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Perth Amboy man who got into shootout with 4 cops as they pulled up to arrest him gets 21-years prison sentence

A Perth Amboy man who exchanged gunfire with four police officers attempting to arrest him for a shooting earlier in the day was sentenced Monday to 21 years in prison. Isaiah Peralta, 22, plead guilty in October to aggravated assault for a shooting that took place on the afternoon of Feb. 15, 2018


Shooting suspect who fired at police gets prison term

PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (AP) - A shooting suspect who exchanged gunfire with four police detectives as they tried to arrest him last year is now headed to state prison. Isaiah Peralta received a 21-year sentence Monday.


Warning issued about potential measles exposure at restaurant in New Jersey

ENGLISHTOWN, New Jersey (WABC) -- Health officials have issued a warning about potential measles exposure at a restaurant in New Jersey. The state Department of Health warned residents of a highly suspect case of measles in a Middlesex County resident.


Perth Amboy residents cautiously optimistic Outerbridge cashless tolls will fix traffic woes

The Port Authority is hoping to end the typical Sunday night traffic delays and holiday backups at the Outerbridge Crossing once cashless tolling starts this week. People who live and work in the Perth Amboy neighborhood say they are cautiously optimistic that the sometimes hourlong delays could soo


Witness says couple was raping toddler — NJ man admits it

A Bloomfield man has admitted raping a toddler — a guilty plea that will send him to prison for 25 years without a chance for parole. Jaime Mauricio Leon, 34, was arrested after a witness told police on June 16, 2017, that he had seen a man and a woman sexually abusing a toddler when he looked throu


Hero Easter Bunny in Viral Florida Bar Brawl Video Is Wanted in New Jersey

The Easter Bunny who hopped to the defense of a woman during a caught-on-camera brawl outside a Florida bar over the weekend is a 20-year-old man with a violent past who has an outstanding warrant out of New Jersey, officials say.


Mayor of New Jersey beach town vows to keep playing Kate Smith

The tradition of hearing Kate Smith perform “God Bless America” won’t end in one popular New Jersey beach town, despite moves by the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Yankees to distance themselves from the late singer over racist lyrics.


Perth Amboy Tech (4) at Timothy Christian (3) - Baseball

Connor Kegel went 1-for-3 to help Perth Amboy Tech earn a 4-3 comeback victory over Timothy Christian in Piscataway. Down 3-2 after the second inning, Perth Amboy Tech scored two runs in the top of the seventh.


‘RHONJ’ star Joe Giudice’s daughters ask Trump for help after his deportation appeal was denied

As word emerged that Joe Giudice’s appeal of a deportation order had been denied, two of his daughters again took to social media to make a plea for their father’s return home.


Driver involved in fatal motorcycle crash issued traffic citations, authorities say

The driver of the car involved in the crash that claimed the life of a 50-year-old motorcycle rider in Jersey City Friday was issued traffic citations but faces no criminal charges, officials said Tuesday.


List of NJ Boy Scout Leaders accused of sexual abuse to be released Tuesday

The names of approximately 50 Boy Scout leaders who worked in New Jersey and had allegations of sexually abusing minors will be released Tuesday. The law firms of Greg Gianforcaro and Jeff Anderson & Associates, stated that they will release those named in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) “Perversion


New video of vehicle in Staten Island hit-and-run that killed 89-year-old woman

CASTLETON CORNERS, Staten Island — Police have released new video footage of a vehicle they believe fatally struck an 89-year-old woman in Staten Island and fled the scene on Saturday.


New Jersey governor wants to increase price for buying and carrying a gun by 2,000%

New Jersey Gov. Philip Murphy, a Democrat, wants to dramatically increase the permits and licenses needed to buy and carry a firearm in his state. The New York Times reports it costs $5 to get a firearm identification card, $2 for the permit to own a firearm, and $20 for the permit to carry.


N.J. man caught sexually assaulting sleeping child when passerby looked in bedroom window faces 25 years in prison

A New Jersey man caught sexually assaulted a sleeping child when a passerby happened to look into a Long Branch bedroom window in 2017 has admitted to multiple charges and faces 25 years in state prison when he is sentenced, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office said Tuesday.


New Jersey Has 2 Of The Most Underrated Small Towns In America

If you love small towns, then you're in luck. New Jersey has two of the most underrated small towns in America, according to one publication. The Active Times picked the 50 most underrated small towns in the United States, and the Garden State is home to two of them. So if you're doing a staycation,


NYPD: Help us find driver of minivan that ran down a Staten Island grandma coming home from Easter vigil Mass

Police have released video of the minivan they believe fatally mowed down an 89-year-old Staten Island grandma on her way home from church Saturday night. Cops on Monday released a brief clip of a two-tone older model Toyota Sienna two days after its driver ran down Anastasia Diaz a half-block from


Chanel Lewis sentenced life in prison for Karina Vetrano murder

KEW GARDENS, Queens (WABC) -- Chanel Lewis was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for murdering Karina Vetrano while she was jogging in Queens in 2016.


Cash4Life lottery ticket worth $1K a week for life sold at N.J. ShopRite

The Cash4Life ticket sold in New Jersey worth $1,000 a week for life was bought at a North Jersey supermarket. Someone purchased the lucky ticket at ShopRite in the Essex Green Shopping Center on Prospect Avenue in West Orange, New Jersey Lottery officials announced Tuesday.


SEE IT: Brooklyn robbery suspect snatches Taser from four cops trying to arrest him and zaps them with it

A suspected crook overpowered four cops trying to arrest him in Brooklyn, stealing a Taser from one of them and using it to jolt the other three, police said Tuesday. The chaotic melee was caught on surveillance video outside a deli on Nostrand Ave. at Sterling Place in Crown Heights about 6:10 p.m.


Man dead in New Jersey hit and run, police searching for driver

NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey (WABC) -- A man was killed after being struck by a vehicle in New Jersey over the weekend, and authorities are searching for the driver. Police received a report regarding a man found in the roadway just after midnight Saturday.