Soldier Called a 'Saint,' Police Suspect 'Spudzooka', Caldwell Man Faces Drug Charges

Here are some of the stories you may have missed this week.


Residents of multiple Essex towns have reported property damaged by potatoes police believe were launched using a homemade cannon, according to officials. 

Caldwell Man Faces Multiple Drug Charges

A month-long narcotics investigation resulted in a Caldwell man's arrest Tuesday, according to police officials. 

Derek McConnell a 'Saint for All Times'

Father Anthony Randazzo told those gathered for the funeral Mass of U.S. Army Sgt. Derek T. McConnell at Notre Dame Parish in North Caldwell Tuesday morning that “a saint for all times has crossed our paths.”

Hit-and-Run Suspect Faces DWI Charges

An East Rutherford woman who allegedly kept driving after striking a car in a West Caldwell parking lot on Easter Sunday faces drunk driving charges.

Could Local Trainers Be America's Next Fitness Stars?

America’s next fitness stars could be living in our midst. A team of trainers from the Fairfield fitness club Get Fit have made it to the Top 10 in Fit or Flop, an online contest sponsored by APOGEE Media.

Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Teresa Akersten at Teresa.Akersten@patch.com.


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