Newark felon admits possessing firearm and ammunition

NEWARK, NJ — Bilal Ward, 29, of Newark, who has a prior felony conviction, has admitted illegally possessing a loaded handgun and a magazine, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Nov. 23. Ward pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge William J. Martini in Newark federal court on Nov. 23 to an information charging him […]

AG announces $12M in grant funding to reduce gun violence and support victims

AG announces $12M in grant funding to reduce gun violence and support victims

TRENTON, NJ — Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck announced Nov. 18 that the Department of Law and Public Safety is making available $12 million in grant funding to reduce gun violence and support crime victims, including $10 million to support Community-Based Violence Intervention Programs, making this the largest single investment in such programs in […]

Newark man sentenced to prison for illegal possession of machine gun

NEWARK, NJ — Anthony Reynolds, 28, of Newark, was sentenced to 41 months in prison for illegal possession of a machine gun, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of an unregistered firearm, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Nov. 10. Reynolds previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Brian R. […]

East Orange students win Best Documentary at Newark film festival

East Orange students win Best Documentary at Newark film festival

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange celebrated recently as a group of high school filmmakers won Best Documentary at the Newark International Film Festival, a five-day showcase of independent talent and creative thinking from around the globe. The documentary, ‘Beyond the Barrel: An East Orange Story,’ turns a spotlight on the aftereffects and personal impact […]

Essex County man admits to firearms and narcotics offenses

NEWARK, NJ — Shatuwan McCall, 20, of Newark, pleaded guilty to firearms and marijuana distribution offenses before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty by videoconference, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Sept. 15. McCall was charged with one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, one count of possession with […]

Newark man sentenced to three years in prison on firearm, drug charges

NEWARK, NJ — Kevon A. Anderson, 25, of Newark, was sentenced Sept. 15 to three years in prison for illegal possession of a firearm and possession of methamphetamine and marijuana, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael Honig announced. Anderson previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Katharine S. Hayden, who imposed the sentence via videoconference. According to […]

Newark, Rahway men admit to drug distribution charges

NEWARK, NJ — Two area men admitted to drug distribution charges in connection to conspiring to distribute cocaine base and distributing fentanyl and cocaine base, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Sept. 9. Tyrell Wilson, aka “Hell Rell,” 36, of Rahway, pleaded guilty Sept. 9 before U.S. District Judge Madeline Cox Arleo in Newark […]

Public safety training facility constructed in response to recent gun violence

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara, Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II, and Newark Office of Violence Prevention and Trauma Recovery Director Lakeesha Eure addressed recent gun violence during the announcement on Tuesday, Aug. 31, of the construction of a state-of-the-art public safety training facility […]

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