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Multi-Town Firefighters Battle Montclair Blaze in the Snow

November 15, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - As snow is falling in Montclair, firefighters are fighting a blaze at the corner of Walnut Street and Valley on Thursday evening, according to reliable sources.

Located in the 200 block of Walnut St., the entire 2.5-story home was engulfed in flames. There are no known injuries at this time.

Details have not yet been released by the Montclair Fire ...

Female Fatally Stabbed in Montclair on Monday, Police Confirm

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Law enforcement officials have confirmed the fatal stabbing of a female victim in Montclair on Monday. The exact location and details surrounding the homicide have not yet been released, as this story is developing. 

However, eyewitnesses reported seeing police bring someone in a body bag out of a building located at 50 Greenwood Avenue sometime around 4 ...

Mikie Sherrill and Local Veteran Highlighted at Essex County Veterans Day Observance

NEWARK, NJ – Congresswoman-Elect Mikie Sherrill, a Navy veteran, made her first public appearance since winning the election in New Jersey’s 11th District at the ninth annual Essex County Veterans Day Observance on Wednesday at Essex County Veterans Memorial Park in Newark. During the ceremony, U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve Veteran William Squires was presented with ...

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 ...

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 ...

Standing-Room-Only Crowd Attends West Orange Chamber Event with Essex County Officials

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) Lunch & Learn event aimed at connecting local small business owners with knowledge and access to utilize county resources attracted a standing-room-only crowd on Thursday afternoon. 

The well-attended 90-minute event, held inside the new Education Center at the Turtle Back Zoo, was a collaboration between the WOCC ...

Thousands Attend Livingston Vigil After Pittsburgh Synagogue Attack

LIVINGSTON, NJ – In response to the deadliest attack on Jews in United States history, more than 2,200 people from throughout northern and central New Jersey came together at Temple B’nai Abraham in Livingston on Sunday to mourn the deaths of 11 people who were murdered at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh a day before during Shabbat services.

As of 5 p.m. on Sunday, two ...

Homicide in Montclair Claims the Life of 44-Year-Old Woman; Child's Father At-Large

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Law enforcement officials are searching for a 55-year-old attorney suspected of fatally shooting his child's mother, 44-year-old Angela Bledsoe.

Authorities are charging James R. Ray, III, with murder and weapons offenses. 

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti announced Tuesday that the ...

Improvements Underway at Essex County Riker Hill Art Park

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following a second public meeting held in Livingston last week to discuss the current plans for how to spend the $1 million currently allotted toward the revitalization of Riker Hill Art Park (RHAP) in Livingston, some of the priorities, such as improving the safety and accessibility of the entrance at the intersection of Beaufort Avenue and Homestead Drive, are ...

Home Invasion and Sexual Assault Under Investigation in Maplewood; Suspect At Large

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Essex County Prosector's Office Special Victims Unit and the Maplewood Police Department are investigating the home invasion and sexual assault of a woman on Tuesday in Maplewood, according to a press release on Wednesday from Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Maplewood Police Chief Police Chief Jim DeVaul.

The woman, age 24,  first ...

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