News from Nearby

November 17, 2018

NORTH PLAINFIELD, N..J – A Somerset County Grand Jury has indicted five men and one woman for the murder of Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez, 24 of North Plainfield, according to:Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. The indictments for murder and related crimes were returned on Nov. 13 ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, N.J. - A Basking Ridge man faces charges of selling Xanax on two occasions to undercover detectives, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Stefan F. Larbig, 28 of Constitution Way, was arrested after a two-month investigation.. Robertson provided the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A former Raritan resident convicted of killing a mother and her daughter in 2015 has been sentenced to two consecutive life terms, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Ramon Cadiz, 54, formerly of First Avenue, was sentenced on Nov. 9 to two consecutive ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police are seeking help from the public to identify a "Peeping Tom" who has exposed himself and been sighted naked in the vicinity of residents' homes. Four sightings have been reported since July 31; police say it is the same person in at least two of those incidents. The ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. – A 60-year-old township man has been charged with murdering his 82-year-old mother, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Dalton Chiscolm Jr., of Haverhill Place, Somerset, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his mother, Roberta ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Rev. Douglas J. Haefner “borrowed” around $500,000 – an amount substantiated by an unreleased internal audit – from church coffers to fund “compulsive behaviors,” according to Bishop James F. Checchio of the Metuchen Diocese. Checchio visited St. Matthias Church on Monday night to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - A court order issued on Election Day by Superior Court Judge Yolanda Ciccone will effectively postpone the final results of many elections in Somerset County until Wednesday, when the Board of Elections resumes counting a record number of mail in ballots – any number of which ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. - Police have arrested township resident Richard Jensen and charged him with tampering with a political sign. The incident occurred on Thursday, Oct. 25 in the area of Roycebook Road and Burnet Lane, according to Chief Darren Powell. Jensen, 62, faces charges of theft of ...

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FRENCHTOWN, NJ  -The Somerville High School Pioneers concluded their undefeated regular season schedule Friday night on the road with another lopsided victory, pounding the Del Val Regional Terriers by a score of 58-27. Quarterback Jalahn Dabney had a career game, throwing 4 TD passes and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – As gifting season approaches, the Arts on Division Gallery on Division will present “The Artisan Holiday Show” beginning Thursday, Nov.1 through Sunday, Dec. 23. The presentation will feature hand made gifts produced by local artists. The show will offer a variety of unique ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — On Oct. 22 a bill that would add tick control to the duties of the mosquito commissions was voted out of committee. The Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee voted 5-0 with one abstention to send Assembly Bill No. 4459 to the full Assembly. The bill is sponsored ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Township police and the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office are asking the public for assistance identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a bank robbery at the Peapack-Gladstone Bank on East Main Street, Oct. 23. Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson provided ...

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TEWKSBURY, N.J. - Equestrian Heritage will be the subject of Barry Thomson's free talk at the Tewksbury Historical Society's Covered Dish Supper Meeting at 6:15 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11. It will be held at Fairmont Presbyterian Church Community House, 247 Old Turnpike Rd. in the Fairmont section of ...

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BASKING RIDGE, N.J. —  Lord Stirling Stable has announced the dates for the Fall Horse Care Workshops 102 and 103, designed for those who seek knowledge and confidence around horses through a combination of non-riding activities and hands-on experience. Horse Care Workshops 102 and 103 will be ...

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FAR HILLS, N.J. — When Caldbeck, won the Far Hills Races’ $50,000 Gladstone Stakes for three-year-olds, he made history. It was not because he won by 11 1/2-length victory, but because he was the first time spectators could cash winning pari-mutuel tickets on any race. Caldbeck paid his ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ – State, county and local law enforcement agencies plan a coordinated crackdown on underage drinking at Saturday's Far Hills Race Meeting. Police will conduct identification checks of underage individuals suspected of drinking alcoholic beverages on the race grounds. Those ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. - A one-mile stretch of Route 206 between Valley Road and Brown Avenue has been targeted by the state Department of Transportation for a major overhaul that will widen the congested two-lane highway to four lanes, with construction scheduled to begin in 2022. The improvements ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ - Lindsay Ireland, a reporter who worked for several TAPinto online news sites and the Daily Record newspaper, died early Oct. 14 after being struck by a vehicle in Randolph, police said. The incident took place on Route 10 in the early morning, according to Randolph police ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mayor Ellen Brain and members of the Borough Council, escorted by the officers of the borough’s fire department will hold the borough’s annual inspection of firefighters, rescue squad members and equipment Saturday afternoon on West Main Street, adjacent to Borough Hall. The ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – When a person is diagnosed with cancer, the search for relevant, clear information can be daunting and overwhelming. The American Cancer Fund, a national organization based in Hillsborough that aggregates information to educate, empower and support people with cancer, has ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. - The purchase of 335 acres contiguous to Mountain View Park and Ann Van Middlesworth Park by the township and the Somerset County Improvement Authority has the added benefit of protecting that property from residential development, according to Mayor Gloria McCauley. The ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A Montgomery High School teacher who lives in Hillsborough has been arrested and faces charges of sending nude photos of herself and sexually-explicit messages via social media to a Montgomery High School student over a period of several months. Michelina Aichele, 29 of ...

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GLADSTONE, N.J. — Four solid rounds on four different horses put 17-year-old Daisy Farish on top of the 2018 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals – East, held Oct. 6-7, 2018, in Gladstone. “This is one final I’ve been close to winning before, but I had yet to put it all ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Spiderman was there. So was the Michelin man - and the dependable Somerville firemen who barbecued hundreds of pounds of roast beef as they've done for almost 30 years during their annual fund raiser at the fall Somerville Street Fair. They came in droves, hundreds of families ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The award-winning Somerville High School Pioneer Marching Band will host its 38th Annual Marching Band Festival on Saturday Oct. 6.with 14 high school bands scheduled to perform at the event. The festival will be held at SHS, 222 Davenport St. and will begin at 4:30 p.m. with ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The state Department of Health said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Sept. 28 between 5:30 and 10:30 a.m. may have been exposed to measles. Someone flying from Tel Aviv in Israel had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B at the ...

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NEWARK, N.J. - Eric. S. Komar a Hillsborough resident, music teacher and singer/songwriter who performed for children at synagogues, Jewish community centers, camps and conventions nationwide  was sentenced Tuesday to 82 months in prison for receiving images of child sexual abuse, according to U.S.

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Police are asking help from the public to identify a robber who held up the Financial Resources Federal Credit Union bank branch on Easton Avenue Monday morning, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Franklin Police received a call that a robbery ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – A land exchange authorized by SomersetFreeholders has resulted in another 19-plus acres added to the county’s farmland preservation program and paved the way for construction of a privately owned indoor-outdoor sports complex. Somerset Freeholders, Hillsborough officials and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University has openeda  research center to study the treatment and service needs for people with autism spectrum disorders that will allow an advisory board of parents and advocates of the disability community to identify unmet needs. Based in New Brunswick, the New ...

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