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July 5, 2023

MAPLEWOOD, NJ _ A coyote attacked a woman in South Mountain Reservation on Friday, officials say, as media report the attacks also include a young girl and her dog. A press release from the Maplewood Police Department sent Friday afternoon said that Essex County Sheriff's officials were on the ...

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WARREN COUNTY, NJ – A criminal investigation is ongoing after the Warren County Prosecutor has charged 32-year-old Macarius Salib of Marlboro with multiple offenses of invasion of privacy, child pornography and endangering the welfare of a child. A family friend, Salib was reported to the ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - A 14-year-old driver and 16-year-old passenger with a parakeet were arrested after attempting to elude police in a stolen vehicle. Two juvenile males from Essex County were arrested today, according to Police Chief Robert Guidetti, for the following infractions: A 14-year-old ...

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The Newark Board of Education's refusal to disclose the full taxpayer cost of reacquiring ownership of the State Street School is being challenged in court by TAPinto Newark. TAPinto Newark has filed an appeal of an Open Public Records Act request response that heavily redacted information ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Police are investigating the death of a male student who was found on a Rutgers University campus in Piscataway, according to authorities. No further details were released, including on which campus he was found, but Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Rutgers Police ...

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CRANFORD, NJ — A Cranford man was electrocuted when lightning struck Sunday during afternoon thunderstorms. Originally reported by ABC7 and confirmed to TAPinto Cranford by CPD's public information officer, Captain Matthew Nazzaro, Cranford Police and Cranford EMS responded to a call on Retford ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The man suspected of shooting a 35-year-old Vauxhall resident three times this morning (June 24) on Park Ave. in Summit -- after a personal dispute between the two men became violent -- has been arrested, according to the Summit Police Department (SPD) Detectives. A digital message ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Police Department is currently investigating a report of a shooting at a Park Avenue establishment. The suspect is at large in the area of Orchard Street. A Nixel alert has been sent out The suspect is described as a Hispanic male wearing a black hooded ...

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It may soon become more difficult for the public to get public information in New Jersey. Proposed changes to New Jersey’s Open Public Records Act introduced by state Assemblyman Joe Danielson, D-Somerset, last week would prohibit records requestors from challenging public agency denials in ...

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PENNSYLVANIA -- Motorists who rely upon 1-95 to travel back and forth between New Jersey and Pennsylvania can breathe a sigh of relief after a late Tuesday announcement that the roadway will reopen this weekend.  Pennsylvania Governor Shapiro and PennDOT Secretary Carroll announced the reopening ...

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An Elizabeth couple who created a Kean University scholarship in memory of their only daughter bequeathed the Kean University Foundation an additional gift of more than $850,000 from their estate to provide additional scholarships to aspiring teachers. Damaryz and Alcibiades “Johnny” Vazquez’s ...

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PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – Many came out for the music at the Ole Towne Festival, but the fun had just begun at the annual hot dog eating contest! Jimmy's Hot Dog Stand, a beloved local establishment along the Delaware River in Union Square, hosted its annual hot dog eating contest today, June 17, ...

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TRENTON, NJ - A grand jury, on June 12, returned an eight-count indictment against Bridgewater resident, and former Manville police chief, Thomas Herbst, who was arrested and charged in April with sexual assault and other related charges. Herbst, 55, was charged following an investigation by the ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ - Tonight, tensions will run high as both pro and anti-Trump supporters gather in Bedminster, New Jersey. Trump supporters will congregate outside the Clarence Dillon Public Library at 2336 Lamington Rd. at 4 p.m., while anti-Trump supporters plan to hold their rally at the same ...

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BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — An Allentown woman faces criminal charges for an $840,000 real estate transaction after a Bordentown City title company reached out to police when they received her fraudulent check. Sydne Phillips, 32, was charged with two counts of Theft by Deception (Second Degree), ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- NJDOT (NJ Department of Transportation) has announced that at least two left lanes on I-280 eastbound will be closed just before Exit 7 to repair a sinkhole in West Orange, Essex County.   Beginning at 11 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, until 11 a.m. Sunday, June 11, ...

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MOUNT LAUREL, NJ — Mount Laurel police officers once again responded to a home in the Township where a residential pool was rented out for a second time in two days.  According to the Mount Laurel Police Department (MLPD), an officer who was conducting proactive checks of the area on Friday, ...

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NEWARK, NJ — One of the music industry’s largest events will return to the Prudential Center on Sept. 12, bringing a plethora of opportunities for celebrities and surrounding businesses. MTV’s Video Music Awards (VMAs) will be in Newark’s Prudential Center for the second consecutive year, ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ - In a shocking revelation, a former youth gymnastics coach has been arrested and charged with committing sexual offenses against three athletes under his coaching, as announced by Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago on Monday. Sasha C. Raught, a 55-year-old ...

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MOUNT LAUREL, NJ — A large pool party that took place at a home in Mount Laurel on Thursday night was dispersed after Mount Laurel police officers, along with officers from two other area police departments, arrived.  The Mount Laurel Police Department (MLPD) responded to the 100 block of ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ -- Millburn Police Officer Kelly and Officer Ford responded to the Chanel store at the Mall at Short Hills on May 26 for a report of a shoplifting theft that just occurred. According to Chanel associates, a female, later identified as Chauyi Wu, 24, of Montvale, had concealed an ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Retiring Westfield Public Schools teacher Frank Thompson will avoid jail time for charges of child endangerment and drug possession from his overdose in front of students in November. Thompson, who served as an art teacher at Roosevelt Intermediate School, appeared before ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Detectives from the major crime section of the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office, the Sayreville Police Department, the FBI, and the Virginia Chesapeake City Police Department arrested 28-year-old Rashid Ali Bynum of Portsmouth, Virginia, on May 30 at 10:45 a.m. in connection ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ - Attorney General Matt Platkin and Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone announced at a press conference this afternoon in New Brunswick that an arrest has been made in the killing of Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour. Rashid Ali Bynum, 28, of Portsmouth, VA., has ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A 37-year-old felon, slain here on Friday, was a key figure two decades ago in one of New Jersey's most gruesome child abuse deaths, forcing the state to overhaul protection services for at-risk children. Dispatched to a 2:30 a.m. car accident at Lindsley and Sunset avenues on May ...

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NEW JERSEY— A teenage surfer was hospitalized Sunday after reports indicate she was bitten by a shark, in Stone Harbor, NJ. The15-year-old girl from Pennsylvania, was surfing in the waters when she was attacked, according to officials. The teen was treated on scene for lacerations to her foot ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Commons Mall, celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, has been acquired by Pacific Retail Capital Partners, according to a release from the mall. The company is one of the nation’s leading retail real estate development, investment, management and advisory ...

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Elizabeth, NJ - A torso discovered in Elizabeth on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, spurred a homicide investigation, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel, Elizabeth Police Director Earl Graves, and Elizabeth Police Chief Giacomo Sacca stated on Thursday, May 18, 2023. Elizabeth Police Department ...

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MONMOUTH, NJ - According to a statement released by Monmouth University, run by Patrick Leahy, they have agreed to settle a class action lawsuit filed by a parent and student who sought to recover a refund of a portion of the tuition and fees they paid during the spring 2020 semester. $433,333.33 ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ -- Millburn Police Chief Brian Gilfedder stated that police officers responded to a call from Dior at the Mall at Short Hills on Monday, May 15, 2023, at 10:44 a.m. Dior associates reported, "Four unknown black males wearing dark clothing and masks entered the store and began ...

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