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2 killed by gunfire in Newark on Fourth of July; no arrests

Jul. 5, 2020 10:47 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gunfire claimed the lives of two people in Newark on the Fourth of July, authorities said. Essex County prosecutors and Newark public safety officials said 36-year-old Nekeya Grady of Willingboro and 46-year-old Earl Cohen of Newark were pronounced dead at the scene just before 3 p.m....

This combination of two undated booking photos provided by the Essex County Prosecutor's Office in Newark N.J., shows Julio Rodriguez, left, and Eric Stone. Both men have been charged with vandalizing police vehicles during a demonstration in Newark, N.J., on May 30, 2020. (Essex County Prosecutor's Office via AP)

2 charged with vandalizing police cars in Newark protests

Jun. 23, 2020 8:43 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two men have been charged with vandalizing police vehicles during recent protests in Newark. The Essex County prosecutor’s office announced charges Tuesday against 29-year-old Eric Stone of New York and 27-year-old Julio Rodriguez of New Brunswick for allegedly defacing marked...

NJIT switches conferences to American East from Atlantic Sun

Jun. 12, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Institute of Technology is switching conferences, joining America East and leaving the Atlantic Sun. America East announced its board of presidents had unanimously voted to to give NJIT full conference membership, effective 2020-21. NJIT will become America East’s...

3 killed, 2 critically injured in fiery crash in Newark

Jun. 10, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A single-car crash in Newark claimed the lives of three people and critically injured two others, authorities said. Essex County prosecutors said the car was heading west on Route 22 when it crashed and caught fire shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday. Taylor Hill, 19, and Kamal Johnson, 18,...

Man, woman arrested in Pennsylvania in NJ slaying

Jun. 9, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

WILSON, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say an eastern Pennsylvania man and a New Jersey woman are being held in Pennsylvania in connection with a slaying in Atlantic City. LehighValleyLive.com reports that 31-year-old Lewis Johnson of Wilson Borough and 35-year-old Shaquana Lewis of Pleasantville were arrested...

Trout, Manning, Amos among nominees for NJ Hall of Fame

Jun. 9, 2020 12:39 PM EDT

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Baseball superstar Mike Trout, Super Bowl champion Eli Manning, “Good Times” actor John Amos, and film star Danny Aiello are among this year's nominees for the New Jersey Hall of Fame. Others nominated Tuesday include “Addams Family” cartoonist Charles...

This undated photo provided courtesy of Anisha Khanna, shows, from left, Anisha, Sughanda, Kamlesh, Satyender and Priya Khanna. The northern New Jersey family of five doctors has lost two members to COVID-19. Satyender Khanna, who died at 77, was a practicing surgeon for more than four decades. His daughter, Priya Khanna, who died at 43, specialized in the study of kidney diseases.  (Courtesy of Anisha Khanna via AP)

Lives Lost: Family of doctors loses 2 shining lights

Jun. 9, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Priya Khanna may have been destined to practice medicine all along, and not necessarily because she grew up in a family of doctors. The middle daughter of a surgeon and pediatrician who had immigrated from India and settled in northern New Jersey in the early 1970s, Khanna tested the waters...

Pedestrian, 87, struck, killed crossing busy NJ intersection

Jun. 7, 2020 11:28 AM EDT

WESTFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say an 87-year-old man was struck and killed while crossing a busy intersection in northern New Jersey. Police in Westfield said the Scotch Plains man was struck shortly before 1 p.m. Friday. He was taken to University Hospital in Newark, where he was pronounced dead. The...

FILE - This Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, file photo shows Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio as Pope Francis, right, arrives at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. DiMarzio, already under a church investigation for alleged sex abuse, has been accused by a second man who says he was molested in the 1970s. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, Pool)

Brooklyn bishop accused by 2nd man of sex abuse in the 1970s

Jun. 4, 2020 5:25 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Roman Catholic bishop of Brooklyn, already under a church investigation for alleged sex abuse, has been accused by a second man of abuse in the 1970s, when the bishop was a parish priest in New Jersey. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio “repeatedly sexually abused” Samier Tadros...

Prosecutor: Mother, daughter may have died of gunshots

Jun. 2, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The deaths of a New Jersey mother and her 6-year-old daughter are considered suspicious and are believed to have been due to gunshot wounds, authorities said Tuesday. A relative found Sushmiba Bardhan, 36, of West Orange and the girl Sunday in their Suzan Court apartment, the Essex...