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Union County Cop Indicted For Theft

(Rahway, NJ) -- A Union County police officer from Rahway is charged with theft and official misconduct.  Prosecutors say Blake Clay used bogus bar codes to rip off several Target and Walmart stores earlier this year in Clark, Edison, Linden and Woodbridge.  The alleged scheme meant that items Clay bought rang up for just a…

Bridgegate Witness Says Threat To Close GWB "No Joke"

(Newark, NJ) -- The government's key witness in the so-called Bridgegate trial is due back on the stand this morning at U.S. District Court in Newark.  Yesterday, former Port Authority official David Wildstein testified about an August 2013 email from one of the two Christie insiders on trial that said "time for some traffic problems."…

ACLU Representing Accused NY-NJ Bomber

(Newark, NJ) -- The ACLU is stepping in to represent the accused New York-New Jersey bomber.  It's criticizing federal judges for refusing to appoint public defenders because Ahmad Khan Rahami hasn't been officially arrested yet by the feds.  He's been hospitalized in Newark since a shootout with Linden police nine days ago and, reportedly, is…

Four Child Luring Incidents In Union County

(Kenilworth, NJ) -- A suspect is still on the loose in four child luring incidents in Union County.  Three have been reported in Roselle and one in Kenilworth in the past week or so. Police have increased patrols and the schools superintendent in Kenilworth is urging parents to be vigilant. In each incident, a thin…

Wildstein Continues Testimony At Bridgegate Trial

(Newark, NJ) -- It's Day Six of the Bridgegate trial with David Wildstein, the government's star witness, on the stand again.  On Friday, the confessed architect of the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal claimed his job at the Port Authority was to advance New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's agenda. Wildstein testified he had a…

School Honors Cop Wounded In Terror Takedown

(Linden, NJ)  --  One of the Linden  police officers wounded in a shootout with the accused Chelsea bomber received a hero's welcome this morning at an elementary school just blocks from the shooting scene. Officer Angel Padilla risked his life to stop suspect Ahmad Rahami.  He was already a familiar face at School Number 5…

NJT Service Resumes After Suspicious Package Found

  Service on New Jersey Transit's Main/Bergen and Port Jervis Lines is up and running again.  Riders are being told to expect heavy delays of up to an hour following police activity near the Ridgewood Station this morning.  Service was suspended in both directions after a suspicious package was spotted and the station was evacuated.…

Day Three Of Bridgegate Trial In New Jersey

  (Newark, NJ) -- It's day three of the so-called Bridgegate trial in New Jersey.  The Mayor of Fort Lee is back on the stand today after testifying that he was showered with Giants tickets in the Governor's box, cocktail parties and lunches.  He says after he failed to endorse Chris Christie for re-election as…

Report: Giants Players Considering Protest During Anthem

(East Rutherford, NJ) -- Will members of the New York Giants become the latest NFL players to kneel during the national anthem Sunday? "Newsday" reports a handful of Giants players, including linebacker Keenan Robinson and running back Rashad Jennings, are considering some form of protest. Their outrage over deadly police confrontations involving minorities includes this…

NJ Man Sought In Chelsea Bombing Born In Afghanistan

(New York, NY) -- There's more information now about the New Jersey man being sought by the FBI in a bombing Saturday in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood.  The FBI says 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami was born in Afghanistan but is a U.S. citizen living in Elizabeth.  Neighbors say he works at First American Fried…