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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

Paterson man wanted on warrant caught with 288 bags of heroin

A city man wanted for allegedly dealing drugs while out on parole was arrested on Friday afternoon with an assortment of drugs, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik. Jermaine Tinsley, 29-year-old, was allegedly hiding out at the second-floor of 220 17th Avenue, when authorities were t

PATERSONTIMES.COM - 2018-03-18 10:29:03

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

39 candidates, 10 positions, and a shot to shape the future of N.J.'s largest city

With less than two months to go until Newark's municipal elections, the final roster of candidates is bringing back some familiar faces eager to jump back into the fray and breaking old alliances. At least five people who have held elected office before in the city want back into politics and two fo

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

Missing Paramus Woman Found Safe: Police

PARAMUS, NJ - A borough woman who went missing this week has been safely location, police reported Saturday. Authorities said Paige Lattimore, 27, was last seen Wednesday at about 8 a.m. at her home in the southeast section of Paramus. Police issued an alert because there was "concern for her person

PATCH - 2018-03-17 17:17:25

Rockland's St. Patrick's Day Parade: Watch it live

Tens of thousands of people are expected to line the route when the Rockland County St. Patrick's Day Parade steps off Sunday for the 56th time. The parade is one of the largest in the region, said to be second only to New York City's march. If you can't make it to Pearl River, click here to watch a

LOHUD.COM - 2018-03-18 12:00:05

Sparta Police Pick Up Franklin Woman Driving While Suspended

SPARTA, NJ - A traffic stop yielded an arrest for driving with a suspended license for a Franklin woman. On March 13 around 11:30 p.m. Sparta Police Officer Timothy Lynott stopped Christina Bradford on Route 15 for having a broken tail light on her gray GMC pickup, police report. When the officer ch

TAPINTO.NET - 2018-03-18 15:31:00

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

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

Paterson council criticizes downtown business group, rejects its budget

PATERSON - For the first time in 20 years, the City Council has rejected the annual budget for the Downtown Paterson Special Improvement District, a group that holds events such as the July 4th fireworks and special shopping days. The budget was narrowly defeated Tuesday, with the council voting 5-4

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-17 11:17:03

Paterson police seize drugs, guns, and $26,300 cash in Caldwell Avenue raid

A man using his Caldwell Avenue home to distribute drugs was apprehended on Thursday, according to police director Jerry Speziale. Police seized 870 glassines of heroin, 4 bags or 22 grams of crack-cocaine, 8 Suboxone films, and drug paraphernalia. 3 handguns and $26,306 in suspected drug money was

PATERSONTIMES.COM - 2018-03-17 11:34:05

Paterson police: Shooting probe leads to drug stash

PATERSON - Detectives looking for a shooting victim Thursday night ended up finding more than $25,000 worth of marijuana and ecstasy inside an apartment in the city's 4th Ward, police said. The detectives were heading toward a home on Fulton Street in search of a victim who was shot in nearby Montgo


4 teens, including escapee, arrested with stolen car: police

Four teens, including one who had escaped from a Newark detention facility, were arrested Wednesday when police found them in a stolen car on Audubon Avenue, authorities said. Sheldon Mays, 18, of Jersey City, two 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old were all charged with receiving stolen property, Jersey


WATCH: He told cops 'I'm a f--king judge' after failed sobriety test. And he beat DWI rap.

Wilfredo Benitez was passed out in the driver's seat of his silver BMW hatchback at 2:13 a.m. with his hazard lights flashing along the shoulder of Route 80, records show. Two New Jersey state troopers who found his vehicle on the stretch of highway in Teaneck quickly began to suspect he was drunk.

NJ.COM - 2018-03-17 11:36:19

Paterson DPW director Manuel Ojeda returned to work after assault conviction

PATERSON - After being convicted of assault, the director of Paterson's public works department returned to work last year without facing further disciplinary action from city government, according to municipal officials. The director, Manuel Ojeda, was arrested on an indictable offense of aggravate


5 things you need to know about Toys R Us closing

WAYNE, NJ - Iconic chain Toys R Us is going out of business in the U.S. After filing for bankruptcy last fall, Toys R Us is reportedly working on a plan to liquidate its business entirely. The toy retailer struggled for years to compete with Walmart and Amazon, accumulating mountains of debt while s


Dad in murder-suicide tried to get back with mother of slain baby

Terrance Briggs (left) went on a murderous rampage before killing himself Wednesday morning.Facebook; Gabriella Bass The killer Brooklyn dad was drinking Hennessy and tried to get back with the mother of his slain daughter before going on a murderous rampage and committing suicide, sources told The


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


Two Paterson men shot on same night at separate locations

A drawing was held Monday for Paterson mayoral candidates. The drawing, held at city hall, determins the order the candidates are listed on the ballot in the spring. March 12, 2018 Two Paterson men were shot at different locations Thursday night. A 19-year-old man was shot in Montgomery Park. He w