Union County

“Union county is located in northeast New Jersey. Union county has 102.85 square miles of land area and 2.55 square miles of water area. As of 2010, the total Union county population is 536,499, which has grown 2.67% since 2000.” USA.com

SUMMIT — An early-morning truck fire on westbound Interstate 78 is slowing the ride to work for morning commuters.  The right lane and the entrance ramp to the highway is closed at Glenside Avenue (exit 45 in Summit), according 511nj.org, the Department of Transportation’s traffic website.  …

ELIZABETH — An Elizabeth couple won a $795,370 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot in the spring, state lottery officials said Tuesday afternoon. A husband and wife form Elizabeth won nearly $800,000 playing Jersey Cash 5 in May. New Jersey Lottery  Linda Almeida-Maia and her husband, Marcio, immediately went …

TRENTON — A New Jersey woman already under indictment for allegedly being a ringleader in a car theft network is now also facing charges attempting to steal from an online lending company through a fraudulent mortgage. Tyisha BrantleyNew Jersey Attorney General’s Office  Tyisha Brantley, 37, of …

PLAINFIELD — Police arrested a suspect and recovered a gun shortly after officers found a man shot in Plainfield Saturday night, authorities said. The ShotSpotter gun shot detection system alerted police to gunfire in the 200 block of Liberty Street around 7 p.m., according to a …

ELIZABETH — After a weeks-long search, authorities have captured a man suspected of sexually assaulting a girl in Plainfield several times in seven months.  Authorities said Friday that members of the U.S. Marshals Service had apprehended Walter Sosa, 33, in Arlington, Texas, in late August and planned to extradite him to …

ELIZABETH — Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Friday that after more than four years on the job she will step down as prosecutor next week and return to the private sector. In conjunction with her departure, Governor Chris Christie and Attorney General Christopher …

RAHWAY — Shawn Alexander and Leta Willis of the Franklin School in Rahway were rewarded by the Main and Cherry Coffee Shop in 1987 for being honor students. MORE: Vintage photos around New Jersey If you would like to share a photo that provides a glimpse …

LINDEN — Razzle is a 3-year-old Morkie (Yorkshire terrier/Maltese) in the care of All Star Pet Rescue. Rescued as a stray and never claimed, he weighs only five pounds and needs to add three or four more pounds to be a healthy weight. Wary of …

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