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Murder case dropped against man imprisoned for 22 years

NEW YORK (AP) - A man who spent 22 years in prison for a double killing was cleared of the charges Wednesday, when prosecutors dropped a case that new witnesses threw into question. The decision came after a judge had already overturned Calvin Buari's conviction and freed him in May. Newfound witnes

GREENWICHTIME - 2018-03-21 23:24:21

Police in Paterson use 'knock-and-talk' approach to arrest suspect with $27k in drugs

PATERSON - Authorities say a suspected drug dealer invited detectives who came knocking at his door on Tuesday to come inside his home to look around - a search that allegedly resulted in the seizure of more than $27,000 in cocaine, marijuana and pills. Law enforcement officials call the strategy a

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-21 21:58:05

Woman shot to death in Bronx apartment, man taken into custody

A shooting in a Bronx apartment left a woman dead and a man in custody Wednesday night. The 35-year-old victim was shot in the left side of her chest in a sixth-floor apartment on Ogden Ave. near University Ave. in Highbridge just before 10:40 p.m., cops said. Medics took the victim to Bronx Leba

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-22 04:06:39

Englewood hires special counsel to fight Leonia's road closures

ENGLEWOOD - A special attorney hired by the city will draft a letter to the state Attorney General asking for input on the legality of Leonia's road closures. Donald Klein of the Parsippany-based Weiner Law Group will be paid $150 an hour to represent Englewood as it fights Leonia's decision to rest

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-22 09:25:00

Parents of man killed during Paterson auxiliary police pursuit get $1.2M settlement

PATERSON - The City Council on Tuesday approved a $1.2 million settlement in a lawsuit involving the death of a man killed in a motorcycle crash while he was being improperly pursued by auxiliary police officers. The April 2012 death of Randolph Waddy IV sparked community protests when authorities w

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2018-03-21 21:37:51

4 Kilos Of Drugs Found During Paramus Traffic Stop: Prosecutor

PARAMUS, NJ - Authorities found 3 kilograms of heroin and 1 kilogram of cocaine hidden in a vehicle during a traffic stop in the borough Monday, acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced. Candido Tomasini, 35, and Maribel Roman, 40, were arrested after they were stopped and authorities f

PATCH - 2018-03-21 15:51:57

4-alarm fire at North Bergen waste treatment center

NORTH BERGEN -- Firefighters faced icy and windy conditions while battling a four-alarm fire at a wastewater treatment plant yesterday morning. The North Bergen Municipal Utilities Authority facility at 7117 River Road is undergoing renovations and it appears workers at the site accidentally ignited

NJ.COM - 2018-03-22 07:02:00

Off-duty corrections officer fatally shoots girlfriend in The Bronx

Christopher Sadowski An off-duty corrections officer fatally shot his girlfriend in the Bronx late Wednesday night, law enforcement sources said. The 35-year-old woman was struck once in the chest at about 10:38 p.m. in the Highbridge neighborhood before she was rushed to Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Cent

NEW YORK POST - 2018-03-22 04:05:46

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


Cash, heroin and gun seized at Paterson home of convicted felon, according to police

PATERSON - City narcotics detectives seized $26,306 in cash, 870 heroin packets and three handguns last week from a city man previously convicted on weapons charges, police said. The suspect, Michael Ortega, 35, was charged with 13 drug crimes and 10 weapons offenses, including violation of a law th


Winter Storm Watch Issued For Mid-Hudson Valley | Patch PM

Share-worthy stories from the Hudson Valley Patch network to talk about tonight: Patch PM shares a few of the day's must-read items from our regional network. The Patch community platform includes communities in the lower Hudson Valley, Long Island, New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut. Thank y


'Sex in the City' star Cynthia Nixon running for governor

Her announcement sets up a race pitting an openly gay liberal activist against a two-term incumbent with a $30 million war chest and possible presidential ambitions. "We want our government to work again. On health care, ending massive incarceration, fixing our broken subway," Nixon said in a video


Genius steals money & lotto tickets in Flushing deli burglary - then tries to cash winning ticket there

A local man who tried to cash in a winning lottery ticket he allegedly stole from a Flushing deli the previous day has been apprehended, prosecutors said. Anthony Rodriguez, 31, was arrested on March 12 by the 111th Precinct. He faces charges of burglary, grand larceny and criminal mischief in the t


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


NYPD: Woman killed after car cuts her off in the Bronx

Police are still searching for the driver they say cut off another car in the Bronx - killing a beloved cheerleading coach at Cardinal Spellman High School. Her teenage daughter was also hurt in the crash. NY1's Lori Chung has more. "She kept this family together and now we don't have anything," sai


Greenwich woman charged with protective-order violations

GREENWICH - A Greenwich woman arrested on three separate charges, including a felony count, is currently in state custody. Kristi Lee Kerslake, 38, of Cos Cob Ave., is due in court April 10 for alleged offenses in Cos Cob last week. Police said she violated an order of protection by sending messages


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


Paterson police charge four in series of armed robberies

Paterson police charged four people, an adult and three juveniles, in a series of 2017 robberies in the city, Police Director Jerry Speziale announced on Thursday. Three of the robberies occurred from Dec. 21 to 28, with another during the summer of 2017. Justin Z. Robinson, 19, of Paterson, was cha


Flushing man hit the 'jackpot' by rigging ATMs to steal almost $250,000 in cash: DA

Using high-tech skills and a doctored debit card, a Flushing man allegedly turned two Queens ATMs into slot machines that dispensed nearly a quarter-million dollars in cash to thieves, prosecutors announced on Wednesday. Eric Salazar Montano, 33, of Hollis Court in the Auburndale section of Flushing


Police: Bronx man stopped on Thruway had more than a pound of cocaine

WOODBURY - State police said a Bronx man had more than a pound of cocaine in his possession when he was stopped on the Thruway in Woodbury on Wednesday night. State police said troopers stopped Alexander Zapata, 26, of the Bronx, for a vehicle and traffic violation just after 10 p.m. Wednesday. An i