West Orange

Surveillance image of a suspect wanted in an armed robbery of a West Orange gas station. (credit: Handout)

Police: Gas Station Worker Shot, Wounded During Armed Robbery In West Orange

An investigation is underway after a gas station attendant was shot and wounded during an apparent armed robbery in New Jersey.

06/17/2014

Jail cells (file/credit: clipart.com)

8 Years For N.J. Woman Convicted Of Setting Ex-Girlfriend’s House On Fire

A woman was sentenced to eight years in prison Friday after being convicted of setting her girlfriend’s West Orange, N.J. home on fire in 2011.

03/28/2014

Law enforcement agencies and volunteers take part in an active shooter drill at Liberty Middle School in West Orange, NJ on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. (credit: Kathryn Brown/CBS 2)

Law Enforcement Agencies, Volunteers Take Part In NJ ‘Active Shooter’ Drill

The drill at Liberty Middle School is designed to test the response of a dozen law enforcement agencies to a situation similar to last year’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

08/20/2013

City Councilwoman Andrea McPhatter (Photo: CBS 2)

EXCLUSIVE: East Orange City Councilwoman Accused Of Skipping Town After Sandy

Political fireworks have broken out in the East Orange, N.J., City Council, amid claims that Councilwoman Andrea McPhatter abandoned the city after Superstorm Sandy.

02/25/2013

Christopher Yonitch stands accused of sexually abusing one of his students at Washington Elementary School in West Orange, N.J. (Photo: CBS 2)

N.J. Teacher Arrested For Allegedly Sexually Abusing 10-Year-Old Student

The teacher arrested was 36-year-old Christopher Yonitch, charged in connection with alleged sexual abuse of the fifth grader.

02/07/2013

The FBI supplied this image of the man who robbed a TD Bank in West Orange, N.J. on Dec. 3, 2012. (credit: FBI)

FBI Hunts For West Orange Bank Robbery Suspect

The robber is described as being a man with a large build, about 5’10” and 210 pounds, goatee, salt and pepper hair. He was wearing a baseball cap, dark sweater, blue jeans and dark shoes.

12/05/2012

Generic Police File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

N.J. Police Officer Recovering After Nearly Being Killed During Sandy

A northern New Jersey police officer who was nearly killed when a tree fell on his car during Superstorm Sandy was on the road to recovery Tuesday.

11/20/2012

Roben Brookhim (credit: New Jersey Attorney General's Office)

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.

10/04/2012

WCBS 880 Reporter Jim Smith

Out Of Control Truck Slams Into West Orange Store Front, Building Condemned

Residents and business owners in West Orange are looking for a new place to stay after an out of control driver slammed his truck into their building on Wednesday.

09/26/2012

Erica DePalo (Credit: CBS 2)

Former Essex County Teacher Of The Year Accused In School Sex Scandal

Erica DePalo, the Essex County Teacher of the Year in 2011, is accused in a school sex scandal. And now students are buzzing at West Orange High School, where DePalo teaches 9th and 10th grade Honors English.

08/31/2012

Surveillance image of a person of interest being sought in connection with the fatal shooting of a West Orange bounce. (credit: Essex County Prosecutor's Office/Handout)

‘Person Of Interest’ Sought In Connection With Fatal Shooting Of West Orange Bouncer

Jacques Nelson, 32, was shot and killed while trying to break up a fight in the parking lot of Misty’s Restaurant and Bar on Main Street around 2 a.m. Monday, police said.

08/07/2012

Police lights (credit: clipart.com)

Police: West Orange Bouncer Shot, Killed While Trying To Break Up Fight

The incident happened around 2 a.m. this morning at Misty’s Restaurant and Bar on Main Street.

08/06/2012

Tim Tebow (file / credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Relativity Media)

New Jersey Pastor Praying For Tim Tebow

Pastor Terry Smith of the Life Christian Church in West Orange has extended an invitation to the brand new New York Jets quarterback.

03/22/2012

This garage was washed down to Main Street in Prattsville from a block away.  A Greene County Sheriff's vehicle parked inside was heavily damaged. (credit: Tony Aiello, CBS 2)

An Earthquake And A Hurricane, Once In A Lifetime? Maybe Not

Hurricane Irene hit the Tri-State area just days after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck in Virginia and rolled its way across the Northeast, leaving many wondering if it was a once in a lifetime occurrence.

09/01/2011

West Orange Police

Union Blames West Orange Crime Spike On Police Layoffs

West Orange police confirmed a dramatic spike in crime since April 1. There has been a total of 97 attempted and actual home break-ins and stolen cars — many through unlocked doors.

05/24/2011

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