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The latest on local crime and public safety.
Former Water Commission Official Admits to Falsifying Test Results

Former Water Commission Official Admits to Falsifying Test Results

The former assistant executive director and engineer of the East Orange Water Commission faces three years in state prison.
Man Wanted for Double Homicide Apprehended in West Orange

Man Wanted for Double Homicide Apprehended in West Orange

Seattle man was also wanted for a South Jersey carjacking.
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.
Reward Increased in West Orange Homicide

Reward Increased in West Orange Homicide

The Essex County Sheriff's Office is offering up to $25,000 for information into those responsible for Brendan Tevlin's death.
Seton Hall Prep Grad Died of Multiple Gunshot Wounds, Autopsy Reveals

Seton Hall Prep Grad Died of Multiple Gunshot Wounds, Autopsy Reveals

Investigation continues into the death of Brendan Tevlin, 19.
Livingston Teen's Killing Outside West Orange Apartment Shocks Community

Livingston Teen's Killing Outside West Orange Apartment Shocks Community

Northfield Avenue shooting appears to be a targeted attack, prosecutor says.
West Orange Police Offer Summer Program for Kids

West Orange Police Offer Summer Program for Kids

Sessions will include basketball, volleyball, wiffle ball and more.
West Orange Gas Station Clerk Shooting Caught on Camera

West Orange Gas Station Clerk Shooting Caught on Camera

Attendant shot in groin, gunman takes off in white convertible, officials said.
West Orange Gas Station Attendant Shot in Armed Robbery

West Orange Gas Station Attendant Shot in Armed Robbery

The male shooter may have fled the area of the Park Avenue Delta station in a white convertible, police said.
11 'Emaciated' Pit Bulls Rescued From Dog Fighting House in Orange

11 'Emaciated' Pit Bulls Rescued From Dog Fighting House in Orange

The three owners may soon face charges.
56 Towns In New Jersey With Homicides: West Orange On List

56 Towns In New Jersey With Homicides: West Orange On List

We looked at the towns with the highest totals of homicides in 2012 and 2013 combined, as provided by the State Police's Uniform Crime Report. Our list only looked at towns with multiple hom
West Orange Man Admits Role in Longshoreman Extortion

West Orange Man Admits Role in Longshoreman Extortion

Vincent Aulisi, 82, faces up to 20 years for extorting Christmas tribute payments from ILA union members.
Air Marshal Shoots Self in Leg in West Orange

Air Marshal Shoots Self in Leg in West Orange

The air marshal suffered a non-life threatening injury and was transported to University Hospital in Newark.
Six West Orange Police Officers Promoted

Six West Orange Police Officers Promoted

Deputy Captain Thomas Montesion, Captain Timothy Brennen, Lt. Richard McDonald, Lt. John Morella, Lt. Joseph Spero, Deputy Chief Matthew Fuela were promoted.
West Orange Financial Advisor Gets 6 Years for Stealing $1M From Clients

West Orange Financial Advisor Gets 6 Years for Stealing $1M From Clients

Randy Schneider, 44, was a broker at Florham Park's Oppenheimer & Co.
West Orange Fire Dept. Collecting Toys

West Orange Fire Dept. Collecting Toys

Toy drive benefits St. Barnabas Burn Center
Wanted: Dario Morente Dubon

Wanted: Dario Morente Dubon

He is wanted for murder with a blunt object out of Union County.
Couple Sold Prescription Pills Just Steps from Elementary School, Cops Say

Couple Sold Prescription Pills Just Steps from Elementary School, Cops Say

Police charged the married East Orange couple with selling oxycodone and illegally obtained tobacco products.
West Orange Armed Robber's Accomplice Sentenced for Shooting of Ex-Cop

West Orange Armed Robber's Accomplice Sentenced for Shooting of Ex-Cop

Theodore Lada, 40, and James Sodano, 70, robbed and shot an armed money courier of $400,000.