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New Jersey license plates go flat

6-3-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is getting new license plates that officials hope will be stronger than the storm. The colors will remain the same. But instead of embossed raised letters and numbers, the new plates will feature digitally printed ...

4 suspects indicted in killing of NJ store owner

6-2-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors in northern New Jersey say three brothers and their cousin have been indicted in the fatal shooting last summer of an Irvington store owner. The Essex County prosecutor's office announced Monday that the brothers — ...

Man pleads guilty in slaying of 92-year-old woman

6-2-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to felony murder in the death of 92-year-old woman who was killed during a robbery at her home two years ago. Union County prosecutors say 40-year-old Daniel Rios of Elizabeth ...

Ex-youth detention officer accused of sex assault

6-2-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A former juvenile detention officer at a northern New Jersey facility stands accused of having a sexual relationship with a teenage detainee over the course of nearly a year. Union County prosecutors say 37-year-old Sherrie ...

3 shot during large party at New Jersey motel

6-2-14
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Three people were shot and wounded during a large party held at a southern New Jersey motel last weekend. But a motive for the shootings remained unclear Monday. Egg Harbor Township police say the shootings ...

Man gets prison term for role in conspiracy ring

6-2-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say a New York man who was part of a massive, international counterfeit goods conspiracy is now headed to prison. Ming Zheng received a 46-month sentence on Monday. The 48-year-old Zheng had ...

Young boy injured in fall from 3rd floor window

6-2-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark police say a young child was hospitalized after he accidentally fell out of a third-floor window. The accident occurred around 11 a.m. Monday at a home in the 300 block of Orange Street. Authorities tell The Star-Ledger ...

Teen boy killed, man wounded in Trenton shooting

6-2-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A teenage boy was killed and a man was wounded when shots rang in New Jersey's capital city. But it's not clear what sparked the shooting, which occurred shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday in the 800 block of Stuyvesant Avenue in ...

NJ inmate under investigation in Alabama slaying

6-2-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man serving a lengthy prison sentence for the slaying of a New Jersey woman is now being investigated in connection with a 2002 homicide in Alabama. The Trentonian (http://bit.ly/1ovkEGp) reports that a New Jersey judge ruled ...

193 vehicles stopped at concert DWI checkpoint

6-2-14
HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) — State troopers stopped 193 vehicles at a DWI checkpoint following the Luke Bryant concert at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel. Concertgoers had been warned. Trooper Jeff Flynn told The Star-Ledger of Newark ...