Police and Crime Reporter and TV Blogger, New Jersey Star-Ledger
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nj.com — SCOTCH PLAINS - Two-year-old Vivian Wilson sleeps with a heart and oxygen monitor attached to her toe. When she wakes up, the toddler must wear an eye patch and be kept from direct sunlight. An overnight bag, oxygen tanks and other medical equipment are stacked behind the sofa.
nj.com — By James Queally and Jessica Calefati/The Star-Ledger NEWARK - An 18-year-old Weequahic High School student was shot and killed just minutes after leaving the building and another Newark school was placed on lockdown after three men ran into the school and dashed into the principal's office during a chaotic two-hour period this afternoon, officials said.
nj.com — By Susan K. Livio and James Queally/The Star-Ledger - An 11-month-old girl whom state officials identified as a foster child was found dead in a bathtub in Newark this morning. "It is with deep sadness that the Department of Children and Families learned today of the death of Kaniiyah Ealey," Children and Families Commissioner Allison Blake disclosed in an email to agency employees and child welfare professionals this evening.
nj.com — NEWARK - An 18-year-old high school student was killed in a drive-by shooting today, shortly after leaving school early, Newark Police Director Samuel DeMaio said. The student, who was not identified by name, was a senior at Weequahic High School and was killed on the 200 block of Aldine Street, police confirmed.
nj.com — NEWARK - Police are trying to determine the circumstances that led to the death of an infant at a Newark hospital today, officials said. Investigators with the Essex County Prosecutor's Office are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death, said Katherine Carter, a spokeswoman for the agency.
nj.com — By James Queally and Tom Haydon/The Star-Ledger CLARK - The death of an attorney whose body was found Monday afternoon inside his Clark home was ruled a homicide today after investigators determined he died of blunt force trauma, officials said. Joseph Galfy was found unconscious in his home on Starlite Drive around 2 p.m.
nj.com — NEWARK - Newark police rescued a 3-year-old boy after he was abducted this morning by his mother's boyfriend, who was threatening to kill himself, authorities said. The child was not injured, authorities said. The incident began shortly before noon inside the girlfriend's apartment on Avon Avenue, Police Director Samuel DeMaio said.
nj.com — NEWARK - Essex County Sheriff's officers seized a gun and a supply of heroin from a suspected drug dealer in Newark's North Ward on Monday night, police said. Raul Lopez, 53, was arrested after police took 86 decks of heroin and a loaded .25 caliber handgun from him during the 8 p.m.
nj.com — Voters in Jersey City will go to the polls today, bringing an end to an unusually bitter campaign fraught with mudslinging and accusations of scandal. The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mayor Jerramiah Healy is trying to fend off a furious challenge from City Councilman Steven Fulop, a 36-year-old Iraq War veteran.
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