Additional charges filed against murder suspect

ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray has announced that murder charges have been filed against Khalil Wheeler-Weaver in connection with death of Joanne Brown, 33, of Newark. Brown’s body was discovered on Dec. 5 in a vacant house in the 300 block of Highland Avenue in Orange. The cause of death […]

Millburn officer cleared of criminal wrongdoing in nanny cam case

MILLBURN, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today, Dec. 16, that the Professional Standards Bureau of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office has reviewed Millburn Det. Colin McMillan’s conduct during the investigation and trial of Shawn Custis. Custis was convicted this past May of severely beating a woman in her Millburn home […]

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office to host youth conference

CALDWELL, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced Dec. 16 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will host a youth conference for middle school children on Tuesday, Dec. 20. Nearly 500 students in grades seven through nine from various schools in Essex County are expected to attend the “What’s It All About?” […]

Two fatal fires stun East Orange on Dec. 11

Two fatal fires stun East Orange on Dec. 11

EAST ORANGE, NJ — First responders and emergency service providers in East Orange were put to the test Sunday, Dec. 11, by two fatal fires that occurred on different sides of town, the first at approximately 4:30 a.m. at a three-family house at 60 Midland Ave. and the second at 2:52 p.m. at 25 North […]

Irvington FD, MTS Towing help fight fatal EO fires

EAST ORANGE, NJ — When East Orange was faced with two deadly fires on Sunday, Dec. 11, the Irvington Fire Department and the township-based MTS tow truck company were quick to assist. Through a mutual aid agreement with neighboring municipalities in Essex and Union counties, numerous fire departments, including those of Irvington, East Orange and […]

ECPO to host information session on procedures for officer-involved fatal shootings

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will hold an information session on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. to provide an overview of what happens in Essex County when an officer is involved in a fatal shooting. The 40-minute presentation will provide statistical data and other information and allow members of the […]

Arrest made in Orange double murders and shooting

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Orange Police Director Todd Warren announced that Stevenson Valentin, 28, of Maplewood has been charged and arrested in connection with the murders of Marcus Milien, 1, and Morlens Milice, 21; and the shooting of two others which occurred Nov. 3 on Cleveland Avenue in […]

Body of missing Montclair woman found in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti have announced that  the body of a Montclair woman, who had previously been reported as missing, was found during the morning hours of Dec. 1. At approximately 11:30 a.m., law enforcement officers located the remains while searching in […]

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