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$7,500 reward offered in death of bald eagle

8-19-14
BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — A reward offered in the shooting that led to the death of a bald eagle in a park has been increased to $7,500. The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust announced Tuesday that the ...

Police: 2 Newark officers in hospital after crash

8-19-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two officers are recovering after their police cruiser was hit by a vehicle involved in a pursuit Newark Police Sgt. Ronald Glover said that one officer was taken into surgery Tuesday for a broken neck, while the other suffered ...

Money falls off armored truck after casino pick up

8-19-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Nearly $21,000 is missing after the cash fell from the roof of an armored truck that had picked it up from a soon-to-be-closed Atlantic City casino. GardaWorld armored car services picked up the cash at Revel on Aug. 6. ...

Man caught in 3-state crime spree appears in court

8-19-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man accused of waging a three-state crime spree that ended when he crashed near the George Washington Bridge has made his first court appearance. Thirty-three-year-old Luis Figueroa didn't enter a plea Tuesday afternoon in ...

Judge rejects suit over NJ’s primary system

8-19-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey can continue to use its primary system to pick political candidates. A federal judge turned down a lawsuit led by a group of independent voters who challenged rules that only allow registered voters of a particular ...

Police: Thief masqueraded as worker, stole smokes

8-19-14
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (AP) — Police say a thief masquerading as an employee walked into a southern New Jersey convenience store and walked out with several cartons of cigarettes. Surveillance video shows the man dressed as an employee enter the Wawa ...

Man kills self in NJ hospital

8-19-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man killed himself in a New Jersey hospital restroom after setting fire to his home. The suicide occurred Monday afternoon inside Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden. Camden County Prosecutor's Office ...

New Jersey residents split on Christie gun veto

8-19-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey residents are split on Gov. Chris Christie's decision to veto legislation that would have reduced the number of bullets gun magazines can hold. A new Rutgers-Eagleton poll out Tuesday finds 49 percent of Garden State ...
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NJ Police Departments Get Military Vehicles

8-18-14
Police in Middletown and Bergen County are getting MRAPs, mine resistant armor protected vehicles. Officials say they will be used mainly for water rescues.

Police: Men abandon stolen car after finding child

8-18-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say that two men abandoned a vehicle they stole in northern New Jersey after realizing a child was still inside. NJ.com reports (http://bit.ly/1AsOa2D) that a man was loading his car in Elizabeth on Saturday ...