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Teen Injured In Times Square Attends Her Graduation

A Dunellen High School teenager injured when an out of control driver plowed into a crowd of pedestrians in Times Square has graduated.  Destiny Lightfoot, who spent days in the hospital recovering from serious injuries, attended the ceremony in a wheelchair Wednesday night.  She continues to recover from a severely fractured leg.  Another Dunellen High…

New Jersey Institutes "Safe Phone Zones" Along Highways

The state Department of Transportation has partnered with GEICO for a new statewide sponsorship of Rest Areas and Scenic Overlooks, rebranding them as "Safe Phone Zones."  As part of a national effort to encourage drivers to pull into a safe location to use their phones for calling, texting and accessing mobile apps, New Jersey has…

Body Of Missing Teen Found

Rescue crews have located the body a 17 year old who went missing yesterday afternoon after he was swept away while swimming with his friends.  His body was found this morning in Rowan Lake at John Roebling Park.  The boy and three other teens were swimming in the Hamilton-Trenton Marsh just before 5 p.m. when…

Chelsea Bombing Suspect Objects To Being Labeled "Terrorist Sympathizer"

Chelsea bombing suspect Ahmad Rahimi is objecting to being labeled a "terrorist sympathizer." His lawyers battled with federal prosecutors in Manhattan yesterday over whether they can call him that at trial, saying the Elizabeth man has never been charged with being a terrorist or helping a terrorist organization. Prosecutors say they can prove Rahimi was…

FBI: Congressional Shooter Had Anger Management Issues

Federal investigators are releasing new information on the man who shot up a congressional baseball practice last week, severely injuring House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.  The FBI said in a press conference this morning that a thorough background check of James Hodgkinson revealed no mental health issues, but did reveal he had "anger management issues."…

Funeral Service For NJ Pre-Teen Whose Death Is Being Investigated

Morris County prosecutors are remaining tight-lipped about their investigation into the death of a Rockaway Township sixth-grader who may have taken her own life.  Mallory Grossman died suddenly last week, hours after her parents complained to officials at Copeland Middle School that she was being bullied on Snapchat. The 12-year-old was buried yesterday on the…

Video Shows Wildwood Cop Punching Man In Face

The Cape May County Prosecutor's Office is investigating after a video surfaced showing a Wildwood cop punching a man in the face.  The video was posted on Facebook on Monday, a day after the incident. In it, an officer appears to swing his right fist at a man in a parking lot at New Jersey…

Two Plead Guilty To Using Craigslist To Lure, Kill Man

Two men in Elizabeth are pleading guilty to the 2014 killing of a Brooklyn man who they attempted to rob after offering to sell him a car through Craigslist.  Thirty-one-year-old Ali Garner and 32-year-old Keon Lewis appeared before a judge Monday in the death of 41-year-old Mamuka Chamiashvili.  Investigators determined that Chamiashvili responded to a…

Funeral Today For Linden Police Officer Struck By Train

A funeral service is being held Monday for the Linden police officer who was killed last week by an NJ Transit train.  The service for Officer Daniel Kuczynski, known as DK, is being held at St. John the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Clark.  The 45-year-old cop was off-duty when he was struck and police…