Man wanted in connection with beating death of dog

UPDATE: Luedtke has been taken into custody – details here. Original story below… —— Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Jerome Irvin Luedtke Jr., 33, wanted on animal cruelty charges for beating a small dog to death with a glass bottle. On January 13, police were called to Pet ER on Cromwell Bridge Road when Luedtke and …


Crews battling Essex house fire

Crews are on the scene of a Tuesday night house fire in Essex.  At just after 10:30 p.m., firefighters responded to the 1400 block of Goodwood Avenue.  At the scene, crews found fire showing from the second floor of the residence.  The blaze is now believed to be under control. There has been no work on any injuries.