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Police: School bus driver overdoses and crashes with 12 special needs students aboard

NEWARK, New Jersey — A school bus driver was arrested after she overdosed while driving and crashed into a tree, Newark police said. The driver, Lisa Byrd, was transporting a dozen students from 14th Avenue School in Newark when the vehicle crashed into a tree on Wednesday, officials said in a state


Newark woman is prison-bound after $890,000 food stamps scheme

NEWARK — A woman was sentenced Wednesday to 24 months in prison for a food stamps fraud scheme she ran with her father out of a small grocery store in the city. Maria Teresa Venegas, of Newark, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John Michael Vazquez to one count of Supplemental Nut


Newark Police Arrest Man Wanted for Murder

Newark---Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced today that Joe T. Carr, 23, of Newark was arrested by Newark Police for the murder of Keith Downey, 28, of Newark.


Mayor Pushes Amazon to Reconsider Newark for HQ2

NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka declared that Newark could transform Amazon should the company bring its second headquarters here in an opinion piece that was published by the Washington Post.


Catholic School Student From Newark Missing, Cops Seek Help

NEWARK, NJ — Newark authorities are asking for the public's help finding a missing 14-year-old female resident. According to the Newark Department of Public Safety, Sophia Rosa, 14, of Newark, was reported missing on Friday, Feb. 15.


N.J. man accused of killing 3 in drugged-driving gas station crash previously had license suspended, battled addiction

The 29-year-old man who allegedly crashed his car into a Wayne gas station Tuesday while high, killing three people, had previously lost his license after being arrested on charges he drove recklessly while under the influence and has a history of drug addiction.


Dog Back Home After Rescue On NJ Transit Tracks In Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Daise, a lost dog found on the railroad tracks in Newark, has completed a hectic-but-smile-inducing journey back home… just in time for National Love Your Pet Day, NJ Transit officials reported Wednesday.


Winter storm makes for dicey driving in NJ, but emergency planning helped

VERONA, N.J. — Wednesday’s winter storm left more snow in parts of New Jersey than anywhere else in the region, but because that snow ended up turning to freezing rain, sleet, and then rain — almost all in the afternoon and evening — it made for a potentially treacherous evening commute, and for gen


Two-Car Crash Under Investigation in Harrison

The Town of Harrison Police are looking into a crash that occurred at a location in the town Tuesday evening. Police were called to Harrison Avenue just outside of the 280 eastbound ramp at around 3:15 p.m. to investigate reports of a crash that occurred at that location.


Police: 2 people dead after vehicle crash in New Jersey

PEMBERTON, N.J. (AP) — Police say two people have died in a crash amid a winter storm in New Jersey. Pemberton Township Police Capt. Dave Kinney said Wednesday that authorities responded about midday to news of a crash on West Hampton Street in the southern New Jersey borough of Pemberton.


[VIDEO] Bus driver overdoses on drugs, crashes into tree with 12 special-needs students on board: Cops

Authorities in New Jersey say a bus driver is behind bars after overdosing on drugs and passing out behind the wheel with a dozen special-needs students on board. The incident allegedly occurred in Newark and ended when 57-year-old Lisa Byrd crashed into a tree near the intersectionof Jones Street a


Search Underway for 14-Year-Old Missing Newark Girl

Police in Newark requests the public’s assistance in locating Sophia Rosa, 14, of Newark, who was reported missing on Friday, February 15th. Police say Sophia was last seen in the 400-block of South 17th Street and is described as 5’4” tall and 110 lbs.


Sister speaks out after brother, nephew killed in New Jersey DWI crash

WAYNE, New Jersey (WABC) -- The driver in a multi-vehicle crash that killed three people in New Jersey has been charged with aggravated manslaughter and driving while intoxicated, among several other charges, while the family members and loved ones of the victims struggle to come to grips with their


2 caught trying to bring loaded guns through security at Newark airport, feds say

Two men were arrested Monday at Newark Liberty International Airport after trying to bring loaded guns through the same security checkpoint, officials said. The incidents took place six hour apart at Terminal C and are not related, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said. In both insta


Man returns home to find stranger, kids moved into house: cops

A South Carolina man says he returned home to find strangers inside wearing his family’s clothes and eating their food, according to reports. “Can I help you?” the female intruder asked homeowner Kent Foster when he opened the door Wednesday to his Union residence, news station WHNS reported.


Where Harrison Bailey, Tennessee's 2020 targets stand in initial Rivals250

Rivals released its initial Top 250 of the 2020 class today, and the rankings update is littered with Tennessee targets. The Vols have five commits in the 2020 class, with 4-star quarterback Harris...


Family of man crushed by elevator at Kennedy Airport suspects they aren't getting whole story

The mother of a man who was crushed to death by a freight elevator at Kennedy Airport suspects there's more to her son's death than she's being told. Veronica Jobe, 62, said Tuesday that the lack of surveillance footage where her son Dillon was fatally injured has her worried she will never know the


Teresa Giudice and Jackie Goldschneider Got Savage on The Real Housewives of New Jersey Reunion

Is it The Real Housewives of New Jersey or the Teresa Show? That was the hot topic of the night in part one of the RHONJ season nine reunion. Andy Cohen gathered Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Dolores Catania, Margaret Josephs, Jennifer Aydin and Jackie Goldschneider in all their sequin glory to reh


Queen Latifah is latest celebrity to invest in Newark development

Move over, Shaq, there’s another celebrity ready to join the Newark real estate rush. Actress and musician Queen Latifah, like basketball superstar Shaquille O’Neal, is spearheading a residential development project in the city, according to a news release Wednesday.


What is a State of Emergency and What Does It Mean to New Jersey Residents

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Today's State of Emergency Declaration has people questioning the action, its meaning, and what they are permitted to do. In a nutsell, the governor of New Jersey can declare a State of Emergency when a situation has occurred, or is expected to take place, that may warrant the State