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Two Elizabeth Residents Charged with Animal Cruelty After Claims of Leaving Sick Dog Chained Up Without Food and Water

September 21, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Two Elizabeth residents have been charged with leaving an elderly and sickly dog chained up outside in unsanitary conditions without food or water, says acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan. 

Moris and Glady Gamez, 47 and 48 years of age, respectively, were both charged on Thursday with fourth-degree animal cruelty. 

Elizabeth Police officers Daniel ...

State Reports Sexually Violent Offender Moves to Mahopac

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) has announced that a registered sexually violent offender has moved to a residence in Mahopac.

The DJCS issued an alert last week that Frank DeMaria, 75, relocated from Valhalla to a Fair Way home in Mahopac. DeMaria, a former grandmaster kung fu instructor, was convicted of sexually abusing four young girls ...

Portville Soldier Receives Army National Guard Promotion

PORTVILLE, NY - The New York Army National Guard promoted Wayne Barrett from Portville in recognition of his capability for additional responsibility and leadership.

Barrett, who is assigned to Company A, 642nd Support Battalion, was promoted to sergeant.

Major General Anthony P. German, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announced the promotion, which is based on overall ...

Teenager Charged With Murder of 46-Year-Old Woman

CAMDEN, NJ— A 17-year-old male from Camden was charged in connection with the fatal shooting that killed a 46-year-old woman in August, authorities said Thursday.

Just before 4 p.m. on Aug. 11, Camden County police found Michelle Huelas, of Buena Vista Township, suffering from a gunshot wound in her car parked in the middle of Broadway near Kaighns Avenue. Huelas was taken to Cooper ...

Warren Doctor Pleads Guilty to Supplying Opioids to Drug Ring, Faces 10 Years in State Prison, Attorney General Says

TRENTON, NJ - A Warren Township doctor has pleaded guilty to charges that he supplied a drug ring with tens of thousands of high-dose pills of the highly addictive opioid painkiller oxycodone and faces a recommended sentence of 10 years in state prison, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced on Thursday.

Dr. George Beecher, 77, who for many years practiced medicine in Warren Township and ...

Rutgers Installs Security Cams on New Brunswick Streets

NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University has installed security cameras at 12 sites in the city's fifth and sixth wards, areas around the school where students often frequent and live in off-campus housing.

This effort to deter crime is the result of a partnership involving university police, the university's chancellor for New Brunswick, the university Student Assembly and the city, Rutgers ...

Morris County Prosecutor Announces Prison Sentence for Kinnelon Man Who Plead Guilty on Weapon and Drug Charges

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announced a six year prison sentence for a Kinnelon man on weapon and drug charges.

Richard Spielman entered guilty pleas to first degree Maintenance of a Controlled Dangerous Substance Production Facility and Second Degree Unlawful Possession of a Machine Gun. As part of the plea agreement, Spielman forfeited nearly $6800 ...

Camden Man Shot Dead Tuesday Morning

CAMDEN, NJ— A Camden man was shot and killed Tuesday morning near the intersection of Ferry Avenue and Kossuth Street in the city’s Centerville neighborhood, the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office announced Wednesday.

At about 10 a.m. on Sept. 17, Donte Brown, 31, of Camden, was found laying on the ground suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, the prosecutor’s office ...

MS-13 Gang Member Admits to Killing Plainfield Man

PLAINFIELD, NJ -- A Somerset County man has admitted to fatally shooting a Plainfield resident in 2011, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Tuesday.

Jose Romero-Aguirre, a.k.a. “Coñejo,” 32, a North Plainfield resident and member of the Plainfield Locos Salvatrucha (PLS) clique of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang, pleaded guilty to a charge of ...

National Guard Promotes Allegany and Hinsdale Residents

The New York Army National Guard has promoted two residents of the Greater Olean area.

Tyler Phillippi from Allegany and Jacob Wesolowski of Hinsdale were promoted to sergeant.

Phillippi is assigned to the 222nd Military Police Company, and Wesolowski is assigned to Headquarters Troop 2-101 Cavalry (Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition).

Major ...

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Bill Banning Ghost Guns, 3-D Plastic Firearms in NJ Advances in Assembly

September 17, 2018

If Enacted, New Jersey Would Have the Strongest Law in the Nation

(TRENTON) – No Ghost Guns. No 3-D Firearms. And no purchasing any component used in making either of these weapons. Legislation banning the manufacturing of any untraceable or covert firearm was approved by the Assembly Judiciary Committee Monday.

The bill (A-3129)- sponsored by Assembly Democrats Paul Moriarty, Gary ...