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Authorities: Several Black Bear Sightings Reported In Springfield, N.J.

There have been several sightings of black bears in a New Jersey town. Black bears are not aggressive unless provoked. Experts say never make eye contact, and never run.


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NJ Martial Arts Instructor George Mendoza-Valentino Admits To Having Sex With Underage Student

A man who was an instructor at a northern New Jersey martial arts academy has admitted he sexually assaulted a 13-year-old student on multiple occasions.


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1 Man Dead, 1 Injured In Route 78 Crash In New Jersey

One man was killed and another was injured Sunday afternoon, in a two-vehicle crash on Route 78 in Springfield, N.J.


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25-Year-Old Man Allegedly Tried To Pose As Incoming Freshman At N.J. School

To avoid letting him know that they were suspicious school officials handed Walden, who was allegedly posing under the name Jason Burns, an enrollment pack and told him to bring the paperwork to his parents.


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Men Charged With Posing As Golfers, Targeting Exclusive Clubs’ Members

Thieves disguised as golfers have been targeting private clubs all up and down the East Coast, and walking away with credit cards and cash.


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Troubled New Jersey Zoo On The Market For $2.4 Million

The facility has not renewed its state permit and has received local, state and federal violations for a number of issues, including a monkey biting a child and two hyenas escaping.


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New Jersey Teen Accused Of Sexual Assault In Vermont

A teenager from Northern New Jersey was being held in Vermont Tuesday, on charges that he sexually assaulted a woman.


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Short Hills Man Accused Of Stealing Dead Dentist’s Identity

Roben Brookhim of Short Hills is accused of having seen patients at Associated Dental offices in New Providence, Springfield, West New York, and West Orange even though his dental license was revoked in 2004.


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Basketball Hoops Taken Down In Springfield, N.J.; Some Scream Racism

For more than a year, basketball players in Springfield Township have been sidelined, forced onto a half court because the town took down hoops at four different parks after neighbors complained about rowdy behavior.


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Basking Ridge, N.J. Hits 95 Degrees April 16; Unusually Warm Weather Brings Red Flag Brush Fire Warnings

The heat is on in the Big Apple. Temperatures are expected to be about 25 degrees above normal, making it feel like July.


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Knicks, Nets Great Bernard King Reportedly Snubbed Again For Hall Of Fame

It appears Bernard King will have to wait yet another year for his chance at Hall of Fame immortality.


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Mild Winter Means Early Allergies In New Jersey

Pollen counters are getting an early start at Dr. Leonard Bielory’s office in Springfield. “March 10 has usually been our regular. February 22, 23, and 24 are not the normal times,” he said.


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1 Person Killed In Fiery Crash On Routes 1 And 9 In Elizabeth

Officials say Routes 1 and 9 in Elizabeth will remain closed for most of the day after a tanker truck burst into flames when it collided with a car early this morning, killing the driver.


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Superintendent Reverses Decision; Springfield Students Can Wear Halloween Costumes

Little witches, vampires, ghosts and goblins will be roaming the halls of Springfield schools after all.


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Springfield School District Decides To Ban Costumes On Halloween

There won’t be any witches, vampires, ghosts or goblins roaming the halls this Halloween in Springfield because the school district has decided to ban costumes.