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Elizabeth Man Sentenced for Fatal Stabbing at Local Night Club

ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth resident who stabbed a man to death in a nightclub parking lot in 2016 has been sentenced to fifty-two years in state prison. Rosendo Salomon Gomez-Serpas, 25, must serve nearly forty-nine years of that sentence before the possibility of parole under the terms set down b

TAPINTO.NET - 2018-03-24 15:53:00

Meet the rapper whose Star-Ledger song landed him a tour with Fetty Wap

Terrence Kelsor Jr. remembers the last time he was in The Star-Ledger. "I was on honor roll in the seventh grade," he says. About 20 years later, he has managed a return to its pages. How? He wrote a song about his hometown paper. In October, Kelsor, a rapper who goes by the name Rilla Gauge, relea

NJ.COM - 2018-03-24 13:30:00

Man sentenced for alcohol-fueled fatal hit-and-run in Linden

Subscribed, but don't have a login? An Elizabeth man who was driving drunk on the night he struck and killed a pedestrian in Linden last year before fleeing the scene has been sentenced to eight years in state prison, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Friday. Eduardo Perez,

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-23 20:34:02

Man gets 16 years for killing innocent bystander during shootout

JERSEY CITY - A 21-year-old Jersey City who accidentally shot an innocent bystander in the back of the head during a shootout was sentenced to 16 years in prison today. James Wheeler pleaded guilty to the aggravated manslaughter of Larry Darnell Freeman, 50, who was shot on Sackett Street between A

NJ.COM - 2018-03-23 20:00:34

FBI Nabs Wanted Fugitive In Newark After 16 Years On The Lam

NEWARK, NJ - FBI agents apprehended a wanted fugitive in Newark on Friday who has spent almost 16 years evading law enforcement. Steven Nacim, 50, was charged with wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, bank fraud, and conspiracy to commit bank fraud. The total amount of the alleged fraud come

PATCH - 2018-03-23 16:10:42

Bronx woman prevails over Staten Island man in $1-million lottery ticket battle

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Five years ago, a Mariners Harbor man told state Lottery officials he felt lucky when he bought a Powerball ticket and won a tidy $1 million. But, according to a judge, it turns out Michael Simmons was more greedy than fortunate. And now Simmons is on the hook for $623,040 --

SILIVE.COM - 2018-03-23 14:01:25

Troopers rescue man stuck in a swamp because, well, New Jersey

Getting swallowed by a swamp on the side of the turnpike would have been a uniquely Jersey way to go. Authorities say state troopers rescued a man stranded and freezing waist-deep in the marsh along the highway's shoulder in Elizabeth last weekend. It's nothing unusual for an officer on patrol to f

NJ.COM - 2018-03-23 21:19:08

Man charged with molesting his daughters and nieces: authorities

JERSEY CITY -- A Union City man charged with sexually assaulting his nieces last week now faces charges that he molested his own daughters, authorities say. On Saturday, the 42-year-old was charged with sexual assault by contact, endangering the welfare of a child and two counts of aggravated sexual

NJ.COM - 2018-03-23 22:01:29

Driver with suspended license charged in double-fatal crash

JERSEY CITY -- A 32-year-old man has been charged with two counts of death by auto for a crash that killed two Union City residents on Tonnelle Avenue last month, authorities said. Alex Torres, of Union City, was driving with a suspended license on Feb. 11 when he killed Mario Guevara, 25, and Heat


City airport workers' minimum wage raised to $19 per hour

The Port Authority will raise the wages of more than 40,000 workers at all three New York City-area airports - boosting the minimum to $19 an hour by 2023, agency officials voted on Thursday. The employees, including cleaners, wheelchair attendants, baggage handlers, security, and others, will get a

NEW YORK POST - 2018-03-22 19:30:28

Long Island Woman Dies While Shoveling Snow, Marking 4th Death Linked to Latest Nor'easter

Some parts of New York saw more than 16 inches of snow -- Patchogue had 20.1 On Long Island the storm was responsible for one death, and multiple car crashes. Pei-Sze Cheng reports. (Published Wednesday, March 21, 2018) Four deaths have been blamed on the so-called four'easter, including one of a Lo


Cranford Public Schools to Open on Friday, April 6 due to Recent Snow Storm

Cranford Public School will open on Friday, April 6, for what was previously the last day of spring break.Credits: Leah Scalzadonna CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford Public Schools will be open on Friday, April 6 as a result of the recent snow storm. Michele Cammarata, executive assistant to the superintenden

TAPINTO.NET - 2018-03-22 19:00:00

#BREAKING NYC Firefighter killed in Harlem fire

A firefighter died while battling a five alarm fire in Harlem late last night. The fire broke out in the basement of a building on St. Nicholas Avenue just before 11 p.m. As flames spread, a firefighter became trapped. He was rushed to Harlem Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Three other firef

ABC7NY.COM - 2018-03-23 06:28:02

Cranford Police Arrest 3 For DWI, Crack, Marijuana

CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford Police arrested three people last week on charges of marijuana possession, cocaine possession and driving while intoxicated. Cranford Police Blotter: On March 14 at 11:32 a.m.: A 2000 Toyota was stopped at the intersection of North Avenue East and Elizabeth Avenue for a view

PATCH - 2018-03-22 17:58:43

Giants trade Jason Pierre-Paul, 2018 fourth-round pick to Buccaneers for 2018 third-round pick, fourth-round pick  

Giants trade DE Jason Pierre-Paul to Buccaneers The Giants have traded Jason Pierre-Paul to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Daily News has confirmed that new Giants GM Dave Gettleman shipped JPP and the Giants' 2018 fourth-round pick (102nd overall, second of fourth round) to the Bucs in a major Thu


Here's How Much You Need To Earn To Live In Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County is one of the priciest places to live in New Jersey, according to the Economic Policy Institute. The organization recently released its 2018 family budget calculator that estimates how costly it is to live in each of America's 3,142 counties and 611 metro areas. The g


Suspect brought fake ID to Newark Airport, had real license in underwear, police charge

A fallen soccer player remembered, gun violence marches in Morristown and Paterson and Happy Saint Joseph's Day - all in "7 things to know in New Jersey this week." John C. Ensslin A man accused of trying to deceive people at Newark Airport could not hide the truth - not even in his underwear. Arm


Former police officer wins $1.2M in racial discrimination trial

A jury has awarded a former Roselle police officer $1.2 million after finding the chief of the department violated civil rights and discrimination laws. Bradley Downing served 26 years on the Roselle Police Department androse to the rank of lieutenant. In 2013, Downing was eligible for a promotion t


Snow Storm Forecast to Hit SOMA on Wednesday: Here are the Latest Updates, Closures and Cancellations

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - With a winter storm warning issued from the National Weather Service (NWS) from 6 a.m on Wednesday through 6 a.m. on Thursday, there are cancellations due to anticipation of heavy snow. The NWS is predicting 11 to 15 inches of snow accumulation and for travel to be "


'I have gun, will shoot to kill,' 7-time bank robber's note said

A man who pleaded guilty to robbing seven banks, attempting to rob another and attempting multiple carjackings carried a note with him, federal prosecutors said Monday. The note, which Plainfield man Marlon Peek handed to a teller at the TD Bank in Edison on March 17, 2015, read in part: "I have gun