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Official: Toxic chemical did not get into air

10-15-14
MOONACHIE, N.J. (AP) — Officials say that none of the toxic chemical used at a northern New Jersey foam-manufacturing plant that was the site of an explosion Monday escaped into the neighborhood. The Record reports (http://bit.ly/1qs2OAw ) that ...

Ex-NJ Transit official sentenced for taking bribe

10-15-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey Transit supervisor has been sentenced to a year of probation and six months of home confinement for accepting an $8,000 bribe and power washing services in connection with a snow removal contract. Donna ...

Man accused of killing mom tells judge he’s guilty

10-15-14
MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A convicted murderer who New Jersey police say killed his mother two days after being released from prison has told a judge that he's guilty and doesn't want a trial. The Philadelphia Daily News reported ...

Teen pleads guilty in crash that killed 2 youths

10-14-14
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey teenager has pleaded guilty to criminal charges stemming from a car crash that killed two high school classmates this summer. The Daily Record of Parsippany (http://dailyre.co/1sEtwuq) reports the ...

Ex-financial analyst facing insider trading charge

10-14-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say a former senior finance analyst at Merck & Co. is facing an insider trading charge in New York federal court for passing along secrets that earned $722,000 in illegal profits. Manhattan prosecutors announced Tuesday ...

Ex-NFL star turns down plea bargain in fraud case

10-14-14
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A former NFL star and his mother will go to trial next year in a mortgage fraud case after they turned down plea deals that called for state prison terms. Irving Fryar and Allene McGhee rejected the deals Tuesday during a ...
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Complaint Claims Columbia HS Treats Minorities Unfairly

10-14-14
The ACLU of New Jersey and the Center for Civil Rights Remedies has filed a complaint against South Orange-Maplewood's Columbia High School for alleged patterns of exclusion.
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Disagreement Over When to Release Dashcam Video

10-14-14
Advocates for open government are happy with a Superior Court judge's decision to release police dashcam video immediately, but the Ocean County prosecutor says that can make prosecutions difficult.

‘Some’ players in hazing case appear in court

10-14-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Some of the seven New Jersey high school football players accused of sexually abusing younger teammates have made their initial court appearances. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey would not tell NJ.com ...

Man found dead in woods apparently was stabbed

10-14-14
PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say it appears that a man found dead in a wooded area of central New Jersey was stabbed to death. Middlesex County prosecutors say a passer-by saw the body of 35-year-old Ramon Lugo on Monday afternoon and ...