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School bus driver revived with Narcan after crashing in New Jersey

NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- The driver of a school bus carrying children with special needs was revived with the narcotic overdose drug Narcan after crashing in New Jersey Wednesday, according to authorities, and now she is under arrest.


South Orange Among 8 NJ Towns to Receive Floodplain Reforestation Grants

South Orange Township will be receiving a $3,785 grant from the Roots for Rivers Reforestation Grant and Technical Assistance Program for the Clark Street Reforestation Project.


Amboy Bank provides $33M construction financing for East Orange high-rise

Amboy Bank announced it closed on a $33 million construction loan for Newark-based developer Blackstone 360 LLC, also known as B-360. Named “Allure 260,” the building is B-360’s fifth major development in East Orange and is expected to cost $45 million. They are expected to break ground on the resid


Here's How Snow Forecast Is Impacting Newark

NEWARK, NJ — As New Jersey battens down amid a state of emergency, and weather forecasters call for a winter snowstorm on Wednesday, Newark officials are making their own preparations.


Newark Police Arrest Man Wanted for Murder

Newark---Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose announced today that Joe T. Carr, 23, of Newark was arrested by Newark Police for the murder of Keith Downey, 28, of Newark.


South Orange-Maplewood Closes School Early Wednesday

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - School-aged children will have a little extra time for homework on Wednesday as the South Orange-Maplewood School District has scheduled an early dismissal. Elementary schools will end 4 hours after their start times, middle schools and Montrose will end at 12:30 p.m., Columbia High


BREAKING EAST ORANGE NJ: Firefighters Battle Two-Alarm House Fire in East Orange

There are no serious injuries reported as firefighters are on the scene battling a stubborn two-alarm fire that tore through a house in East Orange Tuesday morning. According to preliminary reports from fire officials, fire broke out in a two and a half wood framed house located in the 100 block of


Outstanding Two-Story Library Tucked Away in 1928 Montclair Tudor Mansion

One of Montclair’s premier properties, this Tudor home was designed by architect Charles Lewis Bowman in 1928. Bowman’s designs were often referenced as “Stockbroker Tudor” because his clients were typically new money. However, Bowman was sure to use high-quality building materials and carefully pos


Essex County Prosecutor’s Office to Honor Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will honor Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson at the Office’s eighth annual Black History Month Awards Celebration. The event honors outstanding African Americans for their contributions to the community. Essex County Acting Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II and Chief


N.J. man accused of killing 3 in drugged-driving gas station crash previously had license suspended, battled addiction

The 29-year-old man who allegedly crashed his car into a Wayne gas station Tuesday while high, killing three people, had previously lost his license after being arrested on charges he drove recklessly while under the influence and has a history of drug addiction.


Dog Back Home After Rescue On NJ Transit Tracks In Newark

NEWARK, NJ — Daise, a lost dog found on the railroad tracks in Newark, has completed a hectic-but-smile-inducing journey back home… just in time for National Love Your Pet Day, NJ Transit officials reported Wednesday.


Report finds health and safety violations at Essex County jail with ICE contract

Essex County Correctional Facility Director Al Ortiz took NJTV News on a tour of accommodations for more than 700 immigrants it’s currently detaining for ICE. A federal Homeland Security surprise inspection last July documented violations like: multiple unreported security problems; leaking ceilings


2 caught trying to bring loaded guns through security at Newark airport, feds say

Two men were arrested Monday at Newark Liberty International Airport after trying to bring loaded guns through the same security checkpoint, officials said. The incidents took place six hour apart at Terminal C and are not related, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said. In both insta



NEWARK, N.J. – A Jersey City, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for his role in a cocaine distribution conspiracy operating in Jersey City, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.


Half Day Called As Snow Approaches

There’s another winter storm headed our way and Verona public schools have called for an early dismissal at all schools on Wednesday, February 20. The Pre-K AM classes will run from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m., and the Pre-K PM classes will go from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The Pre-K All Day class, Kindergart


Sister speaks out after brother, nephew killed in New Jersey DWI crash

WAYNE, New Jersey (WABC) -- The driver in a multi-vehicle crash that killed three people in New Jersey has been charged with aggravated manslaughter and driving while intoxicated, among several other charges, while the family members and loved ones of the victims struggle to come to grips with their


Police official: ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett is now a suspect; detectives presenting case to grand jury

CHICAGO — Police official: “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett is now a suspect and detectives are presenting case to grand jury. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


Public school rips name of alleged pedophile priest off its building

The old name of School No. 25 in Elizabeth has been ripped off the front of the building, but you can still make out the shadow of the letters on the red bricks. Around the back of the building, the name of the school has been hastily covered with duct tape on its dedication plaque. But the letters


Police in New Jersey Search for Vehicle Allegedly Involved in Fatal Hit-And-Run

Authorities in New Jersey are searching for the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run that took place Monday in North Bergen. According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, at around 8:15 p.m. the North Bergen Police Departement received a 911 call reporting a body lying on 43rd Street in the


After woman’s body found on North Jersey street, cops seek info on minivan from video

Authorities are searching for a minivan believed to be involved in the death of a 34-year-old woman who was found lying on a North Bergen street this week. Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said Darlene Westbrook was found unresponsive on 43rd Street near Tonnelle Avenue at approximately 8:15 p