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Car wash worker caught in crossfire of shootout

10-13-14
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

10-13-14
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

10-13-14
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

10-12-14
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 ...

Man faces several charges in hit-and-run accident

10-12-14
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a central New Jersey man who they say seriously injured a pedestrian in a hit-and-run accident earlier this year, Hamilton Township police say Ashli Mohamed is charged with aggravated ...

Vigil staged in town rocked by hazing scandal

10-12-14
SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Hundreds of people have come out for an anti-bullying rally in a central New Jersey town that's been rocked by allegations of sex-related hazing on its football team that prompted the cancellation of the rest of the season. ...

State Police: 5 injured when car crashes into tree

10-12-14
FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Five people were hospitalized after a car struck a tree in southern New Jersey. State police say three of the injured were ejected from the vehicle when the crash occurred around 3 a.m. Sunday in Fairfield Township. ...

3 men sought in toddler’s stray bullet death

10-12-14
IRVINGTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are searching for three men in connection with the death of a toddler who was killed by a stray bullet that entered her family's northern New Jersey apartment. Essex County prosecutors say the men were wearing ...

Woman, teen charged in attack on cab driver

10-12-14
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Robbery charges have been filed against a woman and a juvenile girl who allegedly attacked a cabdriver and robbed him in southern New Jersey. Galloway Township police say the incident occurred early Saturday. The ...

Man convicted in robbery, attack at father’s home

10-12-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man has been convicted on several charges stemming from an armed robbery and assault at his father's home. Camden County prosecutors say 21-year-old Justin Angelino, of Voorhees, now faces a lengthy prison ...