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  • Hudson prosecutor defends investigation into Murphy ...

    3 hrs ago | via WKXW-FM Trenton 

    Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez stood by her investigators in how they handled allegations of rape brought forward by a Murphy campaign volunteer against a man who was later hired by the Murphy administration. Even though Katie Brennan called police and went to a hospital to undergo a rape kit examination, prosecutors later declined to file charges against Albert J. Alvarez.

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  • EDITORIAL: Please follow the advice of police a &quo...

    7 hrs ago | via Observer 

    A police blotter comes out - and inevitably, there's at least one report, sometimes multiple reports, where someone left their car doors unlocked, leading to a criminal breaking into said car, only to make off with cash, change, call phones, tablets, iPads, GPS units, car seats, strollers, credit cards, keys, etc. And then follows another warning about how important it is for residents to lock their car doors when arriving home.

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  • Attorney wants media barred from reporting on N.J. m...

    9 hrs ago | via NJ.com 

    JERSEY CITY -- In a case that has had a number of bizarre twists, the defense attorney in the murder trial of Anthony Shuler has requested that reporters be barred from covering the trial. Defense attorney Joseph Mazraani argued that jurors are reading Jersey Journal stories on the trial that included information from two sworn statements by a witness that were ruled inadmissible as evidence by Hudson County Superior Court Judge Patrick Arre.

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  • Toddler found dead in suitcase dumped near train tra...

    12 hrs ago | via Fox News 

    Travis Lamont Plummer was arrested after his 2-year-old daughter's body was found in a suitcase in New Jersey. The 2-year-old girl whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase and abandoned near New Jersey train tracks had cocaine in her system when she died, an autopsy report revealed Tuesday.

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  • Witness insists he was forced to ID alleged killer

    18 hrs ago | via The Jersey Journal 

    A key witness for the state who recanted when called to the witness stand last week reiterated under cross-examination yesterday that he lied when he identified the defendant as the killer because police threatened him. The 23-year-old, who the court ordered not be photographed, was testifying in the trial of Anthony Shuler, who was 19 years old when authorities say he fatally shot Darren Edwards on June 28, 2010 at the corner of Duncan and Olean avenues in Jersey City.

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  • Autopsy shocker: Toddler whose body was dumped on tr...

    18 hrs ago | via The Jersey Journal 

    An autopsy of the 23-month-old girl whose body was found in a suitcase in Jersey City in April has revealed the toddler died of cocaine intoxication and unspecified violence. The state Regional Medical Examiner's Office has classified the death of Te'Myah Layauna Plummer as a homicide and concluded the cause of her death to be "violence" and cocaine intoxication, a spokesman for the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office said.

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  • Timeline: Murphy hires aide accused of raping campai...

    Tuesday | via WKXW-FM Trenton 

    The investigation will be done by the law firm of former state Supreme Court Justice Peter G. Verniero. It will investigate the the hiring and vetting of Albert J. Alvarez, regarding his position in the transition office and his eventual position at the New Jersey Schools Development Authority.

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  • Te'Myah Layauna Plummer's body was found along train...

    Tuesday | via NJ.com 

    An autopsy of the 23-month-old girl whose body was found in a suitcase in Jersey City in April has revealed the toddler died of cocaine intoxication and unspecified violence. The state Regional Medical Examiner's Office has classified the death of Te'Myah Layauna Plummer as a homicide and concluded the cause of her death to be "violence" and cocaine intoxication, a spokesman for the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office said.

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  • Witness again insists investigators forced him to id...

    Tuesday | via The Jersey Journal 

    JERSEY CITY -- A key witness for the state who recanted when called to the witness stand last week reiterated under cross-examination today that he lied when he identified the defendant as the killer because police threatened him. The 23-year-old, who the court ordered not be photographed, was testifying in the trial of Anthony Shuler, who was 19 years old when authorities say he fatally shot Darren Edwards on June 28, 2010 at the corner of Duncan and Olean avenues in Jersey City.

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  • Retrial of a man accused of murder in illegal gambli...

    Tuesday | via The Jersey Journal 

    The retrial of a 23-year-old Jersey City man accused of murdering a man in an illegal gambling joint in 2015 is scheduled to begin jury selection today. DeAndre Thomas is charged with shooting Davonte Carswell, 23, on a staircase leading to the basement of Los Yoleros Mini Market Deli on Ocean Avenue on Nov. 15, 2015, and then shooting him in the face after he had fallen.

