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Effort to revive proposed gun ban fails in Delaware Senate | Newark Post
Newark Post | June 21, 2018
Democratic lawmakers failed Tuesday to resurrect a proposed ban on certain semiautomatic weapons after the measure failed to clear a Senate committee.
Woman attacked with baseball bat at Newark Transit Hub | Newark Post
Newark Post | June 21, 2018
A Middletown woman was attacked with a baseball bat while waiting for a bus in downtown Newark early Tuesday.
Man charged with pepper spraying patrons at a Newark McDonald's | Newark Post
Newark Post | June 21, 2018
A Newark man assaulted several McDonald’s customers with pepper spray on Sunday, police said.
$27.6 million capital referendum draws broad support from Newark voters | Newark Post
Newark Post | June 21, 2018
Newark voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly endorsed the city’s plan to borrow $27.6 million to pay for a variety of infrastructure projects.
Locals to play in annual Blue-Gold football game | Newark Post
Newark Post | June 21, 2018
One of Delaware’s oldest and most storied sports traditions, the 63rd annual DFRC Blue-Gold All-Star Football Game, will take place Saturday at Delaware Stadium. Kickoff is at 6 p.m.
New Police Surveillance Cameras A ‘Block Watch On Steroids’ | CBS Local
CBS Local | June 21, 2018
City officials launched the Citizen Virtual Patrol on Thursday, announcing 62 cameras available for selected users to monitor through a police website.
Retired Marine Opens Boxing Academy For Impoverished Youth In Newark | CBS Local
CBS Local | June 21, 2018
Some local kids in Newark are hopping in the boxing ring and lacing up for a better life.
Vintage photos of eateries and diners in N.J. | NJ.com
NJ.com | June 21, 2018
If you can't find something good to eat in New Jersey, you aren't hungry. As if we needed to be told ... 50states.com tells us that "New Jersey has the most diners in the world and is sometimes referred to as the diner capital of the world." Accor...
Town is painting its lampposts rainbow because 'everybody belongs here' | NJ.com
NJ.com | June 21, 2018
South Orange is inviting its citizens and any other interested volunteers to paint its six lampposts in Spiotta Park rainbow in celebration of LGBT pride. Following in the footsteps of the permanent rainbow crosswalks painted in neighboring Maplewood earlier thi...
NJ.com | June 21, 2018
Highlighting the state's top players after a busy spring full of softball action.
The best-dressed from N.J. prom season (PHOTOS) | NJ.com
NJ.com | June 20, 2018
As prom season winds down, NJ.com compiled a collection of some of the best dressed prom attendees from 2018. As prom season winds down, NJ.com compiled a collection of some of the best dressed prom attendees from 2018. BUY THESE PHOTOS Are you one of the people...
Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, former Newark Archbishop, removed from ministry over past sex abuse allegations | NJ.com
NJ.com | June 20, 2018
Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the former Archbishop of Newark and Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, D.C., has been removed from public ministry. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the former Archbishop of Newark and Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, D.C., has been re...
Mom sues officer and bar after drunk cop caused crash that killed her son | NJ.com
NJ.com | June 20, 2018
The officer, Romulo Meneses-Alvarez, pleaded guilty to third-degree vehicular homicide earlier this month in the death of Jairo Alexander Lozano. The mother of a 29-year-old motorcyclist who died following a Halloween night crash is suing the former-Elizabeth&nb...
College cut one job. Now its whole police academy's in jeopardy. | NJ.com
NJ.com | June 20, 2018
Staff changes at Essex County College's Public Safety Academy has prompted the Police Training Commission to restrict what classes they offer until concerns are addressed. The state agency that regulates police officer training has temporarily restric...
Dismantled drug ring pulled in $250K in profits weekly | NJ.com
NJ.com | June 20, 2018
The massive drug operation, authorities said, was selling at least 1 kilogram of cocaine and 10,000 bags of heroin on a weekly basis. Authorities dismantled a heroin and cocaine dealing ring operating in two counties that was netting a quarter of a million...
