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Update: Newark Man Arrested After Attempted Robbery, Carjacking That Lead to SWAT Standoff in Linden
A Newark man is in custody and facing numerous serious charges after allegedly committing an attempted robbery and carjacking at gunpoint, then breaking into a Linden home and engaging police in a nearly five-hour standoff on Sunday, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan and Linden Polic
Search Continues For Missing, Endangered Watchung Woman
WATCHUNG, NJ — The search continues for a missing and endangered Watchung woman on Monday, after going missing on Thursday. The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office is also now involved in the search, releasing photos of Helen Kim, 47, in an attempt to generate leads.
Menorah Lighting at the Union County Courthouse
Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholder Bruce H. Bergen, Union County Sheriff Peter Corvelli and Union County Manager Ed Oatman joined Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky and Rabbi Avremy Kanelsky from Bris Avrohom in Hillside to light the menorah celebrating Chanukah at the Union Count
Bloomfield man sentenced to 55 years for 'cold-blooded' murder of Rahway woman
ELIZABETH - An Essex County man who murdered a woman inside her Rahway home three years ago has been sentenced to 55 years in state prison, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan said in a news release Monday.
Union County Fights Back Against the Opioid Crisis: Narcan Trainings to be Held in Union
UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County is in the midst of an opioid crisis. According to the latest data by the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, there have been 267 overdoses and 79 overdose fatalities in Union County. These high numbers of overdoses and fatalities are why establishing narcan trainings an
Police seize estimated $600K in drugs during raids in Newark
Police seized an estimated $600,000 in drugs during raids Friday at two Newark apartments that led to the arrest of three people, authorities said. Tips about drug dealing activity prompted the raids on Winans and Seymour Avenues, according to acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens and
Free Election Date Calendar Highlights Arts and Sciences in Union County
UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi is pleased to announce that the free 2019 Election Date Calendar is now available. Please contact the Union County Clerk office to receive a free copy. The new Arts & Sciences in Union County calendar provides all important dates and deadlines for
Man Dies in Cranford House Fire Sunday Morning
The body of the man is believed to be the homeowner. Cranford Fire Chief Daniel Czeh called the body "unidentifiable" but investigators can use other methods such as dental records to help identify the victim.
Aldi reopens New Brunswick store, completes $35 million statewide remodel
NEW BRUNSWICK - Aldi celebrated the grand reopening of its remodeled store here on Dec. 6 to mark the completion of a $35 million company initiative to renovate 29 New Jersey stores and $1.9 billion plan to remodel and expand more than 1,300 stores nationwide by the end of 2020,
Police: Crash in upstate New York leaves 2 dead
CHESTER, N.Y. (AP) ï¿½ Police say two people are dead following a crash in the southern Adirondacks. The Warren County Sheriff's Office says 89-year-old Walter Christie and 70-year-old John Lewis died as a result of their injuries in the Sunday morning crash in Chester. The Post-Star of Glens Falls
Man Hit By Car, Dies From Injuries In Linden: Police
LINDEN, NJ — A pedestrian who was hit by a car on Monday night in Linden has died from his injuries, police reported at 8 p.m. The crash was reported in the area of N Wood Avenue and Elizabeth Avenue at 5:30 p.m., Linden Police Lt. Christopher Guenther reported.
Officer wounded as police shoot and kill knife-wielding man in Staten Island
SHORES ACRES, Staten Island — Police officers responding to a domestic dispute call on Staten Island late Sunday night opened fire on a man carrying a knife, killing him and seriously wounding one of the officers at the scene, police said.
Cop shot, suspect dead after Fort Wadsworth shooting
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A police officer was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wounded, and the suspected shooter was killed after a Sunday night shootout in Fort Wadsworth. A spokeswoman for the FDNY said EMS transported the officer to Staten Island University Hospital in Ocean Breeze after the s
Cops release photos of large knife allegedly wielded by man who died in police-involved shooting
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- An officer remains in the hospital on Monday morning as the NYPD investigation continues into an incident where a man died in a police-involved shooting in Fort Wadsworth.
Police seize more than $500K worth of drugs in Newark
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Police in Newark are giving details on seizures that yielded more than $500,000 in illegal drugs. The raids last Friday at two locations in the city produced 2,700 grams of heroin, 1,900 grams of cocaine and 3,000 grams of marijuana.
N.J. couple tried to do a good thing and almost got shut down. 3,000 people are glad they made it.
Mark and Joi Smith had no idea what they were doing 15 years ago. The married couple figured their second home -- four bedrooms and four bathrooms on South Arlington Avenue in East Orange -- was big enough to help the homeless get back on their feet.
Somerset County YMCA starts after-school program in Plainfield
PLAINFIELD - With the Plainfield YMCA reorganizing, the Somerset County YMCA has stepped into the city to offer a new program to make after-school child care more convenient for working parents.
New Jersey fugitive wanted for sexual assault caught in New York after 16 year on lam
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — A New Jersey fugitive who fled 16 years ago after he was convicted of sexual assault has been captured. Middlesex County prosecutors say 42-year-old Rayed Bukhari, of South Plainfield, was arrested Thursday by the FBI at his job in Long Island City, New York. He was returned to
SWAT team responding to robbery suspect who barricaded himself in Linden
A possible armed robber has barricaded himself on the 600 block of S. Park Avenue in Linden Sunday morning, police said. S. Park Ave between Route 1 and Grier Avenue has been closed to handle the situation as a Union County SWAT team responds to the scene, police said.
NJ State Police Task Force Shuts Down Irvington Township Illegal Narcotics Production Mill
Irvington Township, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police Auto Theft Task Force, which is comprised of the Division of Criminal Justice, Newark Police Department, and Bloomfield Police Department, arrested Juan Rodriguez, 43, and Beatrice Sepulveda, 29, both of Irvington Township, N.J., and shut down a