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December 13, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Middlesex County authorities today announced that another Edison police officer was arrested, this time for destroying evidence he believed would be used in an investigation. Nicholas Lunetta, 31, of Scotch Plains, was charged with one count of tampering with evidence and one ...

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CRANFORD, NJ — A 60-year-old township man died in Sunday's house fire on Hillcrest Avenue, authorities said. Sunday's house fire fatality has been identified as Philip Anter, the owner and sole occupant of the residence, according to a press release from the Cranford Fire Department. An ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Police are seeking help from the public locating a township woman missing since Dec. 6. A missing person investigation is underway into the disappearance of Helen Kim, 47, of Route 22 West, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives ...

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CLARK, NJ — The glow of holiday lights stood in stark contrast to the solemn crowd gathered to remember and mourn Michael Sot on Tuesday evening.  The crowd came together to pray, cry, reminisce, reassure and support each other after the loss of one of their own just hours before. Jackie ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Social media was steaming and Montville parents were fuming when a parent whose child is a first grader at Cedar Hill Elementary in Towaco posted onto the Montville Moms Facebook page Nov. 29 that a substitute teacher identified only as “Ms. M” had told the children in the class ...

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FANWOOD, NJ — Mayor Colleen Mahr joined mayors from neighboring municipalities at a recent meeting with Gov. Phil Murphy to discuss opportunities for shared services between municipalities. Mahr is a long-time advocate of cooperative agreements between towns to provide services at cost savings ...

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NEW JERSEY — Police officers across the state are now restricted from asking you certain questions because of  a directive issued by state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal. Grewal’s policy — which applies to all state, county and local law enforcement agencies — also limits the types of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Mayor James Cahill has joined the chorus of municipal leaders in praising a proposed state law that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses. On Tuesday, state legislators introduced a bill permitting these immigrants to get licenses because many of ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy stopped by the West Orange diner that opened its doors and its kitchen to students stranded on school buses during Thursday’s storm. The Chit Chat Diner, located on Eagle Rock Avenue near the Eagle Rock Reservation, welcomed 11 buses full of West ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Authorities are seeking witnesses to a crash that killed a local woman when her car became stuck on the train tracks at the Union Avenue crossing. Susan Brown, 61, of New Providence, was killed Thursday after her car was hit by an NJ Transit train during Thursday evening's ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Many West Orange and Montclair students remained stranded on their buses and some at their schools hours after the final bell rang Thursday, due to a powerful Nor’easter that slammed the tri-state area as schools were being dismissed. As of 9 p.m. on Thursday, West Orange ...

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A winter storm is ongoing and freezing temperatures can be dangerous for pets. State law says dogs cannot be outside if temperatures are below 34 degrees without proper shelter (insulated, elevated, heated). The public is advised to keep pets safe avoid fines fined by bringing your pets ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — Law enforcement officials have stated that Thomas Kolding, the missing 15 teenager from Mountain Lakes, has been found. According to police, he is safe. Kolding has been missing since Oct.30. Law enforcement confirmed that he traveled by train from Denville to Newark - Broad ...

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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 ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The Montclair attorney accused of killing his live-in girlfriend on October 22, has been captured in Cuba, police officials announced on Wednesday. According to published reports, James Ray, III, 55, is charged with killing the mother of his child, 44-year-old, Angela ...

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In addition to casting votes in statewide, county and local election on Tuesday, New Jersey voters will also be asked a public question on whether to increase financial aid to New Jersey’s educational institutions. The League of Women Voters of New Jersey, a nonpartisan political organization ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — Morris County authorities are seeking help in finding a 15-year-old Mountain Lakes boy who has been missing since Oct. 30. In a statement, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Mountain Lakes Police Chief Shawn Bennett  said the boy, Thomas Kolding, who lives in Mountain ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – When Roxbury Social Services Director Janet Wald learned about the Vietnam veteran living in his car, Wald did what she usually does: Everything she could to help. Her efforts aided the fellow, at least temporarily, but they also pretty much wiped out the money Social Services sets ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 52-year-old Hillsborough man has been charged with at least three bank robberies in central New Jersey over the past month, and may face additional charges as a police investigation continues in adjoining counties and Pennsylvania. Mark Elbaum, a resident of Merritt ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. – The township’s administrator is racking up complaints by the hundreds. But they aren’t complaints against Don Hutchins. They’re the complaints the township has collected as part of its residents’ survey about their experiences with Comcast. A public hearing will be held ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- A 40-year-old Essex County man was arrested Saturday in connection with an Oct. 16 sexual assault and home invasion, authorities said. Authorities charged Muhammad Sharif, of Irvington, with aggravated sexual assault and burglary, acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore ...

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Edison, NJ –  Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced Friday that a grand jury indicted five Edison police officers on multiple charges including official misconduct, participating in a pattern of official misconduct, and theft. According to a statement issued by Mr. Carey’s ...

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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, ...

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LAVALLETTE, NJ — A New Jersey State Police helicopter flew overhead and members of the United States Coast Guard floated nearby as hundreds celebrated the grand opening of a playground recently built in Lavallette Beach in memory of Livingston resident Brendan Tevlin a little more than four years ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Workers representing several labor union advocacy groups joined with the mayors of New Brunswick and Perth Amboy today in urging state legislators to increase the minimum in New Jersey to $15 an hour. "It's time for New Jersey to raise the minimum wage to a just wage," said ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Charter school leaders and their advocates are gathering in Newark Thursday morning for their annual conference amid a new reality: the state's top elected official—unlike his predecessor—is not a strong supporter of the alternative public schools that have taken root over the last two ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A New Brunswick High School vice principal was killed this weekend when he was struck by a car that was involved in a drag race in Piscataway, authorities said. Police are searching for the driver of a 2003 Honda Accord who fled the scene. Tyrone Harrison, 49 of Somerset, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — A Montgomery High School teacher who lives in Hillsborough has been arrested and faces charges of sending nude photos of herself and sexually-explicit messages via social media to a Montgomery High School student over a period of several months. Michelina Aichele, 29 of ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Filming for “Joker,” a movie that tells the backstory of the popular Batman villain, is coming to Newark in about a week. Crews will be on hand from Oct. 13 to 16, and a number of road closures and parking restrictions are expected around Downtown during that time. The movie is ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Health said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Sept. 28, 2018, between 5:30 and 10:30 a.m. may have been exposed to measles. Someone flying from Tel Aviv in Israel had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B ...

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