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Authorities in New Jersey Seek Help Identifying Body Found in Lake

Authorities are seeking help from the public in identifying a woman whose body was found floating in a New Jersey lake. Two joggers noticed the body in Newark's Weequahic Park on March 3. The Essex County Prosecutor's Office says the woman is between five feet and five feet, five inches tall and wei

NBC NEW YORK - 2018-03-19 19:24:14

Essex County 911: Fatal Shooting|Underwear Assault|Rapper Arrest

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Find out why those sirens were wailing. Check out these recent police, fire and EMS stories in Essex County (click headline to read). Bloomfield Fatal Shooting Is 2nd In As Many Months Joggers Find Woman's Body In Newark Lake (Do You Know Her?) Man In Underwear Assaults Livingston

PATCH - 2018-03-19 12:00:00

Union County man gets 25 years for killing father

UNION COUNTY - A 21-year-old Union Township man has been sentenced to 25 years in state prison for the May 2017 fatal stabbing of his father. Jeffrey Adams was sentenced Friday by Union County Superior Court Judge William Daniel, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan. Adams

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-19 18:52:33

Correction Officer Beaten and Burned by Inmate at Rikers: Union

A correction officer at Rikers Island was badly burned and beaten by an inmate, a union that represents such officers said as it demanded city officials do more to protect them. The inmate threw scalding water on the officer and punched him repeatedly at an enhanced supervision housing unit at the O

NBC NEW YORK - 2018-03-19 01:45:19

Cynthia Nixon officially announces she will challenge Gov. Cuomo in Democratic primary 

ALBANY - Actress Cynthia Nixon on Monday made it official - she is challenging Gov. Cuomo in this year's Democratic primary. "I love New York, and today I'm announcing my candidacy for governor," Nixon said on Twitter. The message was accompanied by a more than two minute video. Actress Cynthia N

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-19 18:18:20

Mugshots: 15 busted in takedown of alleged New Jersey cocaine distribution rings

Authorities in New Jersey announced Monday that 15 alleged leaders and members of three separate cocaine distribution rings were busted in what investigators dubbed "Operation Snow Bank." Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said the 15 individuals were involved trafficking networks that operated in the C

ABC7NY.COM - 2018-03-19 16:45:27

Westfield Teen Leads Effort to Create Union County March for Our Lives

UNION, NJ - Students from all over Union County will be walking from Burnet Middle School to Town Hall on Saturday morning, March 24, in an anti-gun violence march. Led by steering committee chairman Colin Sumner, the march, which has the support of Senator Joseph Cryan, Moms Demand Action, Union Co

TAPINTO.NET - 2018-03-19 12:57:00

Gunfire erupted on a busy N.J. highway, leaving a man in critical condition

A shooting erupted along a busy stretch of an Elizabeth highway early Saturday morning leaving one man in critical condition, authorities said. The 28-year-old, from Elizabeth, has not been identified. Gunfire began after 5 a.m. Saturday along U.S. routes 1 & 9, acting Union County Prosecutor Micha

NJ.COM - 2018-03-18 15:13:04

9 indicted as state busts up major North Jersey cocaine ring

Nine members of a major cocaine ring operating out of Paterson have been indicted following an eight-month investigation that turned up cocaine, opiates, guns and cash, authorities said Tuesday. Eight suspects have been identified and investigators continue to look for a ninth who cut and packaged c


34-year-old gunned down in Newark's 3rd homicide in 24 hours

A 34-year-old Newark man fatally shot Tuesday morning is the city's third homicide in 24 hours. In a statement, the Essex County Prosecutor's Office and Newark Department of Public Safety said police officers found Willie Jackson unresponsive and suffering from apparent gunshot wounds when they arri


Westfield Police Blotter: DWI, Reported Fraud & More

Carlos C. Mendoza, age 33, of Garwood, NJ, was arrested on the strength of three Westfield Municipal Court warrants ($750) pursuant to a traffic stop in the area of South Avenue in Scotch Plains. Subject was transported to Westfield Police HQ where he was processed and refused after posting bail. Ma


$1M cargo theft ring 'took everything they could get their hands on,' police say

Officials at the State Police say they've dismantled a million-dollar cargo theft ring operating up and down the New Jersey Turnpike, arresting 11 men and recovering 16 loads of stolen cargo. "They took everything they could get their hands on," Col. Patrick Callahan, the head of the State Police, s


1 of 3 fugitives sought in 7-county drug bust surrenders

One of three fugitives named in a massive drug bust in Ocean County that led to 29 arrests in seven different counties surrendered Monday. Akera Lewis, 27, of Newark. Akera Lewis, 27, of Newark, was arrested after she turned herself in and was charged with heroin possession and distribution. Her att


Three men and a one-year-old girl found shot to death in Brooklyn 'triple murder-suicide'

Four family members - including a one-year-old baby girl - were found shot to death in a Brooklyn apartment early Wednesday morning. Law enforcement sources told the New York Daily News that there was no sign of forced entry into the fourth-floor apartment and that they suspect the deaths might be


South Plainfield High School students await word on possible walkout-related punishments

SOUTH PLAINFIELD - Students who participated in the walkout at the borough's high school on Wednesday do not yet know what punishment, if any, they may receive for taking part locally in the national school walkout event. One mother of a student in the district said that her daughter will be suspend