Law & Justice

August 8, 2018

Editor's note: This story was updated at 3:55 p.m. with a correction and a clarification.  WESTFIELD, NJ — Ashley Redding was just making a quick run to CVS the night of Jan. 28, 2018. She said told her husband, Quinton Redding, and their three young children that she’d be right back. Instead, ...

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TRENTON, N.J. – An Edison man was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute 140 kilograms of narcotics in New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. The man, Gemal Singleton, 41, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Brian ...

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CRANFORD – After five days of physical training and classroom instruction, the 12th session of the Cranford Police Youth Academy held its Graduation Ceremony on Friday. The academy is intended to give Cranford juveniles the opportunity to be introduced to law enforcement through a simulated ...

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According to numerous news reports, corruption and bribery charges against U.S. Senator Bob Menendez are being dropped by the Justice Department. Senator Menendez released the following statement through his Communications Director, Tricia Enright: “From the very beginning, I never wavered in my ...

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HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - If you hadn’t been following the news of the past week, Sunday morning at the Reformed Church of Highland Park almost looked like normal weekend business. Between two and three dozen congregants ​prayed in the pews on either side of the main aisle, while different church ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A judge has ordered Addams Tavern at 115 Elm St. downtown to close as of Friday, Dec. 15, and not re-open without further court order. Superior Court Judge Katherine Dupuis wrote that the court is convinced based on the testimony of four expert witnesses that the building is not ...

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TRENTON, NJ – A 21-year-old Fanwood resident, Paras Jha, and two other defendants have pleaded guilty in three cybercrime cases. Jha, a former Rutgers student, admitted to launching a cyber attack on the university's computer network. He and two others also pleaded guilty to creating and operating ...

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Updated at 1:50 p.m. TRENTON, NJ – Arrests have been made in a massive operation that targeted sex offenders and persons possessing child pornography. The arrests were announced Friday morning by Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino. The arrests of 79 alleged child predators and child ...

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This story was updated at 4:10 p.m. with new information. ELIZABETH, NJ — A former instructor is accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old student at Surgent’s Elite School of Gymnastics in Westfield over the course of more than six months, acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas K. Isenhour ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ--The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the New Jersey Department of Corrections has awarded a grant of $200,000 to Union County. The funds will go to Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) programs at the Union County Correctional Facility, for ...

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A Union County grand jury has returned a four-count indictment against a Plainfield man charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting a child earlier this year, acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas K. Isenhour announced Thursday.  Walter Sosa, 33, is charged with first-degree aggravated sexual ...

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TRENTON, NJ – A Cranford man was one of two who admitted to their roles in conspiracy to distribute 140 kilograms of heroin and cocaine, according to a press release from Acting U.S. Attorney William Fitzpatrick. Sideeq Q. Williams, 39, of Cranford and Gemal Singleton, 27, of Edison each pled ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The current owners of the notorious “Watcher House” at 657 Boulevard are considering an appeal after Superior Court Judge Camille M. Kenny dismissed the civil lawsuit against the former owners on Wednesday, according to the family’s attorney, Lee Levitt. In a statement provided ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (R-21) encouraged residents against high density housing developments to hire land use attorneys during Wednesday night’s forum. Mayor Thomas Hannen Jr. and Commissioners Mary O’Connor and Andis Kalnins joined approximately 40 Cranford residents in the ...

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NEW YORK, NY – The Department of Justice released details of a thwarted terror plot to attack New York City during the summer of 2016 on Friday. Three men, who were arrested in 2016 and 2017, planned to detonate bombs in Times Square and the New York City subway system and shoot civilians at ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – Safewise, a website for home security and safety advice, ranked Cranford as no. 48 in its list of the safest cities in New Jersey. Cranford’s ranking is down from 2016, when it was ranked no. 47. To calculate the rankings, the company takes FBI crime report statistics and ...

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