The Essex County prosecutor’s office said the blaze started at about 6 a.m. at 16 N. 17th St., a few blocks north of Route 280.
Flames shot through the roof of a two story home on Springdale Avenue in East Orange over night.
Sgt. Mike Williams, a 12-year veteran with the department, was recently voted East Orange officer of the month, officials said at an afternoon news conference.
State authorities say a northern New Jersey man fabricated a story about being carjacked so he could get about $38,500 from his insurer.
A tractor-trailer and several other vehicles were involved in the crash that occurred in the eastbound lanes, police said.
Multiple people were killed Wednesday evening, and several others were injured, in a crash in East Orange, New Jersey.
A woman was found dead outside an apartment building in East Orange, N.J. Monday, and police believe she was the victim of a homicide.
Crews responded to a smokey fire in a fourth floor apartment in East Orange. They found the two or three-year-old child inside and not breathing.
Fatoumata’s husband, Babatope Owoseni, 33, was arrested and charged with murder.
Police said the suspect ran out of the PATH station but was apprehended by police.
A northern New Jersey man was shot and wounded by an off-duty East Orange police officer when he allegedly tried to break into the officer’s vehicle.
A suspect has been arrested and charged in the murder of a 17-year-old high school senior in East Orange, N.J.
Aquilla Flood, a senior at Campus High School, was found dead around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday morning inside her East Orange home.
An investigation is under way following a police-involved shooting in East Orange, New Jersey on Saturday night.
Police said a SUV collided with a tractor-trailer on a service road, went through a cement barrier and plunged about 15 to 20 feet onto I-280.