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Authorities in New Jersey Seek Help Identifying Body Found in Lake

Authorities are seeking help from the public in identifying a woman whose body was found floating in a New Jersey lake. Two joggers noticed the body in Newark's Weequahic Park on March 3. The Essex County Prosecutor's Office says the woman is between five feet and five feet, five inches tall and wei

NBC NEW YORK - 2018-03-19 19:24:14

Correction Officer Beaten and Burned by Inmate at Rikers: Union

A correction officer at Rikers Island was badly burned and beaten by an inmate, a union that represents such officers said as it demanded city officials do more to protect them. The inmate threw scalding water on the officer and punched him repeatedly at an enhanced supervision housing unit at the O

NBC NEW YORK - 2018-03-19 01:45:19

Union Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Fatally Stabbing Father

UNION, NJ - The Union man accused of stabbing his father to death and setting the home on fire last May has been sentenced to 25 years in state prison, announced acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan on Monday. Jeffrey Adams, 21, must serve at least 85 percent of that term before the pos

TAPINTO.NET - 2018-03-19 18:39:00

15 Cocaine Ring Leaders, Members Arrested In Plainfield: AG

PLAINFIELD, NJ - As part of "Operation Snow Bank," 15 alleged leaders and members of three separate cocaine trafficking networks that operated in Plainfield were indicted on charges, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced. The three drug trafficking rings were allegedly headed by Andres Hernandez-

PATCH - 2018-03-19 17:28:33

Union County man gets 25 years for killing father

UNION COUNTY - A 21-year-old Union Township man has been sentenced to 25 years in state prison for the May 2017 fatal stabbing of his father. Jeffrey Adams was sentenced Friday by Union County Superior Court Judge William Daniel, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan. Adams

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-19 18:52:33

Union Man Gets 25 Years For Stabbing Dad, Setting House On Fire

Jeffrey Adams of Union Township was sentenced to 25 years in state prison for stabbing his dad to death and setting the family home on fire. UNION, NJ - A Union Township man has been sentenced to 25 years in state prison for stabbing his father to death and then setting the family house on fire last

PATCH - 2018-03-19 18:21:50

Cynthia Nixon officially announces she will challenge Gov. Cuomo in Democratic primary

ALBANY - Actress Cynthia Nixon on Monday made it official - she is challenging Gov. Cuomo in this year's Democratic primary. "I love New York, and today I'm announcing my candidacy for governor," Nixon said on Twitter. The message was accompanied by a more-than-two-minute video. "Something has t

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-20 00:25:09

Woman charged with slapping cop, threatening to kill him: complaint

JERSEY CITY -- An apparently intoxicated Union City woman has been charged with smacking a police officer in the face and threatening to kill him as he accompanied her to the hospital last week. Yolanda C. Perez, 52, of 37th Street, struck the officer with an open hand, causing a cut on his nose ins

NJ.COM - 2018-03-19 19:30:50

UPDATE: Juveniles Arrested After Armed Robbery Spree in Maplewood, South Orange, Newark, Irvington

A robbery spree conducted by two juveniles who were armed with a gun that included towns in Essex County came to an end Friday afternoon in Irvington Township with officers placing the suspects under arrest. According to a preliminary statement released by Maplewood Police, their officers notified s


Prosecutor investigating after cop fires gun while nabbing suspect

Authorities are investigating a police-involved shooting in Irvington. No injuries were reported in the Friday afternoon incident, according to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office. Irvington officers responded to Lincoln Place shortly before 4 p.m. for a report of a suspect with a gun. As officers


Ex-Jersey City cop sentenced to 18 months in prison for off-duty jobs scheme

A former Jersey City police officer was sentenced yesterday to 18 months in prison for his role in an off-duty jobs scheme that included paying bribes to get off-duty work he did not perform, federal authorities announced. Michael O'Leary, 35, of Jersey City, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. Di


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


Two men sentenced to 10 years for Jersey City homicide

JERSEY CITY -- Two men who are already incarcerated were each sentenced to 10 years in prison today for killing a 20-year-old Jersey City man who was gunned down in the street in 2015. Maurice Newton, 31, and Michael Reaves, 28, both of Jersey City, were initially charged with murdering Rondell Fair


Community holds Vigil for N.J. soccer star who died in car accident

KEARNY -- Friends, family and classmates gathered at the Harvey Field on Thursday to honor the memory of Adrian Velazquez, a standout soccer player who was killed in a car crash in Delaware earlier this month. Velazquez, 19, was a star soccer player at Kearny High School, where he graduated in 2017.


Two Morristown Agencies Among Those Receiving $50,000-Plus in Junior League Community Grants

SUMMIT, NJ - Two Morristown-based community partners and agencies are part of a group of 15 entities that will receive more than $50,000 in grants from the Junior League of Summit. The Junior League of Summit is a nonprofit, charitable and educational organization of women who are committed to promo


2 Newark Companies Make 'Best Places To Work In NJ' List

They're some of the "best places to work in New Jersey," and two Newark companies made the cut for 2018. NEWARK, NJ - They're some of the "best places to work in New Jersey," and two Newark companies made the cut for 2018. NJBIZ recently published what it considers the 100 best places to work in New


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


Students in Newark walk out to protest gun violence

Newark, N.J. - Students across New Jersey took part in Wednesday's nationwide walkout to demand action against gun violence, though some school districts did threaten to suspend kids for participating. In Newark, district officials not only supported the students' demonstration but participated in w


School administrator busted for threatening 4-year-olds with a knife

Adetokunbo O. AkinnasoOffice of the Union County Prosecutor An administrator at a New Jersey pre-school was busted this week for threatening two 4-year-old students with a knife as a form of punishment, according to prosecutors and a local report. Adetokunbo O. Akinnaso who served as an administrat


Cranford Police Arrest 2 For Marijuana Possession

CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford Police arrest two people for marijuana possession following traffic stops in the township. Cranford Police Blotter: On March 5 at 9:45 a.m.: A 2007 Toyota was stopped at the intersection of North Avenue East and John Street for driving at night without headlights. Following a