Essex County

A Range Rover in connection with a fatal carjacking at The Mall at Short Hills. (credit: CBS 2)

Authorities: Carjackings On The Rise In North Jersey Suburbs

So far in 2013, there have been 450 carjackings in Essex County, up from 422 in 2012, and 410 in 2011, 2009 saw just 200.

12/20/2013

Photo Of Crime Scene Tape (John Li/Getty Images)

Sheriff’s Officer Shot, Wounded In Paterson, N.J.

An off-duty Essex County Sheriff’s officer and a second person were wounded early Sunday in a shooting in Paterson, N.J.

12/01/2013

Chase Harrison (credit: Chase Harrison/Facebook)

Newly Elected Millburn School Board Member May Be N.J.’s Youngest Elected Official

Chase Harrison, 18, beat incumbent board member Rona Wenik, winning 1,805 votes to Wenik’s 1,653, according to incomplete results from the Essex County Clerk’s office.

11/08/2013

April Wyckoff (credit: CBS 2)

Authorities Continue Search For Body Of April Wyckoff

Authorities believe 43-year-old Matthew Ballister III killed 43-year-old April Wyckoff of Cranford in his Union Township home sometime on Tuesday evening.

10/26/2013

Jennifer Sahoye (credit: Handout)

Woman Facing Vehicular Homicide Charge For Allegedly Texting While Driving

Jennifer Sahoye, 35, was originally charged with causing death while driving with a suspended license in the Oct. 10 crash on Routes 1 & 9 in Newark. Further investigation revealed Sahoye was texting while driving at the time of the crash, Essex County prosecutors said.

10/23/2013

Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community

Study: A Quarter Of New Jersey Residents Live In Poverty

Twenty-five percent of New Jerseyans are living in poverty, according to a new study.

09/08/2013

Jail cells (file/credit: clipart.com)

Authorities: Essex Prisoner’s Death Suspicious

Essex County authorities believe an inmate found dead early Sunday might have been killed during a fight with his cellmate.

09/02/2013

Jail cells (file/credit: clipart.com)

Inmate Found Dead In Essex County, N.J. Jail Cell

Authorities in Essex County, N.J., were investigating the suspicious death this weekend of an inmate at the county jail.

09/01/2013

A new billboard being used in a campaign to combat carjackings in New Jersey is seen on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

NJ Billboard Campaign Tries To Combat Spike In Carjackings

The initiative announced Monday includes billboards, bus placards and flyers and features the faces of convicted carjackers.

08/19/2013

The ruins of a destroyed home sit in the sand on November 21, 2012 in Mantoloking, New Jersey. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NJ Offering Interest-Free Loans To Those Buying Homes In Sandy-Ravaged Communities

The state of New Jersey has launched a loan program designed to boost home ownership in the counties hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy.

08/06/2013

Photo Of Crime Scene Tape (John Li/Getty Images)

2 Robbery Suspects Shot, Wounded By Correction Officer In Newark

An Essex County, N.J., correction officer shot and wounded two teens who allegedly tried to rob him in Newark early Monday, authorities said.

07/29/2013

A surveillance image of a suspect wanted in connection with the killing of a Newark, NJ IHOP manager. (Credit CBS 2)

New Surveillance Images Released In Newark, N.J. IHOP Manager’s Killing

New surveillance images surfaced on Saturday of three men wanted in connection with the murder of an IHOP manager in Newark in March.

07/13/2013

Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo (file / credit: Essex County Executive)

Essex County Executive Crosses Party Lines To Support Christie

County Executive Joe DiVincenzo became the latest in a string of Democrat to endorse Christie’s re-election bid against Democratic Sen. Barbara Buono of Metuchen. He issued the endorsement Tuesday.

06/11/2013

The Valerie Fund's Bunny Flanders with cancer survivor Molly Greenwald. (credit: CBS 2)

Valerie Fund Gears Up For Annual Fundraising Walk

The charitable organization works with sick children and their families to make the trying time a little easier for the whole family.

06/09/2013

Dennis Mamrosz has been charged with making a bomb threat against Seton Hall's South Orange campus. (credit: Essex County Prosecutor’s Office)

Suspect Charged In Bomb Threat That Shut Down Seton Hall’s South Orange Campus

Authorities announced an arrest warrant has been issued for Dennis Mamrosz, 24, of Yonkers. Mamrosz is currently in Westchester County jail on unrelated charges.

06/03/2013

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