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Union County to change immigration jail policy

8-20-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Union County will become the third county in New Jersey to limit cooperation with federal immigration officials over detaining those who may be in the U.S. illegally. County officials on Wednesday will announce the county ...

Man seeks new trial in NJ schoolyard slayings

8-20-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — One of six men found guilty in the 2007 slayings of three friends in a Newark schoolyard is seeking to overturn his conviction and wants a new trial. Jose Carranza appeared in front of a judge in Newark on Wednesday, but the ...

NJ fire director pleads guilty to careless driving

8-20-14
SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — The director of New Brunswick's fire department has pleaded guilty to careless driving after he struck three children who were walking in a crosswalk. A judge in South Brunswick on Tuesday fined Robert Rawls $206. Rawls ...

3 killed in car crash in Freehold; 1 in hospital

8-19-14
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say they are investigating a crash in Freehold that left three people dead and another person in critical condition. Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office spokesman Charles Webster said the three-vehicle accident ...

Father charged in the death of his infant son

8-19-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A 21-year-old Paterson man has been charged in the death of his son. The Passaic County Prosecutor's Office said that the man was charged with manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child. He was also charged with ...
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Hopeworks Aims to Increase Understanding, Reduce Crime in Camden

8-19-14
The group Hopeworks helps Camden residents deal with past trauma and teaches police about ongoing issues in the city to help reduce crime and foster understanding.
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NJ Law Journal Bureau Chief: There’s a Political Component in Nominating Judges

8-19-14
New Jersey Law Journal Bureau Chief Zack Needles says there's a political component in nominating judges.

$7,500 reward offered in death of bald eagle

8-19-14
BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — A reward offered in the shooting that led to the death of a bald eagle in a park has been increased to $7,500. The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust announced Tuesday that the ...

Police: 2 Newark officers in hospital after crash

8-19-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two officers are recovering after their police cruiser was hit by a vehicle involved in a pursuit Newark Police Sgt. Ronald Glover said that one officer was taken into surgery Tuesday for a broken neck, while the other suffered ...

Money falls off armored truck after casino pick up

8-19-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Nearly $21,000 is missing after the cash fell from the roof of an armored truck that had picked it up from a soon-to-be-closed Atlantic City casino. GardaWorld armored car services picked up the cash at Revel on Aug. 6. ...