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Pedestrian Fatally Struck in Montclair Near Montclair-Kimberley Academy

October 31, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police shut down the upper part of Bloomfield Avenue near the vicinity of Montclair Kimberley Academy on Wednesday morning due to a pedestrian fatality, reports say.

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is currently investigating the accident, in which, an adult male was struck and killed, law enforcement officials ...

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 ...

Essex County Officer Injured by Car in West Orange Accident

WEST ORANGE, NJ - An Essex County sheriff’s officer is recovering from injuries sustained when he was hit by a car in West Orange Tuesday night.

According to a statement from the Essex County Sheriff’s Office, the officer was struck by an automobile while directing traffic on Eagle Rock Avenue on Tuesday at 9:20 p.m.

The uniformed officer, who was transported to University ...

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 ...

Man Arrested in Connection with Maplewood Home Invasion and Sexual Assault

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A suspect was arrested and taken into custody on Saturday in connection with the sexual assault and home invasion that occurred in Maplewood on Tuesday, Oct. 16, according to a statement from Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II and Maplewood Police Chief Jim DeVaul.

According to Stephens and DeVaul, "after an extensive investigation, ...

Missing Person: West Orange Police in Search of Paul Geiger

WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Orange Police are asking for the public’s help locating a missing West Orange resident. Paul Geiger, Jr., 82, was last seen on Oct. 19, at 10:30 a.m.

At that time, he left his residence in West Orange and was traveling to an appointment at another West Orange address, but he never arrived.

Geiger is described as being 6-foot, ...

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 ...

West Orange to Participate in Fire Prevention Week Beginning Oct. 7

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Beginning Sunday, the West Orange Fire Department (WOFD) is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years, to promote this year’s fire-prevention campaign, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.”

Fire Prevention Week works to educate the public ...


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