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Cops: Woman falsely reported daughter was abducted

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a Bordentown woman falsely reported that her sport utility vehicle had been stolen with her young daughter still inside, a report that prompted an Amber Alert. Karissa Peppers is accused of creating a false ...

Missing jet skier found alive by Coast Guard

STONE HARBOR, N.J. (AP) — A jet skier reported missing Tuesday night in southern New Jersey has been found alive. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Cindy Oldham says 68-year-old Thomas Graham was found alive around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in the ...

‘Real Housewives’ star pleads guilty in ID case

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star already headed for federal prison on fraud charges has pleaded guilty in an unrelated state case. Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice (JOO'-dys) accepted the plea deal Wednesday in Paterson after ...

Official: Toxic chemical did not get into air

MOONACHIE, N.J. (AP) — Officials say that none of the toxic chemical used at a northern New Jersey foam-manufacturing plant that was the site of an explosion Monday escaped into the neighborhood. The Record reports (http://bit.ly/1qs2OAw ) that ...

Ex-NJ Transit official sentenced for taking bribe

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey Transit supervisor has been sentenced to a year of probation and six months of home confinement for accepting an $8,000 bribe and power washing services in connection with a snow removal contract. Donna ...

Man accused of killing mom tells judge he’s guilty

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A convicted murderer who New Jersey police say killed his mother two days after being released from prison has told a judge that he's guilty and doesn't want a trial. The Philadelphia Daily News reported ...

Teen pleads guilty in crash that killed 2 youths

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey teenager has pleaded guilty to criminal charges stemming from a car crash that killed two high school classmates this summer. The Daily Record of Parsippany (http://dailyre.co/1sEtwuq) reports the ...

Ex-financial analyst facing insider trading charge

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say a former senior finance analyst at Merck & Co. is facing an insider trading charge in New York federal court for passing along secrets that earned $722,000 in illegal profits. Manhattan prosecutors announced Tuesday ...

Ex-NFL star turns down plea bargain in fraud case

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A former NFL star and his mother will go to trial next year in a mortgage fraud case after they turned down plea deals that called for state prison terms. Irving Fryar and Allene McGhee rejected the deals Tuesday during a ...

Complaint Claims Columbia HS Treats Minorities Unfairly

The ACLU of New Jersey and the Center for Civil Rights Remedies has filed a complaint against South Orange-Maplewood's Columbia High School for alleged patterns of exclusion.