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October 17, 2021

NEW JERSEY – Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October 2021 #BeCyberSmart) raises awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across America, ensuring that everyone has the resources needed to be safer and more secure online.  Cases of cybercrimes are growing astronomically. The National Review ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – According to reporting by New Jersey Globe, Montville Township Public Schools attorney Stephen Edelstein and other lawyers have been fined $50,000 by the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (NJ ELEC) for making campaign contributions in the names of three associates at ...

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SURF CITY, NJ — The daughter accused of murdering her father and his girlfriend at a Surf City home was recently excluded from his will, according to an affidavit of probable cause obtained by TAPinto Stafford-LBI.   A neighbor who was friends with the couple told police that Sherry Lee ...

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SURF CITY — A Pennsylvania woman has been charged with double murder in Surf City. The woman charged is the daughter of the male victim, John Enders.  Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Surf City Police Chief John N. Casella, Jr., announced that Sherry Lee Heffernan, 55, of ...

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TRENTON, NJ — In an effort to address an alarming rise of teen depression and suicide, especially during a time when the country is facing more mental health issues than ever before due to COVID-19, a bill sponsored by Assemblymembers Herb Conaway, M.D., Pamela Lampitt and Carol Murphy to create a ...

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TRENTON, NJ – A member of the Jersey City Police Department who was suspended after his arrest pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge that he traveled to Atlantic City in order to sexually assault two underage girls.  As previously reported, Stephen T Wilson was arrested on February 6 after ...

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TRENTON – Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck announced that criminal charges have been filed against a caseworker with the Division of Child Protection and Permanency of the New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF) who allegedly used her access to the DCF database to obtain and ...

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NEWARK – Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck and the Division of Consumer Affairs (“the Division”) today alerted residents to beware of price gouging and consumer fraud following Governor Murphy’s declaration of a State of Emergency related to Tropical Storm Ida. “New Jerseyans recovering ...

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SPARTA, NJ — A Sparta woman is in federal custody on child pornography charges.  On Tuesday “stay at home mom” Dominique Saczawa was charged with “producing, distributing and advertising images of child sexual abuse,” according to acting U. S. Attorney Rachael Honig's announcement. Sparta Police ...

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NEWARK, NJ – The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Newark Field Office is embarking on a $50,000 awareness campaign that will encourage residents to report incidents of hate crimes amid rising cases reported throughout the state.  Special Agent in Charge George Crouch on Wednesday announced from ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Nicholas Spagnoletti of Madison has been arrested and charged with distribution and possession of child pornography, announced Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, and Acting Chief John Miscia of Madison Borough Police ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Drivers will need to take additional precautions when overtaking or passing pedestrians under a new state law. Motor vehicle operators will now be expected to approach people who are walking or riding devices such as bicycles and scooters with caution. “Safety is an issue that ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A Newark woman on Friday admitted to conspiring in a kickback scheme in exchange for prescription medications at her pharmacy job in Morris County authorities announced.  Magdalena Jimenez, 56, of Newark, pleaded guilty by video conference before U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp to ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The Attorney General’s Office announced on Friday that an investigation into the death of a driver who was fatally injured after setting himself on fire when Bayonne police officers attempted to make a motor vehicle stop is underway. The identity of the male decedent is not being ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A Newark man on Wednesday was sentenced to 110 months in prison for participating in a string of statewide convenience store robberies, authorities announced.  Meshach Whagar, 31, of Newark, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty and was charged with one count of ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A 39-year-old Paterson man that Sheriff Richard Berdnik says was running a child pornography ring is under arrest.  In a statement, Berdnik announced the arrest came at the conclusion of a five-month investigation by the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office Internet Crime Against ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Robert J. Carroll was officially sworn in as Morris County Prosecutor on Friday, July 9, 2021, announced the Morris County Prosecutor's Office. Carroll has been serving in an Acting Prosecutor capacity since October 2020. The New Jersey Senate voted on June 30 to support ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — Roxbury Police Detective Cpl. William Manisa was among several law enforcement officers praised this week by county prosecutors for helping solve a long-dormant case involving the sexual assault of children in Roxbury three decades ago. Manisa and the others were commended by ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -- Governor Murphy has nominated Morristown town attorney, Vij Pawar, to the New Jersey Superior Court, announced town officials. Pawar has served as director of law to Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty since 2010, overseeing much of the town’s expansion and growth over the last decade, ...

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TRENTON, N.J. – A 43-year-old Jersey City woman is facing five years in prison for her admitted role in a multimillion-dollar conspiracy to solicit and receive kickbacks and bribes from individuals associated with a Union City pharmacy, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced ...

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NEW JERSEY - Criminal jury trials will resume in person next month, under a Supreme Court order issued Tuesday that revises juror service based on the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in New Jersey. The Court’s order directs the resumption of in-person criminal jury trials beginning June 15, with ...

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TRENTON, NJ – To discourage the use of hazing as part of organizations' initiation ceremonies on college campuses, a bill sponsored by Assemblymembers Carol Murphy, Louis Greenwald and Roy Freiman seeks to preempt the return of hazing to New Jersey schools by upgrading the charges for this ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - National disasters don’t always bring out the best in people. Often, unscrupulous characters seek to take advantage of people during tough times. As more people across the United States and the State of New Jersey are rolling up their sleeves to protect themselves against COVID-19, ...

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TRENTON – Motorists now have a new option for their driver's license and non-driver identification cards. The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission announced a Gender "X" option is now available. Gender “X” will indicate a gender is unspecified, and it will be offered alongside the existing “M” ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Flanked by the state's top law enforcement officials, Governor Phil Murphy on Thursday announced a sweeping series of reforms aimed at reducing the epidemic of gun violence. The Governor said these wide-ranging proposals would build upon previous steps taken in recent years to reduce ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – A California man today admitted his role in a large-scale conspiracy to steal 94,000 credit and debit cards from customers at approximately 80 Michaels’ Stores in 19 states and to then use that information to make fraudulent withdrawals from the bank accounts of those customers, Acting ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - A man has been arrested in connection with the homicide on March 29, announced Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, New Jersey Transit Police Chief Christopher Trucillo and Morristown Police ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Parents will now b. notified the first time their underage child is caught using or possessing marijuana or alcohol under a measure signed into law on Friday by Governor Phil Murphy.  The law sponsored by Senator Linda Greenstein (D-Mercer/Middlesex) and Assemblyman Dr. Herb Conaway ...

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NEWARK, NJ –  Two members of the Newark street gang known as the “Famous Boyz” were sentenced to prison for conspiring to distribute crack cocaine and heroin, authorities announced.  Malik Minor, 23, of Newark, was sentenced on Tuesday to 63 months in prison and five years of supervised release, ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -- Two men have been arrested and charged with assault for the attack that led to the death of South River native Brian Sicknick, the U.S. Capitol Police officer who died following injuries he sustained during the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol Building, according to multiple media ...

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