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  • Car drives into house early Saturday morning

    03/31/2012 3:04:45 PM PDT · by matt04 · 8 replies
    The Plainfield Police Department responded to Putnam Road early Saturday morning after a vehicle struck a house. The 18-year-old driver, Allysa Clark, was traveling northbound on Putnam Road, with a 17-year-old passenger, when her vehicle crossed a railroad track and began to slide. Clark could not control the vehicle and it slid across the roadway and struck a house on Putnam Road.
  • (NJ) Plainfield religious leaders, police gearing up for gun buyback program

    08/09/2011 11:31:59 AM PDT · by Coleus · 8 replies
    Plainfield religious leaders, police gearing up for gun buyback program
  • Outrage Over Vandalized Flag

    04/25/2011 5:09:09 PM PDT · by matt04 · 9 replies
    Holding a tattered POW/MIA flag in his hands, Korean War veteran Bob Dumas can not hide the disgust at the vandals who damaged it. "Desecrating a flag that represents so much to the families is unbelievable," said Dumas, 81, of Canterbury. For years, the POW/MIA flag flew on the flag pole outside the Plainfield Post Office, until vandals got a hold of it. "This happened sometime during the night Tuesday night into Wednesday," said Plainfield Deputy Police Chief Michael Surprenant. Vandals removed the flag, cut deliberate holes in it with a knife and then ran it back up the flag...
  • Teacher pleads not guilty to sex charges

    01/26/2011 10:32:59 AM PST · by bigbob · 42 replies
    TribLocal ^ | 1-26-11 | Michelle Manchir
    The Plainfield North High School physical education teacher accused of having sex with a student pleaded not guilty this morning in a Will County courtroom. Ashley M. Blumenshine, 27, of Lisle appeared in court this morning with her attorney, George Lenard, where she pleaded not guilty to one count of aggravated sexual abuse. Blumenshine, who wore a long pink coat and black slacks, said nothing but stood by her attorney before Will County Judge Richard Schoenstedt. Her next court date is March 2. Blumenshine and two adults who came with her to court Wednesday declined comment after the hearing. Lenard...
  • Ron Paul Praises Convicted Tax Evaders

    06/27/2007 5:50:32 AM PDT · by OCCASparky · 184 replies · 2,227+ views
    WMUR.com ^ | 26 June 2007 | Associated Press
    CONCORD, N.H. -- Convicted tax evaders Ed and Elaine Brown have gained a new supporter: presidential hopeful Ron Paul. In an interview with RogueGovernment.com, the U.S. Representative from Texas compared the Browns to Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. He said the Browns are suffering like those leaders. The Browns are holed up in their Plainfield, N.H., home and have threatened violence against federal officials if marshals come to arrest them. They were convicted of an elaborate scheme to hide millions of dollars in income. Their protest has become a rallying cry for anti-tax activists and militia members.
  • McGreevey 'in love' from the first kiss ("We made passionate, whispering, masculine love”)

    09/15/2006 7:55:45 AM PDT · by dead · 130 replies · 3,828+ views
    The Star Ledger ^ | Friday, September 15, 2006 | Mark Mueller
    In his highly anticipated memoir, former Gov. James E. McGreevey writes of his deep love for the man who ended his political career, the destruction of his second marriage and the events that forced him into his stunning admission on national television that he is gay. In "The Confession," the former governor also touches on New Jersey's sometimes seamy political landscape, where cash, cronyism and a handful of powerful men intersect. But the 384-page book focuses mostly on McGreevey's secret life, from his frequent sexual encounters with men at highway rest stops to his infatuation with Golan Cipel, the Israeli...
  • Gang crackdown nets 582 arrests

    08/27/2005 10:55:01 PM PDT · by Coleus · 2 replies · 1,016+ views
    NJ.com New Jersey Star Ledger ^ | August 2, 2005 | Lara Jakes Jordan
    <p>WASHINGTON -- Federal authorities arrested 582 alleged gang members, including 22 in South Jersey, over a two-week period, targeting an estimated 80 violent groups they say have spawned street crimes across the country, officials said yesterday.</p> <p>Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff called the gangs "a threat to our homeland security and ... a very urgent law enforcement priority."</p>
  • FBI: Family Feud Led To Terror Probe

    05/18/2005 6:15:19 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 5 replies · 401+ views
    1010 WINS ^ | May 17, 2005 3:51 pm US/Eastern | 1010 WINS
    A long-running feud over property in Pakistan led a man to call a New Jersey police department and falsely accuse a relative of being an al-Qaida member plotting to blow up the British embassy in Toronto, the FBI said Tuesday. Bukhtiar Abdul Latif Katchi, 34, of Los Angeles, was arrested Tuesday afternoon at his home and charged with making a false bomb threat. The relative, who was not identified, lived in Plainfield, N.J., and the two had been quarreling over a piece of land in Pakistan, said Steven Siegel, an FBI special agent in the Newark office. Katchi had made...
  • NJ: Feds arrest members of violent Latino gang (MS-13)

