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Teen pleads guilty in fatal shootings of 3 youths

9-9-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A teenage boy has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting three other youths on a New Jersey street on Christmas night last year. Essex County prosecutors tell NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1pN2KKi) the 15-year-old boy pleaded guilty Monday ...

Prosecutors: Armed man shot, killed by police

9-9-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say an armed man was shot and killed by police during a confrontation in Atlantic City. The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1uHIFJZ) reports that the shooting occurred around 1 p.m. Tuesday, shortly ...

Man acquitted of attempted arson of Masonic lodge

9-9-14
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A man accused of breaking into a northern New Jersey masonic lodge and trying to burn it down has been found not guilty by reason of insanity. John Mowbray, of Morris Township, had faced charges including aggravated ...

Driver sentenced in fatal NJ airport hit-and-run

9-9-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A shuttle bus driver who admitted leaving the scene of a fatal hit-and-run accident in a parking lot at Newark Liberty International Airport has received a 364-day county jail sentence. Essex County prosecutors say 48-year-old ...

Prosecutors: Teen charged in drive-by shooting

9-9-14
LINDEN, N.J. (AP) — Attempted murder and weapons charges have been filed against a northern New Jersey teenager in connection with a drive-by shooting that injured a man earlier this year. Union County prosecutors say the Roselle boy was arrested ...

Los Angeles man sentenced for role in drug ring

9-9-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Los Angeles man has been sentenced to 32 years in prison for his role in a transcontinental narcotics network that conducted its operations in New Jersey. Acting New Jersey Attorney General John Hoffman says 52-year-old ...

Prosecutors: Lawyer pleads guilty in fraud schemes

9-9-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a southern New Jersey attorney has admitted his role in a scheme that defrauded investors in connection with a Facebook IPO and several real estate deals. Fred Todd, of Lakewood, pleaded guilty Tuesday ...

2 admit roles in international car theft scheme

9-9-14
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Two men have admitted their roles in an international car theft scheme involving high-end cars. Authorities say the vehicles were stolen in New York and routed into New Jersey, where they were to be shipped to Abu Dhabi for ...

NY jury being chosen for plane-into-house lawsuit

9-9-14
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jury selection has begun for the only unsettled lawsuit against the airlines involved in a 2009 plane crash into a house near Buffalo. The Buffalo News reports that no jurors were chosen Tuesday in the first day of selection in ...

Financial consultant admits evading taxes

9-8-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a northern New Jersey financial consultant has admitted that he evaded taxes on about $273,000 in commission payments he got from an insurance broker. John Twomey Booth, of Hoboken, now faces up to five ...