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Oct 15, 2019

3 Teens Shot in New Jersey Following Crime Prevention Sweep

3 Teens Shot in New Jersey Following Crime Prevention Sweep

Authorities say a street shooting in a northern New Jersey city has left three teenagers wounded.

Aug 14, 2019

'Stay Out' Officials Warn After NJ Prostitution Crackdown

'Stay Out' Officials Warn After NJ Prostitution Crackdown

A crackdown on prostitution in a northern New Jersey city ended with 44 arrests in a neighborhood plagued by complaints of prostitution at all hours -- and a stern warning by officials to those involved...

Aug 9, 2019

NJ Attorney General Says 22 Guns, 40,000 Drug Doses Seized

NJ Attorney General Says 22 Guns, 40,000 Drug Doses Seized

New Jersey's attorney general says authorities have seized more nearly 40,000 doses of heroin and fentanyl as well as 22 firearms as part of two separate probes in Trenton and Paterson.

Jul 16, 2019

Another NJ Cop Admits to Conspiring to Violate Civil Rights

Another NJ Cop Admits to Conspiring to Violate Civil Rights

Another police officer in northern New Jersey could spend decades in prison after admitting to conspiring to violate civil rights by participating in illegal traffic stops and shakedowns, according to federal...

Apr 12, 2019

Series of Shootings in NJ Leave Man Dead, Five Others Hurt

Series of Shootings in NJ Leave Man Dead, Five Others Hurt

A spate of street shootings in a northern New Jersey city has left one man dead and five other people wounded.

Apr 8, 2019

NJ Woman Admits to Making Hoax Bomb Threats to Courthouses

NJ Woman Admits to Making Hoax Bomb Threats to Courthouses

A woman admitted calling in two bomb threats that forced evacuations at courthouses in New Jersey because she was frustrated about a civil lawsuit she had pending.

Mar 26, 2019

Another Northern NJ Police Officer Faces Civil Rights Charge

Another Northern NJ Police Officer Faces Civil Rights Charge

Another officer with a northern New Jersey police department has been accused of stopping vehicles, detaining the occupants and searching the vehicles without justification, sometimes also taking cash and other...

Dec 18, 2018

NJ Cop Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Violate Civil Rights

NJ Cop Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Violate Civil Rights

A police officer in northern New Jersey admitted to conspiring with other cops to violate individuals’ civil rights and to personally accepting a firearm in exchange for reducing the charges of an arrestee...

Nov 15, 2017

Ex-Paterson Mayor Joey Torres Gets 5 Years in Prison

Ex-Paterson Mayor Joey Torres Gets 5 Years in Prison

A judge has sentenced former Paterson, New Jersey, mayor Joey Torres to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in a corruption case sparked by an I-Team investigation in 2016.

Sep 15, 2017

Feds Take More Records from Paterson in Corruption Probe

Feds Take More Records from Paterson in Corruption Probe

FBI agents and federal prosecutors demanded more records from Paterson City Hall this week amid the ongoing federal corruption investigation in New Jersey’s third largest city.

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