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Multiple bomb threats reported in Monmouth and Ocean counties
A wave of bomb threats made across the United States on Thursday, included several to schools and businesses in Monmouth and Ocean counties, as part of a hoax to extort bitcoins.
Paterson police officer Jose Urena gets more than 9 years in state prison for fatal hit-and-run
Former police officer Jose Urena received a sentence of nine and half years in state prison for the 2015 hit-and-run death of JaQuill “Jake” Fields. Judge Adam E. Jacobs imposed the sentence in a packed courtroom on Thursday afternoon. Families and friends of both men filled either side of the court
Water main break disrupts service, closes street in Englewood, New Jersey
ENGLEWOOD, New Jersey (WABC) -- A large water main break disrupted water service and closed a street in Englewood, Bergen County Friday morning. Suez Water crews were on North Dean Street next to the Brookside Cemetery overnight trying to shut off the water after a 24-inch main broke, opening up the
Paterson man allegedly caught with bricks of heroin
A Paterson man tried to hide bricks of heroin in his jacket as detectives approached him during a drug investigation, authorities said. Najay Carter, 19, was arrested as detectives investigated multiple complaints of drug activity on East 27th Street between 14th Avenue and 15th Avenue in Paterson,
Paterson police probe outbreak of mini-mart robberies
PATERSON — Two men wearing ski masks robbed a 1st Ward mini-market at gunpoint on Wednesday night and investigators are looking into the possibility that the same suspects committed three similar crimes during the past week, police said.
Paterson’s school security chief suspended
PATERSON – City schools superintendent Eileen Shafer suspended the district’s security director on Wednesday afternoon, pending the outcome of an investigation of an unspecified issue, according to a memo sent to employees.
Fair Lawn Middle School Evacuated Following Bomb Threat: Police
FAIR LAWN, NJ — Memorial Middle School was evacuated Wednesday afternoon following a bomb threat, police said. Sgt. Brian Metzler did not specifics about the threat or when it was received, but did confirm one was made against the school and that it was being evacuated.
Fake Amazon packages and GPS helped cops catch package thieves
As the online shopping market continues to explode – it reached $121.5 billion, up 14 percent year-over-year in the third quarter according to the U.S. Department of Commerce – the biggest concern has been package theft, alarming shoppers, law enforcement and e-commerce companies alike.
Chelsea starting team confirmed: Sarri makes ten changes with Fabregas captain at MOL Vidi
Maurizio Sarri has made multiple changes to his Chelsea starting team against MOL Vidi tonight as they play their final Europa League Group L game of the season. The Blues have already qualified as group winners for the last 32, meaning for them the game is of little significence. However, the Hunga
Bomb threats reported across New Jersey as email threats pour in across nation
A wave of bomb threats spread across the nation Thursday, including several in New Jersey, as law enforcement agencies investigate their origins and try to verify the credibility of each threat.
Police: Paterson officer finds 8,170 heroin packets looking for shooting suspect
PATERSON – A city police officer investigating a street shooting in the 1st Ward late Wednesday afternoon ended up confiscating 8,170 heroin packets and more than $5,000 in cash after he pulled over what he deemed to be a suspicious car, according to Police Chief Troy Oswald.
Paterson school district suspends its powerful chief of security
The school district has suspended its head of security on Wednesday, according to district sources. Former police captain James Smith was suspended pending an investigation. He had been in charge of security and investigation of employees accused of misconduct in the district.
Englewood Man Charged With Murder In Man's Shooting Death: Police
ENGLEWOOD, NJ — A city man was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a man near a Bogota bar Wednesday night, authorities announced. Talek T. Lawson, 23, and another city man, Justin Dula, 20, were arrested after an investigation by the Englewood and Bogota Police department, and
Mother, 5 other adults charged with beating, scalding 3-year-old with hot water as punishment
A mother and five other adults have been arrested after they repeatedly beat and threw scalding water on a 3-year-old boy in order to punish him at the Newark home they share, prosecutors said.
Snow, Ice Could Make For Messy Commute In Union County Thursday
UNION COUNTY, NJ — Mid-morning snow and ice could make for a messy drive home for Union County commuters, with some areas potentially getting three inches of snow. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Somerset, Union, Morris, Warren and Suss
Fake Amazon Boxes With GPS Help Police Catch Thieves
Porch thefts are a lot more common during the holiday season, which is why Amazon is now working alongside law enforcement. Police in a New Jersey city are now trying to catch thieves using fake Amazon boxes with GPS trackers attached to them.
Jose Rodriguez knew people were looking for him the night he was killed, testimony shows
In the moments before he was gunned down in South Paterson more than four years ago, Jose Rodriguez knew there were people he wanted to avoid in the illegal club where he was partying.
Video shows missing Colorado mom on the day she vanished
Newly released supermarket security footage shows a missing Colorado mother shopping with her infant daughter on Thanksgiving Day, hours before she vanished. The video showing Kelsey Berreth holding her 1-year-old in a carseat as she enters the Woodland Park Safeway at 12:27 p.m. local time on Nov.
Hackensack Man, 28, Killed In Overnight Shooting Outside Bogota Bar
Friends said a Hackensack man was shot and killed outside a Bogota bar before dawn Wednesday when he stepped in to protect someone during a brawl between two groups. Dakota Johnson, 28, who'd only just been released from prison two weeks ago, was killed by a single gunshot wound to the chest after f
Paterson police arrest East Orange man allegedly carrying drugs
Police in Paterson arrested an East Orange resident Monday and charged him with having nearly $3,000 worth of drugs, authorities said. Dejon McMillan faces intent to distribute controlled dangerous substances, resisting arrest and other charges, the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office said in a statemen