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BOYS BASKETBALL: Cougars Back to .500 With Tuesday's Victory Over Voorhees

CRANFORD – A big fourth quarter by Cole Blazek helped power Cranford past Voorhees, 68-56, on Tuesday night. From the opening whistle to the last, the Cougars never trailed but saw their lead dwindle to two or less points in each of the final three quarters.


Weather Forecast Prompts Early Dismissal Call for Area Schools

WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills Regional High School and the sending Districts of Warren Township, Long Hill Township, Green Brook, and Watchung will dismiss early on Thursday due to the inclement weather forecast for the afternoon.


Plainfield Woman Accused of Stealing $60K from Union Employer

An employee of home health aid business has been arrested on theft charges after police say she embezzled almost $60,000 from the business over the last couple of years. According to police, in December 2016 a local business owner came to police headquarters and filed a report indicating that her em


Mother Charged With Killing New Jersey Toddler Doesn't Show for Court, Attorney Claims Postpartum Depression

A New Jersey mother who police say told them she fatally struck her toddler son because he wouldn't "eat nor listen to her" will remain jailed until her murder trial. A judge issued the ruling Tuesday during a court hearing that Nakira Griner was due to attend. But her attorney, Kim Schultz, said th


Man Tried To Lure, Meet Girl For Sex In Union County: Police

UNION, NJ — A man who tried to lure and meet a 13-year-old girl for sex in Union County has been arrested, New Jersey State Police report. Felix Jimenez-Romero, 36, of Hyattsville, M.D. was charged with luring/enticing a child, promoting prostitution of a minor, and attempted sexual assault.


Lawsuit Filed by Sitting South Plainfield BOE Member Amended; Alleged Facts to Support Claims Added

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The lawsuit filed by a sitting member of the South Plainfield Board of Education (SPBOE) against more than a dozen community residents as well as current and former board colleagues has been amended and resubmitted to the courts.


Officials Want To Hear Westfield Commuter Woes

WESTFIELD, NJ — Officials will be hosting several meetings, including in Somerville, to discuss current line suspensions and service improvement with commuters. The meeting will provide up-to-date information on restoration of service and respond to other concerns and issues commuters face. The West


New Jersey Declares State Of Emergency Ahead Of Winter Storm

TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) – New Jersey has declared a state of emergency ahead of the winter storm expected to hit the region. The state of emergency is in effective beginning at 5 a.m. on Wednesday.


New Jersey Bill Proposes Strictest Plastic Ban In the Nation

TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — New Jersey is the newest battleground in the war against plastic pollution. The state is considering whether to adopt the strictest plastic ban in the nation.


GoFundMe Campaign Launched by Plainfield High School Student

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Saderah Hinds-Pilgrim is a student at Barack Obama Green Charter High School in Plainfield. She has launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds so she can enroll in a Crime Scene Forensics Course at William Paterson University.


3 dead in multi-vehicle crash on Route 23 in New Jersey; Driver revived with Narcan, sources say

WAYNE, New Jersey (WABC) -- Three people died in a multi-vehicle crash in New Jersey that was apparently caused by a driver under the influence of drugs, sources said. It happened just before 9 a.m. in the northbound lanes of Route 23, at New York Avenue, in Wayne Tuesday morning.


'State of Urban School District Address' Seeks to Inspire Plainfield School Community

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Local Plainfield resident Robert Graham invites the public to attend the “State of Urban School District Address” on Tuesday, Feb. 24 to hear keynote speaker Baruti Kafele, a former educator and leading school leadership expert in New Jersey. He will provide attendees with an empowe


North Plainfield Man Beats the Clock to Win $1,000,000 Powerball

TRENTON, NJ – A North Plainfield man, who bought his tickets just as the lottery counter was closing, has won the $1,000,000 Powerball Second-Tier Jackpot. Ryan Seiler of North Plainfield likes to play the lottery casually when he has a few bucks in his pocket, though he plays a bit more often when


This Is The Most Expensive House For Sale In Warren

WARREN TWP, NJ — This home is currently the most expensive for sale in Warren. Features: Sophisticated and newly updated six-bedroom custom Castle Ridge residence. A major 2017 renovation from top to bottom renders this home almost new. Appealing details are found throughout the home. The striking k


Warren Schools 'Closely Watching' Storm Wednesday

WARREN, NJ — The Warren School District is closely watching the forecast regarding inclement weather on Wednesday and tentatively planning an early dismissal or closure. "Due to the uncertain timing and severity of the storm, you are encouraged to review your plans for both early dismissal and schoo


Cocaine, Heroin Found In East Brunswick Traffic Stop, Police Say

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — A Toms River man was found with heroin and cocaine during a traffic stop on Main Street in East Brunswick last month, police charge. The man was pulled over on Main Street near Old Bridge Turnpike on Jan. 10. Police did not say why they initially stopped the car, but officers sa


Mother of Clark Man Killed in Crash: Westfield Officer an ‘Angel’

WESTFIELD, NJ — A town police officer traveling to El Salvador to help bring clean water to those in need is doing so with the memory of a 20-year-old Clark man in mind. In December, Officer Tiffany Kenny had raised money for the service trip, which she is taking with Liquid Church of Garwood, but g


Reward Offered for Pair of Parrots last Seen in Plainfield

The public is asked to be on the lookout for a pair of parrots last seen in Plainfield. The bird with the blue front is known to have a vast vocabulary while her mate is more subdued, Denise, their owner said.


88-Year-Old Woman in New Jersey Struck by Her Own Car as Vehicle Rolls Into Nearby Lake

An 88-year-old woman in New Jersey was hospitalized Wednesday morning after her own car rolled backwards and struck her, authorities say. According to the Harding Police Department, the victim accidentally left the car "not in park" prompting it to roll backwards and hit her on the side.


3 dead after motorist allegedly high on drugs plows into New Jersey gas station

Three people died when a motorist who was allegedly high on drugs crashed into a gas station in northern New Jersey , law enforcement officials said. Among the dead in the incident Tuesday morning were a man, his 17-year-old son and a station attendant, identified by relatives as Lovedeep Fatra, acc