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New Boating Regulation Takes Effect in New Jersey

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Sea Isle City NJ, the New Jersey State Police Marine Services Bureau would like to remind everyone of two new boating regulations added for the 2024 boating season.

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New Jersey State Police Seeking Public’s Assistance with Locating Missing Woman

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Camden NJ, the New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit and Cinnaminson Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance with locating Roberta Anne Michels-Hopkins (Nickname: Birdy)

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Piscataway Man Charged With Attempted Murder in Englewood Cliffs Stabbing

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Englewood Cliffs NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of 29-year-old HARSHKUMAR H. PATEL of Piscataway, NJ on charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and possession of a weapon. The arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Matthew Finck and the Englewood Cliffs Police Department under the direction of Chief William Henkelman.

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Illegal Immigrant Buses Arrive in Secaucus, Head to NYC by Train

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Secaucus NJ, on Saturday, four buses carrying migrants arrived at the Secaucus train station, with passengers subsequently taking trains into New York City, as reported by Secaucus Mayor Michael Gonnelli.

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Authorities Charge Three North Jersey Residents with Sex Trafficking Two Juvenile Females

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Linden NJ, Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin, the Division of Criminal Justice and the New Jersey State Police have announced charges against Desmond Bullock, 48, Andrew Zeleniak, 31, both of Carteret, N.J. and Heather James, 37, of White House Station, N.J., with human trafficking and related offenses for allegedly human trafficking two juvenile females at a motel in Linden in Union County, New Jersey.
The case was investigated by the Division of Criminal Justice, New Jersey State Police and Linden Police Department.

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Tragic Accident on Interstate 80 Near Exit 65 in Hackensack

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Hackensack NJ, a major accident occurred on Interstate 80 near Exit 65, involving a jackknifed tractor-trailer that led to a multi-vehicle collision. The incident resulted in a significant fire and multiple individuals being trapped in their vehicles.

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Remains of Man Missing Since 1982 discovered in Overpeck Creek in Ridgefield Park Identified

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Ridgefield Park NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the identification of human remains discovered in Overpeck Creek in Ridgefield Park.

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Rollover Accident Shuts Down Garden State Parkway in Twp. of Washington

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Twp. of Washington NJ, all travel lanes of the Garden State Parkway southbound in Washington Township, Bergen County were closed temporarily on Saturday morning, 04/20, as emergency crews worked to safely remove an individual from a passenger vehicle that had rolled over. Washington Township first responders were assisted at the scene by Paramus Police ESU and Westwood EMS. No information was available as to the victim’s condition. New Jersey State Police Bloomfield Barracks Troopers responded to the incident as well. A flatbed tow truck was standing by to remove the wrecked vehicle.

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Hamilton High School West English Teacher Charged with Having a Sexual Relationship with a Student

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Point Pleasant NJ, an English teacher at Hamilton High School West in Mercer County has been arrested and criminally charged with having a sexual relationship with a student, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced Tuesday.

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Boat Season is Starting and Life Jackets are Mandatory

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Atlantic City NJ, it’s starting to get nice out and we are starting to see more boats on the water so please note – everyone on your recreational vessel must wear a personal flotation device (PFD) / life jacket between November 1st and May 1st.

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5 Men Charged with Murder of Hawthorne Man in Garfield

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Garfield NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrests of JAYSON RIVERA (DOB: 12/25/2000; single; unemployed) of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania; BRYANT SANCHEZ (DOB: 11/29/1997; single; carpenter) of Paterson, NJ; ERONY SANCHEZ (DOB: 04/02/1996; single; unemployed) of Clifton, NJ; and DANTE MOORE (DOB: 08/14/1990; single; retail) of Passaic, NJ on murder charges. RICKY “ANGEL” VARGAS (DOB: 07/18/1988; single; unemployed) of East Stroudsburg, PA was charged with murder and is currently a wanted fugitive from justice. The arrests were the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Acting Chief Matthew Finck and the Garfield Police Department under the direction of Chief Richard M. Uram.

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NJ State Trooper Rescues Dog from Iced Over Lake Hopatcong

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Lake Hopatcong NJ, recently, NJ State Trooper I Michael Betz was on his way to the New Jersey State Police Lake Hopatcong substation to complete administrative duties when he noticed a dog stuck out on the ice. Trooper Betz made several attempts to coax the small dog over to the shoreline.

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New Jersey State Police Uniform Voted the 4th ‘Sexiest’ in America

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  • Poll compares each state‘s police uniform for attractiveness
  • Texas Department of Public Safety’s uniform came top.
  • Infographic showing each state‘s ranking.

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Ridgewood NJ, Firefighters often bask in the glow of adulation for their heroic deeds and, let’s admit it, their eye-catching uniforms. However, their comrades in blue have been patrolling the sidelines of the fashion lineup – until now. When it comes to attractive men and women in uniforms, the police service is strutting out of the shadows, ready for their moment in the spotlight. Indeed, America boasts an array of police uniforms, each with its own charm and charisma, turning the men and women who serve into icons of style and substance.

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Route 80 Accident in Teaneck Leaves One Dead and One Seriously Injured

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Teaneck NJ, a tragic accident occurred on Route 80 in Teaneck early Saturday morning, claiming the life of a 38-year-old man from Hillsdale, according to New Jersey State Police.

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Pickup Engulfed in Flames, Driver Dies After Hitting Turnpike Toll Plaza in East Rutherford

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East Rutherford NJ, early on Sunday, a tragic incident occurred as a 26-year-old man from Summit lost his life in a collision. The crash occurred when his pickup truck collided with a toll plaza on the New Jersey Turnpike.

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