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Man Admits to Fatally Shooting Neighbor in Broad Daylight

What to KnowA man in NJ who admitted to fatally shooting his neighbor last year in broad daylight could face up to 25 years in prison, authorities sayShansey Abernathy, 24, pleaded guilty to first-degree aggravated manslaughter for the killing of Alphonso Pearson, 27, prosecutors announcedProsecutor

NBC NEW YORK - 2018-08-14 18:47:06

WATCH: Boy challenges TSA officer to dance-off at Newark airport

"After ensuring all are secure as they enter the checkpoint, our TSA officers will be happy to accept any dance challenges from passengers," TSA Federal Security Director for New Jersey said in a light-hearted statement. "It's a good example of the human side of our great and dedicated professionals

NJ.COM - 2018-08-14 12:42:00

Award-Winning Actress, Rapper, Singer and Newark Native Queen Latifah Hosts 2018 “BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™” Awards on Sunday, August 26 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 14, 2018--BET Networks and BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ are thrilled to announce Academy Award® nominated actress, world-renowned rapper, songstress, and producer Queen Latifah as the host of the 2018 “BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™” Awards. The Newark, New Jersey native will return to her

MESSENGER - 2018-08-14 13:01:36

NJ Transit: Three trains canceled because of equipment availability

Additionally, the NJ Transit 7th Avenue Concourse at Penn Station suffered "substantial damage to the ceiling and entrance to the concourse" during this past weekend's flash flooding in New York City. The area is closed while the damage is being repaired. The platform entrance to the escalator for t

DAILY RECORD - 2018-08-15 10:39:00

Prosecutors push for 25-year sentence for man who admitted he killed his neighbor

A 24-year-old Linden man admitted toshooting his neighbordays before Christmas last year, according to Union County First Assistant Prosecutor Albert Cernadas Jr.Scene of the the homicide shortly after 1 p.m. on December 20, 2017.Taylor Tiamoyo Harris | NJ Advance MediaShansey Abernathy pleaded guil

NJ.COM - 2018-08-14 16:37:00

Why is flooding always so bad in North Jersey? The area used to be a prehistoric lake

The Passaic River Basin was a massive lake that formed 25,000 years ago after a glacier that covered a large portion of of North Jersey retreated leaving debris that blocked gaps in the Watchung Mountains, according to federal and state reports.

DAILY RECORD - 2018-08-14 17:36:00

Newark man charged in Fourth of July shooting of 5-year-old girl: police

Jamar Battle, 30, is accused of shooting a 5-year-old girl in Newark on the Fourth of July (Credit: Newark Police)

PIX11.COM - 2018-08-14 13:38:14

Free Programs for People with Diabetes Offered in Maplewood and Montclair

Are you a person with Medicare living with diabetes or know someone who is? Take control of your health through a free and fun six-week workshop series.Meet others going through similar experiences and learn about diabetes and its risks, preventing complications, healthy eating, exercise, medication

TAPINTO.NET - 2018-08-14 16:04:00

Police Arrest East Orange Man in Burglary of Maplewood Civic House - The Village Green

July 31, 2018; Shoplifting; The clerk at 7-11 on Irvington Ave reported that at10:30 AM, a male entered the store, took a coffee and then left without paying for it.


Passaic man sentenced to 118 years in prison for two first-degree murders

PASSAIC — A city man was sentenced Friday to 118 years in prison for the June 20, 2015 murders of Paterson woman and Garfield man, as well another 18 years from his attempted murder of a second Garfield man, the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office reported.


Irvington well-represented at Orange’s annual Caribbean Festival - Essex News Daily

Photo by Chris SykesFrom left, former union official Lionel Leach, annual Orange Caribbean Festival organizers Nikki Amos and Campanella Godfrey stand together during the event in Monte Irvin Orange Park on Central Avenue in Orange on Saturday, Aug. 4.


2 charged with murder after man's body found in in Passaic River

According to the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office, Luis Sales, 27, and Jonathan Cristobal, 23, both of Prospect Park, allegedly confronted Jorge Alfaro-Alcalde, 26, of Paterson on April 1 in Westside Park.


Flash flooding sweeps cars away, strands drivers as rain soaks N.J.

Parts of the state can expect more rain Saturday night, Sunday and even into the beginning of the new week, the Weather Service forecasts say.


New single: 'Phase 3' by UNIIQU3 (Newark, NJ)

New Jersey by way of Newark artistUNIIQU3has returned with ‘Phase 3’, which essentially gives UNIIQU3 the chance to showcase her diverse offering of electronic drum vibes, large club atmosphere and quick, varied beats and lyrics with the notion of a powerful statement to her own self identity in the


Union County Announces 2018 Library Grants Awards

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced the 2018 Union County Library Grant awards for 20 public, municipal libraries in Union County. The grants are designed to assist public libraries with funding that enriches and supports children’s programming.


School bus overturns in crash on New Jersey Turnpike, dozens sent to hospitals

A school bus is seen on its side after a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike near East Brunswick on Saturday. (Photo Provided/Katie Keehner) A school bus carrying families returning from a picnic was involved in a crash late Saturday afternoon on the New Jersey Turnpike, according to state police. New


Police identify worker, 50, fatally hit with chainsaw at construction site

Carlos Gabrielli, 50, of Linden, N.J.,suffered a deep laceration to the throat and severe blood loss, said an NYPD spokesman.


Flash Flooding Ties Up Route 22 in North Plainfield With Cars Stuck in Water, Warning Remains in Effect

“Turn around...don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles,” the advisory says . “Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying sp


Union County Announces 2018 Library Grant Awards

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced the 2018 Union County Library Grant awards for 20 public, municipal libraries in Union County. The grants are designed to assist public libraries with funding that enriches and supports children’s programming.“Our community is st


School Bus With 20 Kids Onboard Flips on NJ Turnpike: Source

A school bus with approximately 20 children onboard flipped onto its side on the NJ Turnpike in East Brunswick, but there were no fatalities or serious injuries, police said.