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Pharmacist admits paying kickbacks to physicians

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a southern New Jersey pharmacist has admitted paying tens of thousands of dollars in cash bribes to physicians for referring pain cream prescriptions. Vladimir Kleyman, a 43-year-old Lakewood resident ...

Conviction reinstated in warrantless search case

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A divided Connecticut Supreme Court has reinstated a gun conviction against a man who awaits sentencing in a New Jersey murder case, ruling that a 2008 warrantless search by Stamford police that found the weapon used in the ...

Coast Guard comes to the aid of 2 disabled boaters

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Coast Guard came to the aid of two boaters who were aboard a disabled 19-foot boat in a southern New Jersey waterway. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Atlantic City received a call around 3:40 p.m. Monday from a ...

Northern New Jersey man faces child porn charges

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say an Iraqi citizen living in northern New Jersey possessed and distributed child pornography. Nazar Hasan, of Ridgefield Park, faces two counts of child endangerment. His bail was set at $25,000 cash and it was ...

NJ Transit will pay woman $6.5M for amputated leg

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit's board has voted to pay $6.5 million to settle a lawsuit from a woman who had to have her leg amputated after she was hit by a bus. NJ.com reported (http://bit.ly/ZC9NjJ ) that the board approved the ...

Citing ‘bizarre behavior,’ conviction overturned

OLD BRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — A state appeals court has overturned the aggravated assault conviction of a New Jersey man, citing bizarre behavior from an assistant prosecutor. MyCentralJersey.com reports (http://mycj.co/1D94XJz ) that 30-year-old Geraldo ...

Judge will rule Friday on Taj Mahal casino future

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A federal bankruptcy judge will decide Friday whether to terminate the union contract of Atlantic City's Taj Mahal Casino Resort, something the struggling casino says is necessary to avoid shutting down next month. U.S. ...

Rider University building struck, damaged by car

LAWRENCE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a Rider University student was driving under the influence when her car struck and damaged the school's Fine Arts building. The car veered off a campus road around 12:15 p.m. Monday, then went over a four-foot ...

Charges Filed Against 7 Sayreville HS Football Members

Seven members of the Sayreville War Memorial High School football team have been charged with sexual assault resulting from alleged hazing.

3 hurt in blast, fire at New Jersey business

MOONACHIE, N.J. (AP) — Three people suffered concussions when an explosion and fire damaged a commercial building in northern New Jersey. The four-alarm blaze broke out around 4:30 p.m. Monday at the Crest Foam Industries building on Carol Place ...