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'Timothy J. Piazza Law' Targets Hazing

November 16, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. - Following the tragic death of a local teen, state Sen. Kip Bateman has introduced the “Timothy J. Piazza Law,” to increase criminal penalties for hazing.

Timothy Piazza, a 19-year-old Penn State University student, died last year after a fraternity hazing ritual. Timothy’s death was captured by a video that showed Penn State University fraternity brothers ...

Police Search for Clues as Identity Released of 41-Year-Old Female Victim of Fatal Stabbing on Greenwood Ave

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Montclair Police
Chief Todd Conforti announced Tuesday, that the Montclair Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the fatal stabbing of a female victim identified as Tameeka Johnson, 41, of Montclair.

Montclair Police discovered ...

Essex County Prosecutor: Maximum Penalty of Life Imprisonment Possible for Montclair Attorney James R. Ray III

NEWARK, NJ – The Essex County Prosecutors Office held a press conference Wednesday afternoon announcing that the Montclair attorney accused of killing his live-in girlfriend on October 23, has been captured in Cuba.  James R. Ray, III, 55, is charged with killing the mother of his child, 44-year-old, Angela Bledsoe.
 
“We have in custody James R. Ray, III, who is charged ...

Essex County Prosecutors Office Announces Charges Against Montclair’s James R. Ray III

NEWARK, NJ – The Essex County Prosecutors Office held a press conference Wednesday afternoon announcing that the Montclair attorney accused of killing his live-in girlfriend on October 23, has been captured in Cuba.  James R. Ray, III, 55, is charged with killing the mother of his child, 44-year-old, Angela Bledsoe.
 
“We have in custody James R. Ray, III, who is charged ...

Attorney Charged with Killing Montclair Mother is Captured in Cuba

NEWARK, NJ - The Montclair attorney accused of killing his live-in girlfriend on October 22, has been captured in Cuba, police officials announced on Wednesday. According to published reports, James Ray, III, 55, is charged with killing the mother of his child, 44-year-old, Angela Bledsoe.

During a press conference, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens announced, "Today, we ...

Verona Man Sentenced to 22 Months for Illegal Possession of Multiple Guns

NEWARK, N.J. – David Lutter, 69, of Verona was sentenced to 22 months in prison on Friday for possessing three guns as a previously convicted felon, including a replica Thompson submachine gun that he modified into a working automatic firearm.

Lutter plead guilty in July before U.S. District Judge Esther Salas to an indictment charging him with one count of possessing three ...

'Armed and Dangerous' Attorney At-Large Was Sued for Sexual Harassment by Employee, Reports Say

MONTCLAIR, NJ – James R. Ray, III is wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of his child's mother, Angela Bledsoe.

The fatal shooting that claimed the life of a Montclair woman has thrust the suspected killer into the forefront. Many neighbors in this quiet Montclair community are left wondering, just who is James R. Ray?

Ray had his own law firm specializing in ...

Cedar Grove Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Child Pornography

NEWARK, N.J. – A Cedar Grove man pled guilty to distributing images of child sexual abuse over the internet, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

Samuel LaSala, 47, plead guilty before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton in Newark federal court on Wednesday, charged with one count of distributing child pornography.

According to court documents, LaSala, who was ...

Jersey Shore’s ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino to Spend 8 Months in Prison for Admitting to Tax Evasion

NEWARK, NJ — Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino of reality television’s “Jersey Shore” has been sentenced to eight months in prison for violating federal tax laws, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey.

Sorrentino also was ordered today, October 5 by U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton to serve two years of supervised ...

Caldwell Man Arrested with Assault Weapons and Drug Paraphernalia

NEWARK, NJ – A 47-year-old Caldwell man has been arrested and charged with "possession of assault weapons and drug paraphernalia," according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II.

A narcotics-related search warrant of Paul Aguilar’s home on Hatfield Street in Caldwell was conducted on Tuesday and six weapons were seized. These included one illegal .9 mm ...

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