Here's a bid to sweeten a few politicians' pensions in the midst of N.J. budget fight | NJ.com
NJ.com | June 20, 2018
This is the time of year this time of year, when the party in power takes advantage of the frenetic pace of budget season and tries to push through controversial measures that may not fly at quieter times of the year. With tense budget negotiations consumi...
NJ.com | June 20, 2018
A vow of silence? The church offers little detail over Cardinal McCarrick abuse settlements in New Jersey.
NJ.com | June 20, 2018
The top high school baseball players in New Jersey this season
Opinions mixed as Newarkers head to the polls in capital referendum | Newark Post
Newark Post | June 19, 2018
After months of discussion regarding Newark's $27.6 million capital referendum, Newarkers citywide cast their ballots Tuesday.
Newark New Century Club’s legacy continues through grant program | Newark Post
Newark Post | June 19, 2018
The Newark New Century Club doled out $116,000 to 11 local nonprofits as part of its annual grant program last week.
Miss Newark's Outstanding Teen wins statewide pageant | Newark Post
Newark Post | June 19, 2018
For Miss Delaware's Outstanding Teen 2018 Skyler Knox, pageantry runs in the family.
Dager: Buckeye Lake just one of region’s many draws | The Newark Advocate
The Newark Advocate | June 19, 2018
There are exciting plans on the drawing board to make Buckeye Lake a major family friendly tourism draw.       
Off-Duty Newark Police Officer Shoots Suspect During Attempted Armed Robbery | CBS Local
CBS Local | June 19, 2018
Officials say the suspect tried to rob the off-duty officer near the corner of Clay Street and McCarter Highway just before 9 p.m.
Wild Weather Causes Problems For Drivers, Commuters Across Tri-State Area | CBS Local
CBS Local | June 19, 2018
Monday's wet and windy weather was causing problems in New Jersey, where some drivers seemed to be caught off guard by torrential downpours.
Delta Airlines Investigating Death Of Dog On Board Flight To Newark | CBS Local
CBS Local | June 19, 2018
The 8-year-old Pomeranian named Alejandro was found dead inside its cage in a cargo hold Wednesday.
Newark community looks out for the HUBB | Carter | NJ.com
NJ.com | June 19, 2018
Newark community rallies around the HUBB, a community center for young people, after the center was damaged by water used to douse an apartment fire. Al-Tariq Best was riding high, planning for the summer program and other events at the HUBB, the Help Us Become ...
Family of man who said cops kicked and pummeled him gets $90K settlement | NJ.com
NJ.com | June 19, 2018
Belleville paid to settle a suit claiming the officers beat a man at his home. A dispute on getting his daughter's boyfriend out of his house turned violent for Nicholas Quartuccio Sr. It was the night of Sept. 2, 2010 when police were called to his home in Bell...
Columbia High School prom 2018 (PHOTOS) | NJ.com
NJ.com | June 19, 2018
Columbia High School's students turned out in style on Monday at the Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park for their senior prom. Glamour and high style was the standard as prom-goers had fun and danced the night away. BUY THESE PHOTOS Are you one of the people pictured at this prom? Want to ...
Michael B. Jordan on MTV 'best villain' award: 'I thought for sure Roseanne had that in the bag' | NJ.com
NJ.com | June 19, 2018
Jordan won best villain at the MTV Movie & TV Awards for playing Erik Killmonger in 'Black Panther.' The hit Marvel movie was a big winner at the awards show. Michael B. Jordan scooped up a golden popcorn award for best villain at t...
Newark cop who shot man after off-duty bar fight convicted of manslaughter | NJ.com
NJ.com | June 19, 2018
Newark police officer Joseph Macchia was off-duty and at a Union Township bar when he got into a fight, drew his service weapon and shot a man to death two years ago. Newark police officer Joseph Macchia was off-duty and at a Union Township bar when he got into ...
NJ.com | June 19, 2018
NJ Advance Media has selected 36 players as All-State picks in 2018.
NJ.com | June 19, 2018
Long seen as a soft-spot by drug smuggling operations, the nation's seaports are becoming a favored pipeline, say security analysts.
NJ.com | June 19, 2018
NJ.com highlights the best players in N.J. from the 2018 season.
