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NJ weather: Snowy nor'easter set to bury the Shore

It was a mere 24 hours ago that the Jersey Shore was wringing its collective hands over the prospect of 3 to 6 inches of snow from yet another nor'easter. Those were simpler times. The latest forecast has now essentially maxed out snow totals as a direct hit seems inevitable. Freehold, for example,

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2018-03-20 12:45:30

Twice-convicted bank robbery admits yet another heist

A 52-year-old man with two previous bank robbery convictions admitted Monday he did it a third time last summer. Martin Racioppi, of Momouth Beach, faces up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced July 10, the U.S. Attorney's Office said in a statement. Racioppi pleaded guilty Monday in federal c

NJ.COM - 2018-03-21 12:13:15

Winter Storm Toby: Here's what to expect on Wednesday

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- While Staten Islanders are waking up to clear streets on the first full day of spring, the first flakes are starting to fall in the borough as Winter Storm Toby moves into the New York City area. The lastet forecast from the National Weather Service is calling for up to 18 inc

SILIVE.COM - 2018-03-21 09:42:43

No Going Out Of Business Sales At Eatontown Toys R Us Store, Yet

EATONTOWN, NJ - Hold your horses. If you were planning on heading down to the Toys R Us store here at 137 Route 35 North for some liquidation sales deals, you'll have to wait, for now. The manager at the store, who gave her name only as Susan, said the only sales going on at the store right now are

PATCH - 2018-03-19 19:14:15

Cops went to bar owner's home for domestic dispute - left with dozens of guns

The owner of a landmark bar in Elizabeth was busted with dozens of guns, including an assault weapon banned in New Jersey, after officers responded to an apartment for a domestic violence report last Friday, according to police documents. Racking a gun behind the door of his apartment, Michael Santo

NJ.COM - 2018-03-21 12:00:23

Drug Dealing in Franklin Leads to Arrest of Three New Brunswick Residents, Police Say

Drugs and loaded firearms were seized following a raid of a Handy Street home in New Brunswick after a month-long investigation into the distribution of narcotics within Franklin Township and New Brunswick, according to a news release. Monique R. Walker, age 28 and Ronda Walker, age 49 were arreste

TAPINTO.NET - 2018-03-20 20:15:00

'I have gun, will shoot to kill,' 7-time bank robber's note said

A man who pleaded guilty to robbing seven banks, attempting to rob another and attempting multiple carjackings carried a note with him, federal prosecutors said Monday. The note, which Plainfield man Marlon Peek handed to a teller at the TD Bank in Edison on March 17, 2015, read in part: "I have gun

NJ.COM - 2018-03-20 14:24:54

Buses, trains, ferry running on or close to schedule for a.m. rush

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Early in the Wednesday morning rush hour the MTA buses, Staten Island Ferry and Staten Island Railway are running on or close to schedule. The Staten Island Ferry is operating on a regular schedule for the morning rush hour on Wednesday. Crews are monitoring weather conditions

SILIVE.COM - 2018-03-21 10:17:10

Latest forecast for Staten Island predicts 12-15 inches of snow

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Mayor Bill de Blasio announced early Tuesday evening that city public schools will be closed ahead of Wednesday's winter storm. "We got some very unpredictable weather about to hit us," de Blasio said at a press conference in Harlem around 5:30 p.m. The Mayor said the latest

SILIVE.COM - 2018-03-20 22:09:22

NJ police brutality: State targets bad cops after Press investigation

Miguel Feliz was kicked by Jersey City police officers after Feliz's car was hit by a suspect police had been chasing, according to Feliz's attorney. Andrew Ford Following an Asbury Park Press investigation into police brutality that exposed the lack of oversight of rogue cops, the state attorney g

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2018-03-20 19:00:05

Asbury Park Schools Announce Nor'easter Schedule Change

Because of the forecast of the upcoming Nor'easter, Point Pleasant Boro, Brielle, Bay Head, Belmar and Asbury Park schools will be closed on Wednesday Asbury Park will have a delayed opening on Thursday. For more information on the local nor'easter forecast, read here: NJ Weather: Hour-By-Hour Forec

PATCH - 2018-03-20 21:45:53

Former police officer wins $1.2M in racial discrimination trial

A jury has awarded a former Roselle police officer $1.2 million after finding the chief of the department violated civil rights and discrimination laws. Bradley Downing served 26 years on the Roselle Police Department androse to the rank of lieutenant. In 2013, Downing was eligible for a promotion t

NJ.COM - 2018-03-20 21:46:32

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

First day of spring: Here's how to get free ice cream at Dairy Queen

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Indulge in some free sweet treats on the first day of spring on Tuesday. Dairy Queen locations across the United States will celebrate its fourth annual Free Cone Day on Tuesday. Customers can enjoy a free small vanilla soft serve cone with the signature curl on top. The freeb

SILIVE.COM - 2018-03-20 09:00:00

Resident alleges discrimination in Long Branch, claims city favors Jews in lawsuit

LONG BRANCH - Alphonse Edouard, a condo owner, is suing the city and its tax assessor, alleging they violated his federal civil rights regarding the taxes on his home. The city denies the allegations put forth by Edouard in his federal lawsuit, which is being heard in U.S. District Court in Trenton

ASBURY PARK PRESS - 2018-03-19 20:47:00

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

Source: Woman, 29, who died in Elm Park fire was squatter; candles probed as cause

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The 29-year-old woman who died in the Elm Park fire late Monday night was a squatter in the abandoned home, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation and the property owner. There was another male squatter in the three-story house, but he was able to make it ou

SILIVE.COM - 2018-03-20 16:48:49

Woman, 34, found cuffed and dead in Brooklyn home with plastic bag over her head

A Brooklyn woman was found dead Sunday in her bedroom, with her hands cuffed behind her back and a plastic bag over her head, police said. Officers found Ketsia Zephir, 34, in her home on E. 21st St. near Newkirk Ave. in Flatbush just before 3:15 p.m. Cops said they found no signs of trauma on Zep


Gunfire erupted on a busy N.J. highway, leaving a man in critical condition

A shooting erupted along a busy stretch of an Elizabeth highway early Saturday morning leaving one man in critical condition, authorities said. The 28-year-old, from Elizabeth, has not been identified. Gunfire began after 5 a.m. Saturday along U.S. routes 1 & 9, acting Union County Prosecutor Micha


Troubled pasts, a 'scary' number of guns and 3 men dead in 19 hours

The first shots rang out Monday afternoon. In less than 19 hours, three people in Newark were dead. The first victim was fatally shot just after lunchtime in the Lower Clinton Hill neighborhood. The next fell to an assault weapon on Martin Luther King Boulevard shortly before sunset. The third died