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St. Patrick's Cathedral arrest: Man had 2 gas cans, prior arrest and 1-way ticket to Rome

MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- A man arrested after attempting to enter St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan with two gasoline cans and lighter fluid Wednesday night was also arrested at a church in New Jersey Monday and had booked a one-way ticket to Rome, according to police.


NYPD Officer Shot, 1 Suspect Dead After Washington Heights Gun Battle

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An NYPD officer was shot Thursday afternoon in Washington Heights. The armed suspect police were crashing was killed in the gun battle. It happened at 187th Street and Wadsworth Avenue at around 4:30 p.m. Police were responding to a 911 call of a man firing shots into the air


Complete battle royal erupts at last West New York meeting before May 14th elections

Anyone who was expecting a political battle royal at last night’s West New York Board of Commissioners meeting, the last one before the May 14th municipal elections, was not disappointed as both sides let it all hang out.


Concerned students clean their community: North Bergen High School Environmental Club

Gearing up for Earth Day at the end of April, more than 20 students from the North Bergen High School Environmental Club gathered on a warm spring Monday to clean up bags and bags of trash from 3701 Tonnelle Avenue, leaving a much cleaner space.


City Council passes its own Green New Deal-like legislation, but not everybody is pleased

LOWER MANHATTAN — The Green New Deal is a proposed series of legislation that's been the subject of a lot of discussion in Washington, DC, and has helped Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's profile there grow even larger. However, on Thursday, her hometown of New York, passed a Green New Deal of its own


De Blasio announced plan to upgrade 24 streets across NYC to speed up bus service

New bus lanes, sidewalk spaces and turn restrictions across all five boroughs should significantly speed bus service, Mayor de Blasio said Thursday. The strategy, dubbed the “Better Bus Action Plan,” identifies 24 areas across the city that will receive bus-oriented infrastructure upgrades this year


Baseball: Hudson County Interscholastic Athletic League rankings for April 18

(Based on games played and reported to njschoolsports.com through April 16) 1-Bayonne (7-1) 2-St. Peter's Prep (6-4) 3-Hoboken (6-0) 4-North Bergen (6-2) 5-Hudson Catholic (3-2) 6-Marist (3-6)


R.I.P. VIP? Site of classic Jersey City diner sold

JERSEY CITY — The Sip Avenue site that is home to the VIP Diner, the Journal Square eatery in business for over 45 years, has been sold. Real estate firm Holliday Fenoglio Fowler announced the sale of 175 Sip Ave. on Thursday, making public a deal that has been rumored for months. The property is a


Giants GM Dave Gettleman’s draft mandate should be clear: Don’t screw this up

Dave Gettleman is on the hot seat, but he isn’t acting like it. The Giants GM came off confident in Thursday’s pre-draft press conference in East Rutherford, even though if he screws up next week’s draft, it could mean his job.


Don’t expect Manhattan tolls to ease traffic or fix the subways

“Congestion pricing” is supposed to ease traffic and raise enough funds to fix the subways, but it’s becoming increasingly clear: It’ll do neither. Take, for example, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement Wednesday that he and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy will set up cashless tolls on the Hudson River cro


Police: Missing Paterson Girl, 15, Abducted, Raped By Illegal Immigrant Headed To Chicago

An illegal immigrant from Mexico had a missing 15-year-old girl from Paterson he’d abducted and raped with him when an Ohio state trooper pulled his car over earlier this week, authorities said.


Court documents detail juror’s claims of misconduct during trial, deliberations in contentious Karina Vetrano murder case

Nearly three weeks after reaching a unanimous guilty verdict, there’s a lone griper among jurors in the Howard Beach jogger murder trial. In court papers filed by defense lawyers for convicted murder Chanel Lewis, a man identified as “Juror A” alleges behind-the-scenes misbehavior by three of his fe


NJ man gets life in prison after robbing cigs from Wawa, cash from Valero

Strike nine and he's out. Or maybe that's 21 strikes, if you count all the times Frederick "Chief" Owle has been arrested. Either way, Owle won't get another shot after a Superior Court judge this week sentenced the 49-year-old to life in prison after his most recent bust for stealing a pack of Newp


NJ man fatally crushed by collapsed equipment at work site

JACKSON — A man who called police after he was pinned under a piece of heavy equipment that collapsed on him Thursday morning died several hours later. Kenneth Mann, 58, was taking apart equipment when it collapsed just after 7 a.m. at the garage at Ralph Clayton & Sons, according to a preliminary i


Police rescue 20 dogs — 5 critical — from NJ woman’s home

SHAMONG — A woman faces 60 counts of animal cruelty after officers rescued 20 dogs from "deplorable and inhumane conditions" at her home. Marissa Corbett, 39, was arrested and released with a pending court date.


Teresa Giudice Seen Out in New Jersey After Husband Joe’s Deportation Appeal Was Denied

Teresa Giudice appeared to be cool and collected following news that her husband Joe’s deportation appeal was denied earlier this month. Hours after the Giudice family attorney James J. Leonard Jr. confirmed the news about Joe’s deportation to PEOPLE, Teresa, 46, was photographed out and about in Ne


The 5 Hottest Cars of the 2019 New York International Auto Show Day 1

Whittling down the list of hot cars at this year's 2019 New York International Auto Show to just five favorites is a tough job, but I'm willing to do it. I will bravely take one for the team here and write more words about drift modes and added lightness. From worst-kept secrets to fun new versions


Juvenile Among 32 Arrested Following Warrant Roundup in Essex County

Newark police announce the results of a two-day warrant roundup conducted alongside the Essex County Sheriff’s Office and the New Jersey State Police. Officials say the most notable of the 32 arrests made was of a 17-year-old juvenile, who was wanted in a shooting last week. The juvenile is also a p


NJ trooper charged with sexting about prepubescent girl

A New Jersey State Police trooper has been charged with having a sexually explicit photo and online conversation about a prepubescent girl. Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal said Trooper Jeffrey Reitz, assigned to the Commercial Carrier Safety Inspection Unit, exchanged photos in 2014 with an adult


Man with gas cans at cathedral is NJ college prof who teaches God class

The man arrested while carrying cans of gasoline and lighter fluid at New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral is a college professor from New Jersey who teaches a course on the existence of God and had previously been arrested at a New Jersey cathedral days earlier.