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Driver Charged in Crash that Killed Michael Sot Makes Court Appearance

December 13, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – The driver of the vehicle that slammed into Clark native, Michael Sot, 20 and his friends made an appearance in court on Wednesday. 

Last week the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office filed a motion to detain David Lamar, 22.  The judge at yesterday’s hearing delayed the detention hearing, claiming he need more time to make a decision according to a report ...

Union County Sheriff’s Officers Raise $5,070 for Charity with No Shave November

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Sheriff Peter Corvelli joined Undersheriffs Dennis Burke and Amilcar Colon in congratulating the Sheriff’s officers who participated in No Shave November and raised $5,070 for The New Jersey Veterans Network and The Prostate Cancer Foundation.

No Shave November challenges participants to forgo shaving for the month in order to raise money for ...

Investigators Requesting Help from Public to Locate Suspect in Fatal Hit-And-Run

ELIZABETH, NJ - Authorities investigating a hit-and-run that claimed the life of a pedestrian in Elizabeth on Thanksgiving night have identified the type of vehicle involved and are now asking the public for information in an effort to help solve the crime, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Tuesday.

The victim, 62-year-old Candace Raymond, was a resident of ...

Union County Sheriff’s Officer Charged with Theft from Linden Home Depot

ELIZABETH,  NJ - A Union County Sheriff’s Officer has been charged with recruiting the assistance of an employee from a local Home Depot to help him steal more than $5,000 in home remodeling merchandise earlier this year, says acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan.

Officer Jose Beltran, 30, of Elizabeth is charged with third-degree theft and third-degree conspiracy to ...

Clara Fernandez of Elizabeth Appointed Deputy Union County Clerk

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Freeholder Vice Chairman Bette Jane Kowalski and Freeholder Angel G. Estrada joined Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi and Union County Surrogate James LaCorte in congratulating newly sworn-in Deputy County Clerk Clara Fernandez of Elizabeth during a ceremony in Elizabeth.

Fernandez was joined by her husband Dario Scholis. Rajoppi appointed her to serve as her ...

Hundreds Attend Clark Vigil Honoring Michael Sot

CLARK, NJ – The glow of holiday lights stood in stark contrast to the solemn crowd gathered to remember and mourn Michael Sot on Tuesday evening. The crowd came together to pray, cry, reminisce, reassure and support each other after the loss of one of their own just hours before.

Jackie Caplette, Christine Greenbush, Joe Sortino and Caleb Bain worked together with the township to ...

Winning Lottery Ticket Worth $86K Sold in Clark

CLARK, NJ – One of three winning Jersey Cash 5 tickets from the Saturday, Dec. 1, drawing was sold at the ACME on Raritan Road in Clark, according to officials at the NJ Lottery.

The winners matched five numbers and will be sharing the $258.111 jackpot, making each ticket worth $86,037. The winning numbers were: 06, 08, 12, 19 and 27 and the XTRA number was: 04.

The other ...

Union County Honors Jennifer Popper of Plainfield

ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County Freeholder Rebecca Williams presented a resolution to Jennifer Popper of Plainfield on Wednesday, congratulating her on walking over 800 miles from Union County to Maine over the summer to honor her late husband, Michael, and to raise awareness of the East Coast Greenway.

Michael Popper died in June 2016 in a kayaking accident near Corea Harbor, Maine. Jennifer ...

A Call for Nominations for 2019 Union County Human Relations Commission Unity Achievement Awards

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Nominations are currently being sought for the prestigious 2019 Unity Achievement Awards, presented each year by the Union County Human Relations Commission (UCHRC) to individuals, organizations, and businesses that have distinguished themselves in the area of volunteerism, public service, and the promotion of human rights. 

Simply put, the Awards honor ordinary people ...

Woman Dies After Vehicle is hit by NJ Transit Train in New Providence; Snow Storm Wreaks Havoc on Roadways

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A vehicle traveling on Union Avenue was struck by the NJ Transit Gladstone Line train at the intersection of Union and Rose avenues in New Providence on Thursday evening around 6 p.m. after leaving the Murray Hill Station.

The female driver was brought to Morristown Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to reports by NJTPD.  The identity of ...

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