Cleveland Avenue's Bookateria to close its doors after 44 years | Newark Post
Newark Post | June 18, 2018
After 44 years in business, the Bookateria on Cleveland Avenue will close at the end of the month.
UUFN festival brings international flair to Newark | Newark Post
Newark Post | June 18, 2018
International cultures were on display Saturday as the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark hosted a cultural heritage fair.
Grammy Awards Museum Coming Soon To Garden State | CBS Local
CBS Local | June 18, 2018
To celebrate the award show’s return to the East Coast, a new museum is opening in Newark containing all things Grammy.
Police Question Person Of Interest After Nurse Stabbed In Hospital Parking Lot | CBS Local
CBS Local | June 18, 2018
The victim, in her 60s, was stabbed in the abdomen while she walked to her car in the hospital’s parking lot around 7:45 p.m. Sunday.
Elementary school aide masturbated in front of students and filmed it, cops say | NJ.com
NJ.com | June 18, 2018
Kenneth Palmer, 21, of Randolph, is also charged with taking "upskirt" photos of a student and was arrested after allegedly masturbating in a ShopRite. The Morris County Courthouse in Morristown. (Robert Sciarrino/The Star-Ledger) A paraprofessional wh...
N.J. pets in need: June 18, 2018 | NJ.com
NJ.com | June 18, 2018
Pets throughout New Jersey await adoption in shelters and rescues. Some fun and interesting facts about cats and dogs from Nationwide pet insurance: * Dogs only sweat from the bottoms of their feet, the only way they can discharge heat is by panting. Cats do not...
Police: Man On DEA Most Wanted List Arrested In Newark Airport Robbery Attempt | CBS Local
CBS Local | June 18, 2018
A man on the Drug Enforcement Administration’s most wanted list was arrested Friday after trying to rob an employee at Newark Liberty International Airport, police say.
Retired air marshal plotted revenge on agency, sought explosives info, fed say | NJ.com
NJ.com | June 18, 2018
Julian Terrell Turk, who worked for the Air Marshal field office in Newark, sent emails to a former marshal about his "plan to get them for what they've done to me," feds say. A retired federal air marshal was indicted Monday on charges that he ...
Police: Suspect Carjacks, Abandons Vehicle With Owner’s Wife, Child Inside In Newark | CBS Local
CBS Local | June 18, 2018
Police were searching late Monday for a suspect who carjacked a vehicle and drove off with the owner’s wife and child still inside.
Prosecutors: Sen. Menendez ‘Sold His Office’ For Ritzy Trips | CBS Local
CBS Local | June 18, 2018
U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and Florida ophthalmologist Dr. Salomon Melgen are charged with a conspiracy in which, prosecutors say, Menendez lobbied for Melgen's business interests in exchange for political donations and gifts.
NJ.com | June 18, 2018
Two mammoth rock bands combined for a long list of solos and sing-alongs in Newark Friday night
Newark Post | June 18, 2018
Dennis F. Lawler, 74, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, June 14, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Born August 10, 1943 in Brooklyn, NY, Dennis was the son of the late Joseph and Margaret…
NJ.com | June 18, 2018
N.J. athletes shined over a three-day stretch at nationals
New Paper Mill Road traffic signal will be activated Monday | Newark Post
Newark Post | June 17, 2018
A new traffic signal at the intersection of Paper Mill and Creek View roads – near Timothy's of Newark – will be activated Monday.
Newark Airport Employee Accused Of Stealing Pricey Belt From Passenger | CBS Local
CBS Local | June 17, 2018
Port Authority Police say a 28-year-old New Jersey man removed the $1,500 Louis Vuitton belt as part of security screening around 8 p.m. Monday.
3 People, Including 2 Teens, Charged In Deadly Thanksgiving Day Carjacking In Newark | CBS Local
CBS Local | June 17, 2018
Family members say 40-year-old Shuri Henry was gunned down just after enjoying the holiday dinner with her family.
Woman Shot, Killed During Thanksgiving Day Carjacking In Newark | CBS Local
CBS Local | June 17, 2018
Authorities say they are questioning two men and a 15-year-old boy who were found riding in the stolen SUV.