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Drunken party costs 9 rookie cops their jobs

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Nine rookie police officers have lost their jobs because of a drunken graduation party in northern New Jersey. Now, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says it's re-examining the entire candidate selection and ...

2 accused of bilking New Jersey cemetery

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have accused two women in northern New Jersey of pocketing cash meant for graves. The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office has charged 50-year-old Denis Dagostino and 42-year-old Kathy Barbier with theft by ...

Thieves make off with $1M in gold, jewels

IRVINGTON, N.J. (AP) — Police say thieves cut a hole in a wall and made off with more than $1 million in gold and jewels from a northern New Jersey jewelry store. The heist at M & E 1 Jewelry in Irvington occurred sometime Sunday night when a hole ...

2 shot in Red Bank

RED BANK, N.J. (AP) — Police say a man and a woman were shot in Red Bank. The shooting occurred on West Sunset Avenue on Thursday night. Police Chief Darren McConnell tells the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1xg7fF0m ) both people are in ...

‘Hitler’s Order’ member loses child custody

FLEMINGTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who said he was a member of "Hitler's Order" has lost custody of his son after he argued the state made no effort to find a psychologist who was not Jewish. An appeals court says the man's arguments were ...

New Jersey accuses 4 of Sandy aid fraud

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State prosecutors in New Jersey have charged four people with filing fraudulent applications for federal Superstorm Sandy relief funds. They're among 20 people accused since March of bilking the system. Authorities say ...

2 die in separate shootings in New Jersey

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark police and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office are investigating two shootings in which a boy and a man died. Authorities say the first incident happened around 2 p.m. Thursday on Spruce Street. Officers found ...

Ex-Giant Petitgout out on bail in sex assault case

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A former New York Giants player facing a sex assault charge in New Jersey has been released on bail. Luke Petitgout's (PEHT'-ih-gooz) attorney says the former offensive lineman was released from the Bergen County Jail on ...

Preparing Emergency Responders for Crude Oil Disasters

Local officials want greater resources to respond to a crude oil disaster like one that happened in Quebec. State emergency responders are equipped to handle those situations, but it could take hours for them to arrive.

Has Kyleigh’s Law Prevented Car Crashes?

A new study claims requiring new drivers to use license plate decals has prevented thousands of crashes since Kyleigh's Law took effect in 2010.