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Woman admits role in tax check fraud scheme

10-15-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a central New Jersey woman has admitted defrauding the Federal Treasury department out of $940,000 in income tax return checks. Rosemary Valerio, of Middlesex, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a complaint ...

Wisconsin man sentenced for threatening judge

10-15-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A Wisconsin man who is identified with the Sovereign Citizen movement has been sentenced to prison for threatening and filing false charges against a judge and 27 other officials in New Jersey. Camden County prosecutors ...

Man indicted in fatal hit-and-run accident

10-15-14
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man has been indicted aggravated manslaughter charges stemming from a hit-and-run accident that killed a man earlier this year. Morris County prosecutors say 27-year-old Edward Koloski, of Rockaway ...

Man faces murder charges in deadly brawl with teen

10-15-14
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey man who was found stabbed this week is now charged with murder in the shooting death of a teenage boy. Authorities say 19-year-old Dequan Rogers, of Franklin Township, was injured Monday night ...

911 call released in fire that killed Cooper CEO

10-15-14
MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Audio from a 911 call reporting the fire that killed the president of a major southern New Jersey hospital and his wife indicates that a neighbor heard banging coming from inside the house shortly before first ...

Prosecutors: No link found in 2 fatal shootings

10-15-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say the shooting deaths of two men in Elizabeth do not appear to be connected. Both shootings took place Tuesday night and occurred about 30 minutes apart. Motives for both sayings remain under investigation, and ...

Prosecutors: Man sentenced on child porn charges

10-15-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man who admitted downloading images and videos of child sex abuse has been sentenced to more than five years in federal prison. Federal prosecutors say 24-year-old Joshua Babilonia of Fair Lawn must also ...

Cops: Woman falsely reported daughter was abducted

10-15-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a Bordentown woman falsely reported that her sport utility vehicle had been stolen with her young daughter still inside, a report that prompted an Amber Alert. Karissa Peppers is accused of creating a false ...

Missing jet skier found alive by Coast Guard

10-15-14
STONE HARBOR, N.J. (AP) — A jet skier reported missing Tuesday night in southern New Jersey has been found alive. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Cindy Oldham says 68-year-old Thomas Graham was found alive around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in the ...

‘Real Housewives’ star pleads guilty in ID case

10-15-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star already headed for federal prison on fraud charges has pleaded guilty in an unrelated state case. Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice (JOO'-dys) accepted the plea deal Wednesday in Paterson after ...