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Kevin R. Wexler/NorthJersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORK
October 16, 2018 - 5:36 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- A Democratic super PAC said Tuesday it's pouring $3 million into TV ads to help New Jersey incumbent Sen. Bob Menendez in a race where the party hoped to avoid sinking resources. Senate Majority PAC said Tuesday it will spend the millions on statewide ads to help Menendez...
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October 16, 2018 - 5:34 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Newark's police department deserves praise for increasing its use of body cameras and for adopting new policies but is lagging in training, community engagement and responding to domestic violence claims, according to a two-year status report by a federal monitor overseeing the...
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Suffolk County PD
October 16, 2018 - 5:30 pm
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) -- Prosecutors say a driver accused of plowing into a group of Boy Scouts and killing one of them had refused a ride home after pounding back vodka during a morning round of golf. Thomas Murphy pleaded not guilty Tuesday to aggravated vehicular homicide, assault and other...
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October 16, 2018 - 5:26 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey lawmakers said Tuesday they're establishing a bipartisan committee to investigate Gov. Phil Murphy administration's handling of a sexual assault allegation within state government. Democratic Senate President Steve Sweeney said the six-person committee would examine...
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Dreamstime
October 16, 2018 - 5:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Authorities have released the identities of the two passengers from Georgia and Connecticut who were killed in the plane crash off of Long Island on Saturday. State police on Tuesday identified the passengers as 45-year-old Jennifer Landrum, of Augusta, Georgia, and 53-year-old...
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Courtesy of the FBI, via AP
October 16, 2018 - 5:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- An Uber driver in New York City kidnapped a woman who fell asleep in his vehicle, groped her in the back seat and then left her on the side of a highway in Connecticut, federal authorities said Tuesday. Harbir Parmar, 24, of Queens, was charged in U.S. District Court with...
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October 16, 2018 - 2:55 pm
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP/1010 WINS) -- The body of an infant has been found at a garbage-processing facility in Stamford. Police say workers at the plant found the body of the newborn Tuesday morning as they were sorting recyclable material. They alerted authorities. Police were conducting an...
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Dani Cruz and Maxwell Martinez are charged in connection with a brutal attack in Queens.
NYPD
October 16, 2018 - 2:54 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Two alleged MS-13 members are behind bars. Police arrested Dani Cruz, 25, and Maxwell Martinez, 24, in the stabbing of a 17-year-old near the Jamaica LIRR Station back in August. Queens DA Richard Brown said the Jamaica residents pummeled the victim before stabbing him...
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Woman holding a cannabis or marijuana joint in her hand. Joint is dipped in oil or wax and sprinkled with kief
Dreamstime
October 16, 2018 - 1:37 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Legalizing recreational marijuana in New York is expected to be a hot topic when the state legislature reconvenes in Albany for the 2019 session. In Manhattan, four assembly committees are holding a hearing on the matter. The Albany County District Attorney testified that he...
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Cocaine file image
Dreamstime
October 16, 2018 - 12:17 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A man is dead after being attacked by another man who authorities say was irate over being unable to satisfy a drug craving. The 63-year-old man was walking Brownsville, at Junius Street and East New York Avenue, when cops say he was knocked to the ground and kicked. Sources...
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