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Snowstorm Results in Unexpected Slumber Party for West Orange Students

November 15, 2018

WEST ORANGE , NJ — They raided the kitchen, turned the auditorium into a movie theater and played games in the gym—that’s how West Orange educators helped students stranded at the schools to weather the storm that paralyzed the region on Thursday night.

Photos from around the district showed smiling students with ice cream, grinning staffers who prepared food for ...

Identity Released of Female Victim in Fatal Montclair Stabbing

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The victim in Monday morning's fatal stabbing in Montclair has been identified.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Montclair Police
Chief Todd Conforti announced Tuesday that the Montclair Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the fatal stabbing of a victim identified as ...

Female Fatally Stabbed in Montclair on Monday, Police Confirm

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Law enforcement officials have confirmed the fatal stabbing of a female victim in Montclair on Monday. The exact location and details surrounding the homicide have not yet been released, as this story is developing. 

However, eyewitnesses reported seeing police bring someone in a body bag out of a building located at 50 Greenwood Avenue sometime around 4 ...

Mikie Sherrill and Local Veteran Highlighted at Essex County Veterans Day Observance

NEWARK, NJ – Congresswoman-Elect Mikie Sherrill, a Navy veteran, made her first public appearance since winning the election in New Jersey’s 11th District at the ninth annual Essex County Veterans Day Observance on Wednesday at Essex County Veterans Memorial Park in Newark. During the ceremony, U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve Veteran William Squires was presented with ...

Essex County Prosecutor: Maximum Penalty of Life Imprisonment Possible for Montclair Attorney James R. Ray III

NEWARK, NJ – The Essex County Prosecutors Office held a press conference Wednesday afternoon announcing that the Montclair attorney accused of killing his live-in girlfriend on October 23, has been captured in Cuba.  James R. Ray, III, 55, is charged with killing the mother of his child, 44-year-old, Angela Bledsoe.
 
“We have in custody James R. Ray, III, who is charged ...

Attorney Charged with Killing Montclair Mother is Captured in Cuba

NEWARK, NJ - The Montclair attorney accused of killing his live-in girlfriend on October 22 has been captured in Cuba, police officials announced on Wednesday. According to published reports, James Ray, III, 55, is charged with killing the mother of his child, 44-year-old, Angela Bledsoe.

During a press conference, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens announced, "Today, ...

Pedestrian Fatally Struck in Montclair Near Montclair Kimberley Academy

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police shut down the upper part of Bloomfield Avenue near the vicinity of Montclair Kimberley Academy on Wednesday morning due to a pedestrian fatality, reports say.

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is currently investigating the accident, in which, an adult male was struck and killed, law enforcement officials ...

Standing-Room-Only Crowd Attends West Orange Chamber Event with Essex County Officials

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) Lunch & Learn event aimed at connecting local small business owners with knowledge and access to utilize county resources attracted a standing-room-only crowd on Thursday afternoon. 

The well-attended 90-minute event, held inside the new Education Center at the Turtle Back Zoo, was a collaboration between the WOCC ...

Homicide in Montclair Claims the Life of 44-Year-Old Woman; Child's Father At-Large

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Law enforcement officials are searching for a 55-year-old attorney suspected of fatally shooting his child's mother, 44-year-old Angela Bledsoe.

Authorities are charging James R. Ray, III, with murder and weapons offenses. 

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti announced Tuesday that the ...

Motor Vehicle Crashes into Nutley House, Jaws of Life Used to Extract Driver

NUTLEY, NJ — A vehicle traveling through Nutley crashed into a home on Tuesday afternoon around 4:15 p.m. According to people living in the area, the Nutley Police Department, Nutley Fire Department, and Nutley Volunteer Emergency and Rescue Squad "responded in minutes."

The home is located on Passaic Ave near Lakeside Dr. An area resident, Nancy, ...

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