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Woman who overdosed while driving New Jersey bus with special needs kids was not assigned driver

A woman who had to be revived with Narcan after she allegedly overdosed while transporting 12 special needs children was reportedly an aide and not the assigned bus driver. Lisa Byrd, 57, was charged with 12 counts of endangering the welfare of a child, driving while impaired and possession of drug


Westfield Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

WESTFIELD, NJ — Time for your weekend weather forecast, as reported by Darksky. Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Rain until afternoon and windy starting in the afternoon.


The Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee's Irish Cultural Exhibit Coming to Cranford Library

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Plans are currently underway to celebrate this year’s Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16. Leading up to parade day, an Irish Cultural Museum will be on exhibit at the Cranford Library (second floor), 224 Walnut Street.


Disabled Vehicle Leads To Drug Arrest: Cranford Police

CRANFORD, NJ - A 32-year-old Plainfield man was arrested and and charged with possession after an incident on Hayes Street Feb. 10, according to the Cranford Police Department.


School bus driver crashed into tree while under influence of drugs, NJ police say

NEWARK, NJ (WCBS/CNN) - A school bus driver in New Jersey faces multiple charges, including child endangerment, after police say she crashed the bus after going unconscious due to apparent drug use.


Prosecutor: Westfield Man Had Over 4,000 Child Pornography Files

WESTFIELD, NJ – Authorities have recovered more than 4,000 files depicting children in sexual acts from a local man’s electronics, the Union County Prosecutor said Wednesday.


New Providence Police Department Seeks Help Identifying Burglary Suspects

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Police Department is currently investigating four home burglaries that have occurred over the past year that we believe are linked to the celebration of Chinese New Year. In all instances, there was forced entry into the residences. In one of the burglaries, t


Summit's Broad Street Redevelopment: See The Presentation

SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit hosted a third public meeting for its Broad Street west redevelopment project on Monday, Feb. 11 at St. Teresa of Avila Memorial Hall. The objective for the meeting was to provide the community with information on current progress and next steps for Broad Street west


Westfield Children’s Place Building to be Developer’s Office Space

WESTFIELD, NJ — The former site of the youth apparel store Children’s Place, which closed in 2017, is set to become office space after clearing a governmental hurtle. The Zoning Board of Adjustment last week approved variances for AvalonBay Communities Inc. allowing for the real estate developer to


Linden Man Hospitalized Following Shooting On Wednesday Night

LINDEN, NJ — A Linden man was hospitalized following a shooting in the city on Wednesday night. Shots being fired in the area of Chandler and Bergen Avenues in Linden were reported at about 9:20 p.m. on Feb. 21.


Price Chop Westfield: $110K Off Wyandotte Trail Home

WESTFIELD, NJ -- Check out this home that just saw a reduction in asking price. Features: An open front porch invites you into this lovely Ranch located in enchanting Indian Forest. Inside you'll find generously sized rooms and plenty of windows to let the outdoors in. Living room with - gas firepla


[VIDEO] Bus driver overdoses on drugs, crashes into tree with 12 special-needs students on board: Cops

Authorities in New Jersey say a bus driver is behind bars after overdosing on drugs and passing out behind the wheel with a dozen special-needs students on board. The incident allegedly occurred in Newark and ended when 57-year-old Lisa Byrd crashed into a tree near the intersectionof Jones Street a


Westfield Employment Attorney Draws on Own Experiences to Assist Clients

WESTFIELD, NJ — Fred Shahrooz Scampato understands the nature of stereotypes from a couple of different perspectives. When he was young, Scampato was exposed to a kind of bias unique to most individuals from this part of the world. An attorney in Westfield, Scampato was raised in neighboring Clark,


Police: Syracuse Men’s Basketball Coach Jim Boeheim Hits, Kills Man Walking On I-690

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man walking on an interstate late Wednesday night as he tried to avoid hitting the man’s disabled vehicle, police said.


Lenny Dykstra leaving New Jersey with sex boasts, ‘Silence of the Lambs’ taunt

Lenny Dykstra is ready to put New Jersey in his rearview mirror. That’s what the former MLB great told NJ Advance Media during an exclusive tour Wednesday of his Linden home, where city housing inspectors doled out three summonses last year after neighbors accused Dykstra of running an illegal roomi


Westfield Officer Called 'Angel' By Stepmom In Mourning

WESTFIELD, NJ — Jana Fabio, stepmother of Clark's Michael Sot, who tragically died in a crash in December, is calling a Westfield Police Officer an "angel" for standing by the family's side.


Suicide Intervention Training For Teens In Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ - Westfield High School is hosting Suicide Awareness and Intervention Training for Teens Caring Contact Friday. Teens Caring Contact is a volunteer-staffed caring and crisis hotline and will provide suicide awareness and intervention skills training for Westfield High School students F


Westfield Closes School Early Wednesday

WESTFIELD, NJ - School-aged children will have a little extra time for homework on Wednesday as the Westfield School District has scheduled an early dismissal. According to their website, the early dismissal schedule is as follows:


No Injuries in Single-Car Snowstorm Crash in Westfield Wednesday

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Public Schools shut early Wednesday with up to 4 inches of snow and ice anticipated to fall, but snow started coming down and roads became slick before the dismissal bells rang.


Deadly crash in New Jersey

PEMBERTON, NJ (WBNG) — Police in New Jersey say winter conditions were a factor in a deadly crash Thursday. Two people were killed when several cars collided in Pemberton, about 30 miles east of Philadelphia.