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Fire Knocks Out Power in Warren’s East Side

July 17, 2018

 

WARREN, NJ -  A tree fell on electrical wires on Wells Lane sparking and knocking out power on Warren’s east side. JCP&L estimates restoration of power by 5:30 p.m.

A flash flood watch is in effect through 12 am Wednesday. Thunderstorms producing heavy rain could result in flash flooding across the area. 

One to two inches of rain is ...

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 ...

Bedminster Woman Dies From Injuries After Being Struck by Car in Mall Parking Lot

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Bedminster woman has died from her injuries after being struck by a car in the parking lot of the Bridgewater Commons Mall Monday.

Marion Kelley, 62, was struck by a vehicle while walking in lot four near the Macy's merchandise pick up area at around 3:20 p.m. Monday.

The 2017 Mazda was driven by Chinmayi Parikh, 33, of Piscataway.

The crash is still being ...

Suspect Faces Multiple Charges in Burglary of Green Brook Residence

 

GREEN BROOK, NJ – A Plainfield man faces multiple charges in connection with the burglary of a Green Brook residence on July 6.

Khiry Moody, 28, of Sumner Avenue, Plainfield, has been charged with 2nd degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, 2nd degree Possession of a Firearm by Certain Persons, 3rd degree Burglary, Degree, 3rd degree Theft, and 4th degree Criminal Mischief, ...

Downed Tree Closes Bonnie Burn Road in Watchung

 

WATCHUNG, NJ - Bonnie Burn Road is closed in the area of the Colorado Cafe due to a tree down on Monday afternoon, police said. Please use an alternate route.

 

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Man Drowns in Apparent Accident at Duke Island Park on July 4

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A 52-year-old New York man drowned in the Raritan River near Duke Island Park Wednesday in what appeared to be an accident, according to a release from Bridgewater Township Police.

Fermin Franco was pronounced dead shortly after midnight July 5 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerset.

According to police, at about 4:04 p.m. Wednesday, officers ...

UPDATE: Woman Injured in Plainfield Shooting Has Died, Police Seek Information

PLAINFIELD, NJ -- The female victim of a double shooting that took place in Plainfield the weekend of June 23-24 has died due to her injuries, Union County First Assistant Prosecutor Albert Cernadas Jr. announced Monday.

The victim has been identified as Shavonne Young, 25, of Scotch Plains. The shooting, which took place around 1a.m. on Sunday, June 24, at the corner of ...

Prosecutor: Body of Man Found in Somerset County is Homicide Victim

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – Police have determined that the body of a man found in a wooded area off Phillips Road Sunday night is the victim of a homicide.

Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson identified the victim as Darren Fordham, 26 of Somerset.

Fordham suffered multiple gunshot wounds, according to Robertson, who gave the following account:

A 911 emergency call was ...

Missing Girl, Samantha Canuel, Found Safe, According to Police

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The 15-year-old girl missing from Bridgewater since Friday night has been found safe, according to a report from Bridgewater Township Police.

Samantha Canuel was reported missing around 9 p.m. Friday in the area of Chester Street.

She was found safe around 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Police Temporarily Suspend Search for Missing Teen; Investigation Continues

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - As of around 6 a.m. Saturday, the search for missing 15-year-old Bridgewater teen Samantha Canuel was temporarily suspended, according to a Facebook post from Bridgewater Township Police.

According to the post, after an exhaustive search for the missing teen overnight, police have temporarily suspended the search, pending new information.

The investigation is still ...

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