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Driver Indicted In 100-MPH Rear-End Crash That Killed Howell Man

HOWELL, NJ — A North Jersey man indicted in a 2018 crash that killed a Howell Township man was driving 100 mph at the time of the crash, according to Burlington County authorities.


Millionaire Liquor Heiress Pleads Guilty in NYC Sex Cult Case; Alleged Bookkeeper Expected to Plead Guilty: Sources

The heiress to the Seagram's liquor fortune has pleaded guilty to two charges in connection with the alleged NXIVM sex-trafficking cult case. Clare Bronfman, the 39-year-old daughter of late philanthropist and Seagram CEO Edgar Bronfman, issued a tearful apology in court Friday as she admitted she h


10 Big-Ticket Events Coming Up Near Freehold

FREEHOLD, NJ — New and exciting events are coming to the Freehold area all the time. Whether you're looking to attend a concert or sporting event, theater performance or magic show, Patch's partnership with TicketNetwork has you covered. Here's your weekly roundup of the top big-ticket events coming


6-year-old boy hospitalized after falling from apartment window

A six-year-old boy was hospitalized Friday night after falling from the third-floor window of his Bronx apartment building as his father was installing an air conditioner, police said.


Monmouth County Man Gets 5 Years For Sharing Stolen Photos Online

TRENTON – A Monmouth County man was sentenced to five years in prison on April 18 for stealing sexually explicit photos of women and posting them on public sites, announced Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal.


Pit bulls attack horse in N.J. neighborhood, leaving it with bloody gashes requiring surgery

Two pit bulls got loose in a Hunterdon County neighborhood Wednesday evening and attacked a horse, leaving it with bloody gashes on its face and legs that will require surgery, authorities said.


Wendy Williams' Estranged Husband Calls Cops to New Jersey Mansion After She Files for Divorce

One week after Wendy Williams filed for divorce, her husband Kevin Hunter asked police to come to their home. On Thursday, Hunter called local law enforcement and asked that they respond to his and Williams’ New Jersey mansion to address members of the media, who were waiting outside.


First Times A Charm for Monmouth County Woman

Frances Rhodes of Monmouth Beach in Monmouth County usually plays scratch-off games, but on this day while cashing in a $20 scratch off winner, she decided to purchase five Jersey Cash 5 quick pick tickets with XTRA. This was her very first time buying a draw game ticket.


Lethal Carbon Monoxide Levels Found After NY Man Can't Wake Up Family; 6 Kids Among 11 Hospitalized

Nearly a dozen people were hospitalized, including a toddler and five other children, after becoming sickened in a two-family Westchester County home where lethal levels of carbon monoxide were found, authorities say.


Monmouth County recognized for charitable efforts

The New Jersey Employees Charitable Campaign has recognized Monmouth County for being the most innovative charitable campaign out of all counties who participated in NJECC. Maria Wojciechowski, Executive Director for Friends of the Parks and NJECC coordinator, accepted the award on behalf of Monmout


MS-13 gang's reputed East Coast leader rejects judge's plea offer

The MS-13 gang’s reputed East Coast leader is heading toward a trial in Nassau County after rejecting a judge’s plea offer Friday that would have put him behind bars for 15 years.


Man in bike helmet robs NJ bank with help from employees

PARK RIDGE — It wasn't exactly an inside job, but a man wearing a bike helmet got help from employees to rob a bank on Wednesday by sending them into the vault to fetch the cash.


Cop injured in shootout leaves hospital, as NYPD identifies suspect who was killed as possible gang leader

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan -- Justin Vartanian, the NYPD officer injured in a shootout on Thursday in Washington Heights, is now home, recovering from the gunshot wound that police say was inflicted by a Trinitarios gang member who they shot and killed after he opened fire.


N.J. Man Jammed Newark Airport GPS Signals, FCC Says

The Federal Communications Commission has issued a stern warning to a New Jersey man who allegedly used an electronic device that jams GPS signals. The warning? Knock it off. Now.


N.J. police chief demoted me, forced me to retire for taking leave to care for sick mother, ex-cop says in lawsuit

A New Jersey police captain who took leave in order to care for his ailing mother has filed a lawsuit alleging his chief was angered by his absence and retaliated by demoting him and ultimately forcing him to retire.


Everything to know about New Jersey's severe storm risk Friday night

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N.J. trooper shared sexually explicit photo of 5-year-old with girl’s own mother, authorities say

A New Jersey state trooper exchanged a sexually explicit photo of a 5-year-old girl with the victim’s own mother after she asked him if he wanted to rape the girl, according to a criminal complaint by the state’s Office of the Attorney General.


Parents concerned over New Jersey school's plan to cut class time for rest of school year

MONTCLAIR, New Jersey (WABC) -- Parents in New Jersey are speaking out after their kids are set to lose hours of instructional time at school in favor of up to three hours of study hall each day.


Wife of Missouri Ku Klux Klan member admits to killing her husband

The wife of a Missouri Ku Klux Klan leader admitted Friday to fatally shooting her husband. Malissa Ancona was sentenced to life in prison for the deal in which she pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, tampering with evidence and abandonment of a corpse, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.


Delaware, New Jersey Among 6 Fastest-Warming States, Research Shows

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A new federal report is warning about the rapidly increasing threat of climate change in the U.S. The study revealed that the Delaware Valley is home to some the fastest-warming states in the entire country.