Second Fetus Found in Three Weeks in Newark at Passaic Valley Sewer

March 22, 2017

PATERSON, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutor's Office was on the scene on Wednesday in Newark at the Passaic Valley Sewer (PVS) investigating a second fetus found in just the last three weeks.

Earlier this month, on March 2, the office launched an investigation after a fetus was found in one of the grates. That investigation is still ongoing.

Paterson is the biggest stakeholder in the ...

Bomb Threats Made to Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Threats to the Jewish community continued in Livingston on Tuesday morning as the Livingston police and fire departments responded to a bomb threat at Temple Beth Shalom, located at 193 E. Mt. Pleasant Avenue.

According to police, the building was evacuated and secured, but the investigation is continuing. The Essex County Sheriff’s Department, the Essex ...

Essex County Parks System Receives Three Recreation and Parks Association Awards

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — The Essex County Turtle Back Zoo's African Adventure and Savanna Café in West Orange, the Glenfield Park Playground in Montclair and South Mountain Family Campout in West Orange recently earned statewide recognition for excellence, according to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr.

The New Jersey Recreation and Parks Association (NJRPA) ...

Essex County Enacts Code Blue Through March 16; Essex County Parks System Closed Tuesday

ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ — Essex County’s “Code Blue” procedures are being activated from Monday at 5 p.m. to Thursday, March 16 at 8 a.m. due to extreme cold weather and snow in the forecast.

In addition, Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, Codey Arena, the Environmental Center and Senior Centers within the Essex County Parks System will be closed on ...

Montclair State University Student Sexual Assault Charge Dropped, Reports Say

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A Montclair State University student who was charged with sexual assault in 2015 against another student, has now had charges dropped against him, according to News 12 New Jersey reports.

Following the incident in 2015, Charles Jones, 20, of Randolph, had been arrested for the alleged sexual assault of another student at the Newark Broad Street rail station, the ...

Essex County Woman Convicted of Insurance Fraud

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that Rasheedah Dunell, 48, of Newark has been convicted of 3rd degree insurance fraud, following a trial before the Honorable Peter Ryan, Judge of the Superior Court.

Assistant Prosecutor John Russell, who tried the case, said, Dunell was a passenger on a Coach USA bus servicing the Newark Penn Station – ...

Fatal Shooting in Irvington Under Investigation

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Irvington Police Director Tracy Bowers announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force and the Irvington Police Department are investigating the murder of Tajmiah Philips, 31, of Newark.

Philip was fatally shot at approximately 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at her home in ...

Police Involved Shooting Under Investigation

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced Monday that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Professional Standards Bureau and the Critical Incident Response Team are investigating a police involved shooting that occurred Monday afternoon in Newark.

Monday at approximately 1:20 p.m. a Newark Police officer discharged his weapon during an incident in ...

Montclair Resident Autumn Turner Impresses Judges on 'The Voice'

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Autumn Turner of Montclair competed on NBC's 'The Voice' on Tuesday night during the second episode of season 12 premiered.

After turning all four chairs on the show, Turner had a tough decision to make after she sang Donna Summer’s “Last Dance.” 

Turner, who proudly stated that she was from Montclair, NJ informed judges that ...

Fatal Stabbing is an Ongoing Investigation for Essex County Prosecutor's Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Caldwell Police Chief James H. Bongiorno announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force and the Caldwell Police Department are investigating a fatal stabbing.

On Sunday, Feb. 26, a young man was fatally stabbed in an apartment above a business he shared with other men in ...

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