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    NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Newark is making progress to address the high levels of lead in the city’s drinking water. According to new test results, the levels have dropped significantly, Mayor Ras Baraka announced Thursday. He credited a chemical that’s being added to drinking water. “We’re so excited, we’re so happy that our numbers are below 15 parts per billion, because we’ve been doing work,” said Baraka. “What does it say? It says that the orthophosphate works.” Officials blamed the...
    Bill Cowher, the legendary Pittsburgh Steelers head coach who was set to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year, said Wednesday he and his wife tested positive for coronavirus antibodies back in April. Cowher told The Athletic that he and his wife, Veronica Stigeler, came down with symptoms in March and weren’t tested for the virus then. But the two did test positive for antibodies a month later. NFL VETERAN QUARTERBACK WARNS 2020 SEASON WILL NOT...
    NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Amid New York City’s rise in shootings and heated calls to defund the NYPD, a neighboring city is touting one of its safest years in six decades, and it credits a positive police and community relationship. “I love my city, and I see it changing for the better,” said William Latimore, with the Newark Community Street Team. It’s a pride that can bring even the toughest guys to tears. After spending 14 years in prison, Latimore...
    Nearly 25 years to the day the state assumed control of operations in the Newark School District, state officials announced the local board will regain control. This is a historic day for Newark, and a day for celebration, Gov. Phil Murphy said. Today, full local control of the public schools has been restored to the people of Newark so that the local school board can address the unique needs of the school community. The Newark BOE had been struggling for...
    Firefighters put out a blaze at a Newark funeral home Wednesday. Sixty members of the Newark Fire Division responded to the Churchman Funeral Home on 13th Avenue around 12:45 p.m., Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose said. The fire started on the building’s second floor and extended to its third floor, according to Amrbose, and was under control by 1:10 p.m. No injuries were reported and the cause remains under investigation.
    NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- The New Jersey State Board of Education has voted to return full local control to the Newark School District.New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy made the announcement Wednesday, nearly 25 years to the day after the state assumed control of district operations.This is a historic day for Newark, and a day for celebration, Murphy said. Today, full local control of the public schools has been restored to the people of Newark so that the local school...
    NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- The New Jersey State Board of Education has voted to return full local control to the Newark School District.New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy made the announcement Wednesday, nearly 25 years to the day after the state assumed control of district operations.This is a historic day for Newark, and a day for celebration, Murphy said. Today, full local control of the public schools has been restored to the people of Newark so that the local school...
    The pastor of Cliffside Park’s Church of the Epiphany has resigned amid allegations that he abused a minor before he was ordained. The Rev. Bruce Harger, 66, “has not been convicted of any civil or canonical crime” and has denied any wrongdoing, a spokeswoman for the Archdiocese of Newark said. He decided “after thorough and careful consideration” to step down until the matter is resolved, however, “out of concern for the people of the parish and for the benefit of...
    Authorities are seeking the publics help locating a man they say was involved in a Newark carjacking. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Maurice P. Williams, who is connected to a carjacking and other firearm offenses that occurred on the 500 block of S. 13th Street on June 28, Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose said in a release.  Williams had braided hair with red tips at the time of the incident, Ambrose said. Anyone with...
    A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest or indictment in the investigation of a Newark woman beaten to death over the weekend, authorities in Union County said. The body of Nohora Cely Agudelo, 32, was found near the railroad tracks at East Broad and North Broad street early Sunday morning, Acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo said. An autopsy revealed the cause was blunt-force trauma and the manner a homicide, Ruotolo said. Anyone with information...
    A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest or indictment in the death investigation of a Newark woman, authorities in Union County said. The body of Nohora Cely Agudelo, 32, was found near the railroad tracks at East Broad and North Broad street early Sunday morning, Acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo said. An autopsy revealed the cause was blunt-force trauma and the manner a homicide, Ruotolo said. Anyone with information about Agudelo’s death is being...
    A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest or indictment in the death investigation of a Newark woman, authorities in Union County said. The body of Nohora Cely Agudelo, 32, was found near the railroad tracks at East Broad and North Broad street early Sunday morning, Acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo said. An autopsy revealed the cause was blunt-force trauma and the manner a homicide, Ruotolo said. Anyone with information about Agudelo’s death is being...
    A 27-year-old Newark man was arrested in a shooting that sent two victims to the hospital, authorities said. Police officers responding to reports of shots fired responded to Hillside Avenue near Avon Avenue around 4 p.m. Monday, April 6, Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose said. Two victims were treated for gunshot wounds at University Hospital, and later reported in stable condition. Surveillance footage from several locations identified Zireek Wyckoff as the driver of the vehicle which the gunfire originated,...
