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1 man sought, another injured in crossbow shooting

8-6-14
WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — One man is in custody and another is being sought after a southern New Jersey man was shot in the leg with a crossbow. But it's not yet known what spurred the attack. Cape May County prosecutors say 31-year-old Jonathan Moya ...

Virginia man faces child porn charges in NJ

8-6-14
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Numerous charges have been filed against a Virginia man who allegedly coerced a 13-year-old New Jersey resident into sending him sexually explicit images. Bergen County prosecutors say 44-year-old Brian Pettenger of Riner ...

Police: Shots shatter young boy’s bedroom window

8-6-14
KEANSBURG, N.J. (AP) — No injuries were reported when a young boy's bedroom window was shattered by gunfire. Keansburg police tell NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1tXDSqp) that the boy's mother was in bed early Wednesday when she heard popping noises and ...

Bank robber sentenced to nearly 5 years in prison

8-6-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a man who robbed a northern New Jersey bank has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison. Wayne Winner of Nutley received a 40-month sentence Wednesday for robbing the Valley National Bank branch in ...

Police: Woman drove drunk with 2 young kids in car

8-6-14
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Child abuse charges have been filed against a woman who authorities say was drunk when she drove to a pizza restaurant with two children in her vehicle and then passed out in a booth. The Courier News ...

Man charged in WA murders pleads not guilty in NJ

8-6-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man sought in two murders in Washington state has pleaded not guilty to killing a college student in New Jersey. Ali Brown is one of three suspects who appeared Wednesday afternoon in state Superior Court in Newark. The three ...

Man charged in iPhone murder pleads not guilty

8-6-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man charged with killing a teenager over an iPhone has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges. Andre Fields appeared Wednesday in state Superior Court in Newark. The 31-year-old Irvington resident ...

Man hospitalized after shooting outside restaurant

8-6-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man was hospitalized after he was shot several times at a northern New Jersey restaurant. But it's not yet known what sparked the shooting in Paterson. Police officers found the 25-year-old victim around 1 ...

NJ judge to review sex accuser’s Facebook posts

8-6-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A judge in New Jersey will review the Facebook postings of a teenage girl who has accused a man of sexual assault. The judge has ordered the 17-year-old to provide her email address and password so he can review postings made ...

NY van driver pleads guilty in fatal NJ crash

8-6-14
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — The driver of an upstate New York church van that crashed on the Garden State Parkway, killing a passenger, has pleaded guilty to driving without a license. The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office says 30-year-old Oscar ...