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Summit Man Struck and Killed by Train; Incident Occurred on Tracks Between Chatham and Summit

July 18, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - A Summit man was struck and killed by a New Jersey Transit train at approximately 6:30 a.m. Monday on the tracks adjacent to Stanley Avenue between Summit and Chatham, according to NJ Transit.

Michael Kane, age 46, was hit by NJ Transit train No. 6610, which left Dover at 5:55 a,m. and was due to arrive in Hoboken at 7:10 a.m.

None of the 150 passengers on board nor ...

Bill Introduced to Protect Intramural High School Players with Concussions

TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill Thursday that expands concussion precautions for high school students. With the new bill, high school students who suffer a concussion during intramural sports will be protected by the state's student-athlete head injury safety program bill, according to a release.

"High school-age students require more time to recover from a brain ...

Amtrak Summer Repair Get Underway

NEW YORK, NY – In light of the pending Amtrak summer repair work at Penn Station, New York, and the summer service changes to accommodate the upgrades, Steven H. Santoro, Executive Director at NJ Transit has issued a statement that reads, in part:

“If you haven’t done so already, I strongly advise taking some time over the next few days to ...

Suspect Flees on Foot After Robbing Summit Gas Station, Assaulting Attendant

SUMMIT, NJ - A man wearing a bandana to cover his face robbed the Shell gas station located at 6 River Road in Summit just prior to 11 p.m. on July 9, fleeing the scene on foot with stolen cash after assaulting the station's attendant with a wrench.

According to the Summit Police -- who responded to the scene after receiving a 9-1-1 call at approximately 11 ...

Garden State Man Pulls Two from Burning Car in Route 80 Accident

ROCKAWAY, NJ – When Duncan Smythe of Westfield left for a Fourth of July gathering at a friend’s home in Sussex County, he didn’t expect to pull two people from a fiery car after a crash on Route 80.

Smythe, 55, was driving west on Route 80 along with friend Rudy Palma when he saw a car veer across the road and strike a Toyota on the shoulder with what he described ...

30 Year Sentence for Killer of Café Owner

NEWARK, NJ  – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced yesterday that Zakariyya Ahmad, 20, of Newark was sentenced to 30 years in New Jersey State Prison by the Honorable James W. Donohue, Judge of the Superior Court, for killing Joseph Flagg, 41, of Union.

Following a five-day trial, an Essex County jury convicted Ahmad of reckless manslaughter, felony murder, ...

Police Respond to Reports of Body Found Floating in Warinanco Park

ROSELLE/ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County Police and Sheriffs department was called to Warinanco Park around 2:25p.m. on Thursday afternoon for a report of a body floating in the water at the pond, according to the Breaking News Network (BNN). 

At the scene, Police had the area roped off to the public and advanced Life Support was called in for the pronouncement. This is a developing ...

State Government Shutdown Ends

TRENTON, N.J. -- Gov. Chris Christie agreed late Monday to sign a budget deal and end a government shutdown that had closed state parks and beaches to the public.  

The governor ordered all closed state parks to reopen. State government will open on Wednesday and state workers will get a paid holiday on Tuesday, July 4.

Democratic Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly ...

NJ Government Shutdown: State Lawmakers Critical of Christie

TRENTON, NJ - Day Two of the shutdown of New Jersey's government continued Sunday after legislators failed to find a compromise on the 2018 state budget during an emergency meeting at the Statehouse Saturday.

Members of the state Assembly and Senate are not expected to meet again until Monday afternoon, ensuring the shutdown of New Jersey's state beaches, parks and other ...

Nico Hischier, Devils' 1st Overall Draft Pick, Introduced at Press Conference

NEWARK, NJ — The New Jersey Devils franchise has never had the No. 1 overall pick in the NHL Draft, so of course Nico Hischier deserved to be treated like royalty Monday. 

And royal treatment he received, as Hischier, the Devils’ and NHL’s first pick in this year's draft, was welcomed by the city of Newark and introduced to the media in a press conference at ...

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