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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 ...

Caldwell Man Arrested for DUI and Weapon Offenses

FAIRFIELD, NJ — A 64-year-old Caldwell man was recently arrested in Fairfield for driving under the influence (DUI) and being in possession of an air/spring handgun and handcuffs.

Just after midnight last Thursday, Fairfield Officer Steven Ptaszynski was monitoring traffic on Route 46 near the Crown Plaza hotel when he observed a pick-up truck with an unauthorized LED off-road light on ...

Fairfield Police Warn of Increase in Misuse of Catnip Cocktail

FAIRFIELD, NJ — After a recent encounter with a 40-year-old Kenilworth man who was found to be in possession eight bottles of “Catnip Cocktail,” the Fairfield Police Department is warning the community about an increase in the misuse of this product.

Police described Catnip Cocktail as a liquid that is should be strictly used to sedate cats and should not to be consumed by ...

Car Collides With West Caldwell Home, Causing Fire

WEST CALDWELL, NJ - A home on Passaic Avenue in West Caldwell was heavily damaged Tuesday morning after a vehicle crashed into the residence.

At around 8:30 a.m. this morning, the home went up in flames following the crash, in which a vehicle careened into the front of the split-level structure.

"When officers arrived, they found a vehicle at struck the front of the house," said ...

'Stand Up For Blue' Fairfield Police Foundation Gala Raises More Than $50K

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - More than 320 people attended the first annual Fairfield Police Foundation "Stand Up for Blue" Fundraising Gala Thursday, Oct. 25 at Il Tulipano in Cedar Grove. It raised approximately $53,000 for the Fairfield Police Department.

The night included a cocktail hour, dinner and entertainment by Goumba Johnny and ventriloquist, John Pizzi. There also was a high end ...

'Stand-Up for Blue' Fundraiser Raises $53,000 for Fairfield Police Foundation

FAIRFIELD, NJ - Fairfield Township Mayor James Gasparini congratulated the Fairfield Township Police Department and the Fairfield Township Police Foundation on their many accomplishments this fall from a plane pull to a fundraising gala.  

At the Monday night council meeting, Gasparini said that the township participated in the 2018 Special Olympics plane pull, and he stated, ...

Essex County Synogogues to Get Added Security Measures After Pittsburgh Shootings

NEWARK, NJ - The Essex County Sheriff's Office has responded to Saturday morning's mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue by implementing stronger security measures and urging more vigilance at local temples and other places of worship.

"Sheriff Armando ordered that the officers of his department has increased vigilance at and around all Essex County synagogues and other houses ...

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 ...

Accident on I-280 in West Orange Tying Up Thursday Afternoon Traffic

WEST ORANGE/LIVINGSTON, NJ - (Updated at 4:40 p.m.) A jackknifed tractor-trailer Thursday afternoon was causing massive delays on I-280 in West Orange. Two other local accidents in Livingston were adding to the congestion in the area.

According to BNN (Breaking News Network) and 511nj.org, the accident, which happened shortly before 4 p.m., occurred on the eastbound side of the highway, in the ...

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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