Law & Justice Top Stories

December 13, 2018

DANIEL ISLAND, SC- On Saturday evening, people of all generations and faiths gathered in candlelight during a peaceful demonstration of solidarity for the “Candles and Candles” event at the Volvo Cars Stadium on Daniel Island. Residents illuminated tea lights and united to make a strong statement ...

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NEWARK, N.J. – A Union man was among two North Jersey men charged for their respective roles in a conspiracy that used stolen credit cards removed from the mail by U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employees to defraud banks that issued the cards, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Olagoke ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Banding together, some Mahopac residents have hired an attorney to help them prevent a 180-foot cell tower from being erected in their neighborhood. Danbury-based Homeland Towers has two applications before the Planning Board. One would build a tower on residential property on ...

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Washington, DC —Sundar Pichai, Google CEO was summoned Tuesday, December 11, by the US Congress to testify to the House Judiciary Committee about search results being politically slanted by an “algorithmic bias.”   Covering up breaches of sensitive user data and Google’s plans to build a search ...

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MOUNT ARLINGTON, NJ - The Mount Arlington police officer struck by a vehicle Tuesday evening was identified today as Sgt. James DiStasio. The Morris County Prosecutor's Office revealed DiStasio's name in an afternoon press release, but added it is not going to say much else about the incident ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— A 24-year-old Camden man has been charged with shooting and killing Elijah Jackson on Nov. 27. Jacob Rodriguez, 24, of Camden, was charged with first degree murder today, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office announced. On the morning of Nov. 27, Camden County police responded to ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Authorities investigating a hit-and-run that claimed the life of a pedestrian in Elizabeth on Thanksgiving night are looking to the public to help find the suspect.  Investigators have identified the type of vehicle involved and are now asking anyone with possible information in ...

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CARMEL, n.Y. - A Pawling man was sentenced last week to 1 1/2 to 4 1/2 years in state prison for stealing money from cemeteries that he worked for, including one in Carmel and two in Mahopac. Putnam County District Attorney Robert Tendy said Robert Bauer will also have to pay restitution in the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- A former teacher at John F. Kennedy High School has been sentenced to three years in New Jersey State Prison and lifetime parole supervision for his efforts to coerce students to engage in sexual acts in exchange for money. According to a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— The Camden County Police Department will be stepping up its enforcement of drunk drivers over this holiday season. Through Jan. 1, 2019, the department is participating in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign — a national effort to raise awareness about the dangers of ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Township Attorney Sharon Weiner, also a former mayor of Livingston, has been named to Senator Loretta Weinberg’s annual “Women Power List,” celebrating New Jersey’s most powerful women, for the third consecutive year. Weinberg, who is currently serving as Senate Majority Leader ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – The Essex County man convicted of killing a Rahway women in 2015 will spend the majority of his remaining life behind bars. Roberto Grillo, 39, of Bloomfield, received a 55-year sentence from Superior Court Judge Robert Kirsch on Friday, according to acting Union County ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The group that is suing Newark over elevated levels of lead has asked a federal judge to make the city extend its filter distribution program to the East Ward, according to court documents. The city treats its water at two different locations: the Pequannock and Wanaque plants.

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PATERSON, NJ- A 30-year old Paterson man found guilty of the possession and distribution of child pornography in September has been sentenced to a total of 16 years in prison. According to a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes, the sentence was handed down against Omar ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Police are seeking help from the public locating a township woman missing since Dec. 6. A missing person investigation is underway into the disappearance of Helen Kim, 47 of Route 22 West, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives ...

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CAMDEN, NJ—A Camden man admitted Friday to his role in a drug trafficking organization that distributed crack cocaine and fentanyl. Davon Leak, 20, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Renée Marie Bumb in Camden federal court to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A sitting member of the South Plainfield Board of Education (SPBOE) has initiated a lawsuit against more than a dozen residents, including current and former board colleagues.  In court documents obtained by TAPinto South Plainfield, borough residents Deborah and Robert ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden woman, 23-year old Polly Linton of Linden has been charged with recruiting the assistance of an employee from a local Home Depot to help him steal more than $5,000 in home remodeling merchandise earlier this year, says acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A.

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo has announced the arrest of 49-year-old Nicholas Caruso, of South Hackensack, on charges of Theft by Deception and Computer Related Theft. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - A Sayreville high school teacher was arrested on charges of engaging in inappropriate conduct and sexual contact with several high school students, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement Friday afternoon Eric Pieklo, 50, of South Amboy, the wood shop teacher ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - Sheriff Jim Gannon presented the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Eagle Scout Award to Joshua Michael Knowle Of Parsippany BSA Troop 72. Joshua was surrounded by family and local officials as he received the prestigious award. Sheriff Gannon had this to say "Joshua is a sharp and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Nearly a year after being shut down over building code violations, Addams Tavern has gotten a state court’s approval to reopen. The popular restaurant has all the government approvals needed to reopen, Town Attorney Thomas Jardim said Friday. “There appear to be remaining ...

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Ardmore, PA -- Jonathan Harris, 30, the man arrested in August and accused of strangling Christina Carlin-Kraft, 36, of Ardmore, PA, pleaded not guilty Friday to first-degree murder charges.  Harris appeared in the Montgomery County courtroom to enter his plea just days after Andre Melton, 31, ...

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COLTS NECK, NJ - 'Give Him Death' sums up a call to action by lawmakers in District 24 in the wake of the devastating loss of Keith, Jennifer, Jesse and Sophia Caneiro. In the wake of the tragic murder of a Colts Neck family, Senator Steven Oroho and Assemblymen Parker Space and Harold Wirths ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - A Sayreville high school teacher was arrested on charges of engaging in inappropriate conduct and sexual contact with several high school students, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement Friday afternoon Eric Pieklo, 50, of South Amboy, the wood shop teacher ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Nearly a year after being shut down over building code violations, Addams Tavern has gotten a state court’s approval to reopen. The popular restaurant has all the government approvals needed to reopen, Town Attorney Thomas Jardim said Friday. “There appear to be remaining ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - A Sayreville high school teacher was arrested on charges of engaging in inappropriate conduct and sexual contact with several high school students, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement Friday afternoon Eric Pieklo, 50, of South Amboy, the wood shop teacher ...

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ELIZABETH,  NJ - A Union County Sheriff’s Officer has been charged with recruiting the assistance of an employee from a local Home Depot to help him steal more than $5,000 in home remodeling merchandise earlier this year, says acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan. Officer Jose ...

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FAIR LAWN & GLEN ROCK, NJ — Police officers are now restricted from asking individuals about their immigration status or participating in civil immigration enforcement operations conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), according to a directive issued by State Attorney General ...

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CAMDEN, NJ—The state of New Jersey announced today that it has filed eight separate lawsuits across the state that seek to hold polluters responsible for the actions, including one against a former gas station and its owner in Camden and the Puchak Wellfield Superfund site in Pennsauken, which once ...

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