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Man Barricades Himself In Home, More Bomb Threats: Top News

UNION COUNTY, NJ — It's been a busy second week of December and staying on top of all the local news can be tough. No worries, we have put together the top stories of the week for Union County.

PATCH - 2018-12-16 20:00:00

Newark Police Fatally Shoot Man During Hostage Situation: PD

NEWARK, NJ -- A hostage situation in Newark on Friday night ended with a fatal police shooting. Authorities said that officers saved the life of the victim, who has an 11-year-old child.

PATCH - 2018-12-16 16:48:00

Staten Island principal pleads guilty to car insurance fraud

The Staten Island principal exposed as a car-insurance cheat by The Post has pleaded guilty to insurance fraud. Oneatha Swinton, who was interim acting principal of Port Richmond HS, registered her luxury cars at the Pennsylvania home of a city vendor and former NYC principal she had hired — a schem

NEW YORK POST - 2018-12-16 11:57:27

Woman sought for questioning in connection to bank fraud

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Police are asking for the public’s help identifying and locating a woman sought for questioning in multiple fraudulent bank withdrawals. The 32-year-old female victim from Great Kills noticed an unauthorized transaction on her account on Oct. 10, reported it to police, and cop

SILIVE.COM - 2018-12-16 21:43:53

City $6M settlement to benefit boy who went missing nearly 9 years ago

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The city has agreed to use a $6 million settlement to benefit Patrick Alford, a New Brighton boy who disappeared from a Brooklyn foster home nine years ago, according to court papers.

SILIVE.COM - 2018-12-16 11:52:47

Plainfield man shot in Passaic on Sunday morning

A 23-year-old Plainfield man sustained a gunshot wound early Sunday morning in Passaic – the second shooting in the city this weekend, according to authorities. Passaic police responded to the shooting on Columbia Avenue at 5:28 a.m. Sunday, according to a statement from Passaic County Prosecutor Ca

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-12-17 02:43:00

Vine Co-Founder, HQ Trivia CEO Found Dead of Apparent Drug Overdose

Colin Kroll, the founder of Vine and HQ Trivia, was found dead at age 34 of an apparent drug overdose, according to reports. Police sources told the New York Post that he was found in Manhattan on Dec. 15.

THE EPOCH TIMES - 2018-12-16 17:03:17

NJ Shops Take Doughnuts to the Next Level

We found some of the best places to get doughnuts in New Jersey. While one of the most recognizable global brands, Dunkin’, is dropping the “Donuts” from its name, smaller doughnut shops in New Jersey are seeing rise in demand for the tasty treats.

TAPINTO.NET - 2018-12-16 05:07:00

Middlesex County Sheriff Warns Of Scam Targeting Residents

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — The Middlesex County Sheriff's Office is advising residents to be aware of a continuing phone scam that is targeting the area. In the most recent scam calls, the caller (sometimes via voice message) uses the Middlesex County Sheriff's Office information and identifies himself or

PATCH - 2018-12-13 15:35:00

2nd Bomb Threat In 1 Week Reported At Linden High School

LINDEN, NJ — A second bomb threat in one week has been reported at Linden High School on Thursday causing students to evacuate. Linden Police responded to Linden High School on W. St. Georges Avenue on reports of a bomb threat received by the school on Thursday morning.

PATCH - 2018-12-13 14:02:00

Middlesex County Sheriff's Office to Hold 8th Annual Sheriff's Civilian Academy

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The Sheriff’s Office will hold an 8-week-long Sheriff’s Civilian Academy for residents of Middlesex County in the spring of 2019. The Sheriff’s Civilian Academy is designed to educate Middlesex County residents on the various functions and duties of the Sheriff’s Office.

TAPINTO.NET - 2018-12-14 21:09:00

Edison Police Officer Nicholas Lunetta charged with witness tampering, evidence obstruction

NEW BRUNSWICK – An Edison police officer has turned himself into authorities and was charged with witness tampering. Nicholas R. Lunetta, 31, an Edison Police Officer from Scotch Plains, has been charged with one count of tampering with evidence and one count of obstructing the administration of law

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - 2018-12-13 18:37:00

Woman shoved onto subway tracks at Union Square; man sought: NYPD

MANHATTAN, N.Y. — A man is wanted for questioning after a woman was pushed onto subway tracks at Union Square Thursday, according to police. The incident happened at tracks for the northbound Nos. 4 and 5 trains at 10:47 a.m., police said.

PIX11.COM - 2018-12-13 16:32:38

Middlesex County breaks ground on Perth Amboy Waterfront Park

PERTH AMBOY - City, county and state officials joined with students and civilians Wednesday as ground was broken on Perth Amboy Waterfront Park on High Street. Located near the local campus of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical School (MCVTS), the origins of the park began in 2014 when Mi

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - 2018-12-13 19:46:00

Alleged Drug Deal Busted Up By Cranford Police

CRANFORD, NJ - A Cranford police officer witnessed a suspected drug transaction which led to a pair of arrests on Dec. 6, authorities said. Detective Spencer Durkin witnessed a suspected drug transaction between the drivers of a 2009 Acura and 2003 Chevrolet in a parking lot of a business on the 300

PATCH - 2018-12-14 15:00:00

2 Springfield Bomb Threats Part Of National Hoax: Police

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Bomb threats were made at two locations in Springfield through email on Thursday that appear to be connected to similar incidents nationwide. The Springfield threats were received by email at two public locations in the township between 1 and 2 p.m, Springfield Lt. Jon Rachel said.

PATCH - 2018-12-13 20:33:00

Cash spill on New Jersey highway leads to multiple crashes, chaos during morning commute

Thursday morning might mark the first time a New Jersey commuter preferred to be in a "cash lane." The East Rutherford Police Department said an armored truck spilled cash along the westbound lanes of Route 3 at about 8:30 a.m. -- right during the peak of the morning rush hour.

FOX NEWS - 2018-12-13 15:55:18

Woman Rescued After She's Pushed Onto Subway Tracks, Witnesses Say

A New Jersey woman was rescued by Good Samaritans after a stranger pushed her onto the subway tracks, sources said. The 29-year-old woman was standing on the uptown 4/5/6 subway platform at the Union Square station when a stranger pushed her, witnesses said, according to law enforcement sources.

NBC NEW YORK - 2018-12-13 20:30:53

Jersey Cash 5 Ticket Wins $1,415,838 Jackpot in Middlesex County

One lucky ticket matched all five numbers drawn winning the $1,415,838 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Tuesday, Dec. 11th drawing. The winning numbers were: 13, 27, 29, 33 and 41 and the XTRA number was: 02. The lucky retailer that sold the winning ticket is Wawa #8330, 960 Route 33, Monroe in Middle

RLSMEDIA.COM - 2018-12-12 19:03:14

Masked gunmen wanted for robbing, attacking New Jersey gas station employees

KEARNY, New Jersey (WABC) -- The manager of a New Jersey gas station was beaten by attackers wearing masks and carrying guns in a violent robbery caught on camera. Surveillance videos shows two masked men barging into the Exxon gas station on Passaic Avenue -- one with a shotgun and one with a glock

ABC7NY.COM - 2018-12-14 04:26:08