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  1. Killer of 2 NYC officers had long criminal historyRead the original story

    1 hr ago | New Jersey Herald

    The gunman who fatally ambushed two police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability that included an attempt to hang himself a year ago, authorities said Sunday. Moments before opening fire, Ismaaiyl Brinsley approached people on the street and asked them to follow him on Instagram, then told them, "Watch what I'm going to do," Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said.

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  2. NYPD: Cop ambush killer told passers-by to watchRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | New Jersey Herald

    The gunman who fatally ambushed two New York City police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability that included an attempt to hang himself a year ago, police said Sunday. Ismaaiyl Brinsley approached people on the street moments before opening fire and asked them to follow him on Instagram, then told them to "watch what I'm going to do," Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said.

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  3. PATH stations reopening after Sandy repairsRead the original story

    Friday Dec 19 | New Jersey Herald

    PATH's Exchange Place and World Trade Center stations reopen this weekend after nearly a year without weekend service because of Superstorm Sandy repairs and signal upgrades. The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey says approximately 280,000 square feet of metal tunnel surfaces and equipment were cleaned of salt residue left by Sandy and corroded metal was replaced.

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  4. 26 charged in theft ring that sent cars to AfricaRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 18 | New Jersey Herald

    Authorities say that 26 people have been indicted for taking part in an international carjacking and theft ring in New Jersey and New York that sent high-end cars to West Africa. A state grand jury in Mercer County charged three ringleaders, two shippers and 21 associates who stole and fenced the Land Rovers, Porches, Jaguars and other luxury vehicles.

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  5. Judge OKs $190 million for Passaic River cleanupRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 17 | New Jersey Herald

    A New Jersey judge has approved a $190 million settlement with the last remaining defendant stemming from lawsuits filed over pollution in the Passaic River. It's the third and final settlement with companies involved in litigation over river contamination.

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  6. Man shot by security guard dies from his injuriesRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | New Jersey Herald

    A Newark man has died from injuries he suffered when he was shot by retired police officer who was working as a security guard at a northern New Jersey business. Essex County prosecutors say 26-year-old Devin Grimes died at a hospital Monday afternoon, two days after he was shot.

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  7. Woman found shot to death in abandoned Newark homeRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | New Jersey Herald

    Authorities found the body of 47-year-old Deborah Johnson in an abandoned home on South 10th Street. She had been shot multiple times.

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  8. Man accused of trying to take documents to ChinaRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 9 | New Jersey Herald

    A man who worked for a defense contractor in Connecticut has been charged with attempting to travel to China with stolen documents on the development of advanced titanium for U.S. military aircraft. Federal prosecutors on Tuesday announced the charges against 36-year-old Yu Long, a Chinese citizen who is a lawful permanent resident of the United States.

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  9. Newark plans more patrols after violent weekendRead the original story

    Monday Dec 1 | New Jersey Herald

    Newark Mayor Ras Baraka says his administration will take an aggressive approach to policing high-crime areas. Baraka said at a news conference Monday that more officers would be put on patrol and that shifts would be extended from 10 hours to 12 hours.

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  10. Violent holiday in Newark leaves 3 deadRead the original story

    Monday Dec 1 | New Jersey Herald

    Newark Mayor Ras Baraka on Monday is set to hold a news conference where he'll announce a plan to curb the violence. Baraka will be joined by Police Director Eugene Venable.

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  11. 1 dead, 2 wounded in Newark shootingRead the original story

    Sunday Nov 30 | New Jersey Herald

    One person is dead and two people have been injured in a shooting in Newark, a day after two other shootings left two people dead and three wounded. Authorities say two people are in stable condition at a hospital after a shooting around 7 p.m. Sunday in the 600 block of South 20th Street.

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  12. 2 dead, 3 wounded in Newark shootingsRead the original story

    Sunday Nov 30 | New Jersey Herald

    Authorities say the first shooting happened around 9 p.m. Saturday on the 700 block of South 20th Street in the city's West Ward. Police arrived to find 23-year-old Zaire Williams of Irvington dead from a gunshot wound.

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  13. Ferguson lesson: Police can better calm situationsRead the original story

    Saturday Nov 29 | New Jersey Herald

    The grand jury that declined to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson was focused on whether he might have acted in self-defense when he shot and killed unarmed, 18-year-old Michael Brown. But the case raises another question: Could Wilson have avoided getting into a spot where he had to make that split-second, life-or-death decision? Departments around the country have in recent years stepped up their training in "de-escalation" - the art of defusing a tense situation with a word or a gesture instead of being confrontational or reaching for a weapon.

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  14. End near, future uncertain for red light camerasRead the original story

    Saturday Nov 29 | New Jersey Herald

    A bane of motorists and a boon to municipal coffers, New Jersey's red light cameras are a get-rich-quick scheme by towns or a worthwhile safety improvement that is saving lives, depending on where you sit. The cameras are scheduled to stop rolling in about two weeks, and they face an uncertain future after a sometimes-rocky five-year pilot program.

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  15. Ferguson Protesters march through NewarkRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 25 | New Jersey Herald

    Several hundred protesters marched through the streets of New Jersey's largest city to protest the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision. Activists from the People's Organization For Progress led the peaceful march through Newark on Tuesday night.

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  16. Newark officials urge calm before Ferguson protestRead the original story

    Tuesday Nov 25 | New Jersey Herald

    Officials and clergy members in New Jersey's largest city are urging calm in the wake of the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision. They joined organizers at a news conference Tuesday afternoon in front of the federal building on Broad Street in Newark to call for peace at planned demonstrations.

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  17. Ex-Newark staffer admits birth certificate schemeRead the original story

    Saturday Nov 22 | New Jersey Herald

    Federal prosecutors say a former Newark city employee has admitted producing fraudulent New Jersey birth certificates that were later sold by a co-conspirator. Cory Cooke, of Newark, faces up to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty Friday to a single count of producing false identification documents.

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  18. NJ man accused of stealing bulldozer for ride homeRead the original story

    Nov 18, 2014 | New Jersey Herald

    Police say 30-year-old Christopher Russell left behind a path of destruction as he tried to maneuver the bulldozer through West Hudson Park. The bulldozer leveled signs, three benches, a tree, a drinking fountain, and left a maze of tracks in the grass.

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  19. Mom charged after boy accidentally shoots sisterRead the original story

    Nov 16, 2014 | New Jersey Herald

    Child endangerment charges have been filed against the mother of a 9-year-old Newark girl who was shot and seriously wounded by her 12-year-old brother as he played with a handgun in their home. City police tell NJ.com that 33-year-old Catrease Thomas also faces a weapons count.

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  20. Fire spreads to 3 houses in Newark, no injuriesRead the original story

    Nov 15, 2014 | New Jersey Herald

    A fire official says three homes are burning in Newark, New Jersey, but all residents apparently got out in time and no injuries have been reported. Capt.

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