State Wrap: Teen Drowning, Truck Driver Killed After Veering Into Building
Top stories from around New Jersey this week include Newark Mayor Cory Booker hinting at a run for governor, and a boy being hit in the face by a bird while riding a Six Flags roller coaster
It began as just a joke with a friend and turned tragic when an Elizabeth 19-year-old was pulled from the Raritan River Sunday afternoon without a pulse and was not breathing. First responders initially revived Pedro Rosa on the scene before he was transported to a New Brunswick hospital where he died Sunday night.
Witnesses say a tractor trailer veered over several lanes of traffic before careening into a Hasbrouck Heights office building Saturday morning, setting it ablaze.
The suspended head football coach of Lyndhurst High School was indicted on charges that he had a sexual relationship in 2009 and 2010 with a high school senior [NorthJersey.com].
One of the heroes of the Dark Knight mass shooting, a 24-year-old man who threw himself on top of his girlfriend when the shooting began, lived in Verona until he was 13.
The lover of a Wyckoff woman charged with luring her ex-boyfriend to a schoolyard for a savage beating and robbery was arrested Friday for allegedly carrying out the pummeling, police said late Friday.
Booker said at a Democratic County Committee event in Fair Lawn Wednesday that although he's focused on running Newark for now, he's strongly considering seeking higher office in the future.
A carwash employee and an unidentified man pulled a woman from her sinking car after the vehicle plunged into the Hackensack River at a carwash Sunday afternoon, according to witnesses and authorities at the scene.
Brian Schiavetti, 21, was shot and killed in what police called a “targeted” incident this past Sunday in Montclair, an area not known for violent crime.
Two New Jersey state troopers accused of leading a high-speed escort on the Garden State Parkway for a fleet of luxury cars have been criminally charged, the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office announced.
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jenni "JWoww" Farley plan to be in Morristown starting next month to film their Reality TV show "Snooki & JWoww." However, one resident has started a petition to keep them out of town.
A boy is recovering after he was hit in the face by a bird while riding a roller coaster at an amusement park in New Jersey. [Huffington Post]