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Girls Basketball: West Orange Upsets University in Essex County Semifinals

NEWARK, NJ -- The West Orange girls basketball team had lost two regular-season games to University High School this season, but in their third meeting--the one that mattered most--the Mountaineers came up winners.


Queen Latifah to Build Affordable Housing in New Jersey, Report Says

Actress and hip hop artist Queen Latifah is headed back to her New Jersey roots, according to a published report. The artist plans to build a new affordable housing complex in Newark, but the project comes with a pricey cost.


Senior Center Hosting Six-Week Chair Yoga Program

UNION, NJ - The Township of Union Senior Center is hosting Chair Yoga, with instructor Kathleen Leary starting on Monday, February 25. Classes will be held on Mondays through April 1. Sessions will be at the Union Senior Center, 968 Bonnel Court, from 12:15 p.m. -1:15 p.m. The sessions are open to a


Tanker truck crash, fuel spill shuts down New Jersey highway

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


Police: Previously Raided Wayne House Hit Once More, Brothers Busted With Drugs Again

Wayne police raided the same home for the second time in less than two years Friday, arresting two brothers and a third man while seizing cocaine, pot and hash, along with two security badges and a simulated tactical vest labeled “POLICE.”


Photo Gallery: New Providence vs Gov. Livingston Boys Basketball Epic Thriller

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Enjoy the photo gallery of the epic thriller of a basketball game between New Providence and Gov. Livingston. The Pioneers basketball had to work overtime on Tuesday night - five of them, in fact - but the Pioneers finally outlasted neighboring rival Gov. Livingston, 82-77, befo


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


Union Municipal Band Scheduled to Perform Monday, March 11

UNION, NJ - The Union Municipal Band, under the direction of Howard Toplansky, will present a free concert on Monday evening, March 11. The concert will be held at Hannah Caldwell School Auditorium, 1120 Commerce Avenue beginning at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.


Newark School Bus Driver Overdoses on Opioids While Driving and Crashes Into Tree With 12 Students Aboard

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 statement.


East Hanover couple sentenced in Superstorm Sandy scam

EAST HANOVER TWP. - A local couple pleaded guilty on Wednesday, Feb. 20 to stealing $152,820 by filing fraudulent applications for federal relief funds related to Superstorm Sandy, according to state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal.


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.


Woman Has Medical Emergency Aboard Flight To Newark, Dies: Report

NEWARK, NJ — An elderly woman passed away after an apparent medical emergency took place aboard a United Airlines flight traveling from Germany to Newark, New Jersey earlier this week, a report said.


Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Investigating a Hit and Run Death of an Elizabeth Man

NEWARK, NJ - Authorities in Newark are investigating a hit and run incident that killed an Elizabeth man on Tuesday. According to authorities, on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at approximately 6:12 p.m. Jesus Acevedo, 63, of Elizabeth was struck by a tractor-trailer that left the scene on the 100 block of Avenu


Alleged Street Racer Indicted in Death of Local Man

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


N.J. youth basketball coach admit sexually assaulting 12-year-old girl on his team

A youth basketball coach in Essex County admitted he sexually assaulted a 12-year-old player on his team, authorities said Thursday. Kevin L. Jimenez, 30, of Belleville, is expected to be sentenced to eight years in state prison after pleading guilty to second-degree sexual assault, the Essex County


Essex County To Build $23M Parking Deck At Government Complex

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The county is planning to build a 900-car, $23.5 million parking deck at the Essex County Government Complex in Newark, officials announced earlier this week.


Services set for father, son killed in horrific N.J. gas station crash involving alleged drugged driver

Services will be held this weekend for the the father and son killed in a horrific crash at a gas station in Passaic County on Tuesday that left three dead and a driver jailed on charges he was driving while under the influence of drugs.


An "Epidemic" at GL

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Ever since students returned from Winter Break, there has been a wave of sickness infecting Governor Livingston students. Many students have been diagnosed with the flu. However, some of these students continue to attend school with high fevers and uncontrollable coughing. Stud


Irvington Township Police Raids Newark Blimpies Restaurant

Some store owners and managers who operate in a shopping center that borders the city of Newark and Irvington Township described the parking lot that separates the two towns as an "invasion of drug dealers, prostitutes and those who engage all types of of illegal activity."


Morris County Couple Pleads Guilty to FEMA Funds Theft

EAST HANOVER, N.J.-- Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that an couple from East Hanover pleaded guilty today to stealing $152,820 by filing fraudulent applications for federal relief funds related to Superstorm Sandy.