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Gunfire erupted on a busy N.J. highway, leaving a man in critical condition

A shooting erupted along a busy stretch of an Elizabeth highway early Saturday morning leaving one man in critical condition, authorities said. The 28-year-old, from Elizabeth, has not been identified. Gunfire began after 5 a.m. Saturday along U.S. routes 1 & 9, acting Union County Prosecutor Micha

NJ.COM - 2018-03-18 15:13:04

UPDATE: Juveniles Arrested After Armed Robbery Spree in Maplewood, South Orange, Newark, Irvington

A robbery spree conducted by two juveniles who were armed with a gun that included towns in Essex County came to an end Friday afternoon in Irvington Township with officers placing the suspects under arrest. According to a preliminary statement released by Maplewood Police, their officers notified s

RLSMEDIA.COM - 2018-03-17 09:41:56

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

NBC NEW YORK - 2018-03-19 01:45:19

Troubled pasts, a 'scary' number of guns and 3 men dead in 19 hours

The first shots rang out Monday afternoon. In less than 19 hours, three people in Newark were dead. The first victim was fatally shot just after lunchtime in the Lower Clinton Hill neighborhood. The next fell to an assault weapon on Martin Luther King Boulevard shortly before sunset. The third died

NJ.COM - 2018-03-18 12:30:00

Paterson man wanted on warrant caught with 288 bags of heroin

A city man wanted for allegedly dealing drugs while out on parole was arrested on Friday afternoon with an assortment of drugs, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik. Jermaine Tinsley, 29-year-old, was allegedly hiding out at the second-floor of 220 17th Avenue, when authorities were t

PATERSONTIMES.COM - 2018-03-18 10:29:03

Man who led cops on chase that ended in fiery crash gets 5 years

JERSEY CITY -- A Jersey City man who led police on a high-speed chase that ended in a fiery crash and severe injuries for an innocent bystander was sentenced Friday to five years in prison. Leo Pinkston, 49, sentenced for eluding police and aggravated assault in connection to the June 4, 2017 pursui

NJ.COM - 2018-03-18 12:00:07

Deal reached to end Jersey City teacher strike

A deal was reached tonight to end the Jersey City teachers' strike after a 13-hour negotiation session Sunday between school district and union officials. The deal, which needs approval from the nine-member school board and members of the teachers union, could end an eight-month contract dispute bet

NJ.COM - 2018-03-19 01:51:09

Cops hunt masked creep who raped 12-year-old girl at knifepoint in her Brooklyn home

The incident took place in a home on Farragut Road near Remsen Ave. in Canarsie, Brooklyn, early on March 5.(Christian Mueller/Getty Images) A masked man armed with a knife raped a 12-year-old girl inside her Brooklyn home, police said Saturday. The sicko slipped inside the child's apartment on Fa

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-18 10:12:22

Queens man charged in gang-related killing of teen, officials say

A Queens man was charged in connection with the death of a teenager in February, officials said on Friday. Photo Credit: Theodore Parisienne A 19-year-old Queens man was extradited from Maryland earlier this week on charges he and others killed a teenager in February in what NYPD investigators bel


2 Newark Companies Make 'Best Places To Work In NJ' List

They're some of the "best places to work in New Jersey," and two Newark companies made the cut for 2018. NEWARK, NJ - They're some of the "best places to work in New Jersey," and two Newark companies made the cut for 2018. NJBIZ recently published what it considers the 100 best places to work in New


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Dad in murder-suicide tried to get back with mother of slain baby

Terrance Briggs (left) went on a murderous rampage before killing himself Wednesday morning.Facebook; Gabriella Bass The killer Brooklyn dad was drinking Hennessy and tried to get back with the mother of his slain daughter before going on a murderous rampage and committing suicide, sources told The


Nightmare Friday: NJ Transit Suspended for Hours Between New York Penn, Newark Due to Stuck Bridge

Amtrak, which owns the bridge, tweeted an update shortly after 8 a.m. saying the broken bridge part was repaired earlier and crews were working to get all necessary devices going to restore normal rail traffic An open portal bridge has suspended New Jersey Transit trains between New York Penn Statio


Two men sentenced to 10 years for Jersey City homicide

JERSEY CITY -- Two men who are already incarcerated were each sentenced to 10 years in prison today for killing a 20-year-old Jersey City man who was gunned down in the street in 2015. Maurice Newton, 31, and Michael Reaves, 28, both of Jersey City, were initially charged with murdering Rondell Fair


Parents mixed on Jersey City teacher strike

Parents have mixed feelings about the teacher strike that crippled the 29,000-student public-school district yesterday morning. Lizzie Skurnick told The Jersey Journal as she dropped her preschooler off at School 5 in Downtown Jersey City yesterday that she supports the teachers' efforts. "A strike

NJ.COM - 2018-03-17 07:00:00

4 teens, including escapee, arrested with stolen car: police

Four teens, including one who had escaped from a Newark detention facility, were arrested Wednesday when police found them in a stolen car on Audubon Avenue, authorities said. Sheldon Mays, 18, of Jersey City, two 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old were all charged with receiving stolen property, Jersey


2 FDNY members among 7 soldiers killed in Iraq helicopter crash

Two FDNY members -- a lieutenant and a fire marshal - are among the seven soldiers killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq. They are among the four members of the 106th Rescue Wing of the New York Air National Guard, based in Westhampton Beach, killed in the crash. One of the firefighters, Christopher


Port Street ramp in Newark to be closed for roadwork

A traffic alert has been issued for drivers heading through Newark on weekends over the next two months. The local ramp to Port Street off of Route 1&9 North will be closed for road work. The closure starts at 8 p.m. Fridays and goes until 3 a.m. Mondays. There will be a detour with signs posted. T


Newark parade ushers in St. Patrick's Day weekend

Even the lines on the street were green. For the 83rd year, crowds gathered in Newark Friday to celebrate the Irish in all of us. The annual Newark St. Patrick's Day Parade featured students, police officers, bands, and more marching through the city's streets. Revellers lined the streets from the p


Prosecutor: Jersey City teacher accused of sexually assaulting another student

A Jersey City teacher previously arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a student in his classroom faces more charges after another alleged victim has come forward, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced. Sean Lora, a teacher at Franklin L. Williams Middle School No. 7 in Jersey City,