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Package Explodes At FedEx Facility Near San Antonio, Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (CBSNewYork/AP) - Authorities say a package exploded at a FedEx distribution center in Schertz, Texas, hurting one person. The package exploded shortly after midnight on Tuesday. A FedEx employee apparently suffered a non-life-threatening "percussion-type" injury from the blast. "We ca

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-03-20 10:55:25

Cash, heroin and gun seized at Paterson home of convicted felon, according to police

PATERSON - City narcotics detectives seized $26,306 in cash, 870 heroin packets and three handguns last week from a city man previously convicted on weapons charges, police said. The suspect, Michael Ortega, 35, was charged with 13 drug crimes and 10 weapons offenses, including violation of a law th

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-19 21:00:13

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

Woman charged with slapping cop, threatening to kill him: complaint

JERSEY CITY -- An apparently intoxicated Union City woman has been charged with smacking a police officer in the face and threatening to kill him as he accompanied her to the hospital last week. Yolanda C. Perez, 52, of 37th Street, struck the officer with an open hand, causing a cut on his nose ins

NJ.COM - 2018-03-19 19:30:50

Paterson man accuses city police of brutality in federal lawsuit

PATERSON - A city resident has filed a federal lawsuit accusing members of the Paterson Police Department of beating him outside the municipal public safety headquarters two years ago after a dispute over a complaint. The resident, Mohamed Khalil, who works as an assistant at the Paterson Museum, sa

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-20 09:39:05

Paterson teens get a new youth center

PATERSON - A city-based nonprofit organization opened a $1.9 million youth center this week in a building near John F. Kennedy High School, with programs focused on education rather than recreation. A computer lab, music production studio and study hall are part of the New Jersey Community Developme

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-20 09:01:03

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. "Something has t

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-20 00:25:09

Toys R Us Closing Sales In NJ: Find Out Where, What's Next

WAYNE, NJ - Here are some of the most pressing questions regarding Toys R Us stores following the company announcing last week it would close all of its U.S. and U.K. stores.When Will Toys R Us Closing Sales Begin? Here are the status of possible closing sales at the following locations: Individual

PATCH - 2018-03-19 14:48:44

North Bergen truck driver charged with sex assault of girl: authorities

Luis Lozano of North Bergen has been charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a minor, authorities announced. (BCPO photo) A North Bergen truck driver sexually assaulted a girl multiple times in Bergen County last year and this year, acting Bergen County Dennis Calo announced. Lui

NJ.COM - 2018-03-20 15:35:49

NJ's next nor'easter: What time should you leave work?

With up to 15 inches of snow possible with the next nor'easter blowing into New Jersey, many people are probably wondering when they should leave work to head home. CLOSE Commuters get into vehicles for the free ride across the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee Tuesday morning March 13, 2018. Ta

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-20 11:18:17

Man sexually assaulted his daughters, threatened deportation if they reported it

JERSEY CITY -- A Guttenberg man is accused of sexually assaulting his daughters some 15 years ago and threatening to plant drugs on them to have them deported if they reported the abuse, authorities said. The 53-year-old is charged with the sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault of his now 31

NJ.COM - 2018-03-19 17:51:34

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


2 FDNY members among 7 soldiers killed in Iraq helicopter crash

Two FDNY members -- a lieutenant and a fire marshal - are among the seven soldiers killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq. They are among the four members of the 106th Rescue Wing of the New York Air National Guard, based in Westhampton Beach, killed in the crash. One of the firefighters, Christopher


Paterson DPW director Manuel Ojeda returned to work after assault conviction

PATERSON - After being convicted of assault, the director of Paterson's public works department returned to work last year without facing further disciplinary action from city government, according to municipal officials. The director, Manuel Ojeda, was arrested on an indictable offense of aggravate


Orange County Government Center closed due to sprinkler break

GOSHEN - The Orange County Government Center shut down late Friday morning and will remain closed until Monday due to a sprinkler break in the building, said Orange County spokesman Justin Rodriguez. A subcontractor working on the building's communication system in the General Services/IT department


Fire near LIRR tracks causes service suspensions

A fire near train tracks in Queens caused Long Island Railroad service suspension on four branches. The FDNY said the fire started at 1:10 p.m. and is up to a fourth alarm. More than 160 firefighters are responding to the scene at Royal Waste Services, a recycling plant on Hollis Avenue in the Holli


NY man admits to fatally striking woman in North Bergen hit-and-run

JERSEY CITY - A New York man has admitted to a hit-and-run that left a woman sitting at a North Bergen bus stop dead. Olvy Torres, 36, pleaded guilty Monday to leaving the scene of a crash resulting in death for the Sept. 26 wreck that killed 59-year-old Luisa Valdez. The victim was at a bus stop w


Paterson police charge four in series of armed robberies

Paterson police charged four people, an adult and three juveniles, in a series of 2017 robberies in the city, Police Director Jerry Speziale announced on Thursday. Three of the robberies occurred from Dec. 21 to 28, with another during the summer of 2017. Justin Z. Robinson, 19, of Paterson, was cha


5 things you need to know about Toys R Us closing

WAYNE, NJ - Iconic chain Toys R Us is going out of business in the U.S. After filing for bankruptcy last fall, Toys R Us is reportedly working on a plan to liquidate its business entirely. The toy retailer struggled for years to compete with Walmart and Amazon, accumulating mountains of debt while s


Toys R Us blames Amazon, Target, Walmart for death blow

Amazon, Walmart and Target dealt the death blow to Toys R Us by deeply discounting products when the ailing chain was at its weakest point, the liquidating retailer said Thursday in court filings. Toys R Us declared early Thursday that it would close all of its remaining U.S. stores, barring a last-