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Murphy on George Floyd Killing: 'We Need a Deeper Well of Accountability and Responsibility'

May 30, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy closed out his daily COVID-19 press conference on Friday with comments about the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis kept his knee on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes.

"George Floyd should be alive today – not just as a matter of principle or justice, but as a matter of human ...

Police Seek Public's Help Solving Early-Morning Car Thefts

BRANCHBURG, NJ– Police are asking the public for help in their investigation of two car thefts early this morning in the Neshanic Station area of the township

Both vehicles were believed to have been unlocked at the time(s) that they were stolen, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Thieves have previously targeted rural areas of Branchburg and surrounding ...

Second Suspect Charged with Murder in 2019 Shooting

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A second suspect has been arrested and charged with murder in the May, 2019 shooting death of 30-year-old David D. Anderson at Naaman Williams Park, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Ameer Harris aka “A Dot”, 29, of Camner Avenue, New Brunswick is charged with 1st degree Murder, 2nd degree Possession of a Weapon for an ...

North Plainfield Suspect Charged with Arson Following 3-Alarm Fire

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A 26-year-old suspect who police say watched a house burn to the ground early Wednesday morning has been charged with arson after he was seen entering and leaving the uninhabited house at 197 Maple Ave., according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Borough resident Jonathan Davies of Dahlia Terrace has been charged with 2nd degree Aggravated Arson ...

No. Plainfield: Third Residential Fire in 2 Weeks Called Suspicious

NORTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. – Wednesday's early morning three-alarm fire on Maple Avenue - the third in two weeks - has been labeled suspicious, with an individual being questioned by police, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The other two fires occurred on May 12 and May 16.

Morth Plainfield police detectives, joined by detectives from the Somerset County ...

Two Injured in North Plainfield Fire; Investigators Ask Public for Help  

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Two residents were injured in a three alarm-fire in a residence on Grove Street Tuesday morning, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Police and fire personnel responded to a 911 call reporting the fire at 11:03 a.m., according to Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor and North Plainfield Chief ...

Somerville: Sgt. Crook's "Fan Club" Salutes Triumph Over COVID-19

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Anxious to escort their brother to the next stop on his recovery from the coronavirus, police cruisers and vans from County Corrections Departments throughout New Jersey formed a line on Rehill Avenue outside Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset early Monday morning, hours before Sgt. Andrew Crooks was to be discharged.

Crooks, a North Plainfield resident and ...

State Police Ask Public's Help in Identifying Body Found on Route 287

PISCATAWAY, NJ — New Jersey State Police continue an investigation to determine the identity of human remains found on the shoulder of Route 287 last week by an off-duty state trooper.

The trooper was traveling southbound on Route 287 on Friday, May 1, at 3:24 p.m. when he discovered the remains on the left shoulder area just north of Exit 8 in Piscataway.

During their investigation, ...

Franklin Township Police Identify Local Man as Homicide Victim

SOMERSET, NJ - Police have identified township resident Duane S. Banks, 27, of Park Street as the victim of a homicide after his body was discovered in a wooded area on Park Street April 29. 

Police responded to the neighborhood after several persons had called after finding the body.

Police secured the area as a crime scene, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H.

State Trooper Finds Human Remains in Travel Lanes of Route 287

PISCATAWAY, NJ — A section of Route 287 South in Piscataway was closed for several hours on Friday after a New Jersey State Trooper found human remains in the travel lanes north of Exit 8 for Centennial Ave. and Possumtown Road, said police officials.

The trooper, who was off-duty at the time discovered the remains at 3:24 pm. on the highway’s southbound side while driving through ...

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May 31 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 4,030 Cases, 418 Deaths

May 31, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health reported Sunday that 4,030 residents have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus since the pandemic hit locally in March, with the death toll increasing by one overnight to 418.

Somerville has 135 cases and 6 deaths.

The US Centers for Disease Control this morning reported 103,153 COVID-19 deaths in the United States, with a total of ...

Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones on TAPinto

May 20, 2020

Graduation season is upon us and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors.  TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and affordable way to honor your graduate.  You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos.  Your Milestone post will be posted on the TAPinto site of your choosing and stay there forever.  ...