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ALERT: East Orange Residents, Have You Seen Tamara?

A report has been filed for a teenaged girl who went missing after leaving her East Orange home for school on Thursday morning. Family of the teen said Tamara Hightower, 17, is about 5'4” tall and was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue long-sleeved shirt with slits on the arm, bluish/turquoise Cha


Police: Hit-and-run driver strikes officer responding to Farmingdale stabbing

Six people, including a Nassau police officer, were hospitalized following a wild scene in Farmingdale Village overnight. Police say the incident began as a fight at a hookah lounge on Conklin Street around 2:45 a.m. When officers arrived, they found a victim outside who had been slashed.


Seton Hall Professor Not With University After Attempted Arson At St. Patrick's Cathedral

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - An adjunct professor at Seton Hall University who was arrested earlier this week for trying to bring cans of gasoline into St. Patrick's Cathedral is no longer working at the university, according to a university spokesperson.


Young Woman Dead, Another Injured, Baby Found Unharmed in Bizarre Brooklyn Scene Early Saturday

A young woman is dead, another is seriously injured and a toddler is in the hospital for observation after a violent domestic attack with an ax in Brooklyn early Saturday. Around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, NYPD responded to a call for an injured person outside the Bushwick Houses in Brooklyn. On arrival th


5th Ward debate is rescheduled to accommodate councilman

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Presidential Heights Community Association has pushed back the start time of the 5th Ward City Council debate on Monday, April 22, from 6 to 7 p.m., when 5th Ward Councilman Mustafa Brent is scheduled to debate Royston Allman at New Vision Full Gospel Baptist Church, 209 4th Av


Indictment: NJ man killed by 100 mph driver

MOUNT HOLLY — A grand jury this week handed up an indictment against a Nutley man charged with killing a 34-year-old he rear-ended while driving 100 mph in August. William Dunbar, 26, is facing charges of first-degree aggravated manslaughter and second-degree vehicular homicide.


Woman Killed In Possible Ax Attack In Brooklyn

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – One woman is dead and another critically injured after a possible ax attack around 1:30 a.m. at the Bushwick Houses on Flushing Avenue. Police say a woman in her 20s was repeatedly stabbed in the head and body.


South Orange Business Owners Tweak Proposed Plastic Bag Ban With Task Force

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Business owners will now have a say in how a proposed local law for regulating plastic and paper bags is developed and executed in retail stores throughout town.


SUV crashes through front of Newark convenience store

NEWARK — An SUV crashed through the front window of a 24-hour convenience early Saturday morning. Police told RLS Metro Breaking News the driver lost control and went into the Atlantis Fresh Market on Broad Street about 1 a.m.


Toddler found wandering New Jersey streets alone at night twice

ENGLEWOOD, New Jersey (WPVI) -- A mother in New Jersey is facing criminal charges after her toddler was found wandering the streets of Englewood on two different occasions. Authorities said Wednesday that Maria Ramirez is facing a charge of child endangerment.


Cop Hit by Minivan As He Helps Stabbing Victim in Long Island Parking Lot

It started with a stabbing at a hookah lounge and ended with a cop getting hit by a minivan in a parking lot. A Nassau County police officer suffered minor injuries after the convoluted incident in Farmingdale in the early hours of Saturday morning.


Yankees star Aaron Judge exits early with undisclosed injury

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees star Aaron Judge has left a game with an undisclosed injury, exiting after gingerly making his way to first base on a single. There was no immediate word Saturday on his condition.


Chamber invites public to vote for best business employee

MADISON – Which Madison business employee provides the best customer service?. The Madison Area Chamber of Commerce wants to know, and is accepting nominations from the general public for its annual “Extra Mile Award.”


Driver With Serious Head Injury Freed In Route 46 Rollover In Clifton

The driver of an SUV that rolled over Saturday morning on rain-slicked eastbound Route 46 in Clifton sustained a head injury, responders said. The patient, who had to be extricated before being hospitalized, was conscious following the crash just before 9 a.m. near the Route 3 split, they said.


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NJ man shoved mom and stabbed dad to death, prosecutor says

MILLVILLE — A city man was charged with killing his father during a fight at home on Friday morning. A fight between Michael Tedesco, 38, and his 66-year-old father Gary in the elder man's home on Carlton Avenue led to the stabbing, according to Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae.


Gunfire on busy Stapleton street sent bystanders running; now, alleged shooter goes to prison

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Gunfire on a busy Stapleton street one day last fall sent bystanders scrambling for cover, said authorities. Now, one of the men who police said was involved in the gunplay there is relocating to a prison upstate.


Passaic City and Clifton men arrested with pills, crack cocaine in Paterson

A pair of men were arrested with Ecstasy, Oxycodone pills, and bags of crack cocaine in the area of Main and Weiss streets, according to police. Police charged Bryan Olivo, 19, of Clifton, and Anthony Barrera, 18, of Passaic City, six drug offenses each on April 9, 2019.


Here’s Why Remy Ma And Brittney Taylor of ‘Love & Hip-Hop’ Had A Fight

When Remy Ma was released from prison after serving six years, the hip-hop world welcomed the femcee home with open arms and she vowed to stay on the straight and narrow and never return to prison again. Almost five years after being released, it looks like Remy has had another brush with the law.


Should N.J. ditch changing clocks for Daylight Saving Time? It could happen.

Delaware this week became the latest state in which lawmakers proposed a striking idea to avoid the annual, often-hated practice of switching clocks back and forth because of Daylight Saving Time: Simply move to another time zone.