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Camden County Metro Police Establishes Cold Case Squad

7-11-14
To help improve the rate of homicides that are solved in Camden, the police force has established a cold case squad.
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Antidote Distribution Up as More Powerful Heroin Hits Streets

7-11-14
Pharmacies are offering Narcan and Naxolone, antidotes for narcotic overdoses, for a fee. Law enforcement officials in Ocean County also carry antidotes.

3 victims identified in fatal E. Orange auto crash

7-11-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in Essex County have identified the victims of a two-car crash in East Orange that killed three people and injured two others. The three men who died in the accident Wednesday are 24-year-old Tyrief Parker of East ...

Fire crews battling clutter along with the flames

7-11-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Firefighters say they are increasingly battling blazes complicated by clutter. New York City fire officials say that are investigating whether piles of junk in a high-rise apartment fire were a potential factor in the death of a ...

Police: NJ woman faked Pennsylvania assault

7-11-14
BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania say a woman has admitted to filing false assault charges against her ex-boyfriend to prevent him from getting custody of their child. Bensalem police say 30-year-old Rachel Dickstein of Willingboro, N.J. ...

Man arrested in 2012 Camden killing

7-11-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force has arrested a man wanted in 2012 New Jersey slaying in Florida. Authorities took 32-year-old Tino Cruz into custody at a friend's home in Jacksonville, Florida. Cruz is charged ...

Fire chief: Woman killed in fire at cluttered home

7-11-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Fire officials say they had a hard time getting to a woman on the second floor of a house on fire in New Jersey because of an extreme amount of clutter and she later died. Jersey City Fire Chief Darren Rivers says that ...

1 injured in south Jersey chemical plant blast

7-11-14
WEST DEPTFORD, N.J. (AP) — A small explosion at a chemical plant in southern New Jersey forced the evacuation of employees and left one person injured. It happened at the Johnson Matthey plant in West Deptford just after 5:30 a.m. Friday. Plant ...

AA jet diverts to St. Louis amid passenger concern

7-11-14
GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — An American Airlines jet bound from New Jersey to North Texas safely diverted to St. Louis amid security concerns about a passenger's use of an electronic device. American spokeswoman Andrea Huguely (HEWG'-lee) says Flight ...

Man guilty in crash that killed NJ police officer

7-11-14
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Jurors have convicted a man of vehicular homicide in a fiery crash that killed an off-duty police officer who was on his way home on Thanksgiving after working a drunken driving detail. The panel in Ocean County also found ...