Prosecutors said Wednesday they have charged a 15-year-old boy as an adult in the death of an 8-year-old girl in an artists complex in a California beach town. Prosecutors charged a 15-year-old boy with murder, kidnapping and sexual assault Wednesday in the death of an 8-year-old girl in an artists complex in a California beach town.
Roosevelt Bennett, 57, of Newark was killed while he was crossing Raymond Boulevard between McCarter Highway and Mulberry Street at about 2 p.m., Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Newark Police Director Eugene Venable announced in a release Wednesday. Bennett was struck by an armored van while crossing the street, authorities said.
A former Halifax chef wants an apology from Porter Airlines, alleging she was asked to move from her seat to accommodate a man who did not want to sit beside a woman for religious reasons. Christine Flynn, 31, said she was buckled in and waiting for Porter Airlines Flight 121 from Newark, N.J. to Toronto to take off early on Monday morning when an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man approached.
NEWARK -- A state appeals court has upheld the attempted murder conviction of a man serving a 25-year prison sentence for shooting his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend in the back in 2011. Abdul Holman, 28, formerly of Newark, argued in his appeal that jurors at his 2013 trial should have been given an instruction about the lesser-included offense of attempted passion/provocation manslaughter in connection with the March 21, 2011 shooting of Akmal Barnhill.
A black United bicycle was reported stolen at 3 p.m. July 21 at the Dunkin Donuts, 368 Franklin Ave. The victim stated that he left his bicycle in front of the establishment and entered the store. The victim observed a male wearing a black shirt and jeans get on his bike and ride away south on Franklin Avenue.