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NEWARK, N.J. – A City of Paterson police officer was arrested today and charged with conspiring to violate the civil rights of motor vehicle occupants and others in Paterson, New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.


Authorities investigate 2 fatal shootings in Essex County

Authorities are investigating a pair of homicides in Essex County - one on Sunday afternoon in Irvington, the other early Monday in Newark. Zaveuxm Waynick, 20, of Irvington was shot and killed Sunday on the 100 block of Park Place in his hometown, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office said. Waynick


Emergency Gas Line Repair In Bloomfield Affects Traffic: Police

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — A portion of West Passaic Avenue in Bloomfield was closed to traffic on Tuesday, March 26 due to an "emergency gas line repair," authorities said. According to the Bloomfield Police Department, the gas repair closed the westbound section of West Passaic Avenue to all traffic between


Paterson PD: Ex-Con Drug Dealer Tosses Gun, Caught Scaling Fence

An ex-con drug dealer tossed a stolen handgun during a foot chase and was nabbed trying to scale a backyard fence, Paterson police said. Responding to the 2:50 p.m. gun call at Rosa Parks Boulevard and Hamilton Avenue were Officer Ernest Lemay, Detective Michael Quinones and county prosecutor’s Dete


Jersey City firefighters battle three multi-alarm blazes in 10-hour span

A four-alarm blaze ripped through one Jersey City home and spread to two others Tuesday morning, the third fire city firefighters battled in a 10-hour span. Jersey City spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione said that all residents affected by the fire that started at 63 Wegman Parkway at 5 a.m. Tue


$30K worth of drugs, rifle ‘designed for warfare’ seized in pre-dawn raids in N.J. city

Authorities said they seized an AK-47 rifle, a shotgun, more than $30,000 worth of drugs and $10,000 during pre-dawn raids Tuesday in Newark. Omar Rivera, 35, along with Jamie Altreche, 32, were charged with weapons and drug offenses after a law enforcement task force of Essex County Sheriff’s offic


Everybody’s talking about this Montclair mega-mansion. It’ll have an 11-car gallery, yoga studio and more.

A new mega mansion proposed in Montclair with clear views of the Manhattan skyline will rival the largest homes in Los Angeles and be much bigger than the president’s White House.


Things to Do with Kids During the Week of March 27 to April 2, 2019

As we end March and head into April, we will be celebrating National Humor Month, Keep America Beautiful Month and April Fool’s Day, among other holidays. The warmer temperatures of April will certainly make spending time outside more fun and that’s great because there is so much to do!


Murphy shelves his promised expansion of medical marijuana while leaders work on a new legal weed deal

EDITOR’S NOTE: Entrepreneurs everywhere are eyeing the billion-dollar legal weed industry, an economic opportunity unrivaled in modern N.J. history. NJ Cannabis Insider features exclusive and premium weekly content geared toward those interested in the marijuana industry. View a sample issue.


Family Dollar reportedly to close 2 N.J. stores in plan to shutter 143 locations nationally

Two Family Dollar stores in New Jersey are among 143 locations being closed nationally as Dollar Tree continues its push to consolidate and renovate stores following the company’s purchase of the discount retailer in 2015, according to a store closure list obtained by AL.com.


Police search for trio after Newark man gunned down at Edison restaurant

EDISON, NJ — Police on Tuesday released surveillance images of three man accused of gunning down a 31-year-old Newark man at an Edison restaurant. Nahshon Brown, 31, was fatally shot early Saturday and a 40-year-old man was shot in the head outside the Akbar Restaurant located on Cortland Street, of


Paterson: Eastside High School student signs with Kansas City Royals

Frandy Cuevas played for the Eastside High School baseball team for a year. His coach immediately recognized greatness. “I knew we were going to lose him right away,” said head coach Jose “Ralphy” Rojas. “He’s so talented.”


Jersey City man arrested on drug charges after near head-on collision: police

A Jersey City man has been charged with numerous drug counts after he was involved in a collision while fleeing from sheriff’s officers Monday afternoon, authorities said. Michael J. Chisolm, 26. was charged with eluding, assault by auto, possession of drug paraphernalia and numerous drug offenses,


Missing 'Runaway' Boy From Newark Youth Shelter Found Safe: PD

NEWARK, NJ — A missing 11-year-old boy reported as a "runaway" earlier this week has been found safe, authorities said. On Tuesday, a Newark police spokesperson said that Yazir Finklea, 11, of Newark, has been located and is unharmed.


Racist attack on black female student prompts outrage at elite New York City high school

UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- A racist attack on a female African American student prompted emergency meetings with families, students and administrators at a prestigious Manhattan high school Tuesday.


Perv NYC dentist with meth addiction sentenced to 10 years in prison for child porn

A dirty Manhattan dentist with a predilection for child porn and crystal meth was sentenced to 10 years and one month in prison Tuesday. John Wolf, 63, had over 600 images and 200 depraved videos depicting children in the most disturbing scenarios imaginable. Some depicted bestiality, others showed


Reward Offered for Three Involved in Shootings at Akbar Restaurant

EDISON, NJ - In a report issued today, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Thomas Bryan of the Edison Police Department said that authorities are searching for three men wanted for questioning in connection to a shooting which resulted in the death of one man and the serious injury


2 Missing In Newark: Boarding Home Resident, Homeless Man

NEWARK, NJ -- Newark authorities are asking for the public's assistance finding Yamil Gomez, 78, and Edil Hernandez-Torres, 35, both of Newark, who have each been reported missing in separate incidents.


Federal Authorities Charge East Orange Man With Money Laundering

NEWARK, N.J. – An East Orange man was charged today with conspiring to transact in criminal proceeds involving $2.36 million in funds obtained through a business email scheme, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.


Rockland declaring state of emergency over measles outbreak, will bar unvaccinated from public places

ROCKLAND COUNTY, New York (WABC) -- Rockland County is declaring of state of emergency Tuesday over the ongoing measles outbreak and barring unvaccinated people from public places.