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Essex County Undersherrif Kevin Ryan remembered by State, County Leaders

June 20, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - Kevin Ryan, a former Assemblyman from Nutley who served as an Essex County Undersheriff, has died.

Ryan, 49, served for nearly two decades in the Essex County Sheriff's Office, rising to the rank of undersheriff. He also served a year beginning in January 2011 as State Assemblyman before redistricting changes.  

Ryan was a close confidante of Essex ...

BSO: Rapper XXXTentacion of Parkland Dead in Apparent Armed Robbery in Deerfield Beach

PARKLAND, FL - Jahseh Onfroy, aka, rapper XXXTentacion, was shot and killed in Deerfield Beach Monday afternoon in an apparent armed robbery, according to the Broward County Sheriff's Office (BSO).  According to police, Onfroy is a resident of Parkland.  

Homicide detectives from the BSO said the 20-year-old victim was leaving RIVA Motorsports in Deerfield Beach shortly ...

Retired Montclair Fire Chief Dies at 97

MONTCLAIR, NJ — John W. Gardener, of Montclair and Verona, died at the age of 97 on June 15 following a brief illness. He was the longest serving member of the Montclair Fire Department and the recipient of many valor awards. Gardener retired as Fire Chief in 1990. 

Predeceased by his wife Patricia and his son Paul K. Gardner, Gardener is survived by his ...

Firefighter Injured, Dog Rescued in 2-Alarm Blaze in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A dog was rescued from a 2-alarm fire on Walnut Street Saturday.

According to Montclair Fire officials, at 1:34 PM, the Montclair Fire Department received a call reporting a house fire. Units from four other towns provided assistance to help bring it under control in nearly an hour. 

Responding units arrived to find heavy fire venting out of the 2nd floor ...

Firefighters Quickly Respond to Garbage Truck Fire in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Firefighters sprung into action to extinguish a blaze that started inside of a garbage truck on Monday morning.

At 11:39AM, the Montclair Fire Department received a call reporting a garbage truck fire on Gordonhurst Ave.

Deputy Chief Robert Duncan stated, "Units arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the rear garbage collection area."

He added that ...

Missing Clifton Man Safely Found

CLIFTON, NJ-- Yesterday we posted an article about Thomas F. Podschelne, a missing Clifton resident who was last seen by family and friends at the Clifton Stop and Shop on June 1st.  His family was looking for any information regarding the whereabouts of their relative.  We have been notified that Thomas was found safe.  TAPinto has no further details of what his location ...

Missing Person Alert-Have you seen Thomas?

Clifton, NJ-  Clifton Police and the family of Thomas F. Podschelne are asking for your help in locating him.  He suffers from severe PTSD and has been missing since around 8 AM on June 1, 2018,  He is believed to still be in the North Jersey area. He is likely traveling on foot wearing all black with tan military boots and was last seen wearing the same ...

Bloomfield Emergency Services Provide DUI/Distracted Driving Presentation to BHS Seniors

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- With prom and summer approaching, more than 500 Bloomfield High School seniors witnessed a realistic simulation of a two-car auto accident in which alcohol played a part.  The roles of the injured/impaired driver and passengers were played by fellow seniors and members of the Bloomfield Fire Department, Bloomfield Police Department and Bloomfield EMS responded and handled ...

Belleville Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting 12 year old Nutley Girl

NEWARK, NJ - A 29 year old Belleville man is being held in Essex County jail following accusations of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in Nutley. According to the Essex County Prosecutors Office, the accused worked as a youth basketball coach at Good Shepherd Academy in Nutley in the past.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that Kevin Jimenez was ...

Families Behind the Badge Tournament Raises Over $10K

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - While rain may have postponed the fourth annual Families Behind the Badge softball tournament by a day, the event this year was a great success. The tournament, held on May 20, pits teams of North Jersey police officers against each other, honors officers that have given their life in the line of duty and their families, and raises funds to assist those surviving families ...

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