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Monmouth County Campaign Aims to Educate Distracted Drivers

The Unplugged and Alive Campaign gives those pulled over for distracted driving the opportunity to take a pledge and watch a video in lieu of incurring a fine.

2 arrested in killing of New Jersey man at home

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Two people have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a central New Jersey man who was found at his home last month. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced Friday that Roland Amos has been ...

Court for ‘The Situation’ delayed for reality show

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former member of the "Jersey Shore" case is delaying a court hearing in his tax fraud case so he can film another reality TV show. Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino was scheduled to be arraigned on federal conspiracy and tax ...

Judge rejects Trump Entertainment pension motion

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware bankruptcy judge has denied a request by Trump Entertainment Resorts to be relieved of its pension obligations under a collective bargaining agreement with workers at the Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. ...

Man charged of murder in 2013 suburban stabbing

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man has been charged with murdering a man found in a backyard shed with stab wounds in his back. The Camden County Prosecutor's Office announced the charge Friday against 21-year-old Daniel Jurczyk of ...

Man wounded in Bridgeton shooting

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — Police say a man was wounded in the shoulder and hand during a shooting in Bridgeton. Officers found the 21-year-old in a home on South Avenue Thursday night. Police tell The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1mZioaP ) ...

New Jersey diocese settles priest abuse suit

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Trenton Diocese has paid $610,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a New Jersey man who said he was sexually abused for years as a teen by a priest who headed the diocese's youth group. Forty-two-year-old Chris Naples of Bass ...

Seaside Heights settles excessive force suit

SEASIDGE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Seaside Heights has settled an excessive force lawsuit for $500,000. George Hatze of Toms River claimed police used pepper spray and fractured his back by throwing him to the boardwalk during a dispute at the Fourth of ...

Conduct that forced football cancellation probed

SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — The Middlesex County prosecutor's office is investigating conduct by people connected to Sayreville High's football team that caused the cancellation of a scheduled game Thursday night. The Sayreville schools' superintendent ...

Developer offers to repair damage to war memorial

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Jersey City developer has offered to make repairs to a Korean War memorial that was vandalized and hit with graffiti. City officials said that Fields Development Group offered to repair damaged floodlights, restore ...