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Driver tried to lure child into his truck at bus stop in Middlesex County town, cops say

A man driving a pickup truck tried to lure a child from a bus stop Wednesday in Middlesex County, prompting stepped up patrols in the area, authorities said. The incident occurred about 3:40 p.m. on the corner of Arthur and Willow streets in East Brunswick when a driver rolled down his window and ca


Edison Cop Indicted On Evidence Tampering Charges: Prosecutor

EDISON, NJ — An Edison police office has been indicted on charges of official misconduct, hindering prosecution, tampering with evidence and obstruction of a criminal investigation, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said.


Man ran human trafficking operation out of basement: DA

NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - The Suffolk County District Attorney announced an indictment Thursday against a man who allegedly ran a human trafficking operation out of his parent's basement in Sound Beach.


Lyft driver, passenger stabbed with screwdriver in carjacking in New Jersey

CLARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- A Lyft driver and his passenger were found stabbed and lying in the street in New Jersey. It happened in Clark on Westfield Avenue on Wednesday around 1 a.m.


Accident on Rt 287 N Causing Delays For Morning Commute

Edison, NJ - Police are advising motorists to avoid Rt 287 N due to a motor vehicle accident between exit 1A and the New Jersey Turnpike entrance. Major delays are anticipated impacting the morning commute.


Woman from Hawaii armed with a gun burst into N.J. home and demanded money, but only got arrested, cops say

An 41-year-old woman from Hawaii was arrested last week after her attempted targeted armed home invasion in Middlesex County went awry when the residents refused to give her money, authorities said.


Several buildings still with no power following manhole explosions in midtown: Con Edison

MIDTOWN, Manhattan — Crews continue to work on the manhole explosions that left several buildings without power in Midtown. As of early Thursday, four to five buildings still had no power, Con Edison said.


Woodbridge Man, 21, Killed In Linden Motorcycle Crash

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — A man from the Fords section of Woodbridge has been identified as the person killed in a motorcycle crash in Linden Wednesday night. Moustafa Elgendi, 21, of Fords, was killed in the Roselle Street crash in Linden. Elgendi was a graduate of John F. Kennedy Memorial High School in Wo


Own The Weekend At The Jersey Shore With These Great Local Events

The Asbury Park Tutu 2.2 mile fun run happening Saturday, benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth and Middlesex County. Every registrant gets a colorful tutu and a great after party at the Asbury Festhalle and Biergarten.


Police use vehicles to stop SUV after driver has medical episode on GSP in New Jersey

CRANFORD, New Jersey (WABC) -- New Jersey State Police troopers used their vehicles to stop an SUV on the Garden State Parkway after the driver suffered an apparent medical episode behind the wheel Thursday.


Edison Zoning Board: Residents Can’t Record Our Meetings

Edison, NJ - Eleven minutes into its meeting on Tuesday, the Edison Zoning Board recessed for a short break ahead of hearing a controversial application by Care One LLC. When the meeting resumed, Zoning Board President Rosemary Feterik announced that the only recording permitted would be the officia


N.J. town sees 3rd armed robbery of a 7-Eleven in a month. Police are looking for this gunman.

Police in Hamilton Township are investigating the third armed robbery of a 7-Eleven in just over a month. The robbery took place around 10:40 p.m. Monday at the 7-Eleven on Broad Street (the same location robbed by an armed man in March). The man pointed a silver revolver-style handgun at the clerk


Two New Jersey small towns are trying to be ‘America’s best’

So, USA Today is going to name the 10 Best Historic Small Towns in the country and two New Jersey towns are in the running. The newspaper website has the top 20 listed and Cape May and Haddonfield are on the list.


Speedway not allowed to sell gas for super-cheap, NJ courts say

WOODBRIDGE — Speedway’s effort to sell gasoline at super-low prices hit another roadblock this week when state judges again rejected the retail giant’s constitutional challenge of New Jersey’s price controls.


‘Kai the Hitchiker,’ who gained viral fame, convicted on murder charge

ELIZABETH, New Jersey — A man who gained fame in 2013 as “Kai the Hitchhiker” after he said he used a hatchet to save two people being attacked is now facing life in prison after being convicted of murder.


NJ TRANSIT Names First Ever Customer Advocate

NEWARK (CBSNewYork) – NJ TRANSIT wants to know how your commute has been going. They’ve named Stewart Mader to be the agency’s first ever Customer Advocate and Chief Customer Experience Officer.


Bridget Kelly Speaks Out After ‘Bridgegate’ Sentencing: Former Gov. Chris Christie Is ‘Lying’

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A one-time aide to former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says Christie made her the scapegoat in the so-called “Bridgegate” scandal. Bridget Kelly was resentenced to 13 months in prison Wednesday.


Chasing their hoop dreams, 3 S.I. teens commute daily to N.J. basketball academy

(This is the first in a three-part series on three Staten Island teens’ experiences at a New Jersey basketball academy) It all started quite innocently for Qadir Martin, Jalen Munson and Michael Spisto.


Edison Hosts 17th Annual NJ Flower and Garden Show

EDISON, NJ — The 17th annual New Jersey Flower & Garden Show will be held on Thursday, April 25 through Sunday, April 28 at the New Jersey Convention and Expo Center. With a theme of “Artists of the Past,” the show will feature unique and dazzling garden displays inspired by the works of history’s g


2 Men Wanted For Theft At Bridgewater Commons Mall

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — The Bridgewater Police are asking the public for help to identify two people wanted in connection with a theft. The theft reportedly occurred on Sunday, April 21 at the Bridgewater Commons Mall, police said.