Clark Target Evacuated

December 14, 2017

CLARK, NJ –  Holiday shoppers heading to Target on Central Avenue in Clark on Thursday arrived to find the store closed to the public as emergency responders and utility employees worked inside. 

The store was evacuated for a short time around noon on Thursday  to check for carbon monoxide.  According to Police Chief Pedro Matos a couple of employees working in ...

Distracted Driving Simulated Accident 'Hits Home' For SPFHS Students, First Responders

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Distracted driving can emotionally scar anybody’s life. Just ask those involved with Tuesday’s simulation at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School.

A chillingly realistic demonstration was put on by the police, paramedic, and fire departments of both Scotch Plains and Fanwood in addition to the school’s DECA club. The purpose of the presentation ...

FOUND: Missing Person Billy Hannam Is Safe

PLAINFIELD, NJ -- Janet Dillon, who has led efforts to find Billy Hannam, a 2008 graduate of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, reports that he has been found. 

Hannam had been missing since Friday, Dec.1. Dillon, with whom Hannam lives in Plainfield, posted on Facebook today.

Billy has been found and he is safe. That is all the info I can share at this ...

Scotch Plains and Fanwood Police to Conduct Car Crash Simulation for HS Students on Tues, Dec. 12

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains and Fanwood Police Departments and emergency personnel will conduct a simulation drill involving a car accident that will be staged on Happel Court on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017.

Presented along with the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) students from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, the Municipal Alliance Committee, and the ...

Police Activity Closes Area of Watchung Square Mall

WATCHUNG, NJ - The area around Walmart on Route 22 has been closed down and blocked off due to police activity on Thursday afternoon. Avoid the area.

TAPinto will provide updates as they become available. 

Scotch Plains Native Missing for Four Days; Friends Seek Help to Find Him

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Friends of Billy Hannam, a 2008 graduate of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, have taken to social media in efforts to find him. 

According to a Facebook post by Janet Dillon of Plainfield, Hannam has been missing for four days. Ms. Dillon, who described him as her "son-of-the-heart" in her post, commented that he has been living with her in ...

79 Arrests Made in Massive Child Trafficking and Pornography Sting

TRENTON, NJ – Arrests of 79 targeted sex offenders and persons possessing child pornography have been made in a massive operation that stretched from New Jersey to California,  NJ Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced on Friday..

“Operation Safety Net,” a nine-month, multi-agency child protection initiative, was led by the New Jersey Regional ...

Former Westfield Gymnastics Instructor Charged with Sexual Assault of Child

This story was updated at 4:10 p.m. with new information.

ELIZABETH, NJ — A former instructor is accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old student at Surgent’s Elite School of Gymnastics in Westfield over the course of more than six months, acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas K. Isenhour announced Wednesday.

Jorge Rodriguez, 34, formerly of Elizabeth and currently ...

Fanwood Borough and Police PBA Sponsor Holiday Giving Tree

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood PBA Local 123 and the Borough of Fanwood are dedicating their Holiday Giving Tree to collect educational toys and books for the children of Union County’s Parents as Teachers program.

There will be ornaments available for pick-up on the tree at Borough Hall with the age and gender of the child. For those who participate, all unwrapped gifts should be ...

Car Flips on Henry Street in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Emergency responders were on the scene of an accident on Henry Street in Scotch Plains on Sunday night.

The vehicle hit a parked car on Henry Street and flipped around 8:00 p.m... The driver did not appear to be seriously injured, according to witnesses and BNN Breaking News Network.

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