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Easton police seeking information on ‘suspicious’ driver

A driver “has acted in a suspicious manner on several occasions in the past two weeks” in the area around Easton’s Centre Square and city police are hoping to identify the man.


Warren County authorities seek Ibnmustafa Arnold -- fugitive of the week

Ibnmustafa H. Arnold, 22, is wanted on a forgery charge under a warrant dated Sept. 27, 2018, according to the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office. Arnold, whose last known address is in the 500 block of Heckman Street in Phillipsburg, is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall and 120 pounds with brown eye


Even prison can’t stop rapist, human trafficker, from obtaining new sex charge

Seth Mull is in Northampton County Prison because he raped three women, sexually assaulted a fourth and make two of them his sex slaves. Now he’s been charged with promoting prostitution even though he’s behind bars.


New Jersey Senate approves bill that could keep Trump off state’s 2020 ballot

The Democrat-controlled New Jersey Senate approved a bill that would keep presidential candidates off the state’s 2020 ballot unless they release their tax returns. The bill — which was passed Thursday in a 23-11 vote largely along party lines — needs the approval of an Assembly committee and the fu


Man Gets 40 Years for Beating Sleeping Girlfriend to Death With Hammer in New Jersey Home

A man who used a hammer to fatally beat his sleeping girlfriend at her South Jersey home has been sentenced to 40 years in state prison. Lashaun Smith had pleaded guilty last month to murder in the November 2017 death of 28-year-old Sarah Phillips. The prison sentence was handed down Friday. He must


Phillipsburg police chief hospitalized after 2-car crash

Phillipsburg police officers rushed to the scene of a two-car crash Tuesday night that sent the town's chief to the hospital. The lights and sirens were seen and heard as a town council meeting got underway at 7 p.m. just a few blocks from the crash. Shortly afterward, plainclothes officers who had


Phillipsburg (43) at Hillsborough (36) - Girls Basketball

Mckenzie Blake scored 12 points and Ania Martinez and Lauren Flynn added 10 apiece to lead Phillipsburg to a 43-36 triumph over Hillsborough in Hillsborough. Ashley Warner contributed seven points to the winning effort for Phillipsburg (9-12), which used a 15-6 burst in the third quarter to take a 3


New Jersey Sheriffs: mostly white guys

New Jersey has had sheriffs since the 1600’s when the King of England appointed them as their representative of royal authority in the colonies. Since then, the office of county sheriff has been held largely by white men.


Tanker truck crash, fuel spill shuts down New Jersey highway

MARLBORO, New Jersey (WABC) -- A tanker truck crash and fuel spill completely shut down a New Jersey highway for most of Friday. The crash involved more than one truck and happened just before 10 a.m. on Route 9 at CR 520/Robertsville Road in Marlboro.


Singer R. Kelly in Chicago Police Custody

R. Kelly surrendered to Chicago police Friday night after being ushered away from his West Side recording studio in a black van. Kelly was indicted on charges of criminal sexual abuse in Illinois' Cook County, court records showed Friday, following decades of allegations the singer sexually abused u


Contenders rise regardless of seeds at District 11 3A wrestling

There were real contenders hiding among the upper seeds at the District 11 Class 3A individual wrestling tournament on Friday night. That’s a detail that Northampton’s Ryan Stilgenbauer and Easton’s Isaiah Reinert proved.


Spartans battle past Phillipsburg to score 1st HWS title

HACKETTSTOWN – Dante Joefield scaled the Sparta boys basketball team bench, waving his jersey around his head as he was engulfed in a sea of white. After a four-year journey to try and reach the summit of the Hunterdon Warren Sussex Tournament, the Spartans senior guard could finally enjoy the view


[NATL-Chi}'Empire' Producers Remove Smollett's Character From Final 2 Episodes of Season

"Empire" star Jussie Smollett is being removed from the final two episodes of the season, producers announced Friday, one day after Smollett turned himself in to police over accusations he staged a hate crime attack on himself to boost his career.


Man charged with breaking into 3 South Jersey stores before police chase that ended in crash

A Camden County man arrested after he fled police and crashed his vehicle last week has now been charged with breaking into three Washington Township convenience stores, authorities said.


Boys Basketball: Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex final preview - Sparta vs. Phillipsburg

1-Sparta (21-2) vs. 3-Phillipsburg (17-7) Quarterfinals: 1-Sparta 56, 9-North Hunterdon 39 
| Game recap. Semifinals: 1-Sparta 61, 4-Delaware Valley 52 | Game recap. Second round: 3-Phillipsburg 44, 14-Newton 37 | Game recap.


41 blockbuster movies you didn't know filmed in New Jersey

Can you feel it in the air? It's Oscars season once again — the 91st annual Academy Awards air 8 p.m. Sunday on ABC — and that means everyone is talking about the year’s best films. Who saw “Green Book,” who thought “A Star Is Born” was overrated, who is pulling for “Black Panther”; the same convers


Man pushes pregnant girlfriend down the steps over Facebook friend request, cops say

A Bethlehem man is accused of attacking his pregnant girlfriend over a Facebook friend request. Victor Cordova, 21, allegedly punched the woman twice at his home in the 600 block of Broadway, and then allegedly shoved her from behind down some steps when she ran away.


Easton Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

EASTON, PA — Here's your local weather forecast for the coming weekend, as reported by Darksky. Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Rain starting in the evening.


Suspect arrested in spree of more than 50 New Jersey burglaries

MONTCLAIR, New Jersey (WABC) -- A New Jersey man was under arrest in connection with a burglary spree involving more than 50 homes since last year. Saveon Hayles, 29, formerly of Montclair, was arrested Monday in Jersey City.


‘This is a big deal’: Murphy joins growing effort to restore your property tax deduction

WASHINGTON — They’ve gone to court. They’ve spoken out. They’ve even developed new ways to get around the rules. Now a group of Democratic governors, including Gov. Phil Murphy, announced plans to lobby for passage of legislation restoring the full federal deduction for state and local taxes.