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  • Wayne police arrest 2 in connection with burglary On...

    Monday | via NorthJersey.com 

    Two men arrested in Wayne on numerous charges after alleged burglary and attempted escape One of the suspects allegedly assaulted two police officers while trying to escape. Check out this story on northjersey.com: After a lie, a foot chase, two fights and an attempted escape by one of the suspects, two men were arrested by Wayne police after officers said they broke into a home Friday.

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  • 16-year-old charged with Jersey City armed robbery: ...

    Monday Oct 15 | via NJ.com 

    JERSEY CITY -- Police arrested a 16-year-old boy on Sunday who was wanted for a Jersey City Heights armed robbery a few days earlier, an official said. When officers located the boy at about 5:30 p.m. he took off running, but was quickly taken into custody.

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  • Only one of pair accused of murdering man guilty of ...

    Saturday Oct 13 | via The Jersey Journal 

    Jurors returned a split and possibly contradictory verdict yesterday in the trial of two Jersey City men charged with gunning down a man who was shot as many at 19 times on a front stoop in 2016. Aaron Enix and Davon Cooper, both 25, were accused of murdering 24-year-old Rashay Washington on Claremont Avenue near Clerk Street at 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 27, 2016.

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  • Charges against one cop dismissed in no-show jobs trial

    Saturday Oct 13 | via The Jersey Journal 

    A Jersey City police officer hugged his lawyer when a judge dismissed all charges against him at the trial of three officers accused of falsifying time sheets for no-show, off-duty traffic control assignments during the Pulaski Skyway closures. "There is no direct evidence that Officer O'Neill was not at the Skyway posts on June 3 and June 6 of 2014," Hudson County Superior Court Judge Mirtha Ospina said before dismissing the charges against O'Neill yesterday morning.

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  • Split verdict in trial of men charged murdering a ma...

    Friday Oct 12 | via NJ.com 

    JERSEY CITY -- Jurors returned a split and possibly contradictory verdict today in the trial of two Jersey City men charged with gunning down a man who was shot as many at 19 times on a front stoop in 2016. Aaron Enix and Davon Cooper, both 25, were accused of murdering 24-year-old Rashay Washington on Claremont Avenue near Clerk Street at 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 27, 2016.

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  • Charges against one Jersey City cop dismissed at no-...

    Friday Oct 12 | via The Jersey Journal 

    JERSEY CITY -- A Jersey City police officer hugged his lawyer when a judge dismissed all charges against him at the trial of three officers accused of falsifying time sheets for no-show, off-duty traffic control assignments during the Pulaski Skyway closures. "There is no direct evidence that Officer O'Neill was not at the Skyway posts on June 3 and June 6 of 2014," Hudson County Superior Court Judge Mirtha Ospina said before dismissing the charges against O'Neill this morning.

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  • Opening statements in Jersey City murder trial stopp...

    Friday Oct 12 | via The Jersey Journal 

    The prosecution began presenting its opening statement yesterday in the murder trial of a 19-year-old Jersey City man, but the sudden illness of a juror caused an adjournment. Shaquan Hyppolite, 19, is charged with the murder of Terrel Smith, 27, who was allegedly lured down a Van Horne Street alley to his death on March 29, 2017, in Jersey City.

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  • Fate of 2 accused of murder is in jury's hands; vict...

    Thursday Oct 11 | via NJ.com 

    JERSEY CITY -- Two Jersey City men charged with murdering a man who was shot as many as 19 times on a front stoop in 2016 will have their fates placed in the hands of the jury today. Aaron Enix and Davon Cooper, both 25, are accused of murdering 24-year-old Rashay Washington on Claremont Avenue near Clerk Street at 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 27, 2016.

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  • Woman who crashes car into fence, emerges with baseb...

    Thursday Oct 11 | via The Jersey Journal 

    A woman who crashed her car into a fence late Tuesday night was arrested after she emerged from her vehicle with a baseball bat and refused to drop it, authorities said. Destiny Carroll, 29, was charged with two counts each of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful possession of weapons, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, Jersey City spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione said.

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  • 5 are arrested after cops recover drugs and gun: police

    Friday Oct 5 | via The Jersey Journal 

    Jersey City police responding to a call about a disorderly group arrested five men on weapons and drug charges, police said.

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