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Operation Home Alone: 16 arrested in New Jersey child sex predator sting

TRENTON, New Jersey (WABC) -- More than a dozen people have been arrested as part of an undercover operation targeting men who were allegedly using social media in an attempt to lure underage girls and boys for sexual activity.


Price Chop Westfield: $25K Off Mohican Drive Home

WESTFIELD, NJ -- Check out this home that just say a drop in asking price. Features: Nestled on a park-like setting and perfect set at the end of a cul-de-sac, this CHC feat quality craftsmanship throughout all 3 levels of finished living space.A welcoming foyer greets - you as you first step inside


Violent Manhole Explosions Rattle Midtown Manhattan; 4 Hurt

A series of manhole explosions rattled midtown Manhattan Wednesday, making people jump with sudden booms as black smoke billowed out from underground. Four people, a building supervisor and three firefighters, were hurt in the fires, which erupted underground on 32nd Street shortly before 10 a.m. Al


Westfield Passes Municipal Budget With No Tax Increase

WESTFIELD, NJ - There will be no municipal tax increase in Westfield in the 2019 budget that was passed Tuesday. "I'm proud to remind everyone that we have introduced a budget with a zero percent municipal tax increase," Mayor Shelley Brindle said. "Which is the first time that's happened in decades


New York and New Jersey Boy Scout leaders accused of sexual abuse

Attorney Jeff Anderson said Tuesday that he's identified 130 perpetrators of child sex abuse in the Boy Scouts of America in New York. Anderson and Greg Gianforcaro's law firm also announced they've identified 50 other Boy Scout leaders in New Jersey who have been accused of sexual misconduct with m


Cop, teacher, drivers went to house for sex with kids, NJ prosecutors say

NEWARK — A New Jersey police officer and a New York City high school teacher were among the 16 suspects arrested during a sting operation that targeted men who were using social media apps to meet underage boys and girls for sex.


Westfield Taxes: $49.33 Million Spending Plan Gets Council's OK

WESTFIELD, NJ — The town’s $49.33 million spending plan got a green light Tuesday night. One Town Council member objected, and while some residents wrote to the town with concerns, no members of the public spoke at a hearing on the budget.


Release: Parenti Announces Endorsement From 7 Sheriffs

Somerville, NJ – Today, North Plainfield Chief of Police Bill Parenti announced endorsements from 7 New Jersey County Sheriffs. These 7 sheriffs join Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano, the Somerset County Association of Chiefs of Police and the Somerset County Republican Organization in suppo


Police Investigate Possible Attempted Kidnapping In Montclair, N.J.

MONTCLAIR, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Police in New Jersey are investigating a possible attempted kidnapping. An 18-year-old woman reported the alleged incident around 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Montclair.


Westfield Baseball, Softball Parade & Carnival Saturday; Malinowski to Visit

WESTFIELD, NJ — Some of the children might but small, but the celebration on Saturday is anticipated to be large. Westfield Baseball League and the Girls Softball League Opening Day festivities are set for Saturday, with a carnival to be held 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Festivities will be held at Gumbert Park


18-year-old woman escapes from men who tried to abduct her in New Jersey

MONTCLAIR, New Jersey (WABC) -- Police are investigating after an 18-year-old woman walking in New Jersey was almost abducted over the weekend. The victim told police that a car with two men inside pulled up to her as she walked north on Park Street and Watchung Avenue in Montclair around 3:30 p.m.


Man arrested in fatal hit-and-run of 89-year-old Staten Island woman

STATEN ISLAND — Police made an arrest in the fatal hit-and-run of a Staten Island woman last Saturday. Johnson Kim, 74, was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon and faces charges of leaving an accident resulting in death, tampering with physical evidence, and leaving the scene of an accident with a


Controversial Kate Smith statue would be welcome in Wildwood, N.J.

WILDWOOD, N.J. -- Kate Smith, who died more than 30 years ago, has never been so famous. And if one mayor has his way, folks might be able to see and hear her music all summer in Wildwood, N.J.


1 convicted, 1 cleared in death of man gunned down in N.J. home

A jury in Atlantic County convicted one man and cleared another in the shooting death of a South Jersey resident more than the years ago. Dennis Munoz, 40, of Galloway, was convicted of murder, witness tampering and weapons offense, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement Wednesd


Prosecutor takes over Elizabeth police internal investigations after new complaint - this one against the chief

The Union County Prosecutor’s Office is taking over the Elizabeth Police Department’s internal affairs functions as both Police Director James Cosgrove and Police Chief John Brennan are in hot water and facing complaints.


Ex-Christie aide facing new sentencing in bridge scandal

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A onetime aide to former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is facing resentencing for her role in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal. Bridget Kelly is due in court Wednesday in Newark. She and Bill Baroni were convicted in 2016 in what prosecutors said was a plot to c


Convicted felon admits shooting, killing man in VFW parking lot in N.J. during funeral reception

A previously convicted felon admitted he shot and killed a man in the parking lot of a VFW post in Monmouth County following a post-funeral gathering three years ago. Calvin J. Johnson, 42, of Neptune Township, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to aggravated manslaughter, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Of


South Brunswick Teen, 19, In Child Porn Arrest

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ — A 19-year-old South Brunswick teen was arrested last Friday on charges of manufacturing child pornography, endangering the welfare of a minor, possession of child pornography, extortion, cyber harassment and terroristic threats.


Nonprofit Opens Tech Training Campus In Newark

NEWARK, NJ — National tech training nonprofit Per Scholas recently celebrated the grand opening of a new campus in Newark, with plans to launch 200 people into technology careers over the next three years.


'New Vernon Market and Deli' is closed and for sale

HARDING TWP. - One of the rural township's few eateries has been shuttered and is for sale. The New Vernon Market and Deli is officially closed for business. There was a sign on the door on Thursday which read "For Sale." Written underneath is "Call John. Leave a message." A phone number is also lis