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Police chase after officer dragged 50 feet following New Jersey dine and dash

CLIFTON, New Jersey (WABC) -- A dine-and-dash case in New Jersey led to a police officer being dragged about 50 feet by a fleeing car, which prompted a chase that involved several accidents.


New Jersey lawmakers agree on $15 minimum wage legislation

TRENTON — Legislative Democrats announced Thursday they have reached an agreement to raise New Jersey's minimum wage to $15 an hour. Gov. Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin said the legislation would raise the minimum wage over the course of five years, i


Union County LocalSource Photos – Jan. 17th Edition

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Newark Cops Seek Elizabeth Man After Alleged Hit-And-Run

NEWARK, NJ — Authorities are searching for an Elizabeth man who allegedly hit a pair of pedestrians with his SUV in Newark earlier this month and drove away from the scene. On Thursday, authorities announced that police are searching for Nester Marin-Romaldo, 35, of Elizabeth. Marin-Romaldo is wante


President Trump cancels Speaker Pelosi's secret overseas trip after she asks him to postpone State of the Union

President Trump cancelled House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Europe and the Middle East in the 11th hour on Thursday — and disclosed confidential information about the excursion to boot in apparent retaliation for being asked to put off his State of the Union address.


Prosecutors ID driver accused of seriously injuring 2 women in hit-and-run crash

Essex County investigators are searching for an Elizabeth man they say was behind the wheel of an SUV that struck and critically injured two women in Newark earlier this month.


4-year-old dies after found unresponsive at Jersey City school

JERSEY CITY — A Jersey City neighborhood is in mourning after a four-year-old student of School 37 died Thursday afternoon. The boy was unresponsive after taking a nap at the school and was taken away in an ambulance at dismissal time, according to sources with knowledge of the matter.


Postal employee Jennifer Goodwin Prevents two fraud cases

Cranford Police officially thanked Cranford Post Office employee Jennifer Goodwin for her efforts in preventing two separate fraud cases within the Township of Cranford this December. Within a two-week span, Mrs. Goodwin intercepted two elderly Cranford residents at the Cranford Post Office who were


Code Blue in Effect in Elizabeth

A Code Blue has been called by Union County Department of Human Services, due to predicted weather conditions from today until Monday night. Emergency shelters are expected to extend capacity to highest possible levels tonight, utilizing the additional cots.


Man Wanted In Connection With Jewelry Theft At Jersey Gardens

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Elizabeth Police Department is asking the public for help in identifying this person wanted in connected with a theft of several thousand dollars worth of jewelry from the Jersey Gardens Mall.


Retired cop, arrested by Bloomfield PD, fatally shoots himself inside police headquarters

A retired Newark police lieutenant arrested by Bloomfield police after a domestic violence incident fatally shot himself inside the township’s police headquarters Tuesday, authorities confirmed Wednesday.


Elizabeth Warren reportedly planning trip to Puerto Rico

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is planning a visit to Puerto Rico next week amid speculation that the Trump administration may divert hurricane relief funds to build a border wall, a report said.


Suspects lead police on high-speed chase on NJ Turnpike

EDISON - One suspect remains at large after leading police on a high-speed chase on the New Jersey Turnpike that ended in a business complex in Middlesex County. The chase began around 1:30 p.m. on the northbound side of the Turnpike south of Edison. Two suspects were seen driving a silver Nissan Al


12 super cute pets you can adopt this weekend on Staten Island: Jan. 19-20

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- There are dozens of animals in the care of dedicated volunteer animal rescue groups like the ones listed at the bottom of this post just waiting for forever families like you to rescue them.


Union County Dad Charged With DWI, Fatal Crash Of Daughter, 9

ELIZABETH, NJ — An Elizabeth father, who was reportedly driving while intoxicated, was charged with vehicular homicide following a fatal crash that killed his nine-year-old daughter in his car, authorities announce.


Dog kidnapped, later found painted blue: owner

Her owner couldn’t be happier, but she was still blue. A lovable border collie was allegedly stolen from her home and later discovered unhurt, but splattered in blue paint. Moments before the colorful crime, Elizabeth Meredith went outside to check on her dog, Dakota, but realized she was missing.


New Jersey School Bus Aide Caught On Video Cursing, Threatening 10-Year-Old Boy, Officials Say

LINDEN, N.J. (CBS/AP) — A New Jersey school bus aide captured on video using profanities and threatening a 10-year-old boy has been fired, officials say. District spokesperson Gary Miller says the confrontation happened Monday as the bus was dropping off children from Linden Public School No. 2.


Just “ASK” for Information About Senior Services in Union County

Union County residents seeking information about services available for senior adults age 60 and older will have a choice of six (6) dates and locations in February to speak with staff from the county’s Department of Human Services, Division on Aging. Staff will be present at public libraries in Wes


Residents fondly recall Jones after her recent death

IRVINGTON, NJ — The funeral service for Essex County Freeholder and former at large Councilwoman Lebby Jones is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 17, at 11 a.m. at Franklin Saint John’s United Methodist Church, 142 Maple Ave., Newark.


Prosecutor says this top cop is ‘ineffective.' The mayor just made him chief.

Just hours after Carteret’s mayor promoted a member of the department to become the new chief of police, the county stepped in to take power away from the new chief — an officer who was described as “ineffective” by the county just last year and who has yet to take the chief’s exam.