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Montclair man swung dog by leash through the air into a tree, police charge

A Montclair man was charged with animal cruelty after he swung a dog on a leash through the air and into a tree, according to police. The 40-pound mixed-breed dog had blood on its head but did not appear to be seriously injured by Lawrence Athill, 64, on Eagle Rock Way Sunday, according to Lt. David

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

Cash, heroin and gun seized at Paterson home of convicted felon, according to police

PATERSON - City narcotics detectives seized $26,306 in cash, 870 heroin packets and three handguns last week from a city man previously convicted on weapons charges, police said. The suspect, Michael Ortega, 35, was charged with 13 drug crimes and 10 weapons offenses, including violation of a law th

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-19 21:00:13

Snow Storm Forecast to Hit SOMA on Wednesday: Here are the Latest Updates, Closures and Cancellations

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - With a winter storm warning issued from the National Weather Service (NWS) from 6 a.m on Wednesday through 6 a.m. on Thursday, there are cancellations due to anticipation of heavy snow. The NWS is predicting 11 to 15 inches of snow accumulation and for travel to be "

TAPINTO.NET - 2018-03-20 22:24:00

Paterson man accuses city police of brutality in federal lawsuit

PATERSON - A city resident has filed a federal lawsuit accusing members of the Paterson Police Department of beating him outside the municipal public safety headquarters two years ago after a dispute over a complaint. The resident, Mohamed Khalil, who works as an assistant at the Paterson Museum, sa

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-20 09:39:05

Suspect brought fake ID to Newark Airport, had real license in underwear, police charge

A fallen soccer player remembered, gun violence marches in Morristown and Paterson and Happy Saint Joseph's Day - all in "7 things to know in New Jersey this week." John C. Ensslin A man accused of trying to deceive people at Newark Airport could not hide the truth - not even in his underwear. Arm

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-19 23:46:58

Pair busted with 15 pounds of marijuana brownies, cops say

JERSEY CITY -- Police say it wasn't a Betty Crocker recipe being used at the home of a Jersey City man who, along with another man, was charged with having 15 pounds of marijuana-laced brownies. Corey D. Herring, 27, of Cator Avenue, and Michael M. Simeus, 24, of Bidwell Avenue, were arrested Satur

NJ.COM - 2018-03-20 19:45:00

Closing Sales Coming To The Secaucus Toys R Us

Liquidation closing sales, which will be up to 80 percent off products, will likely begin this Thursday or Friday, March 22 and 23. SECAUCUS, NJ - The Secaucus Toys R Us and Babies R Us, which are magnet stores attracting shoppers from all over Hudson County, will likely close by May 14, store emplo

PATCH - 2018-03-20 13:58:40

'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

Montclair Declares State of Emergency For Tomorrow's Storm

Due to forecasts for heavy snowfall tomorrow, the Montclair Office of Emergency Management has declared a state of emergency, effective 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 21. The declaration was made to support snow removal and see to any emergencies caused by snow and high winds. Non-essential travel and o

BARISTANET.COM - 2018-03-20 20:39:44

Authorities in New Jersey Seek Help Identifying Body Found in Lake

Authorities are seeking help from the public in identifying a woman whose body was found floating in a New Jersey lake. Two joggers noticed the body in Newark's Weequahic Park on March 3. The Essex County Prosecutor's Office says the woman is between five feet and five feet, five inches tall and wei

NBC NEW YORK - 2018-03-19 19:24:14

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 06:33:25

Winter storm warning for Orange County, watches for Sullivan and Ulster counties

A winter storm warning is in effect for Orange County until 8 a.m. Thursday. Winter storm watches are in effect for Sullivan County until 11 p.m. Wednesday and Ulster County until 8 a.m. Thursday. Today there will be increasing clouds with a high around 38, and wind chill temperatures of 10 to 20. T

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2018-03-20 11:51:12

Woman charged with slapping cop, threatening to kill him: complaint

JERSEY CITY -- An apparently intoxicated Union City woman has been charged with smacking a police officer in the face and threatening to kill him as he accompanied her to the hospital last week. Yolanda C. Perez, 52, of 37th Street, struck the officer with an open hand, causing a cut on his nose ins

NJ.COM - 2018-03-19 19:30:50

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

NYPD: Woman killed after car cuts her off in the Bronx

Police are still searching for the driver they say cut off another car in the Bronx - killing a beloved cheerleading coach at Cardinal Spellman High School. Her teenage daughter was also hurt in the crash. NY1's Lori Chung has more. "She kept this family together and now we don't have anything," sai

NY1 - 2018-03-19 11:48:00

Essex County 911: Fatal Shooting|Underwear Assault|Rapper Arrest

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Find out why those sirens were wailing. Check out these recent police, fire and EMS stories in Essex County (click headline to read). Bloomfield Fatal Shooting Is 2nd In As Many Months Joggers Find Woman's Body In Newark Lake (Do You Know Her?) Man In Underwear Assaults Livingston

PATCH - 2018-03-19 12:00:00

Water main break in Belleville closes streets, forces school to cancel

BELLEVILLE, N.J. - A water main break in Belleville, New Jersey closed two streets on Monday. Crews are working to repair the water main break in Belleville (AIR11). South Franklin and Belleville Avenues are closed, causing Bus Route No. 92 to detour. Belleville School #10 is closed due to the water

PIX11.COM - 2018-03-19 11:11:07

Toys R Us Closing Sales In NJ: Find Out Where, What's Next

WAYNE, NJ - Here are some of the most pressing questions regarding Toys R Us stores following the company announcing last week it would close all of its U.S. and U.K. stores.When Will Toys R Us Closing Sales Begin? Here are the status of possible closing sales at the following locations: Individual

PATCH - 2018-03-19 14:48:44

Correction Officer Beaten and Burned by Inmate at Rikers: Union

A correction officer at Rikers Island was badly burned and beaten by an inmate, a union that represents such officers said as it demanded city officials do more to protect them. The inmate threw scalding water on the officer and punched him repeatedly at an enhanced supervision housing unit at the O


Man Dies in South Orange House Fire on Sunday

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - A man has died from a house fire on Warwick Avenue in South Orange on Sunday afternoon, stated Thomas Fennelly, Essex County Chief Assistant Prosecutor. The fire, which began about 2 p.m. was contained by about 5 p.m., and required mutual aid from fire departments in neighboring t