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Fire forces evacuation of northern NJ hotel

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. (AP) — A fire has forced the evacuation of a northern New Jersey hotel. Authorities tell The Record (http://bit.ly/Qq8aB4) that the fire at the Red Carpet Inn in Elmwood Park caused three minor injuries. The newspaper reports ...

Officials Outline Anti-Violence Plan for Newark

The New Jersey State Police and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office are spearheading an initiative to get more law enforcement personnel on the streets and strengthen penalties for gun carrying.

NJ fines firm for letting barred broker work

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A California-based security firm has been fined for allowing a broker who had been barred in New Jersey to continue working. The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs announced the sanctions Wednesday. WestPark Capital was ...

NYC police rolling back some counterterror efforts

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department's disbanding of a unit that spied on Muslim neighborhoods could be just the first step in a dismantling of some of the intelligence-gathering machinery it set up after 9/11. The department — under ...

Newark anti-violence plan calls for more cops

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — State officials are taking aim at gun violence in New Jersey's largest city. Acting Attorney General John Hoffman on Wednesday announced a strategy that will target Newark's most violent neighborhoods. Hoffman says more state ...

Did a German shepherd get called to jury duty?

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — Could this prospective juror take a bite out of crime? Cumberland County, N.J., has summoned IV Griner to jury duty. The only problem is that IV is a 5-year-old German shepherd. Her owner tells KYW-TV in Philadelphia ...

Millstone goat farmer admits improper care

MILLSTONE, N.J. (AP) — The Monmouth County man who owns a goat farm has been told to thin the herd after he admitted improperly caring for animals. Authorities cited 45-year-old Christopher Vaccaro in February after they said they found nearly 200 ...

Jury convicts NJ man of Megan’s Law violation

WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — Jurors in Gloucester County have convicted a convicted sex offender of his eighth violation of lifetime supervision under Megan's Law. The jury found 48-year-old Ernest Jones failed to maintain contact with a global ...

Police standoff ends peacefully in Pitman

PITMAN, N.J. (AP) — A police standoff in Pitman ended peacefully after five hours. The Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office says a man in a home on Columbia Avenue threatened to harm himself and refused to leave his home Tuesday. Authorities ...

End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded

NEW YORK (AP) — Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates are applauding the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terror threats. But ...