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Teen charged with third shooting, second murder in 8 months
TUPELO, Miss. — A Mississippi teen is jailed after officials arrested him for the drive-by shooting death of a 66-year-old woman. Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson tells news outlets 17-year-old Latavious Betts is charged as an adult with murder and aggravated assault in Annie Walton’s Dec. 7 death.
West Orange FD Earns Grant From Denis Leary-Founded Nonprofit
WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Leary Firefighters Foundation (LFF) has awarded a grant to the West Orange Fire Department (WOFD) to fund a free-standing roof training prop, town officials announced Monday.
See Bloomfield Bakery's 4-Foot Christmas 'Cannoli Tree' (PHOTO)
BLOOMFIELD, NJ — As Charlie Brown can attest, a "Christmas tree" can take many forms. Earlier this week, Rudy's Pastry Shop in Bloomfield brightened the internet with a photo of their four-foot, holiday cannoli tree. "Holy cannoli, that's a lot of goodness!" the shop declared on social media, descri
The Mills At Jersey Gardens Holiday, Christmas Eve 2018 Hours
ELIZABETH, NJ — There is one week left to shop before Christmas. If you are heading to the mall check out the holiday shopping hours for the 2018 holiday season. The Mills At Jersey Gardens in Elizabeth has already announced it will be open on Christmas Eve for procrastinators. They'll also open ear
Corrections officer charged with sexual assault of inmate
NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Dec. 14 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 in Newark, where she was employed as a senior co
Essex County Girl, 11, Helps Save Mom From Gun-Wielding Man: PD
NEWARK, NJ — An 11-year-old Essex County girl and her mother escaped from a gun-wielding man who held them hostage in their home last weekend. The girl was able to help summon police to the scene, who eventually shot and killed the man holding them captive, authorities said.
West Orange High School winter choral concert celebrates holidays
WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual West Orange High School winter choral concert, held on Dec. 6, brightened spirits and brought holiday cheer to all. The concert featured the various choral groups at the high school: the treble choir, the concert choir, the chamber choir, the glee choir and the jubilee c
Bridgewater man charged with drunk driving in Watchung
WATCHUNG – A Bridgewater Township man was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after a motor vehicle stop on Route 22 West on Sunday, Dec. 9. The man, Robert A. Meyer Jr., 57, was pulled over at about 5:34 p.m. Police said he was later released to his son with a citation for driving w
Retired Police Officer Intervenes in Suicide Attempt on Newark-Irvington Township Border
Irvington Township will handle the investigation into a reported suicide attempt that occurred in a parking lot of a restaurant that tightly sits on the border of Newark. According to preliminary reports, a retired police officer contacted Newark Police when he observed an armed man barricaded insid
5 New Homes For Sale In The West Orange Area
WEST ORANGE, NJ — On the hunt for a new house nearby, but tired of seeing the same old property listings again and again? You've come to the right place! To keep you up to date, we here at Patch have compiled a fresh batch of five new listings nearby.
‘My child was not a dog or a rodent’: Grieving mom seeks info on daughter and best friend shot dead in NJ street
NEW YORK — Two New Jersey mothers who lost their daughters in a drive-by shooting late Halloween night 2017 begged viewers for information, during a Monday appearance on PIX11 Facebook Live, the “Mary Murphy Files.” “When they killed her, they left her in the street,” Dottie Brown said of her 24-yea
Authorities probe fatal police shooting of hostage-taker
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) ï¿½ The Essex County prosecutor's office is investigating the fatal police shooting of a man who had taken his estranged girlfriend and her daughter hostage.
WO senior citizen holiday party
WEST ORANGE, NJ — The township will hold a senior citizen holiday party Thursday, Dec. 27, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Manor Restaurant, 111 Prospect Ave. in West Orange. The event includes a sit-down luncheon, entertainment, live music, dancing, a cash bar and door prizes.
Four $10K Mega Millions Tickets Sold in Essex, Hudson, Bergen and Monmouth Counties
James Carey, New Jersey Lottery acting executive director, announced that there were four third-tier prizewinning tickets sold for the Friday, Dec. 14th drawing that matched four of the five white balls and the Gold Mega Ball drawn winning the $10,000 prize.
NJ Names 6 Towns Up For New Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
The Garden State is about to get a little greener. On Monday, New Jersey Department of Health officials announced their long-awaited choices for the six businesses that will be invited to open new medical marijuana dispensaries in the state. The dispensaries would be located in Phillipsburg, Paterso
Google to establish 1.7 million square-foot campus in New York City as part of $1 billion expansion
Google-zilla is expanding its Manhattan footprint with a $1 billion expansion that will swallow up a big swath of the far West Village and double its Big Apple workforce. Google, based in Mountain View, Calif., will build a complex of more than 1.7 million square feet along the Hudson River across W
UPDATE: Essex Prosecutor Identifies Suspect Shot Dead in Hostage Standoff in Newark
Newark-- Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor's Office is investigating a hostage situation in Newark that ended with a Newark police officer fatally shooting the suspect, Sean Sharpe, 54, of Orange.
After 2 years, WOPD still helps addicts via Operation HOPE
WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Department launched Operation HOPE two years ago, and since then the program has helped 18 people in and around West Orange receive treatment for drug addiction and alcohol abuse. Operation HOPE, an acronym for Heroin-Opiate Prevention Effort, allows anyone t
Murphy says NJ Transits meets safety equipment deadline
KEARNY, N.J. (WPVI) -- New Jersey Transit has made enough progress on installing a federally mandated emergency braking system to meet a year-end deadline, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday.
Google to invest $1 bn in new New York campus
Google's parent company Alphabet on Monday said it was investing more than $1 billion to set up a new campus in New York City. In a blog post, Alphabet and Google CFO Ruth Porat said it would lease large office buildings in Manhattan's West Village neighbourhood which will become the centerpiece of