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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 ...

Child killed, 2 hurt in accident near NJ festival

CHESTER, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a child was killed and two adults were injured after they were struck by a vehicle at a northern New Jersey fall festival. Morris County Prosecutor Frederic Knapp said that the child was killed in the accident ...

Car wash worker caught in crossfire of shootout

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a 34-year-old man working at a car wash in Newark has been caught in the crossfire of a gunfight and killed. NJ.com reports (http://bit.ly/ZnFhte ) that Zoungo Sou-Oud, of East Orange, was killed after the ...

Three-vehicle crash leaves 1 dead on NJ Turnpike

WOOLWICH, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a truck overturned on the New Jersey Turnpike in southern New Jersey and a driver of a utility truck died after he slammed into it. New Jersey State Police Trooper Alina Spies says the accident happened around ...

New Jersey hazing arrests put focus on policies

SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — As a New Jersey town reels from the arrests of seven high school football players on charges they sexually assaulted younger teammates, attention is focusing on whether the state's anti-bullying laws adequately address team ...

Authorities: Man just freed from prison kills mom

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a convicted murderer beat his mother to death during an argument, just two days after he was freed from prison. The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1vZP5ox) reports that 64-year-old Gwendolyn Pratt ...