a dump truck overturned, spewing rocks and gravel across the highway, according to New Jersey State Police. The accident occurred near milepost 69 in Lawrence Township, not far from the Princeton exit. State Police posted photos o


Gunman caught in shooting that left 1 dead, 3 wounded, cops say

A 27-year-old South Jersey man has been charged with murder and attempted murder nearly six months after a shooting at an Atlantic County condominium complex which left one dead and three hurt. Matthew Gonzalez (Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office) Matthew Gonzalez, of the Mays Landing section of Ha


No prison for accused perv coach from Middlesex County

A former Catholic school athletic director and basketball coach who was accused of performing sex acts in front of a teenage girl will serve no time in prison. Darren Ventre, who coached the girl's basketball team for St. Matthew the Apostle Church in Edison before his arrest in 2013, was accepted l


New Jersey woman dies from snowboarding accident

A 20-year-old woman from Piscataway, New Jersey, died as a result of a snowboarding accident on Wednesday at the Blue Mountain Ski Area, 1660 Blue Mountain Drive, Lower Towamensing Township, Palmerton. Lehigh County Coroner Scott M. Grim reported Euna Shin was pronounced dead at 5:36 p.m. Thursday a


Queens man charged in gang-related killing of teen, officials say

A Queens man was charged in connection with the death of a teenager in February, officials said on Friday. Photo Credit: Theodore Parisienne A 19-year-old Queens man was extradited from Maryland earlier this week on charges he and others killed a teenager in February in what NYPD investigators bel


East Brunswick High Edited Speeches, Confiscated Signs In Walkout

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Just minutes before Wednesday's walkout, East Brunswick High School administrators severely censored speeches students planned to give, and told them they weren't allowed to hold signs that directly called for gun control, a 17-year-old student organizer told Patch on Friday. On


N.J. man lured undercover '13-year-old.' Now he's going to prison.

A Morris County man who set up an encounter with an undercover detective posing as a 13-year-old girl after placing an ad on Craigslist was sentenced to three years in state prison Friday, authorities said. Robert Elmi, 64, of Gillette.OAG Robert Elmi, 64, spent weeks texting and e-mailing with the


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


2 men found with drugs in their hotel room charged in man's death

Authorities arrested two men and charged them with the shooting death of a 30-year-old man in Toms River last week. Sevon Hill, 24, of Toms River, and Shakar "Anthony" Barksdale, 24, of Seaside Heights, were each charged with murder and weapons offenses in the death of Brick resident Steven Stallwor


4 fatally shot, including child, in Brownsville, Brooklyn apartment

Four people were found fatally shot in an apartment in Brownsville, Brooklyn Wednesday morning. The victims were found in an apartment on Thatford Avenue just after 5 a.m. One of the victims is said to be a child. Police are preliminarily investigating the deaths as a triple murder suicide. Four peo


School administrator busted for threatening 4-year-olds with a knife

Adetokunbo O. AkinnasoOffice of the Union County Prosecutor An administrator at a New Jersey pre-school was busted this week for threatening two 4-year-old students with a knife as a form of punishment, according to prosecutors and a local report. Adetokunbo O. Akinnaso who served as an administrat