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August 30, 2023

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- A resident in Scotch Plains reported being the victim of fraud and was swindled out of $25,000 on August 21, according to the Scotch Plains police blotter.  The victim received an email regarding a transaction with one of their banks that they did not recognize along with a ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Rashid Ali Bynum pled not guilty in the killing of Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour during the accused's court appearance in Middlesex County on Monday. Superior Court Judge Joseph Paone denied bail for the 29-year-old Portsmouth, Virginia, resident because of "overwhelming ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The pastor of an East Orange church remains hospitalized in critical but stable condition days after undergoing emergency surgeries to repair bullet-wound damage he suffered last week. Meanwhile, police detectives and uniformed officers continue their search for two women who ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – As a transport nurse who treats patients who are being whisked via ambulance to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Jessica Newcomb is accustomed to bumpy rides. But life took a sharp turn for her and 1,700 fellow nurses on Aug. 4 when they went on strike. The nurses ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A smattering of students were leisurely sipping Frappacinos at The Yard on College Avenue as Yang Lin and Weiyas Jiaiag, two students enrolled in Rutgers’ School of Arts and Sciences, scouted the food options.  By the time classes begin for the fall semester on Sept. 5, this ...

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PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – Merriam Avenue School vice principal Kenneth Lutz, aged 52 has been suspended from his position in Newton after being formally accused of aggravated sexual assault and assault by contact according to Warren County Prosecutor, James Pfeiffer. During the period spanning 1998 to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A New Brunswick woman who pled guilty to two counts of second-degree vehicular homicide for a wrong-way crash that resulted in the deaths of two children has been sentenced to 11 years in prison. Yokauri Batista-Alcantara, 33, has been sentenced to a concurrent six-year ...

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PLAINSBORO, NJ - Authorities have charged a Plainsboro man for the attempted murder of a family member, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. The 44-year-old Plainsboro man is currently being held and is charged with first-degree murder. His identity has not been made public at ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A 22-year-old Saudi Arabian man who was arrested in January after stealing a school bus from the parking lot of the Livingston Senior and Community Center and transporting it across state lines was indicted for charges related to this incident on Thursday, according to the U.S.

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TRENTON, NJ - A state grand jury has voted not to file any criminal charges at the conclusion of its deliberations regarding the death of Joshua Mathis, 19, of Hillsborough, N.J.  Mathis was fatally shot by Hillsborough Police Officer Christopher Michaels inside the victim's apartment after ...

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WARREN COUNTY, NJ ­-- FEMA has announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of New Jersey to supplement recovery efforts in the areas affected by the severe storm and flooding July 14-15, 2023. "We will do everything we can to help you," Governor Murphy ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Beware of individuals offering unsolicited estimates for home repairs who show up at your door, according to a police report. On August 9 just after 9 a.m., a Glen Rock resident reported an incident that occurred on July 15 when three men came to their door unsolicited offering ...

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BELMAR, NJ — It was announced at the most recent Mayor and Council meeting that the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) had found traces of potentially toxic algae in Silver Lake. According to Mayor Buccafusco, this was discovered after the DEP tested the lake on July 31.  Officials ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Essex County prosecutors and Maplewood Police have announced the arrest of a Brooklyn man on charges of bringing a 14-year-old girl to a Maplewood park for sexual purposes. Nazarjon Abdukahorov, 27, was arrested and charged with second-degree luring and third-degree endangering the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Representatives for Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and a union representing 1,700 nurses are scheduled to sit down at the bargaining table Wednesday, Aug. 9.  The meeting, brokered by a mediator, will be the first since the nurses went on strike Friday ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – On Day One, the refrain from the striking Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital nurses was chanted in the streets, emblazoned on T-shirts and scrawled on signs: Safe staffing saves lives. The nurses, who began forming picket lines at 7 a.m. Friday, pushed the message ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – About 1,700 nurses who care for patients in the emergency room, intensive care unit, pediatric area and other parts of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital have gone on strike. As of 7 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4, the nurses represented by United Steel Workers 4-200 have traded ...

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MOUNT LAUREL, NJ — A Mount Laurel man has been charged with harassment after police were called to a Township store following an incident with juveniles, the Mount Laurel Police Department (MLPD) announced in a statement.  The incident occurred on Monday, July 24 at Target, located at Centerton ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- A motor vehicle stop by Hamilton Police on Wednesday morning that caused the evacuation of a section of the township led to the arrest of a man with four pipe bombs in his car and one later found at his home.  According to the Hamilton Police Division (HPD,) Officers Broniszewski ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- The former owner of two restaurants in Newark’s Ironbound has admitted failing to collect payroll taxes stemming from his ownership of the once-prominent eateries, federal authorities said. Jorge Fernandes, 76, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Christine P. O’Hearn to two ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department is seeking the public's assistance statewide, in locating Jessica Marrero, 14, of East Brunswick, N.J. Marrero was last seen Tuesday, July 25 at 3:30PM, in the area of Riva Avenue near the Milltown border, in East Brunswick. She is ...

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East Brunswick, NJ - An Old Bridge 16-year-old has confessed to having made two false bomb threats against the Hooters restaurant on Route 18 South in East Brunswick. The East Brunswick Police Department says that, had the threats been made by an adult, they would constitute charges of False ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - A 27-year-old New Brunswick woman has been charged in connection with the death of a six-year-old with special needs who was under her supervision while riding on a school bus strapped into a wheelchair, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald. Amanda ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Four New Jersey Lottery tickets matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball drawn for the Monday, July 17, winning the $50,000 second-tier prize. Those tickets were sold at the following locations: Bergen County: Rt. 4 Petroleum LLC, 70 Route 4 East, ...

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HAMILTON, NJ – Six properties that have sat vacant around Hamilton due to foreclosure will soon become open space, according to a Tuesday announcement by Mayor Jeff Martin. These properties total almost 50 acres with delinquent liens over $1 million owed to the Township.   “Rather than ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ -- The employee of a store in The Mall at Short Hills has been accused of fraudulent charges of more than $10,000 to the credit cards of multiple customers. Millburn Police Officer Zonn stated that the Ralph Lauren Store reported a theft on July 6. The asset protection manager ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Police Department (LPD) Detective Bureau is seeking the public's assistance in identifying the individual pictured above, who is wanted for questioning related to an ongoing investigation.  Without knowing the age of the suspect, the LPD is not releasing ...

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The three Newark fire captains who were injured while fighting a fatal ship fire at Port Newark have been released from the hospital, the city’s public safety director said Saturday, as firefighting operations on the cargo ship continued. The Newark firefighters were among the five injured and ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - It is just three days since a New York bound train was stuck just east of the Maplewood Train Station and here we are again. The Train became stuck due to a failure in the catenary and the pantographs which draw power from the overhead lines to run the train. Although the ...

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WAYNE, NJ – World famous chef and restaurateur Gordon Ramsay was in Wayne last month, working on upgrading In The Drink – the restaurant and bar at the Preakness Valley Golf Course. It was for the re-launch of his popular show Kitchen Nightmares, which should begin airing this fall after a long ...

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