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Raccoon Attacks Hillsborough Woman and Dog Outside Residence

January 17, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - A raccoon attacked a 63-year-old woman and her dog a few steps outside the front door of her residence Tuesday morning, according to police.

Irene Rothschild told police she had walked out the front door of her home at 424 Bigley Road with her dog around 11 a.m. when the raccoon attacked, biting and scratching the dog.

Neighbors on social media say Rothschild went ...

Widespread Power Outages Hit Union County Friday Morning

WESTFIELD, NJ — Customers are reporting widespread power outages Union County Friday morning.

Outages are affecting several towns, including Westfield, Scotch Plains, Clark, Union, Cranford, Garwood, Roselle Park, Rahway and Elizabeth.

According to Scotch Plans police, PSE&G is working on all issues.

TAPinto will provide more information as it becomes available.

Cranford Township Experiencing Widespread Power Outages

CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford Township is experiencing a widespread power outage on Friday morning.

Orange Avenue School, Cranford High School and Bloomingdale Avenue School have lost power, according to updates on social media.

According to Lieutenant Ed Davenport of the CPD, partial power outages are a problem countywide.

Cranford Police are aware of the outage. TAPinto Cranford ...

Extreme Cold Causes 7 Water Main Breaks in Cranford in 1 Week

WESTFIELD, NJ – Seven water main breaks were reported in Cranford between Jan. 1 and Jan. 8, according to New Jersey American Water.

The number is well above average for the town, according to Denise Venuti Free, director of communications and external affairs for NJ American Water. The breaks are caused by freezing temperatures, she said.

“For January, our average number of ...

One Dead in Kenilworth House Fire Monday Evening

KENILWORTH, NJ – A 68-year-old women was killed in a fire at a Kenilworth home on Monday night, Detective Sergeant Jim Grady of the Kenilworth Police Department said.

The name of the victim is being held pending an autopsy, he said.

The fire was reported in a two-level home in the 200 block of North 9th Street. The downstairs resident reported the fire at approximately 6 p.m. after ...

Body Discovered in Clark Home Wednesday Evening

CLARK, NJ - The Clark Fire and Police Departments were dispatched to a home on Terhune Rd. shortly before 10 p.m. on Wednesday evening.   According to Police Chief Pedro Matos, the  daughter of a resident reported a burning smell and smoke in the home.

Police and fire personnel found smoke upon entering the basement of the home reported Fire Chief Frank Cerasa.   ...

Cranford Police Arrest Three, Seize Heroin & Prescription Drugs during Search Warrant Execution

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Police Department arrested three individuals and seized heroin and prescription drugs from a Burnside Avenue home, according to a press release from the CPD.

At 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 28, Cranford police executed a search warrant on the home, where they found heroin and prescription drugs in a bedroom. It’s the result of a month-long investigation by ...

One Dead in Cranford House Fire Saturday Morning

This story was updated at 12:22 p.m.

CRANFORD, NJ – An elderly woman and her two dogs are dead after a fire early Saturday morning tore through a home on the border of Cranford and Garwood, according to Batallion Chief Andrew Stratton of the Cranford Fire Department.

The name of the victim has not been released.

The home is located on the 400 block of Brookside Place. No one ...

Fire Rips Through Medical Building on Morris Avenue in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - A three alarm fire ripped through a building at 493 Morris Avenue on Christmas Eve.

The fire was initially spotted by passersby, who called 911. The Springfield Fire Department responded at 2:08 pm to a fire in full progress in the rear of the building. They were joined at first by Millburn and Union fire companies, and eventually by fire companies from Summit, Cranford, and ...

Injuries Reported in Car Crash on Garden State Parkway

CRANFORD, NJ - Four Injuries, including a Cranford police officer were reported in a three-car crash on Garden State Parkway South, according to the Breaking News Network.

According to the BNN, three cars crashed near exit 137, with one attempting to flee the scene. As the vehicle attempted to flee, it struck a Cranford police car, the BNN said.

Four total injuries were reported, ...

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