    FBI agents arrested the ex-husband of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” Dina Manzo along with a reputed mobster Tuesday for having Manzo’s current husband assaulted in exchange for a lavish wedding reception at the Brownstone Restaurant in Paterson, authorities said. Brownstone co-owner Thomas Tommy Manzo, 55, of Franklin Lakes, hired Lucchese Crime Family member John Perna, 43, of Cedar Grove to assault Dina Manzos then-boyfriend and current husband, David Cantin, in July 2015, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito said following...
    Authorities are seeking the publics help locating a man they say was involved in a Newark shooting. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Marquise Bennett, who is connected to a shooting and other firearm offenses that occurred on the 300 block of 6th Avenue on June 13, Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose said in a release.  Anyone with information regarding Bennett’s whereabouts is asked to call the 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477)...
    Authorities are seeking the publics help locating a woman charged with snatching cash from a Newark gas station. A warrant has been issued for Daniquah Davis, 28, who took money from the cash registered from the BP station on Springfield Avenue before fleeing in a 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis Saturday evening, Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose said. Davis is five feet and five inches tall and weighs 220 pounds. She has a medium brown complexion, black hair and brown...
    NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – With thunderstorms and strong wind in the forecast Saturday, the City of Newark is warning people to avoid certain streets in case of flooding. The Newark Department of Public Safety said the following locations should be avoided: Clay Street and McCarter Highway South Street and Van Buren Street Jefferson and Chestnut Streets State Street near Broad Street Jabez and Backus Streets 357 Wilson Avenue Manufacturers Place and Hyatt Street Magazine Street and Avenue L Avenue...
    A loaded handgun was recovered and three people arrested in a Newark carjacking, authorities said. A victim reporting a carjacking told police someone got into their black 2014 Chevrolet Suburban on the 300 block of South 18th Street, around 6:50 Thursday morning, Newark police said. Officers near Madison Avenue and South 16th Street saw the carjacked vehicle and attempted to stop it, but the driver fled -- hitting two unoccupied, parked cars and two occupied, parked cars, police said. The...
    NUTLEY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Protests in New Jersey are taking place amid heated debates around the country concerning Christopher Columbus statues. A Black Lives Matter march in Nutley, N.J. is ending at Town Hall, where a Columbus statue stands. People who are circling the Christopher Columbus statue at the center of town say they are defenders of the statue and defenders of their heritage. They started gathering Friday afternoon after hearing several dozen people from the group Nutley for Black...
    Authorities are seeing the publics help in locating a man who was captured stealing a package from a parked car in Newark. Christopher Barnes, 54, was caught on surveillance tapes taking the package from a car parked on the 100 block of Sunset Avenue Wednesday, around 12:45 p.m.,  Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose said. Barnes, of Newark, is 5 feet and 7 inches tall, 150 pounds with brown eyes, gray hair with a dark complexion, police said. Anyone with...
    NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- As part of the City of Newarks commitment to providing residents with clean drinking water, the city has launched an innovative water quality sampling program.Residents will be receiving a sampling kit in the mail, which will test and ensure their drinking water is safe and lead-free, six months after the replacement of their lead service lines.All you have to do is fill out the form that comes with the kit, fill up the bottle, and...
    A registered sex offender from Rockland County who served federal prison time for assaulting a woman on a flight from Israel to Newark Liberty International Airport was sentenced to time spent for sexually abusing a minor after his release, authorities said. Yoel Oberlander, 39, of Monsey had served a plea-bargained year behind bars for the airborne May 2016 assault when he was arrested by Ramapo police in June 2019. Oberlander later admitted that he’d picked up an underage victim for...
    NEWARK, New Jersey -- An emotional drive-by celebration was held in Newark for graduating high school seniors. Newark police and fire departments were on a different call than usual on Thursday.Their job was to put smiles on the faces of graduating seniors.Senior Bayyinah Muhammad was so appreciative of the caravan and so grateful for the moment. Shes the first woman in her family to graduate from high school.I just broke the cycle for my family, Muhammad said. Neither my mother,...
    NEWARK, New Jersey -- An emotional drive-by celebration was held in Newark for graduating high school seniors. Newark police and fire departments were on a different call than usual on Thursday.Their job was to put smiles on the faces of graduating seniors.Senior Bayyinah Muhammad was so appreciative of the caravan and so grateful for the moment. Shes the first woman in her family to graduate from high school.I just broke the cycle for my family, Muhammad said. Neither my mother,...
    NEWARK, New Jersey -- An emotional drive-by celebration was held in Newark for graduating high school seniors. Newark police and fire departments were on a different call than usual on Thursday.Their job was to put smiles on the faces of graduating seniors.Senior Bayyinah Muhammad was so appreciative of the caravan and so grateful for the moment. Shes the first woman in her family to graduate from high school.I just broke the cycle for my family, Muhammad said. Neither my mother,...