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Pro boxer charged with murder in fatal shooting

8-27-14
MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — Just days after making his in-ring debut, a pro boxer from Atlantic City has been accused of fatally shooting a man earlier this year. The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1lwx0OB) reports that 24-year-old Omar Curry ...

Nurse, inmate admit role in drug smuggling plot

8-27-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a prison nurse and a convicted murderer have admitted plotting to distribute 50 decks of heroin by smuggling it into the facility. The nurse, 40-year-old Christopher Ramdayal of Jersey City, pleaded guilty ...

State Police: Separate I-280 crashes leave 4 dead

8-27-14
EAST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — State Police say three people were killed in a crash on Interstate 280 in northern New Jersey. Trooper Alina Spies says a tractor-trailer traveling eastbound on the highway struck several vehicles around 10:35 a.m. ...

Police: Man kills wife at hospital; 2nd body found

8-27-14
STRATFORD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey man fatally shot his hospitalized wife, tried to kill himself, and a body was found later at the couple's home. Authorities are investigating what ties the hospital homicide may have with the ...

Driver charged in market crash denied lower bail

8-27-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A judge has refused to lower bail for the driver accused of causing a deadly crash at a New Jersey farmers market. James Woetzel pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident that ...

Gloucester County jail guard accused of theft

8-27-14
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have charged a Gloucester County corrections officer with theft from a law enforcement union. Authorities say 38-year-old Derrick Smart took more than $500 from the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 97 between 2008 ...

NJ store clerk accused of kissing customer

8-27-14
OCEAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police say a convenience store clerk in New Jersey hugged and kissed her against her will. Ocean Township police in Monmouth County have charged 68-year-old Malkiat Mahal with criminal sexual contact. Police say the ...

NJ woman who worked 4 jobs dies in car

8-27-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman who worked four jobs died while apparently napping in her car. Elizabeth police say it appears 32-year-old Maria Fernandes of Newark was overcome by a deadly mixture of carbon monoxide and fumes from an ...
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Uber Drivers Run Risk of Being Ticketed

8-26-14
Municipalities, including Hoboken, are cracking down on ride sharing service Uber, ticketing drivers and taking riders out of the vehicles.

House fire kills 9 dogs, injures 2 firefighters

8-26-14
CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — A fire at a New Jersey home apparently operating without licenses as a pet-sitting business has killed at least nine dogs and injured two firefighters. Clifton fire officials tell The Record newspaper (http://bit.ly/1tAYyTN) ...