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Alleged Street Racer Indicted in Death of High School Vice Principal

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Piscataway man has been indicted on homicide charges in connection with a street racing incident that killed a New Brunswick High School vice principal, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement.


Tanker truck crash, fuel spill shuts down New Jersey highway

MARLBORO, New Jersey (WABC) -- A tanker truck crash and fuel spill completely shut down a New Jersey highway for most of Friday. The crash involved more than one truck and happened just before 10 a.m. on Route 9 at CR 520/Robertsville Road in Marlboro.


Rutgers Students Robbed At Gunpoint In Off-Campus Housing

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Several Rutgers students were robbed at gunpoint in their off-campus apartment Wednesday night, Feb. 20, Rutgers campus police said. Police did not say what was taken, but the robbery occurred at a private house on Easton Avenue between Ray and Senior streets in New Brunswick.


11 things to do in Middlesex County this weekend, Feb. 22-24, plus one from Princeton

Here are 11 ways to get out of the house this weekend to have some fun in Middlesex County, plus an event happening at Princeton high school. Send events to staff@monroenow.com.


Rutgers PD Investigating Robbery at Off-Campus Residence

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Four men, armed with a firearm and a sharp object, robbed residents in an off-campus apartment on Easton Avenue late Wednesday after one of the victims answered a knock on the door, Rutgers University police announced.


Police in Edison, Metuchen investigating anonymous bomb threats at TD Bank branches

Police in Edison and Metuchen are continuing to investigate the source of phoned in bomb threats from anonymous callers at two TD bank branches in Edison and the TD branch in Metuchen.


Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Being Charged With Soliciting Prostitute

Police in Florida are charging New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution, saying they have videotape of him paying for a sex act inside an illicit massage parlor.


Former Rutgers Football Player Indicted in Murder Plot

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former Rutgers University football player was indicted today on charges he plotted to kill his former girlfriend's parents and harassed the woman online. Izaia Bullock, 22, of South River, was indicted on with two counts of first-degree attempted murder and two counts of first-


Suspect arrested in spree of more than 50 New Jersey burglaries

MONTCLAIR, New Jersey (WABC) -- A New Jersey man was under arrest in connection with a burglary spree involving more than 50 homes since last year. Saveon Hayles, 29, formerly of Montclair, was arrested Monday in Jersey City.


New Jersey Senate approves bill that could keep Trump off state’s 2020 ballot

The Democrat-controlled New Jersey Senate approved a bill that would keep presidential candidates off the state’s 2020 ballot unless they release their tax returns. The bill — which was passed Thursday in a 23-11 vote largely along party lines — needs the approval of an Assembly committee and the fu


Edison Masjid’s Sandwich Program Continues to Expand

EDISON, NJ – Masjid Al-Wali engages in many charitable programs. One program has really taken off, according to Shabnam Noor, a volunteer at the Masjid. In November 2017, she along with other volunteers began a program at the Masjid to distribute meals prepared for the homeless and underprivileged t


Video shows alleged drunk driver going out of control and onto sidewalk in New Jersey

JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Newly released video shows an alleged drunk driver going out of control and onto a sidewalk in New Jersey, narrowly missing a man. The incident happened the night of Feb. 9 in Jersey City.


New Brunswick Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Here's your local weather forecast for the coming weekend, as reported by Darksky. Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Rain starting in the evening. Rain in the morning and windy starting in the afternoon.


Woman Pleads Guilty in DWI Crash that Killed One Passenger

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Middletown woman is facing a 10-year prison sentence after pleading to charges from a car crash on the Garden State Parkway in Woodbridge that killed one passenger and injured another passenger.


Sweeney: Don’t expect legal cannabis in New Jersey until at least January

TRENTON — New Jersey’s top lawmakers are moving forward with a plan to legalize cannabis for recreational use, but new dispensaries aren’t likely to open any time soon. “I think, best case scenario, you’re going to have marijuana available legally [in] January,” Senate President Steve Sweeney told r


Piscataway rides Chandler's early spree to GMC semifinal win over New Brunswick

Faced with the disadvantage of playing a county semifinal game in the gym of its lower-seeded opponent, Piscataway worked promptly to make New Brunswick seem like its very own pad.


Man Gets 40 Years for Beating Sleeping Girlfriend to Death With Hammer in New Jersey Home

A man who used a hammer to fatally beat his sleeping girlfriend at her South Jersey home has been sentenced to 40 years in state prison. Lashaun Smith had pleaded guilty last month to murder in the November 2017 death of 28-year-old Sarah Phillips. The prison sentence was handed down Friday. He must


Highland Park (42) at Piscataway Tech (45) - Boys Basketball

Sergio Rodriguez scored 27 points to lead Piscataway Tech to a 45-42 win over Highland Park in Piscataway. Andre Smith added 10 points for Piscataway Tech (17-9), which locked up the GMC Gold Division title with the win.


Boys Basketball: East Brunswick Upsets Bishop Ahr, 67-62, as Reserves Shine

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- A game that was added to the schedule almost as an afterthought turned out to be one of the high points of the East Brunswick boys basketball team's regular season.


Man Wanted For Breaking Into Car Friday Morning: NP Police

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — A photo has been released of a man wanted for breaking into a resident's vehicle Friday morning on Tappan Avenue in North Plainfield and then fleeing on foot, police report.