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Driver pleads not guilty in NJ officer’s death

7-21-14
WALDWICK, N.J. (AP) — A Bergen County town is coming together to mourn a police officer killed last week. Several hundred residents of Waldwick, along with police officers from several surrounding communities, turned out Monday for a procession for ...

New Jersey judge says state wrongly denied records

7-21-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge says Gov. Chris Christie's administration was wrong to deny a man's public records requests seeking copies of others' requests. Under Judge Mary Jacobson's order issued Monday, the state has until Aug. 15 to ...

Missing French man’s body found off Jersey shore

7-20-14
ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a body found in waters off the Jersey Shore has been identified as that of a French man who disappeared while trying to swim in the Atlantic Ocean off the New Jersey coast. Nicolas Guilhot of ...

Man sentenced for timeshare mortgage fraud scheme

7-20-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former employee of a New Jersey company must pay more than $3 million in restitution for his role in a timeshare mortgage fraud scheme. Eric Reilly of Galloway also received a three-year prison term ...

Fire leaves 2 residents hurt, 2 homes damaged

7-20-14
BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) — Two people were injured and several residents were displaced when a fast-moving fire severely damaged two homes in Bayonne, including one where the city's public safety director lives. The Jersey Journal ...

‘Modified duty’ for medics after fatal NYC arrest

7-20-14
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City says four emergency workers involved in the medical response to a man who died in police custody have been barred from responding to 911 calls. The fire department said Sunday two EMTs and two paramedics were placed on ...

Flags to be lowered in NJ to honor fallen officer

7-20-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has ordered flags at all state buildings to be flown at half-staff Tuesday in honor of a fallen northern New Jersey police officer. Funeral services will also be held that day for Waldwick Officer ...

Man shot in Trenton dies from his injuries

7-20-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man shot and wounded in New Jersey's capital city has died from his injuries. Trenton police officers happened to be near the 100 block of Rosemont Avenue when they heard gunshots around 5 a.m. Saturday and saw a large group ...

Car crashes into police cruiser at DWI checkpoint

7-20-14
ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer working a DWI checkpoint escaped serious injury when an alleged drunken driver crashed into his parked police cruiser. Elmwood Park police tell The Record (http://bit.ly/1oYxzvA) that the ...

Officer hurt in crash is released from hospital

7-20-14
PINE BEACH, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey police officer injured when a car crashed into a parked cruiser during a motor vehicle stop is now out of the hospital. Pine Beach officer Jesse Urban suffered two broken ribs in Friday night's ...