New Brunswick man charged in fatal Friday evening shooting near local park

November 22, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A New Brunswick man is sitting in the Middlesex County jail following his arrest in connection with a fatal shooting Friday evening, authorities announced Wednesday.

Kim Carter, 37, of New Brunswick, faces charges of murder and unlawful possession of a weapon, following an investigation by local authorities into the fatal Nov. 17 shooting, said Middlesex County Prosecutor ...

Caseworker charged with sexually assaulting Highland Park minor, authorities say

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - A former caseworker is being held at the Middlesex County jail over charges that he sexually assaulted a Highland Park resident under 16 years old, and used marijuana with the victim, authorities announced on November 18.

Police suspected that the caseworker, 23-year-old Monmouth Junction resident Miguel Garrido, was involved with the sexual assault, since the incident ...

Essex County man found dead after shooting near Feaster Park

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An Essex County man died Friday night after a shooting in New Brunswick, authorities announced November 18.

Tawan J. Moses, 25 of East Orange, was found dead by authorities at 8:30 p.m. on Throop Avenue near Feaster Park according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey.

Moses had multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the ...

Court strikes down mother's suit against city, over 2012 drowning of her son in Raritan

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A mother whose son drowned in the Raritan River in 2012 can’t sue the city for his death, an appellate court ruled on November 14.

Carol Leonard’s 11-year-old son, Devine Nichols, and his 10-year-old friend, Francisco Perara, drowned while swimming in the Raritan River on August 2, 2012.

Authorities found their bodies the next day. Leonard in turn sued the ...

Franklin Township Police Assist Somerville Gun Shot Victims

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - A shooting which occurred in Somerville yesterday has resulted in one arrest, and an ongoing investigation, according to authorities.

Contrary to published reports by two area newspapers and another online news site, there was only one shooting in Somerville, and two individuals required medical attention for non-life threatening injuries, police ...

Second suspect arrested in connection with fatal New Brunswick shooting

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Authorities have announced the arrest of a second suspect believed to be involved with a fatal New Brunswick shooting, according to an October 23 statement.

The suspect, 26-year-old Newark resident Michael Martin, also known as “Maniac,” was arrested on October 23 in Philadelphia, according to a joint statement that same day from Middlesex County Prosecutor ...

Authorities identify suspect who fled from police, resulting in car crash that injured 7

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Authorities have released the names of the two suspects involved in a narcotics investigation and who fled police, during an October 19 incident that resulted in a car crash and left nine people hospitalized, police said in a statement. 

Qualil Handy, 18 of Mays Landing and Jordan Toleito, 28 of Atlantic City, both face an array of charges after attempting to flee ...

French Street farmer's market opens for business after hit and run smashes store

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - After a hit and run early Saturday morning left the New Brunswick Farmer’s Market heavily damaged, the store started resuming normal operations.

Business was as usual starting the morning of Sunday, October 15, said Jin Kim, owner of the farmer’s market, although patrons have been slow to come back in.

Kim attributed the low turn-out to many ...

Franklin man sentenced to 23 years in prison for Highland Park sexual assault

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - A Franklin Township man must serve 23 years in prison and register as a sex offender after assaulting a Highland Park woman in February, authorities announced on October 16.

On February 19, Brandon Cox, 23 of the Somerset section of Franklin Township, approached a mother who was walking her child, outside the Harper Avenue apartments in Highland Park, Middlesex County ...

Legislators and activists demand tougher gun laws

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Congressional representatives, local leaders and advocates gathered on the steps of New Brunswick City Hall on October 6 to make the case for more stringent, nationwide gun regulations in the midst of the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Congress members Frank Pallone and Bonnie Watson Coleman demanded action, joined by Assemblyman Reed Gusciora and area ...

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