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Miami police officer in NJ on US charges

4-23-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Miami-Dade police officer, who the FBI says was known as "the Milk Man," has appeared in federal court in New Jersey to face charges he aided a New Jersey-based drug trafficking organization. Lt. Ralph Mata (MAH-tah) of ...

Ex-mayor’s corruption conviction, sentence upheld

4-23-14
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A federal appellate court has upheld the corruption conviction of the former mayor of New Jersey's largest suburb and the prison sentence he received. The ruling made by the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in ...

Man charged in theft of woman’s dog on first date

4-23-14
DOVER, N.J. (AP) — A man who allegedly stole a woman's Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV during their first date has been charged with two counts of theft. Court records show 23-year-old Honey Ahmed of Elizabeth was arrested early Wednesday. ...

Driver charged in deadly crash pleads not guilty

4-23-14
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man who authorities say was driving drunk when he caused an accident that killed three relatives last summer has pleaded not guilty to several charges stemming from the crash. Luis Torres entered his ...

Man admits operating charity as illegal bank

4-23-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say New Jersey man who operated a supposed charitable organization instead ran it as an unchartered bank, accepting millions of dollars in deposits which he shielded from state or federal regulation. Moshe ...

Prosecutor: Woman charged in man’s overdose death

4-23-14
SOUTH TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey woman faces charges for allegedly causing a man's drug-related death last year. Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato announced the arrest of Jeana Ganun on Wednesday, one day after the ...

2 suspects arraigned in shooting of police officer

4-23-14
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Two of the three men charged in the shooting of an undercover police officer in a northern New Jersey shopping center parking lot have made their initial court appearances. The Record (http://bit.ly/QyHONE) reports that ...

Grandson accused of killing granddad in NJ

4-23-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have accused a grandson of stabbing his grandfather to death in Jersey City. Police on Tuesday responded to the second floor Sherman Avenue apartment that 27-year-old John Ugarriza shared with his 73-year-old ...

Man accused of painting swastikas on building

4-23-14
WEST AMWELL, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have accused a Pennsylvania man of painting swastikas and curse words on a building in New Jersey. Police have charged 20-year-old Brandon Wetzel of Yardley, Pa., with criminal mischief and theft of a license ...

Man pleads not guilty in crash that injured cop

4-22-14
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A high school teacher has pleaded not guilty to several charges stemming from what authorities say was an alcohol-related crash that critically injured a Bergen County Police Department officer. Michael Ettz entered his ...