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Teacher Charged with Sex Assault, School Bus Fire and Student Texts Bomb Threat in Top County News

Also in top Essex news: Livingston Dentist Charged in $5.5M Medicaid Scam, St James's Gate Bartender Files Complaint Against South Orange Man, West Orange Council President Accepts DWI Plea Deal and Plane Touches Down Without Landing Gear.

High school and middle school placed under lockdown Wednesday morning.

Fifth-Grade Teacher Charged with Sex Assault of 10-Year-Old Student

West Orange teacher Chris Yonitch, 36, of Livingston was arrested Thursday morning.

Sometime Saturday night to Sunday morning, cars on Hartshorn Drive and Great Hills Road were burglarized and one Cayuga Way was stolen.

Livingston Dentist Charged in $5.5M Medicaid Scam

The Livingston resident was one of seven people indicted in connected with the scam Thursday, officials said.

Victims reportedly chased suspect down

Former Official Admits to Stealing $70K from Newark Local

Taylor admits to embezzling funds while serving as secretary of longshoremen's union

School Bus Catches Fire on Willowdale Ave.

'The fire just roared,' said an eyewitness. 'It was like sparklers or fireworks.'

West Orange Council President Accepts DWI Plea Deal

Victor Cirilo fined, loses driver's license for November incident in Verona.

St James's Gate Bartender Files Complaint Against South Orange Man

Bartender, accused of assault in January, files a counter complaint against his accuser.

South Orange - Maplewood Writers Earn National Kudos

CHS and SOMS Students placed in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Cedar Grove Amends Parking Limits

Township council unanimously passed an amendment Monday to a ban parking on either side of Union Street near Ridge Road.

Plane Touches Down Without Landing Gear at Essex County Airport

Fairfield airport temporarily closed after landing gear malfunctions on a 1964 Piper.

Mother Demands Officer Firings for Facebook Comments

NJ.com: Jean Lecky assured by West Orange Council President Victor Cirilo township would make an example of police behavior.

Millburn - Short Hills Writers Earn National Kudos

MHS Students placed in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

South Orange Police Arrest Livingston Man

Driver faces DWI charge after striking cement island on South Orange Avenue near Church Street on Jan. 31.

Christie Signs O'Toole Credit Card Ban into Law

Measure by state Sen. Kevin O'Toole (R-40), prohibiting credit card companies from soliciting to students, was signed by Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday.

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