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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

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

This one N.J. city had 3 rival cocaine rings, AG says

Fifteen people accused of running three rival drug trafficking rings -- all based in Plainfield -- have been indicted on a range of drug and conspiracy charges stemming from a state takedown last year. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said the investigation, dubbed "Operation Snowbank," had dismantled

NJ.COM - 2018-03-19 19:32:09

Essex County 911: Fatal Shooting|Underwear Assault|Rapper Arrest

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Find out why those sirens were wailing. Check out these recent police, fire and EMS stories in Essex County (click headline to read). Bloomfield Fatal Shooting Is 2nd In As Many Months Joggers Find Woman's Body In Newark Lake (Do You Know Her?) Man In Underwear Assaults Livingston

PATCH - 2018-03-19 12:00:00

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. Actress Cynthia N

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-19 18:18:20

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


Deal reached to end Jersey City teacher strike

A deal was reached tonight to end the Jersey City teachers' strike after a 13-hour negotiation session Sunday between school district and union officials. The deal, which needs approval from the nine-member school board and members of the teachers union, could end an eight-month contract dispute bet

NJ.COM - 2018-03-19 01:51:09

Correction Officer Beaten and Burned by Inmate at Rikers: Union

A correction officer at Rikers Island was badly burned and beaten by an inmate, a union that represents such officers said as it demanded city officials do more to protect them. The inmate threw scalding water on the officer and punched him repeatedly at an enhanced supervision housing unit at the O

NBC NEW YORK - 2018-03-19 01:45:19

NYPD: Woman killed after car cuts her off in the Bronx

Police are still searching for the driver they say cut off another car in the Bronx - killing a beloved cheerleading coach at Cardinal Spellman High School. Her teenage daughter was also hurt in the crash. NY1's Lori Chung has more. "She kept this family together and now we don't have anything," sai

NY1 - 2018-03-19 11:48:00

Water main break in Belleville closes streets, forces school to cancel

BELLEVILLE, N.J. - A water main break in Belleville, New Jersey closed two streets on Monday. Crews are working to repair the water main break in Belleville (AIR11). South Franklin and Belleville Avenues are closed, causing Bus Route No. 92 to detour. Belleville School #10 is closed due to the water

PIX11.COM - 2018-03-19 11:11:07

Man Dies in South Orange House Fire on Sunday

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - A man has died from a house fire on Warwick Avenue in South Orange on Sunday afternoon, stated Thomas Fennelly, Essex County Chief Assistant Prosecutor. The fire, which began about 2 p.m. was contained by about 5 p.m., and required mutual aid from fire departments in neighboring t

TAPINTO.NET - 2018-03-18 22:21:00

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


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


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


2 Newark Companies Make 'Best Places To Work In NJ' List

They're some of the "best places to work in New Jersey," and two Newark companies made the cut for 2018. NEWARK, NJ - They're some of the "best places to work in New Jersey," and two Newark companies made the cut for 2018. NJBIZ recently published what it considers the 100 best places to work in New


VIDEO: Students join picket line in Jersey City teacher strike

JERSEY CITY -- Students at Snyder High School say they would rather protest with their teachers outside than sit in an auditorium with nothing to do all morning. More than 100 students lined Bergen Avenue chanting "no contract, no work" as part of the city's first teacher strike in 20 years. "I su


Newark parade ushers in St. Patrick's Day weekend

Even the lines on the street were green. For the 83rd year, crowds gathered in Newark Friday to celebrate the Irish in all of us. The annual Newark St. Patrick's Day Parade featured students, police officers, bands, and more marching through the city's streets. Revellers lined the streets from the p


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


Dad in murder-suicide tried to get back with mother of slain baby

Terrance Briggs (left) went on a murderous rampage before killing himself Wednesday morning.Facebook; Gabriella Bass The killer Brooklyn dad was drinking Hennessy and tried to get back with the mother of his slain daughter before going on a murderous rampage and committing suicide, sources told The