Wednesday, May 22, 2013
No injuries reported after accident involving a dump truck.
Traffic was snarled on Route 80 in Parsippany Wednesday afternoon after a three-car pileup involving a dump truck, according to New Jersey State Police. The accident occurred at 1:44 p.m. in an eastbound lane on 80, near the exit for 287, Sgt. Adam Grossman said. No injuries were reported. As of 3:45 p.m., the accident had been cleared and traffic was moving once again, police said.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Reward for information leading to capture of Joanne Chesimard, convicted in 1973 killing of state trooper, totals $2 million.
The most wanted woman in New Jersey history is now the first woman on the FBI's fugitive terrorist list. Joanne Chesimard, convicted of a murdering a state trooper in 1973, was added to the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist list Thursday on the 40-year anniversary of the trooper's death. The FBI Newark Division held a press conference Thursday to announce the addition of Chesimard's name and the collaboration between federal and state law enforcement agencies in upping the reward for information that leads to her arrest to $2 million. Chesimard is the first woman on the Most Wanted Terrorist List. Chesimard, who is now known as Assata Shakur, has been living under political asylum in Cuba since she broke out of a Hunterdon County prison during a…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
A bear cub was euthanized alongside I-80 after it was hit by a driver Sunday.
The state trooper who killed a bear cub that had been hit by a car on Interstate 80 West in Parsippany Sunday was within his legal rights to do the act, according to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. DEP spokesperson Larry Rangonese, in a Daily Record report, said that police have the authority to take discretionary action when an emergency situation calls for it. A Ridgefield Park resident struck the bear early Sunday morning. The driver was not hurt and State Police say no charges were filed against her. The bear cub, who police said had to be put down, will be used for research.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Bruin was hit by car around milepost 44 early Sunday morning, police said.
A black bear cub that made its way onto westbound Interstate 80 in Morris County was struck and killed after being hit by a Mercedes early Sunday morning, state police said. The accident occurred around 2 a.m. near milepost 44 in Parsippany, according to police Sgt. Adam Grossman. The driver of the car was not injured, he said. Grossman said troopers who responded to the scene put the bear down because of the extent of its injuries. Additional information about the crash was not immediately available. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection plans to dispose of the bear. While there were 111 bears struck by vehicles in New Jersey in 2012 and 115 in 2011, DEP spokesman Larry Ragonese said if there have been any other accidents …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
State police said only minor injuries were reported.
Two lanes of I-80 traffic in Parsippany were shut down Saturday night while police responded to a three-car crash on the highway. The crash occurred at mile marker 43.1 around 7:30 p.m., a dispatcher for the New Jersey State Police said. Only minor complaints of pain were reported and the cause of the crash is still under investigation. Patch will have updates on this story.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
According to state police, at least one person suffered minor injuries.
Officers from the New Jersey State Police Totowa Barracks were on the scene of an overturned vehicle on westbound Interstate 80 early Saturday evening. State police said a wrecker and Par-Troy EMS were called to the scene shortly before 6 p.m. after a vehicle flipped over on the highway. At least one person suffered minor injuries in the form of neck pains, according to state police, which said no other information was available. Patch will have more details as they are released.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
A total of 12 passengers of bus headed to Manhattan from Toronto injured in accident on ramp to Route 46 in Wayne.
A tour bus on its way to Manhattan from Toronto overturned Saturday morning on the Interstate 80 exit ramp to Route 46 in Wayne, sending 12 passengers —including eight in critical condition — to area hospitals, Wayne Police said. The eight critical patients were taken to St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson, St. Joseph's spokeswoman Liz Asani said. Four other patients were taken to St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital in fair condition, she added. A total of 19 people were injured. UPDATE: All but three passengers treated and released by Sunday morning; remaining passengers listed in fair condition. Wayne Police Det./Capt. Jim Clarke said 12 passengers were treated at the scene for minor injuries. Three passengers had to be extricated…
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
State police say no one was injured in the incident.
New Jersey State Police are at the scene of a two-vehicle Tuesday morning crash that has closed the right and middle lane of eastbound Interstate 80. A tractor-trailer and another vehicle were involved in the accident, which occurred just before 11:30 a.m., according to state police. Police said there no one was hurt in the incident. Traffic should get back to normal once the tractor-trailer is removed from the scene, police said.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
State police report no injuries in the incident.
New Jersey State Police report a Thursday afternoon single-car accident on Interstate 80 eastbound at exit 45. Police at the Totowa barracks said a vehicle ran into a guide rail, but no one was injured. The accident caused traffic slowdowns at the start of the afternoon rush. Motorists are urged to drive with caution.
Monday, September 17, 2012
NJSP denied request for public records, stating basic policies are exempt from Open Public Records Act.
Monday, September 17, 2012
The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey has filed suit against the New Jersey State Police for denying a request for public records detailing its promotion policies. This is the second time this summer that the ACLU-NJ has legally challenged the state for lack of transparency regarding public records. The ACLU-NJ filed the lawsuit on behalf of Richard Rivera, who requested the documents on behalf of the Civil Rights Protection Project of the Latino Leadership Alliance. “The state police is operating in virtual secrecy with no accountability to the public it serves,” said Rivera. “The public has an interest and a right to know what types of policies determine why some officers get promoted, including whether those policies favor …