    03/23/2005 5:58:08 PM PST · by Coleus · 17 replies · 4,316+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 03.15.05 | JONATHAN SCHUPPE
    A nationwide crackdown on a violent Latin American street gang called MS-13 has so far led to the arrests of more than 100 alleged gang members in six states, including several in New Jersey, federal immigration authorities said yesterday. The gang, established in Los Angeles in the 1980s by refugees of the Salvadoran civil war, has spread to Hispanic communities around the country while developing a reputation as one of America's bloodiest criminal organizations. In New Jersey, where officials estimate there are hundreds of MS-13 members, the gang is believed to be responsible for several murders, but its activity has...
  • Under suspicion: Hub mosque leader tied to radical groups

    10/29/2003 4:13:22 AM PST · by ninonitti · 9 replies · 855+ views
    Boston Herald | Wednesday, October 29, 2003 | SPECIAL REPORT/by Jonathan Wells, Jack Meyers, Maggie Mulvihill and Kevin Wisniewski
    Last of two parts. The leader of the local Islamic organization preparing to build a major new mosque in Boston is allegedly linked to a network of Muslim companies and charitable groups in Virginia suspected by federal investigators of providing material support to Islamic terrorists. The chairman of the board of trustees of the Islamic Society of Boston, which has city approval to construct a $22 million cultural center and mosque in Roxbury, was also a leader of an Indiana-based Muslim organization known for its anti-Western rhetoric and for providing a platform for radical Islamists, some of whom have been...
  • Hostage situation at Plainfield bank

    06/17/2003 12:53:59 PM PDT · by JustPiper · 101 replies · 276+ views
    ABC ^ | 6-17-03 | N/A
    June 17, 2003 — Several robbers are reportedly holding about a dozen people hostage at First Illinois Bank in southwest suburban Plainfield. One person has been released. Police were called to the scene at 1 p.m. and roads in the area have been closed. Police have closed off the streets on Rt. 59 between 135th and 143rd streets. SWAT teams have surrounded the building and are moving in. Several law enforcement agencies are at the scene. The bank is adjacent to a strip mall, which may have been evacuated for security reasons.
  • Dissent Continues at Parish in Plainfield Illinois, Family EXPELLED

    10/16/2002 7:59:02 AM PDT · by Sonar5 · 35 replies · 751+ views
    The Herald News - Joliet, Illinois ^ | October 16, 2002 | Ted Slowik
    Conflict divides St. Mary's Nylon issue: Sides accuse each other of overreacting -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- By Ted Slowik STAFF WRITER PLAINFIELD — Some parents and youth ministry leaders at St. Mary Immaculate Roman Catholic Church are saying a family overreacted by confronting parish officials and contacting police after eighth-graders in a confirmation class were told to put on nylon stockings as an exercise during a retreat. Some other parents say the pastor overreacted by expelling the family's two sons from the parish school because their father violated a parental code of conduct by being too "intrusive, inflammatory or overbearing." People on both...
  • Prayer request for Ousted Church Family

    10/14/2002 8:05:22 AM PDT · by Sonar5 · 1 replies · 218+ views
    Herald News, Joliet, Illinois ^ | October 12,2002 | Ted Slowik
    See This Thread for full story or click on link. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/768397/posts If I messed up in Creating this Prayer request, Please forgive me, as I do not post very often. Thank You I am asking for prayers for the Gianni Family. They are searching for a new Church, and two new schools, a Grade school, and a middle school. They have been EXPELLED from the Parish, and their two Children expelled from the Parochial School. Thank You for Praying for them in this difficult time, and May God Bless You.
  • Citing privacy, schools bar publicizing honor roll names

    04/22/2002 8:35:07 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 15 replies · 394+ views
    AP via WTNH-TV, New Haven ^ | April 21, 2002 | Staff
    (Plainfield-AP, Apr. 21, 2002 10:35 PM) _ Schools in Plainfield have adopted a strict privacy policy that actually doesn't allow honor roll students to be named on its website. School officials say they are bowing to the wishes of parents who insist on privacy. Some of the parents are worried that the hoopla surrounding honor roll status might make their children targets of predators. Plainfield Memorial School Principal Sheryl Kempain says parents sign forms indicating how their child may be identified in print and on the website. Most agree to just a first name and first initial of the last...