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South Plainfield man charged with fatally hitting Plainfield man

Lavar Jones, 37, of South Plainfield, allegedly struck and killed Sergio Cuxun-Tista, a 39-year-old Plainfield man who had just exited a taxi, the Union County Prosecutor's Office announced Friday.

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - 2018-06-22 21:23:00

Driver Critically Hurt After Crashing Into Trees In Plainfield, N.J.

PLAINFIELD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) –A driver has been hospitalized after losing control of his car and crashing Friday in New Jersey.Police said the vehicle was heading north on Hillside Avenue in Plainfield around 4 p.m. at a high rate of speed.It struck two trees and rolled over before coming to a stop

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-06-22 17:39:47

Helicopter Lands On Parkway In Woodbridge After Serious Crash

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — A medevac helicopter just landed on the Garden State Parkway northbound near exit 131 in the Woodbridge Township/MetroPark area, a Fios reporter just tweeted. There is a serious crash just before Exit 131 A. One lane is blocked.

PATCH - 2018-06-22 17:23:15

Somerset County July 4th Fireworks and More: 2018 Guide

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ — Are you looking to catch a July 4th fireworks show or festival this year?

PATCH - 2018-06-22 14:11:33

Girl, 13, Missing From New Brunswick June 21

The New Brunswick Police Department seeks your help in locating a missing child: Payton Tomesell, 13 years old, female, white, 5'9," 120 lbs.

PATCH - 2018-06-21 19:00:49

The Cheapest Home In Middlesex County Is ...

SOUTH RIVER, NJ -- This adorable two-bedroom, two-bath in charming little South River! But there are some very good reasons it has a $4,900 price tag, which is cheaper than some rents in New Jersey: The buyer is responsible for obtaining a certificate of occupancy from the town, and it's located in

PATCH - 2018-06-22 20:56:39

Explosion In Cranford Leads To Arrest Of Linden Man

Through a surveillance video and eyewitness accounts police were able to locate and arrest Michael Kossup, 26, at his Linden home.

PATCH - 2018-06-22 13:39:16

That Freaky Plant That Makes You Blind? It's In Somerset County

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ — As you've probably heard by now, giant hogweed, an invasive species of plant that can leave you with third-degree burns or blind, was recently discovered in Virginia. But what you might not know is that researchers previously found the plant in Somerset County, too.

PATCH - 2018-06-21 16:29:49

This Is The Cheapest Home For Sale In Somerset County

SKILLMAN, NJ — This home needs some work, but it gives someone the chance to live in Somerset County.

PATCH - 2018-06-22 17:35:55

Rain Won’t Halt Somerville’s Weekend Craft Beer Fest

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Despite forecasts of rain this weekend, the annual Craft Beer Fest presented by Project P.U.B and Tapastre restaurant will be held rain or shine.The outdoor festival, which features dozens of craft beers from breweries throughout New Jersey and beyond, is scheduled for Saturday, noo

TAPINTO.NET - 2018-06-22 17:51:00

Plainfield woman pleads guilty to animal cruelty over dead puppies

Suzie Bourdouvales, 59, entered the plea earlier this week before Union County Superior Court Judge Joseph P. Donohue, according to the Union County Prosecutor's Office and the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - 2018-06-22 19:23:00

Union County July 4th Fireworks and More: 2018 Guide

SCOTCH PLAINS: Scotch Plains will host its 3rd Independence Day Fireworks at the Scotch Hills Golf Course on Saturday, June 30 (rain date July 1). This year's celebration will feature a performance by The Scotch Plainsmen. Come out early and set down chairs and blankets to take in the show. The fire

PATCH - 2018-06-22 15:03:11

Rutgers takes over New Brunswick police dispatch service

NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University will provide the city’s police dispatching services in a move that New Brunswick says will cut costs and put an end to dispatcher shortages that resulted in officers doing the job.The city’s 12 current dispatchers will be laid off at the end of the day on June 30,

TAPINTO.NET - 2018-06-21 20:25:00

Suspect Charged in Hit-and-Run Killing Plainfield Man Flees Country

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A 36-year old suspect charged in the hit-and-run death of a Plainfield pedestrian on May 15 has fled the country, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.Charges have been filed against Mario Infante of New Street in Plainfield following an investigation b


Rahway Resident Among Arrested During Drug Bust; Guns Confiscated

NEWARK, NJ - Rahway residentParris Russ and Darryl Dancy of Hillside were apprehended on Tuesday when the Essex County Narcotics Task Force made arrests related to drug and weapons offenses, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino.


Three $50K Powerball Tickets Sold in Essex, Middlesex and Morris Counties

New Jersey Lottery Acting Executive Director John M. White announced that an Oregon Lottery ticketholder won the $150.4 million Powerball jackpot from the Wednesday, June 20 drawing.The winning numbers for Wednesday night’s drawing were: 04, 14, 23, 27 and 56. The Red Power Ball was 13, and the Mul

RLSMEDIA.COM - 2018-06-21 15:30:16

Edison Student Hit By Car While In Crosswalk Thursday

"There was a medical emergency this morning involving one of our students who attends Edison Intermediate School," Mary Ann McGann, a spokeswoman with the school told Patch. "The student appeared to be doing well after the incident and is being seen by a doctor. We appreciate the quick action taken

PATCH - 2018-06-21 14:24:28

East Brunswick July 4th Fireworks, Parades and More: 2018 Guide

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — Come out ready to party and celebrate our nation's birthday! The East Brunswick 2018 fireworks and festivities will be held on July 4 beginning at 4 p.m. and will be at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center at 721 Cranbury Road.

PATCH - 2018-06-21 14:09:06

Immigration: Piscataway Mayor Brian Wahler calls federal government 'kidnappers' and 'human traffickers'

"As an American, I am shocked and offended at the way we are treating other human beings," Township Council member Steven Cahn said Thursday. "As an elected official we have an obligation to speak up. We don't run the country obviously, but we still have some obligation as leaders in the community w

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-06-21 18:12:00

Edison Teen Missing Since May 3 Might Be In Newark

EDISON, NJ — Edison Police have been searching for Jalaysia Staplar-Evans since May 3, and are looking to speak to anyone with information on her whereabouts.