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Man Admits to Fatally Shooting Neighbor in Broad Daylight
What to KnowA man in NJ who admitted to fatally shooting his neighbor last year in broad daylight could face up to 25 years in prison, authorities sayShansey Abernathy, 24, pleaded guilty to first-degree aggravated manslaughter for the killing of Alphonso Pearson, 27, prosecutors announcedProsecutor
Warren TD Bank robbery suspect sought by police
Around 2:15 p.m., a robbery was reported at the TD Bank on Mountain Boulevard here, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson and Warren Township Police Chief William Keane.
Prosecutors push for 25-year sentence for man who admitted he killed his neighbor
A 24-year-old Linden man admitted toshooting his neighbordays before Christmas last year, according to Union County First Assistant Prosecutor Albert Cernadas Jr.Scene of the the homicide shortly after 1 p.m. on December 20, 2017.Taylor Tiamoyo Harris | NJ Advance MediaShansey Abernathy pleaded guil
Court upholds Plainfield drug dealer's murder conviction
Jeremy Watson, 32, lost the fourth appeal of his conviction of murdering Michael Gregory, 41, in the park on March 24, 2006. Watson, who was also found guilty of shooting Gregory's girlfriend, Candice Baker, is serving a 77-year-sentence in New Jersey State Prison.
Man Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver In Woodbridge
WOODBRIDGE, NJ — A man crossing Rt. 1 was hit and killed by a driver early Monday morning, Aug. 13, Woodbridge police announced,NJ.com reported.
Why is flooding always so bad in North Jersey? The area used to be a prehistoric lake
The Passaic River Basin was a massive lake that formed 25,000 years ago after a glacier that covered a large portion of of North Jersey retreated leaving debris that blocked gaps in the Watchung Mountains, according to federal and state reports.
Plainfield Groups are Recipients of Union County HEART Grant Awards
ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced that 63 artists, historians and local non-profit organizations will receive funding through the 2018 Union County HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant Program.
Mega-landlord hit with dozens of violations sells 66 more buildings in Hudson
Trendy Management, formerly Riverside Management, sold 66 multi-family buildings – consisting of 919 units – in Union City and Bayonne for $130 million. The sale, brokered by Capital Realty, comes one month after it was announced that Trendy sold more than 100 buildings in Hudson County for $327.8 m
Truck Crash Closes Broadway Road In South Brunswick
The crash occurred at 1:50 p.m. on Broadway Road. Broadway Road is closed from Friendship Road to Miller Road for the next five hours Tuesday as a result of the crash, at least through 7 p.m. tonight, police said.
Award-Winning Actress, Rapper, Singer and Newark Native Queen Latifah Hosts 2018 “BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™” Awards on Sunday, August 26 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 14, 2018--BET Networks and BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ are thrilled to announce Academy Award® nominated actress, world-renowned rapper, songstress, and producer Queen Latifah as the host of the 2018 “BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™” Awards. The Newark, New Jersey native will return to her
Tour bus hits overpass in Newark; several hurt
Several people are being treated for injuries after a tour bus returning from Washington, D.C. crashed into an overpass in Newark, New Jersey.
NJ Weather: Flash flood warnings issued today again for Central Jersey
CENTRAL JERSEY – The National Weather Service offices in Mount Holly and New York has issued flash flood watches through this evening for Hunterdon, Somerset, Middlesex, Union, Mercer and Monmouth counties. High levels of rain in recent weeks make the threat of flash flooding especially likely.
Newark man wanted in Fourth of July shooting of 5-year-old girl: police
Jamar Battle, 30, is wanted in connection with the Fourth of July shooting of a 5-year-old girl in Newark (Credit: Newark Police)
White cops vs. black men? Nope: Data on police killings reveal a more complex and stubborn dynamic - NY Daily News
Eric Garner died while being arrested by police in Staten Island on Thursday, July 17, 2014. (New York Daily News)
$245M Powerball Ticket Sold At NYC Supermarket
STATEN ISLAND, NY — One lucky supermarket customer hit the Powerball jackpot over the weekend. A winning ticket for Saturday's $245 million drawing was sold at a Staten Island Stop & Shop store,according to the New York Lottery.
Man accused of killing, eating dead ex-girlfriend deemed competent for trial
An Indiana man accused of raping, killing and eating parts of his ex-girlfriend’s dead body is now mentally competent to stand trial, a state psychiatrist said Thursday.
Team from Staten Island advances to Little League World Series
The Mid-Island Little League team from Staten Island is on its way to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania following a victory in Sunday's regional title game in Bristol, Connecticut.
Police identify worker, 50, fatally hit with chainsaw at construction site
Carlos Gabrielli, 50, of Linden, N.J.,suffered a deep laceration to the throat and severe blood loss, said an NYPD spokesman.
Lightning Strikes Edison Home, Fire Officials Say
EDISON, NJ — An Edison home was sustained significant damage when it was struck by lightning Saturday morning, fire officials said.
Flash Flooding Ties Up Route 22 in North Plainfield With Cars Stuck in Water, Warning Remains in Effect
“Turn around...don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles,” the advisory says . “Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying sp