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Stray bullet kills toddler in Irvington apartment

IRVINGTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a 15-month-old girl was apparently shot and killed by a stray bullet while she was in her northern New Jersey apartment. The Essex County prosecutor's office says it happened around 4:30 p.m. Saturday while ...

Man gets lengthy term for killing romantic rival

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A man now serving time for a stabbing death in Pennsylvania has received a lengthy prison sentence in New Jersey for the fatal shooting of man killed in a dispute over a woman. Camden County prosecutors say Laurie Wint recently ...

Emergency responders pull driver from burning car

MULLICA TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man pulled from a burning car after it crashed on a southern New Jersey roadway is now hospitalized in critical condition. Mullica Township police tell NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1xDMyRT) that 26-year-old ...

$1M bail for man charged in storage shed stabbing

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Bail has been set at $1 million for a southern New Jersey man accused of killing a man who was found in a backyard shed with stab wounds in his back. Daniel Jurczyk was arraigned Friday on a first-degree murder charge. The ...

‘Princess Doe’ case focus of missing persons rally

BLAIRSTOWN, N.J. (AP) — More than 30 years after she was beaten to death and left in cemetery, a teenage girl will be honored at a missing persons rally in northwestern New Jersey. The victim, known only as "Princess Doe" because her identity has ...

Prosecutor: Man pleads guilty in double shooting

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to a shooting that left another man dead and the victim's older brother wounded. Thirty-year-old Arnaldo Medina of Cherry Hill now faces 30 years in prison when he's sentenced Dec. ...

Murder charges filed in deadly street shooting

WOODBINE, N.J. (AP) — State police have arrested a man who allegedly shot and killed another man on a southern New Jersey street. Xavier Geisinger, of Dennisville, was charged with murder, aggravated assault and weapons offenses in the death of ...

2 women killed, children hurt in Newark house fire

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two women were killed and three children were hospitalized after a fast-moving fire ripped through a northern New Jersey home. Newark fire officials tell NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1whf0Yz) that firefighters responded to the Oakland ...

New Jersey brothers nabbed after 2-state chase

WESTMORELAND, N.H. (AP) — State police say two brothers who are wanted in New Jersey led police in Vermont and New Hampshire on a chase before being caught. The pursuit began Friday afternoon when Vermont State Police pulled over a car connected to ...

Last suspect surrenders in high school hazing case

PARLIN, N.J. (AP) — The last of seven high school students facing sex crime charges amid a hazing investigation that canceled a New Jersey prep football team's season has surrendered to authorities. Middlesex County prosecutors say the youth ...