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Karla Villagra-Garzon

Missing Elizabeth, N.J. Mom Found Slain; Husband Charged With Murder

A mother from Elizabeth, N.J. has been found dead more than three weeks after she was reported missing, and her husband has been charged with her murder.

03/19/2014

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2 Plainfield Men Sentenced In Fatal Shooting Of Bystander In 2011

According to Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park, 46-year-old Nelson Santos Betance had just bought a phone card in a store at the corner West Third Street and Monroe Avenue on March 21, 2011 and was sitting in his car when gunshots were fired from a nearby vehicle.

02/21/2014

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Man Arrested After Explosive Devices Are Found In Union, N.J.

A Union Township, N.J. man was arrested Monday, after authorities found an improvised explosive device and other weaponry Monday at his home.

01/27/2014

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Man Accused Of Firing At Police During Fanwood, N.J. Standoff

A man was in custody Saturday, after allegedly firing several shots at police during a lengthy standoff at a Fanwood, N.J. home.

11/23/2013

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Veteran NYC Firefighter Killed In Motorcycle Crash In N.J.

“There’s no reason that this driver should not have seen the motorcyclist coming,” said Union Police Lt. Robert Christie.

10/11/2013

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New Jersey Man Accused Of Illegally Renting Out Foreclosed Homes

Barton Hodge, 37, has been charged with two counts of theft by deception.

10/02/2013

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Investigators Search For Answers In Clark, N.J. Murder One Year Later

A Clark, N.J. woman was found dead in her home a year ago Sunday, and police have asked for the public’s help to solve the murder on the one-year anniversary.

07/07/2013

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New Jersey Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Unconscious Woman

Cyrus Fakroddin, 51, was arrested Wednesday at his home. He is charged with first-degree aggravated sexual assault and is currently being held on $250,000 bail.

01/10/2013

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Jersey City Cop, Working With U.S. Marshals, Shot During Investigation In Elizabeth

A Jersey City Police officer, working in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Service, was wounded during an investigation just after 10 p.m. Thursday in Elizabeth, officials said.

01/27/2012

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Officials Say Parents Need To Be Involved With Kids’ Online Activities

With social media use on the rise and no sign of slowing down, experts say it’s vital for parents to get involved to protect their kids.

12/10/2011

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MD Teen Facing Charges In NJ For Online Prank

The Union County Prosecutor’s Office plans to bring a Maryland teenager to New Jersey to face charges for sending out a message online threatening an NJ school.

02/09/2011