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Woman killed by N.J. Transit train ID’d as local resident

New Jersey Transit police have identified the woman struck and killed by a train a train late Monday as a Bergen County resident. Kelly Bailey, 30, of Garfield, was struck about 10:25 p.m. west of Somerset Street near the Garfield Train Station, according to Jim Smith, NJ Transit spokesman. Bailey...
GARFIELD, NJ
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Brooklyn woman found chopped up in suitcases identified

NEW YORK - The NYPD has identified a Brooklyn woman who was found chopped up in suitcases and has classified her death as a homicide. Parts of D'Asia Johnson, 22, were found in two suitcases inside her Linwood St. apartment in the Cypress Hills neighborhood on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022.
BROOKLYN, NY
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Xavier McClain dies from a head injury at 16

LINDEN, NJ — Players warmed up and were directed by assistant coaches under the afternoon sun that engulfed Tiger Stadium at Cooper Field on Saturday, Sept. 24. One hour before kickoff, the Linden Tigers went through their usual pregame rituals, with head coach Al Chiola standing among them as he began to observe their opponent, the Perth Amboy Panthers, from across the field.
LINDEN, NJ
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When will the remnants of Ian reach NYC?

Hurricane Ian made landfall yesterday as a powerful Category 4 hurricane in Florida. The storm delivered catastrophic impacts to parts of the state yesterday including a dangerous storm surge, destructive winds and flooding rains. The threat for dangerous conditions will likely persist well today as the storm crosses the state, despite weakening.
NEW YORK CITY, NY
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Man charged after shooting that left 1 dead, 1 hurt

A Newark resident has been charged with killing one man and injuring another in a shooting in the city earlier this month. Marquis McCray, 32, gunned down Wayne Jones on the 100 block of Ridgewood Avenue shortly before midnight on Sept. 17, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office said Thursday.
NEWARK, NJ
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Newark official gets two years in prison

A former Newark Housing Authority executive was sentenced to two years in prison for embezzling money to buy cell phones and tablets and then resell them,. Vernacio Diaz, who served as director of information technology for the authority, purchased 1,509 electronic devices — valued at $594,425 — during a period of more than seven years, beginning in late 2013.
NEWARK, NJ

‘Beat them until they bleed:’ Ex-NYPD cop Michael Valva stands trial in death of 8-year-old son

Ex-NYPD cop Michael Valva put his children through years of hellish abuse — culminating in the 2020 freezing death of his autistic 8-year-old son, prosecutors alleged Wednesday during opening statements at his murder trial. Little Thomas Valva and his 10-year-old brother Anthony were bruised, starved and forced to sleep on dog pads by their dad and his then-fiancée Angela Polina, Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney Laura Newcombe told jurors, according to Newsday. “I will beat them until they bleed,” Valva allegedly once texted Polina about the boys, Newcombe said. “It is the only thing that works.” The brothers, both of whom had special-needs,...
SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY

Woman shot in Newark, investigation ongoing

NEWARK, N.J. -- Police are investigating after a woman was shot in Newark on Wednesday.Officers responded to calls of shots fired near Central Avenue just before 3 p.m.At the scene, they found a woman with a gunshot wound. She was taken to a local hospital.The details surrounding the shooting at unknown at this time.
NEWARK, NJ

Newly obtained images shed more light on stomach-turning conditions at Rikers

Newly obtained images from Rikers Island have shed more light on the deplorable conditions inside the troubled jail system. The photos, presented to Manhattan prosecutors by the Board of Correction last month, give a glimpse into the hellish realities faced by inmates on Rikers amid an agency-wide staffing crisis. One series of stomach-turning pictures inside the jail depict an inmate sitting in his own feces for about 11 hours at an intake center until another prisoner gives him a fresh set of clothes, according to the presentation shown to hundreds of prosecutors in District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office. Another series of...
MANHATTAN, NY
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