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The latest on local crime and public safety.
Stolen Car Dumped In Union County When Thieves Find Child In Backseat

Stolen Car Dumped In Union County When Thieves Find Child In Backseat

Thieves quickly changed their mind about a car they stole in Union county on Saturday after they realized there was a child in the backseat.
Update: 20-Year-Old Victim Identified In Union County Shooting

Update: 20-Year-Old Victim Identified In Union County Shooting

The man killed in a Union County shooting Saturday night has been identified as 20-year-old Dearn Marcano.
Story Developing: Multiple People Shot In Union County, One Dead

Story Developing: Multiple People Shot In Union County, One Dead

Multiple people were shot around 9.p.m in Union County on Saturday, resulting in one death.
Joe Cryan Seeks Democratic Party Support In Union County Sheriff Bid

Joe Cryan Seeks Democratic Party Support In Union County Sheriff Bid

Current acting Union County Sheriff Joe Cryan seeks support from Democratic party leaders in a bid to be nominated as a sheriff this year.
Man Wanted In Union County For Decapitation Of Chickens In Cemetery

Man Wanted In Union County For Decapitation Of Chickens In Cemetery

An arrest warrant has been issued for Leonard L. Edwards, Jr., 41 of Wharton for the alleged decapitation of chickens in a grave yard.
Union County: Three Young Adults Charged For Two Robberies, Train Station Shooting

Union County: Three Young Adults Charged For Two Robberies, Train Station Shooting

Three Young adults were charged for two armed robberies in Union County last week, one resulted in a man being shot at the train station.
Union County Man Sentenced For 2012 Murder Of 92-Year-Old Woman

Union County Man Sentenced For 2012 Murder Of 92-Year-Old Woman

A Union County man was charged earlier this month for the murder of 92-year-old Annette Hempel in her Elizabeth home in 2012.
Man Who Exposed Himself To Union County Store Clerk Arrested

Man Who Exposed Himself To Union County Store Clerk Arrested

Joel Borom, 24, of Union County was arrested last Wednesday for exposing himself to a female store clerk on July 5
Car Chase Through Middlesex And Union Counties Leads To An Arrest

Car Chase Through Middlesex And Union Counties Leads To An Arrest

A bank robbery suspect was taken into custody on Friday after a car chase through Middlesex and Union Counties that lasted almost 20 minutes
Road Rage Caused Death Of 82-Year-Old Man In Union County

Road Rage Caused Death Of 82-Year-Old Man In Union County

Franceau Belizaire, 37, has been charged with the death of 82-year-old George Russo after a fit of road-rage in Elizabeth last month.
First Juvenile Sentenced In Union County Under New Cyberbullying Law

First Juvenile Sentenced In Union County Under New Cyberbullying Law

A 15-year-old Hillside girl plead guilty to fourth-degree cyber harassment on Monday and received a sentence of one year probation.
Two Union County Teens Inhaled Nitrous Oxide Moments Before Car Crash

Two Union County Teens Inhaled Nitrous Oxide Moments Before Car Crash

Two Union County teens were doing "whip-its" moments before their car crashed on Route 22
Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich Laid To Rest

Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich Laid To Rest

Ralph Froehlich, New Jersey's longest serving sheriff, died on July 20 at the age of 83.
Union County Couple Carjacked At Gunpoint

Union County Couple Carjacked At Gunpoint

An Elizabeth couple was car jacked outside of the Swan Motel in Linden early this morning by three armed men.
Cops: 4-Year-Old Middlesex County N.J. Girl Mauled By Pit Bulls

Cops: 4-Year-Old Middlesex County N.J. Girl Mauled By Pit Bulls

The child, whose identity is being withheld, was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital where she is being treated for injuries suffered in the attack, police said.
20 New Jersey Towns With Most Reported Alcoholism

20 New Jersey Towns With Most Reported Alcoholism

Independence Day also has become the deadliest holiday weekend for alcohol-related traffic crashes - even ahead of New Year's Day.
Union County Teacher Hears Plea, 'Save My Brother;' Rescues Two Off LBI

Union County Teacher Hears Plea, 'Save My Brother;' Rescues Two Off LBI

Chris Moffitt went to the first boy who said he was okay but said, "Please save my brother."