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Suspect in FDNY road rage death being extradited to New York
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey (WABC) -- The man believed to be responsible for killing an off-duty FDNY firefighter in a road rage incident will return to New York after a brief court appearance in New Jersey Friday.
Wardlaw+Hartridge Hosts Annual Junior College Night
EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison hosted its annual Junior College Night on Dec. 12 in the AP Room. Representatives from five colleges came to W+H to talk to our students, parents and guardians about college planning and demystified the sometimes-complicated process.
Edison Resident Sentenced to Seven Years in State Prison for Conspiring With Doctor to Supply Opioids to Drug Ring
TRENTON, NJ – A Warren businessman and Edison resident who operated a hearing aid company was sentenced to state prison today for conspiring with a doctor to supply a drug ring with tens of thousands of high-dose pills of the highly addictive opioid painkiller oxycodone, Attorney General Gurbir S. G
Woman Assaulted In Highland Park Dec. 7
HIGHLAND PARK, NJ — A woman walking in Highland Park was thrown to the ground and assaulted last Friday evening, Dec. 7, Highland Park police said, and they released this artist's sketch of the suspect.
Edison Police Officer Nicholas Lunetta charged with witness tampering, evidence obstruction
NEW BRUNSWICK – An Edison police officer has turned himself into authorities and was charged with witness tampering. Nicholas R. Lunetta, 31, an Edison Police Officer from Scotch Plains, has been charged with one count of tampering with evidence and one count of obstructing the administration of law
Edison cop destroyed cell phone of officer at center of probe, investigators allege
In the days after Officer Paul Pappas’ March arrest, as the public was reading headlines about an on-duty cop charged with slashing his ex’s tire, another on the force scrambled to hide what investigators might find if they looked at the officer too closely, according to court records.
Highland Park police searching for assault suspect
HIGHLAND PARK - Police here are asking for the public's help in locating an aggravated assault suspect. A woman was assaulted around 9:30 a.m. Dec. 7 on Woodbridge Avenue near the intersection of South Tenth Avenue, borough police said in a news release.
12 things to do in Middlesex County this weekend, Dec. 14-16
Not that we're counting or anything, but as of today there are just 12 days left until Christmas. So if you haven't started your shopping yet, now is a good time to start. And while you're out at the malls and local stores consider taking a break with one of these events happening this weekend in Mi
School Custodian Arrested on Sex Assault, Endangerment Charges
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Dunellen man employed as a school custodian was arrested today on charges of inappropriately touching a six-year-old girl, authorities said. Arnoldo Veliz-Chamale, 61, of Dunellen, was charged today with one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, and two cou
Sayreville High School teacher Eric Pieklo, charged with sexual contact with students, released pending trial
NEW BRUNSWICK - A Sayreville High School teacher charged with having sexual contact with students has been released from jail pending his trial. Eric Pieklo, 50, of South Amboy, was arrested and charged Friday with four counts of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child and five counts of fo
Middlesex County Sheriff Warns Of Scam Targeting Residents
EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — The Middlesex County Sheriff's Office is advising residents to be aware of a continuing phone scam that is targeting the area. In the most recent scam calls, the caller (sometimes via voice message) uses the Middlesex County Sheriff's Office information and identifies himself or
Middlesex County Sheriff's Office to Hold 8th Annual Sheriff's Civilian Academy
MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The Sheriff’s Office will hold an 8-week-long Sheriff’s Civilian Academy for residents of Middlesex County in the spring of 2019. The Sheriff’s Civilian Academy is designed to educate Middlesex County residents on the various functions and duties of the Sheriff’s Office.
South Brunswick Police Seeking Information On Missing Teen
SOUTH BRUNSWICK - Police issued a plea for the public’s help in locating a 13-year-old boy who has been missing since Dec. 9. Razhaan East-Hone, 13, was last seen Sunday night at his residence in Monmouth Junction.
Franklin Township Weekly Police Blotter: Attempted ATM Theft, Home Break-in Thwarted, Stolen Packages & More
Sometime between December 1, 2018 and December 3, 2018, unknown actor(s) entered a Rt. 27 business and unsuccessfully attempted to force entry into an ATM machine. Unknown suspect(s) entered an Ari Dr. laundry room, flipped a washer machine and stole $15 in coins.
Milltown Man Killed By NJ Transit Train
MILLTOWN, NJ - According to a statement released by NJ Transit Spokesman Jim Smith earlier this week, borough resident Robert D. Twist III was struck and killed by a NJ Transit train on the evening of December 10.
Woman shoved onto subway tracks at Union Square; man sought: NYPD
MANHATTAN, N.Y. — A man is wanted for questioning after a woman was pushed onto subway tracks at Union Square Thursday, according to police. The incident happened at tracks for the northbound Nos. 4 and 5 trains at 10:47 a.m., police said.
Alert: South Brunswick police looking for missing 13-year-old
South Brunswick Police are looking for a juvenile male who was reported missing by his family Monday afternoon. The missing person, Razhaan East-Hone, 13, was last seen Sunday night at his residence in Monmouth Junction.
Water main break disrupts service, closes street in Englewood, New Jersey
ENGLEWOOD, New Jersey (WABC) -- A large water main break disrupted water service and closed a street in Englewood, Bergen County Friday morning. Suez Water crews were on North Dean Street next to the Brookside Cemetery overnight trying to shut off the water after a 24-inch main broke, opening up the
Armored Truck Spills Cash in New Jersey, and Somehow, $6,000 Is Returned
A door on a Brink’s armored truck malfunctioned and opened on Route 3 in East Rutherford, N.J. The chaos that ensued caused two accidents.Published OnDec. 13, 2018. Thursday’s forecast called for snow in New Jersey, but on one section of highway, something else was swirling through the air: cold, ha
Man charged with sexually assaulting 6-year-old girl
A Dunellen man was arrested Thursday on charges he sexually assaulted a 6-year-old girl over a recent three-month span at his home, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office announced.