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What Eric Holder’s Resignation Means for NJ

Now that Attorney General Eric Holder has announced his resignation, New Jersey officials are talking about what the change in leadership may mean.

Attorney: ‘Appalling’ for Wal-Mart to blame Morgan

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An attorney representing actor-comedian Tracy Morgan says it's "appalling" that Wal-Mart calls Morgan partly to blame for injuries he suffered in a New Jersey highway accident involving one of the company's trucks. Morgan filed ...

Autopsies scheduled for hospital president, wife

MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities probing a house fire that killed the president of a major southern New Jersey hospital and his wife say autopsies on the couple are scheduled for Tuesday. Investigators have released few details about ...

Woman sentenced for running prostitution ring

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey woman who ran a prostitution ring that netted millions of dollars in profits is now headed to state prison. Middlesex County prosecutors say 44-year-old Deanna Ruiz, of Edison, received a 10-year ...

Prosecutors: Man faces child sex assault charges

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Sex assault charges have been filed against a northern New Jersey man accused of molesting a young female neighbor during the course of nearly two years. Union County prosecutors say 44-year-old Moises Calle of Elizabeth is ...

2 Trenton residents indicted in fatal shooting

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two Trenton residents have been indicted on murder charges stemming from the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man. Mercer County prosecutors say 23-year-old Kareen McNeil and 17-year-old Tahj Laws also face weapons charges in ...

State police ID trucker killed in turnpike crash

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. (AP) — State police have released the name of a tractor-trailer truck driver killed in a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike last week. They say 54-year-old Robert Johnston, of Bayonne, died Friday when his truck struck a ...

New Jersey man accused of biological weapon threat

FAIR LAWN, N.J. (AP) — Police say a Fair Lawn man falsely said he had a biological weapon in his apartment. Authorities evacuated about 50 residents from a High Street condominium complex on Sunday while the Bergen County Bomb Squad searched the ...

Fire damages Hackensack church

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Forty parishioners escaped unharmed after a fire started in a Hackensack church. The fire was reported in Mount Holiness Temple around 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Fire Capt. Robert McClintock tells The Record (http://bit.ly/1rEv4o4 ...

Trash truck fire leads to evacuations

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Flames spread from a garbage truck fire in Jersey City, forcing the evacuation of at least 50 people. Dozens of people fled into the street early Monday as the truck became a fireball. WABC-TV (http://7ny.tv/1uVT3gZ ) in ...