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Vehicle hits, seriously injures man, his son

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — A man and his young son were seriously injured when a vehicle struck them as they walked their bikes across a central New Jersey highway. But authorities say 54-year-old Richard Regan, of West Windsor, and his 8-year-old ...

Prosecutors: Man charged after shootout with cop

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Attempted murder charges have been filed against a man who allegedly engaged in a shootout with a police officer in northern New Jersey. Passaic County prosecutors tell The Record (http://bit.ly/1rlCWGj) that Getzmir ...

Driver charged in deadly crash on NJ Turnpike

WOODBRIDGE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A North Plainfield man has been arrested and charged with causing a motor vehicle crash in which his front-seat passenger was killed on the New Jersey Turnpike. Middlesex County prosecutors say 24-year-old Carlos ...

Couple’s death appears to be murder-suicide

BELLEVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man and woman found dead in their northern New Jersey home this week apparently died in a murder-suicide. Essex County prosecutors tell NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1tC47nw) that police found the bodies of ...

Authorities: Store clerk was selling stolen goods

LOGAN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a worker at a southern New Jersey business was selling high-end merchandise in a scheme that cost her employer about $2.6 million. Logan police tell the South Jersey Times (http://bit.ly/ZA1GDV) that 32-year-old ...

2 people wounded when shooters open fire on car

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two people sitting in a car in New Jersey's capital city were wounded when two people approached their vehicle and started shooting. Trenton police say the shooting on Poplar Street occurred around 11 p.m. Friday. A ...

Contractor sentenced for scamming Sandy victims

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A contractor who took deposits for work that was never done at two central New Jersey homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy has been sentenced to five years in state prison. Monmouth County prosecutors say the sentenced handed ...

Dog trainer sentenced on animal cruelty charges

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey dog trainer who severely beat a canine that died while in his care has sentenced to five years in prison. Michael Rosenberg, of Princeton, had pleaded guilty in May to animal cruelty. The charges stemmed ...

2 Pennsylvania residents die in New Jersey crash

HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Two Pennsylvania residents were killed when their cars collided head-on in central New Jersey. Hopewell Township police say the crash occurred shortly after 4:30 p.m. Friday in the area of Route 518 and Stony Brook ...

Trial starts for Army major charged with abuse

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The trial for an Army major and his wife who are charged with abusing their three adopted children and lying about it to health officials has begun. The Record reported (http://bit.ly/ZIrHkT ) that Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph ...