The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office rejected Kisha Curtis’ application for entry into a pretrial intervention program Friday. Curtis has been charged with animal cruelty for her treatment of “Patrick,” a pit bull found in a garbage chute two years ago.
An Essex County jury found an 11-year veteran of the Newark Police Department guilty of assaulting an unarmed man during an unprovoked attack in front of a Bloomfield Avenue restaurant.
An Irvington man was killed and another man injured during a shooting on Renner Avenue Friday.
A grand opening was held for a Key Food supermarket in the South Ward. The store will help mitigate the “food desert” seen in many parts of the city, officials said.
A gun buyback held last weekend yielded a record 1,770 weapons, 1,000 more than the county purchased during its last buyback in 2009.
A section of South Orange Avenue was closed to traffic Monday for a protest against the area’s rampant crime. Protesters were demanding an increased police presence in the area.
A suspected drug dealer was captured after leading police on a car chase through downtown Newark and onto I-78 during rush hour.
A ribbon-cutting was held to mark the official grand opening of St. Clare’s, a facility offering affordable housing to AIDS sufferers and others living with disabilities.