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Neptune Teenagers Indicted on Murder Charges in Death of 10-Year-Old Asbury Park Boy

July 17, 2018

FREEHOLD, NJ — Two Neptune teenagers have been indicted on murder and related charges in the shooting death of a 10-year-old Asbury Park boy in February, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

A Monmouth County grand jury has returned a six-count indictment charging Karon Council, 18, and co-defendant Jah-Del K. Birch, 17, with killing Yovanni Banos-Merino and ...

Police Investigators Seek Public’s Help in Fatal Crash

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield Police Department and Middlesex County Prosecutors Office are looking for the public’s help in the July 4, 2018 fatal motorcycle accident that killed 28 year-old Jessica Montes of Piscataway.

According to police, the accident occurred at approximately 4:50am as the vehicle Montes was a passenger lost control and crashed on New Brunswick ...

Police Rescue Woman Locked in Burger King Restaurant

NUTLEY, NJ - Officers from the Nutley Police Department responded to a 911 call on Sunday at 5 a.m. from a woman who was locked in the Burger King restaurant off Franklin Ave.

The woman fell asleep in the ladies room sometime prior to closing and woke up only to find all of the employees gone and the doors locked. 

Nutley police responded and entered the building to allow her to leave.

Fire Spreads, Damages 3 Houses in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK - Residents of three city houses were left temporarily homeless Friday after a fire spread from the rear of one home to the other two. It was a blaze that firefighters discovered after taking a detour down a city street.

An engine was heading to the New Brunswick Hub Teen Center about 1 p.m. to spray down children in a summer program, but firefighters discovered a road was ...

Newark Lures Amazon With $1 Billion Payroll Tax Incentive

NEWARK, NJ - Amazon will get a payroll tax break at a cost of $1 billion to the city should the company open its second headquarters here.

It’s one of two ordinances that were approved by the Newark City Council council to sweeten the deal for the corporate giant and stand out among other locations vying for Amazon’s so-called HQ2.

“The City Council has brought Newark a ...

Geoffrey the Giraffe Moves In To New Brunswick Children's Hospital

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Over a stretch of nearly 70 years, Geoffrey the Giraffe at Toys R Us stores was the symbol of happy times for generations of children, and now he may provide those same feelings for children coming to a hospital.

"From this day forward, Geoffrey stands tall in our lobby to encourage our smallest patients to smile when they enter our facilities," said John ...

15th Annual Maplewoodstock is this Weekend: July 14 and July 15

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The 15th Annual Maplewoodstock Music and Arts Festival, a free, two-day, live music and arts event, will be held this Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15, from noon until 10 p.m. each day in Memorial Park.   

The 23 bands performing were selected from a record-high 109 applicants in 2018, who radiate from Maplewood/South Orange to other musical ...

Bicyclist Struck and Killed on Springfield Avenue Early Saturday Morning

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A bicyclist who was struck by a motor vehicle early Saturday morning died as a result of his injuries, according to a press release from the Maplewood Police Department.

The man was biking in the area of 1600 Springfield Ave. when he was struck by a motor vehicle traveling east on Springfield Avenue at about 2:30 a.m., according to police, who arrived with EMS at the scene ...

Video: Mail Truck Pulled from Warinanco Park Pond

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE/LINDEN, NJ — Police, fire and rescue units responded to a U.S. Mail truck that apparently drove head-first into the pond in Warinanco Park on Thursday afternoon. 

Sometime after 2 p.m. responders were called to the scene to find the mail truck in the water. A park worker said that while he did not see the truck go into the water, he did arrive just in ...

Five Union County Gas Stations Get Citations for Alleged Violations of OWM and NJ Motor Fuel Laws & Regulations

WESTFIELD, NJ — Five Union County gas stations received citations for alleged violations of  OWM and NJ motor fuel laws and regulations, the New Jersey Consumer Affairs’ Office of Weights and Measures announced recently:

Quick Check #90 1999, Routes 1 & 9, Rahway  was cited for faulty or illegible L.E.D. Price Per Gallon signage on fuel dispenser. (10 ...

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