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Manhole Underground Explosion and Fire on South Orange Ave. on Friday

December 3, 2016

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ -  There was an underground explosion and fire at a street level manhole at the intersection of South Orange Ave. and Sloan St. on Friday, stated Daniel Sullivan, Deputy Chief of the South Orange Fire Department, in a release.

According to the release, the South Orange Fire Department responded to a telephone report and upon arrival "found that an underground ...

'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' Campaign to Begin in Union

UNION, NJ - Law enforcement officials from The Township of Union will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign. 

Beginning December 9, and continuing through January 1, local and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints looking ...

The Police Department applies for Humvees

PATERSON, N.J. — The Paterson Police Department has began the process to apply for 10 Humvees through the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) 1033 Program.

Program 1033 allows the Secretary of Defense to transfer DOD supplies and equipment to state and local law enforcement agencies for use in their law enforcement duties.

During last week's council meeting, some City Council members ...

Multiple victims in Bloomfield shooting

At approximately 11:30 PM the Bloomfield Police Department responded to the corner of 1st Avenue and 13th Street for multiple gunshot victims at the location.  Four victims were treated for gunshot wounds at the scene and transported to local hospitals.  An investigation is active and ongoing and we will update as soon as more information is available.

South Plainfield Police Make Arrest in Quick Chek Robbery

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Police Department have made an arrest in the November 10th, 2016, robbery at the Quick Check convenient store located at 100 Sampton Ave, South Plainfield, NJ,

According to Police, Michael Sala, 44, of South Plainfield, NJ, entered the store and demanded cash from the teller.  After being given cash from the register Sala fled the ...

Death of Missing Montclair Woman Ruled Homicide

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The death of Sarah Butler, whose body was located in the area of Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange on Thursday after being missing for more than a week, was determined to be a homicide by the New Jersey Regional Medical Examiner’s Office, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray and Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti.

Essex County ...

Building Partially Collapsed on East Jersey Street

ELIZABETH, NJ – An unstable structure with a collapsing façade has occurred at 1158 East Jersey Street. Police have reported portions of the building have fallen, according to Breaking News Network.

The street in front of the building is shut down as the structure is being checked. 

Sparta Police: Third Sparta Man Charged with DWI in One Week

SPARTA, NJ- For the third time in less than a week Sparta Police have charged a Sparta resident with driving while intoxicated.  On November 27. Cpl. Marc Rubino stopped a 2015 Jeep, after seeing it being driven down the middle of the road, according to police. 

Christopher Liddle was pulled over for driving completely across the double yellow lines on West Shore Trail at 1:40 ...

No One Injured in Greenbrook Road House Fire

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The North Plainfield Fire Department, with mutual aid assistance from Plainfield and Watchung, responded to a house fire Thursday evening.

At around 6:30 p.m. Dec. 1, fire personnel were called to the scene of a single family, one and a half story home in the 200 block section of Greenbrook Road between Maple Avenue and Stahls Way. First responding units found ...

Female Dog Found in Roselle

ROSELLE, NJ - This female dog was found at 315 East 1st ave, in Roselle.  She is currently at the Roselle Police Headquarters. If this is your pet or you know the owner call the Roselle Police at 908-245- 2000. 

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Fatal Plainfield Shooting Under Investigation

December 2, 2016

A shooting that left an Essex County man dead in Plainfield late yesterday is under investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Friday.

The deceased victim has been identified as 36-year-old Al-Muakhkhir Kearney of Newark.

Shortly before 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Plainfield Police Division patrol units responding to a report of an unresponsive male on the 100 block of ...