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Gunfire erupted on a busy N.J. highway, leaving a man in critical condition

A shooting erupted along a busy stretch of an Elizabeth highway early Saturday morning leaving one man in critical condition, authorities said. The 28-year-old, from Elizabeth, has not been identified. Gunfire began after 5 a.m. Saturday along U.S. routes 1 & 9, acting Union County Prosecutor Micha

NJ.COM - 2018-03-18 15:13:04

Troubled pasts, a 'scary' number of guns and 3 men dead in 19 hours

The first shots rang out Monday afternoon. In less than 19 hours, three people in Newark were dead. The first victim was fatally shot just after lunchtime in the Lower Clinton Hill neighborhood. The next fell to an assault weapon on Martin Luther King Boulevard shortly before sunset. The third died

NJ.COM - 2018-03-18 12:30:00

1 injured in New Jersey highway shooting, officials say

ELIZABETH, N.J. - Authorities are investigating a highway shooting that injured one person in New Jersey Saturday morning, the Union County Prosecutor's Office announced Sunday. Between 5:15 a.m. and 5:45 a.m., gunfire came from a dark-colored SUV or pickup truck and struck the occupant of a white B

PIX11.COM - 2018-03-18 17:33:39

We're focused on guns and opioids, but smoking remains the bigger killer | Opinion

Our national focus on guns and opioids has kept cigarettes out of the news and yet more people die from the effects of smoking. Big Tobacco is in a league of its own in terms of the sheer numbers and varieties of ways it kills and maims people. Tobacco may be legal and accessible but it is no less l

NJ.COM - 2018-03-18 23:26:34

Ex-Jersey City cop sentenced to 18 months in prison for off-duty jobs scheme

A former Jersey City police officer was sentenced yesterday to 18 months in prison for his role in an off-duty jobs scheme that included paying bribes to get off-duty work he did not perform, federal authorities announced. Michael O'Leary, 35, of Jersey City, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. Di

NJ.COM - 2018-03-17 07:00:00

Police seek public's help for weekend shootings and crashes in NJ

BOUND BROOK - A shooting in Elizabeth and a hit and run crash in Bound Brook have law enforcement across the state taking to social media in hopes the public can help provide answers for these cases. The Bound Brook crash happened on Sunday morning sometime between 4 a.m. and 8 a.m., according to po

NJ1015.COM - 2018-03-18 17:32:54

41-year-old man arrested on child porn charges after investigation

Subscribed, but don't have a login? A Perth Amboy man was charged with possession and distribution of child pornography following an investigation that began when he had contact with an undercover Bergen County Prosecutor's Office detective on the Internet, authorities said on Saturday. Jimmy Rivera

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-17 21:33:48

UPDATE: Juveniles Arrested After Armed Robbery Spree in Maplewood, South Orange, Newark, Irvington

A robbery spree conducted by two juveniles who were armed with a gun that included towns in Essex County came to an end Friday afternoon in Irvington Township with officers placing the suspects under arrest. According to a preliminary statement released by Maplewood Police, their officers notified s

RLSMEDIA.COM - 2018-03-17 09:41:56

Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


1 of 3 fugitives sought in 7-county drug bust surrenders

One of three fugitives named in a massive drug bust in Ocean County that led to 29 arrests in seven different counties surrendered Monday. Akera Lewis, 27, of Newark. Akera Lewis, 27, of Newark, was arrested after she turned herself in and was charged with heroin possession and distribution. Her att


School administrator busted for threatening 4-year-olds with a knife

Adetokunbo O. AkinnasoOffice of the Union County Prosecutor An administrator at a New Jersey pre-school was busted this week for threatening two 4-year-old students with a knife as a form of punishment, according to prosecutors and a local report. Adetokunbo O. Akinnaso who served as an administrat


New Jersey woman dies from snowboarding accident

A 20-year-old woman from Piscataway, New Jersey, died as a result of a snowboarding accident on Wednesday at the Blue Mountain Ski Area, 1660 Blue Mountain Drive, Lower Towamensing Township, Palmerton. Lehigh County Coroner Scott M. Grim reported Euna Shin was pronounced dead at 5:36 p.m. Thursday a


4 Shoplifting Incidents, 3 Arrests Made In Watchung

WATCHUNG, NJ - A total of 4 shoplifting incidents were reported at Watchung stores including three arrests for shoplifting, drugs and warrants, according to the police blotter. Watchung Police Blotter: On March 5 a 1:56 p.m.: Kohl's on Route 22 West reported a shoplifter fled from the store with mer


2 Lindenhurst women charged in overdose death, police say

Magdalena Matysek, left, 20, and Tiffanie Zink, 20, both of Lindenhurst, were arrested Tuesday and charged with criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance, police said. Photo Credit: NCPD Two Lindenhurst women were arraigned on felony charges Wednesday in connection with the d


Franklin Township: Central Jersey College Prep Join Nation for School Walkout

SOMERSET, NJ - Students at Central Jersey College Prep were among thousands of schools across the nation who participated in the National School Walkout on Wednesday. Students were permitted to walk out to the front of the building under the protection of security. School administration was involve