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Inmate sentenced for attacking guard over haircut

5-3-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey jail inmate who attacked a corrections officer who wouldn't let him get a haircut has been sentenced to three years in prison. Authorities say the attack occurred in November 2012, as Clive Hinds was in ...

Police: NY man fires shots in NJ hotel room

5-3-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey authorities say a man fired shots inside his room at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa then assaulted a medic who responded to the scene. Police say 42-year-old Tolga Azaz, of Mt. Sinai, New York, was taken ...
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Residents in Flood-Prone Areas Frustrated After Latest Storm

5-2-14
Another round of flooding hit several areas of New Jersey after heavy rain fell Thursday.
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Seized Baseball Memorabilia Up for Auction

5-2-14
The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office is auctioning off about 750 pieces of baseball memorabilia seized in an undercover drug operation.

Schools boss says New Jersey class prank overblown

5-2-14
TEANECK, N.J. (AP) — The head of a New Jersey school district where more than 60 students were arrested after being accused of pulling a senior class prank says their antics were overblown in the media. Teaneck Superintendent Barbara Pinsak issued ...

Red light camera firm settling New Jersey suit

5-2-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Drivers busted by red light cameras in five New jersey towns before August 2012 could get a partial refund of their tickets due to a proposed legal settlement. Lawyers for plaintiffs filed court papers in federal court Friday ...

NJ man accused of killing co-worker

5-2-14
SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been charged with killing a woman he worked with and then setting her house on fire. The Somerset County prosecutor's office says 29-year-old Juan Jimenez-Olivera of Hillsborough was arrested Thursday ...

Court vacates life sentences for sex offender

5-2-14
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A federal appeals court has vacated the life sentences given to a 49-year-old Pemberton, New Jersey man convicted of trying to arrange sex with someone he thought was an 8-year-old Rhode Island girl. The 1st U.S. Circuit ...

New Jersey town bans parking lot races

5-2-14
HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) — Officials have waved the red flag on racing in the parking lots at New Jersey's PNC Bank Arts Center. The Holmdel Township Committee voted to impose fines and restrictions aimed at Gotham Dream Cars. The company offers ...

Retired NJ sheriff’s officer charged with robbery

5-2-14
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are accusing a retired sheriff's officer of robbing a bank in northern New Jersey. Harry Schnitzer of Parsippany is held on $200,000 bail. The Morris County Prosecutor's Office says the 70-year-old entered the ...