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Drug Dealing in Franklin Leads to Arrest of Three New Brunswick Residents, Police Say

Drugs and loaded firearms were seized following a raid of a Handy Street home in New Brunswick after a month-long investigation into the distribution of narcotics within Franklin Township and New Brunswick, according to a news release. Monique R. Walker, age 28 and Ronda Walker, age 49 were arreste

TAPINTO.NET - 2018-03-20 20:15:00

Former police officer wins $1.2M in racial discrimination trial

A jury has awarded a former Roselle police officer $1.2 million after finding the chief of the department violated civil rights and discrimination laws. Bradley Downing served 26 years on the Roselle Police Department androse to the rank of lieutenant. In 2013, Downing was eligible for a promotion t

NJ.COM - 2018-03-20 21:46:32

Cranford Schools Closed Wednesday Due To Snow

CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford Public Schools will be closed Wednesday, due to impending inclement weather. Union County College and Kean University are also closed on Wednesday. As many as 18 inches of heavy, wet snow could fall, creating the potential for power outages across the state. The double-wave s

PATCH - 2018-03-21 00:11:24

Suspect brought fake ID to Newark Airport, had real license in underwear, police charge

A fallen soccer player remembered, gun violence marches in Morristown and Paterson and Happy Saint Joseph's Day - all in "7 things to know in New Jersey this week." John C. Ensslin A man accused of trying to deceive people at Newark Airport could not hide the truth - not even in his underwear. Arm

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-19 23:46:58

'I have gun, will shoot to kill,' 7-time bank robber's note said

A man who pleaded guilty to robbing seven banks, attempting to rob another and attempting multiple carjackings carried a note with him, federal prosecutors said Monday. The note, which Plainfield man Marlon Peek handed to a teller at the TD Bank in Edison on March 17, 2015, read in part: "I have gun

NJ.COM - 2018-03-20 14:24:54

15 Cocaine Ring Leaders, Members Arrested In Plainfield: AG

PLAINFIELD, NJ - As part of "Operation Snow Bank," 15 alleged leaders and members of three separate cocaine trafficking networks that operated in Plainfield were indicted on charges, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced. The three drug trafficking rings were allegedly headed by Andres Hernandez-

PATCH - 2018-03-19 17:28:33

Latest forecast for Staten Island predicts 12-15 inches of snow

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Mayor Bill de Blasio announced early Tuesday evening that city public schools will be closed ahead of Wednesday's winter storm. "We got some very unpredictable weather about to hit us," de Blasio said at a press conference in Harlem around 5:30 p.m. The Mayor said the latest

SILIVE.COM - 2018-03-20 22:09:22

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. "Something has t

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-20 00:25:09

Woman charged with slapping cop, threatening to kill him: complaint

JERSEY CITY -- An apparently intoxicated Union City woman has been charged with smacking a police officer in the face and threatening to kill him as he accompanied her to the hospital last week. Yolanda C. Perez, 52, of 37th Street, struck the officer with an open hand, causing a cut on his nose ins

NJ.COM - 2018-03-19 19:30:50

More Snow on the Way? Winter Storm Watch Issued for Warren and Somerset County

WARREN, NJ - Get the milk, bread and eggs. Get the generator, gas and chainsaw. With the official start of spring just days away, winter does not want to let go of its hold -- another Nor'easter is headed our way. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the area predicting 5

TAPINTO.NET - 2018-03-19 22:08:00

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

Storm set to begin at 6 p.m., Accuweather forecaster predicts

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- With snowfall forecasts ramping up for the first day of spring, Accuweather Meteorologist Brian Edwards predicts Staten Island's fourth nor'easter in three weeks will begin at approximately 5 p.m. or 6 p.m., Tuesday evening. The updated forecast comes amidst the National Weath

SILIVE.COM - 2018-03-19 23:36:00

Union Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Fatally Stabbing Father

UNION, NJ - The Union man accused of stabbing his father to death and setting the home on fire last May has been sentenced to 25 years in state prison, announced acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan on Monday. Jeffrey Adams, 21, must serve at least 85 percent of that term before the pos

TAPINTO.NET - 2018-03-19 18:39:00

Carteret PD Failed To Do Background Checks Issuing Gun Permits

CARTERET, NJ - The Carteret Police Department is being investigated by the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office for the way they issue gun permits. The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office has learned that numerous permits to purchase firearms and/or Firearms Purchaser identification Cards (FPIC), i

PATCH - 2018-03-20 00:20:01

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


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Students in Newark walk out to protest gun violence

Newark, N.J. - Students across New Jersey took part in Wednesday's nationwide walkout to demand action against gun violence, though some school districts did threaten to suspend kids for participating. In Newark, district officials not only supported the students' demonstration but participated in w


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


School administrator busted for threatening 4-year-olds with a knife

Adetokunbo O. AkinnasoOffice of the Union County Prosecutor An administrator at a New Jersey pre-school was busted this week for threatening two 4-year-old students with a knife as a form of punishment, according to prosecutors and a local report. Adetokunbo O. Akinnaso who served as an administrat


4 fatally shot, including child, in Brownsville, Brooklyn apartment

Four people were found fatally shot in an apartment in Brownsville, Brooklyn Wednesday morning. The victims were found in an apartment on Thatford Avenue just after 5 a.m. One of the victims is said to be a child. Police are preliminarily investigating the deaths as a triple murder suicide. Four peo