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Newark Police Fatally Shoot Man During Hostage Situation: PD
NEWARK, NJ -- A hostage situation in Newark on Friday night ended with a fatal police shooting. Authorities said that officers saved the life of the victim, who has an 11-year-old child.
Man Barricades Himself In Home, More Bomb Threats: Top News
UNION COUNTY, NJ — It's been a busy second week of December and staying on top of all the local news can be tough. No worries, we have put together the top stories of the week for Union County.
Staten Island Amazon workers seek unionization
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A group of workers at Amazon’s new Bloomfield fulfillment center have joined together with hopes of forming a union. Employees who are seeking to form a union at the new facility cited warehouse issues, including safety concerns, inadequate pay, and 12-hour shifts as their rea
Vine Co-Founder, HQ Trivia CEO Found Dead of Apparent Drug Overdose
Colin Kroll, the founder of Vine and HQ Trivia, was found dead at age 34 of an apparent drug overdose, according to reports. Police sources told the New York Post that he was found in Manhattan on Dec. 15.
Union Police Warn Residents of Phone Scam
“Our police department will not call you up and ask for money, even if you have warrants. A citizen reported that he received a phone call and the caller ID showed the main phone number for police HQ.
Union County Remembers the Victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting
Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados and Freeholder Bruce H. Bergen joined members of the New Jersey chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America for a candle light vigil in Echo Lake Park in Mountainside to honor the memory of the 26 children and adults who were murdered in a
Man Wanted By Three Towns Caught In Summit
SUMMIT, NJ- A 62-year-old Jersey City man wanted by three towns was arrested in Summit on Nov. 13, according to the Summit Police Department. Anthony Abenante was arrested and charged with three counts of the theft of services, hindering prosecution, disorderly conduct, police said. In addition, Abe
14 Busted, Cop Punched In Face At Hoboken SantaCon: Police
Fourteen people were arrested and a police officer was punched in the face in what became a wild New Jersey SantaCon this weekend, according to police. Forty-six tickets were issued, 33 ordinances were violated and, overall, four police officers were hurt, according to Hoboken Police Chief Ken Ferra
Police shoot, kill man holding woman hostage in Newark
NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- Police shot and killed a man in New Jersey after he held a woman hostage for nearly seven hours Friday. Officers responded to a domestic violence call around 9:50 p.m. near Broadway and Irving Street in Newark. There, a man was holding a firearm on a woman he knew.
Rainy Weekend On Tap For Union County
UNION COUNTY, NJ — It's a wet one out there and forecasters predict the wet, soggy weather will continue all weekend. Today: A chance of rain or drizzle before 1 p.m., then a slight chance of drizzle after 1 p.m. Patchy fog before 1 p.m. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 50. Northeast wind 6 to 10
West Orange HS boys’ basketball team to tip off the season
WEST ORANGE, NJ – The West Orange High School boys’ basketball team will tip off the season tonight, Dec. 14, against Newark Central at home at 7 p.m. The Mountaineers, under head coach Demond Cowins, hope to have another successful season after going 16-10 last winter.
Mother, four women and one man arrested for pouring scalding water on and beating a three-year-old boy with a belt as punishment
A mother and five other adults, who all lived together, were arrested for systematically beating and throwing scalding water on a three-year-old boy as punishment. The boy's mother, Natacha Smith, 43, of Newark, New Jersey, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and endangering the welfare
Union Demands Help From The City After Pair Of Attacks On EMS Workers
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Three EMS workers were attacked while trying to save a life in Brooklyn, and the FDNY says the person who attacked them is related to the person they were trying to save.
Officials identify 2 NJ women killed in Pennsylvania crash
FRAZER, Pa. (AP) - Authorities have released the names of two New Jersey women who were killed when a dump truck rolled onto a sport utility vehicle on a southeastern Pennsylvania highway.
NJ to Pay $615K Settlement to Father of Irvington Man Shot, Killed by Trooper
The State of New Jersey will pay $615,000 settlement to the father of an Irvington man shot to death by a New Jersey State Police trooper. According to reports, on Oct. 3, 2013, Trooper Miguel Holguin responded to an Irvington street for a report of a man armed with two weapons.
Woman shoved onto subway tracks at Union Square; man sought: NYPD
MANHATTAN, N.Y. — A man is wanted for questioning after a woman was pushed onto subway tracks at Union Square Thursday, according to police. The incident happened at tracks for the northbound Nos. 4 and 5 trains at 10:47 a.m., police said.
Armored truck spilling cash leads to multiple crashes on New Jersey highway
EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (WABC) -- Money rained down on a New Jersey highway Thursday morning, leading to several crashes as motorists stopped and scrambled to pick up the cash.
Northern State Corrections Officer Charged with Sexual Assault of Inmate
Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that Avril D. Richardson, 45, of Elizabeth has been charged with second degree sexual assault for engaging in sexual conduct with an inmate at Northern State Prison, where she was employed as a senior correctional poli
Lengthy Kearny PD investigation takes down massive cargo-theft network: Chief
Lengthy Kearny PD investigation takes down massive cargo-theft network: Chief. By Kevin Canessa | Journalist & Webmaster on 14 December 2018. A nearly 2-year investigation, commenced by the Kearny Police Department’s Detective Bureau under lead Det. John Fabula, has led to the arrest of numerous Hud
Union Man Charged in Credit Card Thefts
NEWARK, N.J. – A Union man was among two North Jersey men charged for their respective roles in a conspiracy that used stolen credit cards removed from the mail by U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employees to defraud banks that issued the cards, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.