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Fire spurs evacuation of hundreds of students at New Jersey school

A fire at a school in East Rutherford has spurred the safe evacuation of all students and staff. The fire at the Alfred S. Faust Intermediate School was reported around 10:15 a.m.


BREAKING: N.J. legal weed isn’t happening today

TRENTON, N.J. – Up in smoke?. A last minute push for legal pot votes came up short on Monday, Save Jerseyans, as Senate President Steve Sweeney signaled to state media not longer after Noon that the 21 votes required for final State Senate passage were simply unattainable, at least for today:


Travel Back To The 1950s: New Middlesex County Exhibit

Take a trip back to the days of jukeboxes, diners and hot rod racing in our new exhibit: 'Mid-Century New Jersey: The Garden State in the 1950s'!. The influence of 50's culture is still with us today, and many of that era's biggest cultural changes had their roots in New Jersey. Did you know rock `n


Vote for marijuana legalization in N.J. held off; what it means for N.Y.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Talk about a buzz kill. Supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana in New Jersey were in for a letdown Monday when the state’s top lawmakers canceled a vote to do just that, knowing they didn’t have the necessary votes to push the bill through.


Michael Avenatti charged with trying to extort more than $20 million from Nike

NEW YORK — The Manhattan US Attorney’s office said Monday that it is charging attorney Michael Avenatti “for attempting to extract more than $20 million in payments from a publicly traded company by threatening to use his ability to garner publicity to inflict substantial financial and reputational


Lawyer describes unraveling of accused mob boss killer: ‘Something clearly went wrong’

The 24-year-old nobody accused of gunning down a mob boss on Staten Island had his mind warped by things he read online — leading him to believe in the “QAnon” conspiracy theory, his defense lawyer said Monday.


Staten Island native’s heartbreak: Her husband dies in plane crash with baby due in June

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Jaclyn and Kevin Henderson had so much to look forward to in life, their beautiful family about to grow with a baby on the way. Now Jaclyn, a Staten Island native, is trying to figure out what comes next for their three daughters and soon-to-be-born child after her husband, who


Little Silver Roads To Close For Construction

LITTLE SILVER, N.J. — Two Little Silver roads will close for parts of the week due to construction, police announced. Markham Place between Lovett Avenue and Laurel Drive will close between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. for roadwork, officials said.


N.J. strip club stole my tips, tried to prostitute me in ‘champagne rooms,’ former dancer says in lawsuit

A former dancer at the Playhouse Lounge strip club in Burlington City claims in a lawsuit that the business tried to force her to perform sexual acts in “champagne rooms” while also stealing her tips.


VIDEO: Woman fights off groper on Brooklyn street

BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn — Police are looking for the man seen on surveillance video groping a woman on a Brooklyn street. It happened at about 8 a.m. at the corner of Livonia and Rockaway avenues in Brownsville on Mar. 10.


Powerball tickets worth $50K each sold at these 8 N.J. stores for weekend drawing

The eight Powerball tickets worth $50,000 each sold in New Jersey for Saturday’s lottery drawing were purchased in stores scattered around the state. Each lucky ticket matched four number and the Powerball. A total of 101 Powerball tickets were sold nationally that won third prizes - 88 are worth $5


Father Of 6-Year-Old Sandy Hook Shooting Victim Found Dead In Apparent Suicide

NEWTOWN, Conn. (CBSNewYork) – The father of one of the children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has been found dead in the Edmond Town Hall. According to police, 49-year-old Dr. Jeremy Richman died of an apparent suicide.


Suspect in Gambino mob boss slaying faces murder charge in NY

NEW YORK — The suspect in the slaying of a Gambino mob boss faces murder charges, the NYPD announced Monday. Anthony Comello appeared in Staten Island Criminal Court Monday morning on charges of murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon, after investigators said the 24-year-old confronted


Eight arrested, 20 pounds of pot, $7,000 cash seized in Paterson raid

The police raided an apartment on Main Street, arresting eight people, seizing 20 pounds of drugs, and $7,076 in cash, on Friday evening, according to police director Jerry Speziale.


Passenger Arrested On Drug Charges: Cranford Police

CRANFORD, NJ - A 24-year-old New York City man was arrested and charged with possession of under 50g of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after a motor vehicle stop on March 5.


Westfield Girls Lacrosse Team Opens 2019 Season on Road Wednesday

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield High School girls varsity lacrosse team will open its 2019 season Wednesday at Northern Highlands High School in Bergen County at 5 p.m. Head coach Abby Cohn is enthusiastic about both the way the Lady Blue Devils have moved the ball on offense and the way they have def


Westfield 'Watcher' House Is Back On The Market

WESTFIELD, NJ --The infamous Westfield "Watcher"home, located at 657 Boulevard, was put back on the market this month with an asking price of $999,000. The saga of The Watcher, which made international headlines, began in 2014 when Derek and Maria Broaddus purchased their dream home on the highly-co


For Edison Restaurant, Site Of Fatal Shooting, Its Back To Business

Edison, NJ – In the early morning hours of Saturday, a shooting during a Reggae event held at Akbar Restaurant, located on Cortland Street in Edison, left one man dead and another hospitalized. Police were alerted to the shooting at approximately 1:56 a.m. and were on scene for much of the day.


Naked Man Seen Riding Bike On Princeton University Campus

PRINCETON, NJ — A naked man was reportedly seen riding his bike near Princeton University campus and could also be linked to a peeping incident, police report. On March 15 at 9:41 p.m. someone reported to Princeton University Department of Public Safety (PUDPS) that a naked man was seen riding a bic


Car Overturns in Elizabeth Crash

There were no serious injuries reported for vicitms of a car crash that occurred in Elizabeth. According to authorities, police on March 14th at approximately 12:17 p.m. responded to the intersection of 1/9 and East Grand Street for a report of a crash.