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Police say shootings have dropped in Camden

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Police in Camden say the number of shootings in the city dropped by nearly half in the first six months of the year. The Camden County Porlice Department, which patrols the city, uses a microphone system to determine when shots ...

Jersey City man could be charged with murder

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Jersey City man could be charged with murder after the man he allegedly shot died. Authorities say 21-year-old Verlance Buddington shot a 34-year-old man multiple times Wednesday morning. Buddington was initially ...

New Jersey’s Weedman ends fight to get on ballot

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The perpetual political candidate who calls himself Weedman has lost his legal struggle to get back on November's ballot for a congressional seat. The Times of Trenton (http://bit.ly/ZRyPvP) reports that a federal judge ...

Driver charged after 3 hurt in 5-vehicle crash

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Numerous charges have been filed against an alleged drunken driver who authorities say caused a five-vehicle crash on a southern New Jersey highway. Egg Harbor Township police say three people were injured in the ...

Man gets lengthy term for distributing child porn

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man who had thousands of child pornography images and videos on his home computer is now headed to federal prison. Federal prosecutors say 50-year-old Carl Tullis III, of Plainfield, received a 121-month ...

Coast Guard: 5 escape injury when boats sinks

HIGHLANDS, N.J. (AP) — Two children and three adults escaped injury when their boat started taking on water in the Sandy Hook Bay. Coast Guard officials tell NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1rXsKXG) that the rescue occurred early Wednesday afternoon, near ...

Authorities probe burglary at Yogi Berra museum

LITTLE FALLS, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a burglary at a museum honoring Yogi Berra. Montclair State University Police Chief Paul Cell says the break-in at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center happened Wednesday morning. He ...

Pilot credited for response to Albuquerque fire

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Jersey balloon pilot visiting Albuquerque for the New Mexico city's annual balloon fiesta is being credited with alerting local residents to a home fire. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/1qivsTW ) reports that ...

Man pleads guilty in male prostitution ring case

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man is facing five years in prison after pleading guilty to human trafficking in a case involving male prostitution. The state attorney general's office says Marc Branch, of Ventnor, operated a ...

New Jersey files to bar parole for cop’s killer

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's parole board has filed in court to stop the release of a man convicted of killing a state trooper more than 40 years ago. A two-member panel of the state parole board denied Sundiata Acoli's parole in 2011, but an ...