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Arrest in fatal stabbing of NYC homeowner

9-1-14
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say a man suspected of burglarizing a home and stabbing the owners when they interrupted him has been arrested. Police say 20-year-old Dante Viggiano was being held on murder, attempted murder and burglary ...

Police: Knife-wielding man taunted homeowner

9-1-14
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man who allegedly brandished a knife at a police officer is now facing criminal charges. Toms River police say 19-year-old township resident William Rodriguez went to a home early Monday and tore the ...

Authorities: 9 displaced by New Jersey motel fire

9-1-14
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Nine people have been displaced after a fast-moving fire damaged a southern New Jersey motel. It's not clear what sparked the blaze at the Bay Island Inn in Egg Harbor Township, which broke out early Sunday. But ...

Motorist gets prison term in fatal highway crash

8-30-14
MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A woman convicted on several charges stemming from a fatal crash on a southern New Jersey highway has been sentenced to nine years in state prison. Authorities have said 52-year-old Diane Williams of Estell Manor was ...

El Salvador detains US man sought in abuse case

8-29-14
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in El Salvador says Salvadoran authorities have detained a U.S. man accused of sexually assaulting a young girl for several years in the state of New Jersey and have sent him back to face charges. ...

Law firm defending Christie bills another $784,000

8-29-14
POINT PLEASANT, N.J. (AP) — The law firm hired to defend Gov. Chris Christie's administration in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal has charged the state another $780,000 for work this summer. The Department of Law & Public Safety ...

Bill introduced to grant discretion in gun cases

8-29-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker says he has introduced a bill that would give discretion to New Jersey judges dealing with out-of-state gun owners. Assemblyman Ronald Dancer introduced "Shaneen's Law" in response to the case of Shaneen ...
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Some NJ Police Departments Suspended from Military Gear Program

8-29-14
A Department of Defense report names four New Jersey police departments that are suspended from a program that offers military gear to police.

Man charged with murder after dice game argument

8-29-14
PLAINFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a Plainfield man has been arrested and charged with murder after a shooting following a dispute over a dice game. Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park said Friday that 28-year-old Johnathan Sylvester ...

Fire in Wildwood causes power outage

8-29-14
WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Power has been completely restored to customers who lost power due to a fire in Wildwood Friday morning. A spokesman for Atlantic City Electric said that about 1,800 people were without power as a result of a late morning ...