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Teen gets 20 years for fatal shooting during Hoboken home robbery

"All they get is a slap on the wrist and they find themselves here because there have been no ramifications for their actions," Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Leo Hernandez said Friday at the sentencing of Keyshaun Wiggins, who pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter in the Jan. 24, 2017 fatal

NJ.COM - 2018-07-21 09:05:00

Several Hurt as NJ Transit Bus, Church Van Crash in Newark

The crash happened around 2 Friday morning at the corner of South 16th Street and Springfield Avenue in Newark, New Jersey's largest city, an NJ Transit official tells News 4. The official said the van hit the bus, which was going from Maplewood to Newark Penn.

NBC NEW YORK - 2018-07-20 08:44:24

AMBER Alert: Search for missing child, father in Queens

The abduction occurred at 9035 Van Wyck Expressway, in Queens, New York at about 9:55 PM on Friday.

ABC7NY.COM - 2018-07-21 09:29:36

Gang Member from Elizabeth Gets 50 Years for 2014 Killing of a Woodbridge Resident

ELIZABETH, NJ - Gregory Torres, 23, from Elizabeth has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for the shooting death of a Middlesex County resident at a local housing complex in 2014, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan.

TAPINTO.NET - 2018-07-20 16:53:00

Bloomfield man sentenced to 60 years for murder

Shortly before his death Collins, of East Orange, had been on the phone with a friend telling her Thompson was pointing a gun at him, Laurino said. An Essex County jury had convicted Thompson of murder and weapons charges on June 7, following a trial, according to Laurino.

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-07-20 23:49:00

Jersey City becomes 1st in NJ to decriminalize marijuana

"The fact is, marijuana arrests and prosecutions in New Jersey and around the nation point to severe inequalities that negatively impact people of color disproportionately and lead to long-term economic challenges for anyone who finds themselves prosecuted for possession," Fulop said. "We are workin


Ex-postal worker admits stealing packages that had marijuana

(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)NEWARK, N.J. — A former postal service worker has admitted stealing several packages containing marijuana that passed through the mail processing center where he worked.Akeem Cauthen pleaded guilty Thursday to theft of mail. The 30-year-old Newark man faces up to five years

KTAR.COM - 2018-07-21 11:15:13

Winning Jersey Cash 5 Ticket Sold In Union County

LINDEN, NJ — Two tickets, sold in Union and Ocean counties, are splitting the $160,484 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Thursday drawing.

PATCH - 2018-07-20 16:00:38

Robber who shot clerk 15 times but became trapped in store gets 26 years

Superior Court Marysol Rosero on Wednesday sentenced Bentley, 24, to 26 years in prison for attempted murder, robbery, aggravated assault and other charges, the Essex County Prosecutor's Office said. Bentley must serve 85 percent of the sentence before he's eligible for parole.


Newark Man Sentenced to 26 Years for Shooting Store Clerk

Newark -- Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that Gregory Bentley, 24, was sentenced to 26 years in New Jersey State Prison yesterday by the Honorable Marysol Rosero, Judge of the Superior Court.Officials say he must serve 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligibl

RLSMEDIA.COM - 2018-07-19 18:20:16

City in NJ to Pay for Funerals of 5 Kids Killed in Fire

Jim Leber, director of Leber Funeral home, says no funerals have been scheduled. He says he won't charge for his services.

NBC NEW YORK - 2018-07-19 22:52:00

Teen is arrested in Jersey City shooting that left 5 injured: police

Sheldon Mays, of McAdoo Avenue, is charged with aggravated assault and multiple weapons offenses for the shooting nearKennedy Boulevard and Lexington Avenue on June 30,Jersey City Police Chief Michael Kelly said in a phone interview.


Bramnick urges residents to voice opposition to Mount Laurel housing - Union News Daily

State Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick, a Republican who represents the 21st Legislative District, told about 60 Cranford residents last week that public outcry can effect change in policy with regard to the state’s Mount Laurel housing mandates. Resident opposition could stave off plans such t

UNIONNEWSDAILY.COM - 2018-07-19 18:00:51

Multiple DWI, Drug Possession Arrests Made In Roselle Park

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — Roselle Park reported making six arrests recently on charges of driving while intoxicated, drug possession and theft recently.

PATCH - 2018-07-19 17:05:52

Effective tomorrow, Jersey City enacting new policy to decriminalize marijuana - Hudson County View

“The fact is, marijuana arrests and prosecutions in New Jersey, and around the nation, point to severe inequalities that negatively impact people of color disproportionately, and lead to long-term economic challenges for anyone who finds themselves prosecuted for possession,” said Mayor Steven Fulop


Steam pipe explosion closes streets in Flatiron District

FLATIRON DISTRICT, Manhattan (WABC) --A steam pipe explosion is closing streets in the Flatiron District Thursday morning.The pipe exploded at Fifth Avenue and East 21st Street just after 6:40 a.m.There have been no immediate reports of injuries.Fifth Avenue was closed at East 23rd Street.And 22nd,


Those Boarded-Up Homes in the West Ward? Newark Has a Plan for Them.

Newark, NJ - The city is using the power of eminent domain to reduce the number of condemned homes and vacant lots scattered throughout the West Ward.Theredevelopment planfor the West Ward was introduced in 2016 and encompasses properties from the border of Irvington to South 13th Street between Sou


Law firm partners with Newark to provide free help in eviction cases | Video | NJTV News

“We have been advocating lately about the kind of housing crisis that exists in the city of Newark through inclusionary zoning ordinances, through opportunities that we are creating to make sure people stay in their homes, where they’re not foreclosed on their homes, and lastly so people are not evi


Trial set to begin for man charged with gunning down teen on Jersey City street

Dominique Green, 23, of Jersey City wasarrested May 12, 2017, and charged with murdering Rasheed Raysor three days earlier on Woodlawn Avenue.


Cranford officials OK warehouse on Linden, Winfield Park border - Union News Daily

CRANFORD, NJ — The local zoning board has paved the way for a developer to build a 33,800-square- foot warehouse and more than 8,000 square feet of office space on a vacant parking lot in the township.