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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

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-16 16:11:07

Paterson police charge four in series of armed robberies

Paterson police charged four people, an adult and three juveniles, in a series of 2017 robberies in the city, Police Director Jerry Speziale announced on Thursday. Three of the robberies occurred from Dec. 21 to 28, with another during the summer of 2017. Justin Z. Robinson, 19, of Paterson, was cha

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-16 01:57:03

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

NEW YORK POST - 2018-03-15 19:29:15

Sparta Police Arrest Newton Man on DWI, Hit and Run with Baby on Board

SPARTA, NJ - A Newton man driving drunk with is infant child in the back seat is facing charges after a hit and run accident on Route 15. On March 10, around 7:05 p.m. Sparta Cpl. Smith went to Limecrest Road to investigate the accident, police report. The officer was met by the driver of one of the

TAPINTO.NET - 2018-03-16 20:36:00

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

USA TODAY - 2018-03-15 18:41:22

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

NJ.COM - 2018-03-16 15:58:23

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

FOX61.COM - 2018-03-16 14:08:44

Newton man accused of DWI, fleeing crash with baby in car

SPARTA -- A Newton man is facing multiple charges including child endangerment and driving while intoxicated after fleeing the scene of an accident, according to police. At approximately 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, Sparta Police were called to the area of Limecrest Road to investigate an acciden

NEW JERSEY HERALD - 2018-03-17 01:00:00

Fire near LIRR tracks causes service suspensions

A fire near train tracks in Queens caused Long Island Railroad service suspension on four branches. The FDNY said the fire started at 1:10 p.m. and is up to a fourth alarm. More than 160 firefighters are responding to the scene at Royal Waste Services, a recycling plant on Hollis Avenue in the Holli

ABC7NY.COM - 2018-03-16 17:55:51

2 FDNY members among 7 soldiers killed in Iraq helicopter crash

Two FDNY members -- a lieutenant and a fire marshal - are among the seven soldiers killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq. They are among the four members of the 106th Rescue Wing of the New York Air National Guard, based in Westhampton Beach, killed in the crash. One of the firefighters, Christopher

ABC7NY.COM - 2018-03-16 18:12:33

Truck accident closes Route 80 ramps to Route 287

An overturned truck has closed the busy eastbound Route 80 exit ramp to both directions of Route 287 in Parsippany. The New Jersey Department of Transportation said that the accident occurred about 5:20 a.m. Related delays are building up on Route 202 at 6:25 a.m. Check back for updates to this sto

DAILY RECORD - 2018-03-15 10:33:34

Toys R Us Distribution Center Closing In Flanders

FLANDERS, NJ - Toys R Us' impending closure will hit Morris County hard, as the company prepares to stop operations at its Flanders distribution center. 473 employees will lose their jobs in the coming months, company officials said in a WARN notice filed with the state. The news of the closure com

PATCH - 2018-03-16 17:48:48

Infant Was In The Car During Drunk Hit-And-Run: Sparta Police

SPARTA, NJ - A man was arrested after allegedly getting into a drunk hit-and-run with his infant daughter in the car, Sparta Police said. Christopher Ray, 33, of Newtown, faces multiple charges, including drunk driving and endangering the welfare of a child, stemming from a March 10 crash. According

PATCH - 2018-03-16 15:43:42

9 indicted as state busts up major North Jersey cocaine ring

Nine members of a major cocaine ring operating out of Paterson have been indicted following an eight-month investigation that turned up cocaine, opiates, guns and cash, authorities said Tuesday. Eight suspects have been identified and investigators continue to look for a ninth who cut and packaged c


34-year-old gunned down in Newark's 3rd homicide in 24 hours

A 34-year-old Newark man fatally shot Tuesday morning is the city's third homicide in 24 hours. In a statement, the Essex County Prosecutor's Office and Newark Department of Public Safety said police officers found Willie Jackson unresponsive and suffering from apparent gunshot wounds when they arri


1 of 3 fugitives sought in 7-county drug bust surrenders

One of three fugitives named in a massive drug bust in Ocean County that led to 29 arrests in seven different counties surrendered Monday. Akera Lewis, 27, of Newark. Akera Lewis, 27, of Newark, was arrested after she turned herself in and was charged with heroin possession and distribution. Her att


4 fatally shot, including child, in Brownsville, Brooklyn apartment

Four people were found fatally shot in an apartment in Brownsville, Brooklyn Wednesday morning. The victims were found in an apartment on Thatford Avenue just after 5 a.m. One of the victims is said to be a child. Police are preliminarily investigating the deaths as a triple murder suicide. Four peo


One dead in Mount Vernon shooting overnight

Mount Vernon police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred early Tuesday near the city's newest luxury apartment building. Police and city officials have not responded to calls but a spokeswoman for the Westchester District Attorney's Office confirmed that there was one fatality. She had n


Sparta Police: Wantage DWI Driver Takes Down Pole

SPARTA, NJ - A Wantage man took down a utility pole with his car in a drunk driving accident on White Lake Road. Sparta Sgt. Joe Pensado reported the accident. Sparta Cpl. Dan Elig arrived to take over the investigation of the one car accident on March 1 around 11 p.m. police report. Elig asked the