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Detention hearing pushed back for man charged in fatal stabbing of woman
Ishmael Coleman, 41, was charged in the stabbing death of 38-year-old Takeela Wilson. (HCPO photo)
1 caught, 1 sought in attempted Central Jersey home invasion
One of the two men whoattempted to break into a house in Hillsboroughearly Thursday while the residents were inside was later arrested when he was found in the neighborhood with wet, muddy clothes and an injured wrist, authorities said.
Sparta Police: Sparta Man Stopped for Speeding Gets Drug Charge
SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta man is facing drug charges after getting stopped for speeding on Route 15. On August 9 around midnight, Sparta Police Officer Thomas Herd stopped Jordan Proctor, 20 in a white Volvo SUV for going 78 MPH in a 55 MPH and driving in the left lane, police report.
Police charge man with 2016 fatal hit-and-run boat crash on Greenwood Lake
Shawn Kelly, 44, of Paramus is facing charges of second-degree death by vessel; second-degree leaving the scene of a boating accident resulting in death; third-degree leaving the scene of a boating accident causing serious bodily injury; fourth-degree assault by vessel; and assault by vessel.
Accident on Rt. 80 Causing Traffic Delays
PARSIPPANY, NJ - There is a three car motor vehicle accident on Rt. 80 Westbound at mile marker 45. The left lane is closed as there are traffic delays.
Police ID woman killed in Fredon accident
Virginia Barracato, 66, of Dingmans Ferry, Pa., died at the scene, state police Sgt. Lawrence Peele said.
Sparta Skate Park Gets a Second Life
SPARTA, NJ — The Thomas Murray Skate Park is getting a makeover. Construction is underway to convert the area next to the children’s castle at Station Park into ”two regulation high school sized basketball courts,” according to Sparta Township Manager William Close.
Hillsborough: Franklin teen charged following attempted home invasion, cops say
Jhamir Hoagland, 18, has been charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, burglary, hindering apprehension, criminal mischief and trespass, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson said. Hoagland is in the in the Somerset County Jail pending a d
Arrest made in deadly 2016 hit-and-run boat crash in NJ
New Jersey State Police on Thursday arrested 44-year-old Shawn Kelly, of Paramus, as a result of a 23-month-long cooperative investigation with the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office.
(VIDEO) Warren seeks to limit new cell towers in residential neighborhoods
Acting township attorney Edward Purcell discusses the details of a proposed ordinance regulating the installation of new, smaller cell tower systems at the Warren Township Committee meeting on Thursday, Aug. 9.
Wolf tours scenes of ‘tragic’ Delco flooding
State Rep. Jamie Santora, left, R-163 of Upper Darby, with Gov. Tom Wolf and Upper Darby Mayor Tom Micozzie, right, as they tour township flood damage.SUBMITTED PHOTO
Things To Do in North Hunterdon
The Hunterdon Harmonizers sponsor and will perform at the 34th annual Flemington Main Street Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, and Sunday, Aug. 26, in Flemington.
Local photographers mark World Photo Day
“By bringing together millions of photographers around the world, we’re connecting people in a global celebration that invests back into our local and global communities,” organizers note in their introduction to this year’s event, a fundraiser for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance.
Man fighting flesh-eating bacteria from N.J. waters undergoes amputations
On Wednesday Perez, 60, of Millville, underwent amputations for severe infections caused by aflesh-eating bacteria that he contractedin Maurice River waters last month, according to his daughter, Dilena Perez-Dilan.
Paving work continues on Route 517 in Sparta
But in early August, because of time available and money in the budget, the road, between West Mountain Road and the Ogdensburg border, was added to the paving schedule.
North Jersey lake-side restaurants offer elevated dining with panoramic views
(Photo: Courtesy of The Windlass)Story HighlightsLakes play big, if quiet roles, in the lives of many North Jersey residents.In northern New Jersey, there's a secret lake lifestyle, not unlike summer camp.Throughout August, The Record and NorthJersey.com are profiling some of our lake communities.Jo
2 men face federal charges for violent Mount Vernon carjacking
Two men are accused of carjacking a blue Nissan in Mount Vernon, punching the driver and shooting at him when he ran away, according to a federal complaint, which was unsealed Wednesday.
Report: Woman calls 911 20 times, kicks responding police in groin
A Roxbury woman who called 911 more than 20 times in 75 minutes was arrested early Monday morning after cursing, kicking and spitting on the police officers who responded, Mount Olive police say.
Crash kills one, injures two in Fredon
The accident occurred at 9 p.m. at milepost 17. A Lincoln MKZ, traveling north, collided with a Toyota Camry traveling south. The Lincoln was then struck by a Ford Explorer, said state police Sgt. Lawrence Peele.
Mount Vernon raises taxi fare
Buy Photo(Photo: Ernie Garcia/The Journal News)MOUNT VERNON - You'll need an extra dollar to ride a taxi in mid-September.City officials have authorized a $1 increase to the flat-rate taxi fare for trips within Mount Vernon and the fare hike takes effect Sept. 10. The current flat rate within the ci