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Telephone pole struck on Greenwood

Trenton (Mercer) NJ: Trenton Police and EMS responded to a car accident on Greenwood Ave. The car struck a telephone pole at approximately 9:55 PM. One person was transported to Capital Health Medical Center with minor injuries.

Updates made at 10:30 AM

MAYOR RISES PRIDE FLAG IN HONOR OF PRIDE MoNTH

Trenton (Mercer) NJ: Mayor Reed Gusciora held a flag ceremony to raise the pride flag in honor of Pride month.

Before the flag was raised, Kadja Manuel, the LGBTQ Committee Chair of the Trenton Branch NAACP and Executive Assistant and Community Organizer with Garden State Equality, as well as Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson and Councilwoman Marge Caldwell-Wilson gave speeches to the crowd.

The City held its first major Pride event, Trenton PrideFest, in 2019 and plans to do so again in 2021 after the 2020 event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic according to the press release.

“Every year, we recognize June as LGBTQ+ Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall Riots of 1969. Those riots occurred in response to decades of abuse, oppression, and disrespect shown toward members of that community, and while Pride highlights the progress since, we must also acknowledge the challenges that the LGBTQ+ community continues to face,” said Mayor Gusciora.

Mayor Gusciora explained to the crowd that the city was issuing a proclamation saying that june 7th will Pride Day in the city of trenton.

The proclamation reads, “Let it be further proclaimed, that the City of Trenton shall observe LGBTQ+ Pride Month by raising a Pride Flag over city Hall to honor the history of the LGBTQ+ liberation movement and to support equal rights for all.”

3 AM Car Crash Leads to a 1 Hour Rescue

Trenton NJ (Mercer): An SUV crashed into telephone entrapting the driver on Liberty Street at 2am this morning. Firefighters, paramedics and police shut down the road to aid Trenton Fire Department in the rescue. Using the Jaw of Life, it took a little less than an hour to free the man. He then was transported to Saint Francis Medical Center in critical condition. Police have started an investigation in the crash.

House erupts in Flame On Jackson Street

Trenton (Mercer) NJ: Trenton Fire Department responded to a house fire on Jackson Street at approximately 9:50 PM. The call came in after the top bedroom of the townhouse caught on fire. Multiple fire trucks responded to the call leading them to successfully get the blaze under control within the hour. No one was injured during the emergency.

Shooting on Perry Street

Trenton (Mercer): Police shut down Perry Street and North Montgomery Street at approximately 9:30 p.m. after shots were fired, leaving one person injured.
Trenton EMS and Capital Health paramedics arrived on the scene and promptly took the injured person to the nearest hospital. Witnesses reported hearing 10 or 11 gunshots and seeing a woman bleeding from the chest. Trenton PD has begun their investigation and has not been able to confirm this.

Man Hospitalized after being stabbed in North Ward

Mercer (Trenton) NJ: Trenton Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred just before 1AM at a residence near Frazier Street and Pennington Ave.

The male was stabbed in the chest. Then was transported to Captial Health Trauma Center by Trenton emergency Medical Services . His condition is currently unknown.

Trenton police officers brought a middle age man out in handcuffs and what appeared to be in custody at approximately 2AM.

Car Slams in to Leonardo’s II RESTAURANT

Lawrence Township (Mercer) NJ: A driver swerved off of the circle on Brunswick Ave and rammed into the front of Leonardo’s II. The driver was able to walk away from the crash unharmed. Though their car had to be towed.

The owner of the restaurant Robert Pluta, explains car accidents are a common occurrence happening once a month creating havoc and damaging his property.

“I need to build a big wall here; this way, they hit the wall. I don’t care if they screw up their car, screw themselves up before they hit my property. I’m so tired of it,” Pluta said.

UPDATE: POLICE INVESTIGATING SHOOTING IN WEST WARD UPDATE

Trenton, NJ (Mercer) Trenton Police are investigating a shooting on the unit block of Laclede Ave between West State street Thursday evening. Trenton Emergency medical services transported the victim to Capital Health trauma center, unknown on the status of the victim.

Update: 10:12 PM: An altercation occurred when a group of teenagers came up the block of Laclede Ave and entered a house on the block. The group of teenagers was asked to leave when a fight ensued, eyewitnesses explain. After another resident on the block broke the fight up one of the teenagers pull out a gun and shot at Elijah Charles, 19, in the back. Charles is currently in surgery with critical injuries.

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