Essex County

Police Tape (credit: Eliot Schechter/AFP/Getty Images)

Authorities Probe Death Of 52-Year-Old East Orange Man

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide tips line at 1-877-847-7432.

03/20/2013

Ernest Williams Jr. (credit: Handout/Essex County Prosecutor's Office)

Man Indicted In Murder Of Villanova Student Last Summer

A suspect has been indicted in the murder of a 21-year-old Villanova University student last summer.

03/16/2013

Jennifer Heiner-Pisano

N.J. Lawyer Admits To Misusing Clients’ Funds

A New Jersey attorney pleaded guilty this week to directing clients’ funds to her own personal use and obtaining a home through fraudulent means.

03/02/2013

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Off-Duty Essex County Sheriff’s Officer Shot Outside Club In Newark

It happened around 2 a.m. at the Mercedes and Mink Lounge on Springfield Avenue.

02/28/2013

Erica DePalo (Credit: CBS 2)

Fmr. ‘Teacher Of The Year’ Must Register As Sex Offender After Guilty Plea

A former Essex County teacher of the year has admitted having sex with a 15-year-old boy enrolled in an honors class she taught.

02/19/2013

Guns turned in as part of a gun buyback program in Bridgeport, Conn. - Dec. 22, 2012 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NJ Collects Thousands Of Guns In Buybacks

Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa announced Tuesday that the state spent $242,225 in criminal forfeiture funds to buy back firearms.

02/19/2013

New York City Skyline (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

City Over Suburbs: More Young Parents Are Choosing To Live In NYC

In a striking reversal, growing numbers of young parents are choosing to live in New York City over suburbia, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.

02/17/2013

Guns turned in at a Dallas gun buyback event (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Essex County Churches Holding Gun Buyback Today And Tomorrow

After a number of successful guns for cash exchanges in New Jersey, another gun buyback is taking place today and Saturday in Essex County.

02/15/2013

New Jersey Turnpike near the Pulaski Skyway - Feb. 8, 2013 (credit: NJ511)

Winter Storm Dumps Snow On Garden State, Knocks Out Power

The northeastern part of the state was expected to get a foot or more of snow as the storm intensified overnight.

02/08/2013

Guns at a buyback event in Los Angeles (credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Gun Buyback Planned For Next Weekend At Essex County Churches

The day after Valentine’s Day ill mark the start of a two day guns for cash exchange at six churches in Essex County.

01/31/2013

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Mom Reunites With Young Children After Newark Carjacking

Newark police said the woman was inside her parked vehicle at around 7:50 p.m. Thursday when she was forced out of it and a suspect sped off with her 3-year-old and 11-month-old inside.

01/24/2013

School Panic Button

N.J. Assemblyman Says Panic Alarms In Schools Should Be A ‘Mandate’

New Jersey Assemblyman Ralph Caputo (D-Belleville) said Monday that panic buttons should be a “mandate” for every public school in the state.

01/14/2013

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New Jersey Lawmaker Calls For Silent Alarms In Schools

A New Jersey lawmaker has thrown out an idea to keep schools safe in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

01/12/2013

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Essex County Launches Program To Keep Mental Health Patients Out Of Jail

The Essex County, N.J., Prosecutor’s office has set up a new initiative to steer nonviolent offenders with mental health problems toward treatment programs rather than prison time.

12/10/2012

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Large Amounts Of Guns, Coke, And Cash Seized During Friday Night Raid In Newark

A team made up of detectives from the Newark Police department along with members of Essex County’s Viper Unit collaborated to conduct the raid in the 500-block of South 11th street.

12/01/2012

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