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Orange County Man and Two Children Gone Missing While Rafting
The man and two children went missing while on a water raft about three miles west of the D & H Canal Park on Hoag Road, in Cuddebackville, NY. Authorities were alerted when the raft was spotted coming down the river empty.
Father and son swept away in raging Neversink River waters
His friend and he noticed two boys from their group racing by on a raft in the raging waters. The boys, ages 16 and eight, were yelling for help.
Tree trimming company's truck crashes in Franklin Twp.
A tree trimming company's truck filled with wood chips overturned on Croton Road in Franklin Township in Hunterdon County on Thursday.The accident was reported just after 3:45 p.m. and happened about a half-mile south of Allens Corner Road.The driver was not injured, according to those at the scene.
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)
Drug dealer with Sussex customers sentenced to 5 years
MORRISTOWN -- A 25-year-old man who admitted to delivering heroin and crack cocaine to his drug customers in Sussex, Morris, Warren and Bergen counties in 2017 was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison.
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.
A pair of veterans in the sports business lead Miners' production at Skylands
Because as members of the team's uber-professional game day media operation for four and three years, respectively, both men have seen a transformation before their eyes: from a struggling Can-Am League newcomer, to its first playoff appearance last year, and now to a club rampaging its way toward a
Milford Police searching for man who broke into Walls Service Center, stole vehicle
Milford Police are continuing their search for the suspect who broke into Walls Service Center and stole a vehicle from the shop's garage.According to the Milford Police Department, the suspect pictured in the surveillance photo forced his way inside the shop overnight Thursday and stole a vehicle t
Long-delayed soil testing conducted at Memorial Field tennis courts in Mount Vernon
Buy PhotoJohn Giuliano of Cornerstone Engineering works with a soil sample at the Mount Vernon Tennis Center, after soil was removed from under the tennis court surface, Aug. 17, 2018.(Photo: Jonathan Bandler/The Journal News)
People in Business, Aug. 19
Janice Stevens has been appointed to the Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation Governing Board, announced Julia Quinlan, co-founder of Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice and chairman of the Governing Board.
Man Arrested in Hit and Run Boating Crash Death
The New Jersey State Police arrested Shawn Kelly, 44 of Paramus, N.J., earlier this morning for a fatal hit-and-run boat crash as a result of a 23-month-long cooperative investigation with the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.
Sussex County Prosecutor Announces Sentences for Three Defendants
NEWTON, NJ—Three defendants received sentences that were announced by Sussex County Prosecutor, Francis A Koch.
Police ID woman killed in Fredon accident
Virginia Barracato, 66, of Dingmans Ferry, Pa., died at the scene, state police Sgt. Lawrence Peele said.
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.
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
Justice? Franklin Lakes Owner Who Abused German Shepherds 'Walks Away,' Investigator Says
A 65-year-old Franklin Lakes woman with a history of similar offenses "got to walk away with a slap on the wrist" after pleading guilty Thursday to a single count of animal cruelty for severely damaging 14 German Shepherds in an illegal kennel that she operated from her home, an animal control inves
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.
Contractor suing Mount Vernon also wants money for damaged truck
First, controversial Mount Vernon contractor Michael Figueroa sued the city for $35,000 for his work deflating the Memorial Field tennis bubble. Now he is also seeking more than $1,500 for damage to his truck he claims occurred while it was parked there during the work.
Mount Vernon gang member charged with attempted murder
Jason Garcia, a high-ranking member of the Bloods gang, ordered the shots. The 35-year-old is facing second-degree attempted murder, two counts of first-degree assault and two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, all felonies.
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