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Law & Justice

March 23, 2021

ELIZABETH, NJ -- The owner of hundreds of rental units scattered across 18 residential properties in Elizabeth has been arrested and criminally charged with coercing more than a dozen of his tenants into sexual acts in exchange for financial relief, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo ...

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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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NEW JERSEY — Earlier this week, Gov. Phil Murphy signed three bills to legalize recreational marijuana use in the Garden State and establish a regulated cannabis market within the next six months. Shortly after, however, the New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association (PBA) issued a ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- A Scotch Plains resident has been criminally charged with multiple animal cruelty offenses after three pets suffered severe neglect while in his care and two of them died, Scotch Plains Police Department Chief Ted Conley, Plainfield Police Director Lisa Burgess, and acting ...

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Special to TAPintoSPF. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. Chief justice rules that with courtrooms closed by pandemic for 11 ...

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TRENTON, NJ –The New Jersey Department of Homeland Security issued an alert to the public on Tuesday warning of the distribution of false information related to the COVID-19 vaccine.  “Various actors, including state and non-state entities, are leveraging pandemic fears and knowledge gaps to ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -- In a closed-door briefing before members of Congress, the acting chief of the U.S. Capitol Police, Yogananda Pittman apologized for the department's security failures during the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by pro-Trump supporters, which resulted in the death of South River ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A series of stickers posted on local streets in support of a white supremacist group were removed this week and later condemned by the authorities, who said they are investigating. Officials with the Union County Prosecutor’s Office this week said investigators are aware of ...

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The spilled his blood. They took a son away from his parents. They took a sibling away from their brother. SOUTH RIVER, NJ -- Senator Cory Booker eulogized U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick today and called him "the very definition of a hero" and said that he was proud to say the ...

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NEW JERSEY — The threat of Trenton protests on Jan. 17 looms, following a massive insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., last week. Gov. Phil Murphy and Colonel Pat Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, said Monday that state authorities are prepared and on high ...

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