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Ewing man arrested for murder of Shaquil Lofton

Officials announced the arrest of a 36-year-old Trenton man for Friday’s shooting death of Shaquil Loftin. Daniel L. Smith was taken into custody late Saturday evening during a motor vehicle stop in Ewing by members of the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Special Investigations Unit. He is charged with one count of murder and multiple weapons offenses.
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Arrest made in slaying of transgender woman in Trenton, prosecutor says

Authorities have charged a Trenton man with murder in the fatal shooting of a woman in the city’s West Ward. Daniel L. Smith, 36, is charged with murder and related firearms offenses for the early Friday shooting of Shaquil Loftin, 23. Trenton police officers responding to a reporting shooting at a house on Kelsey Avenue found Loftin shot in the face at about 4:40 a.m.
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Little Ferry PD: Loaded Gun, Drugs Found After Suspended Driver Makes Illegal Turn

A driver with a suspended license had a loaded gun under the seat when he was stopped for an illegal turn at a Little Ferry 7-Eleven , authorities said. Officer Joseph Convery stopped an Acura sedan driven by Dionis Nunez, 23, of Newark after he made an illegal left out of the Liberty Street convenience store’s parking lot onto Main Street, Capt. Ronald Klein said.
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East Brunswick,

NJ Attorney General: Man On Darkened Route 18 Struck, Killed By Police Car

A man was in the roadway when he was struck and killed on Route 18 by a police car before dawn Sunday, authorities confirmed. The East Brunswick officer was on duty and in uniform when the marked vehicle struck the man in front of the AAA Insurance center on the northbound highway at 3:35 a.m., Acting New Jersey Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck said Sunday evening.
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Gabrielle Union wraps movie in N.J. See epic surprise from Dwayne Wade.

When Gabrielle Union wrapped her latest film in New Jersey, a simple boxed gift wouldn’t do. Union’s husband, former NBA star Dwayne Wade, had a bigger vision in mind. The actor, who has been filming Netflix movie “The Perfect Find” locally in Newark and Jersey City as well as Harlem this summer, was surprised with a series of performances at a wrap celebration for the film.
Mercer County,

It really was a tornado

The National Weather Service has confirmed that what some Hopewell Township residents experienced on Thursday really was a tornado. The report states: “The supercell storm which produced a tornado in Plumstead Twp cycled and produced another tornado beginning in New Hope in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Tree damage began near River Rd just west of the Delaware River, with a portion of River Rd closed and impassable due to downed trees. The tornado crossed the Delaware River and entered Mercer County, New Jersey, in the area of Washington Crossing. Multiple reports of residential tree damage were received from Washington Crossing, and the survey team observed tree damage along River Rd on the New Jersey side of the Delaware River. From there the tornado continued southeast and crossed Pleasant Valley Rd. The first indications of EF2 damage came on that road, with numerous large hardwood and softwood trees snapped, sheared, and/or uprooted. The tornado continued southeastward and crossed through Baldpate Mountain. Continued heavy tree damage was observed in this area. An access road to the top of the mountain was barely passable when the survey team reached it in late afternoon, after many hours of tree clearing work by local parks officials and private companies. Hundreds of trees were snapped or damaged on this mountain. Damage continued down the mountain through Fiddlers Creek Rd and Church Rd. The tornado path then crossed Washington Crossing State Park. Further damage was observed just southeast along Bear Tavern Rd. In fact, some of the largest downed trees were observed in this area. However, by this point damage became increasingly unidirectional as the storm’s rear flank downdraft likely wrapped around the tornadic circulation. Sufficient evidence of tornadic winds still existed in the Bear Tavern Rd area, but it is estimated the tornado lifted soon after, shortly before entering much more densely populated areas near the Trenton Mercer Airport.”
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CBS New York

Controversy, Confusion Impact Status Of Mural On Road Under Garden State Parkway In Clifton

CLIFTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A northern New Jersey mural is causing controversy and could soon be taken down. The artist says she volunteered to do it to unite area residents, but now she’s dealing with a backlash, CBS2’s Lisa Rozner reported Sunday. The mural under the Garden State Parkway on Allwood Road is the one in question, and, ironically, its theme is “Use your voice.” Some people did, complaining to the town about it. READ MORE: Students Team Up With Local Artists To Create Mural At Bronx Public School Originally, the mural was supposed to show fists of all skin colors side by side, but...

Residential Structure Fire In the Navesink Section of Middletown Township

At approximately 3:30pm Saturday, July 31, 2021 the Middletown Township Fire Department was dispatched to 21 Middletown Ave for a reported exterior fire spreading to the residence and cars parked in the driveway. The Navesink and Community Fire Companies were initially dispatched, but due to the amount of phone calls received reporting and confirmation from the first arriving police officer that the house was indeed on fire; Chief William Kane Jr. immediately upgraded the fire department response by adding Brevent Park Fire Company, the Middletown Air and Safety Units as well as the Middletown Fire Marshal’s Office.

Forecasters confirm 9 tornadoes in Pennsylvania, New Jersey

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed a ninth tornado that struck during storms last week in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Forecasters said Sunday that an EF-1 tornado with peak winds up to 90 mph appeared in the Weisenberg Township area of Lehigh County during Thursday's storms, uprooting trees and causing some minor roof damage.
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Middletown fire burns home, two cars

MIDDLETOWN – A fire in the Navesink section of Middletown burned the exterior of a home, two cars and a fence on Saturday afternoon, according to James Fenn, spokesman for the Middletown Township Fire Department. Middletown firefighters responded to 21 Middletown Ave. around 3:30 p.m. after a fire on the...