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Prosecutors: Missing elderly woman found unharmed

LINDENWOLD, N.J. (AP) — An elderly woman who went missing from her southern New Jersey apartment complex last month has been found unharmed. Camden County prosecutors say 79-year-old Marrianne Bateman of Lindenwold called authorities on Saturday ...

Woman killed, man seriously injured in crash

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — One person was killed and another was seriously injured when a car crashed on a central New Jersey highway. But it's not yet known what caused the single-car accident, which occurred around 1 p.m. Saturday on Route 22 West ...

Threatening note spurs shopping center evacuation

PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Several businesses in a southern New Jersey shopping center were briefly evacuated after a threatening note was found taped to the front door of a tax preparation firm. Authorities tell The Press of Atlantic City ...

Police: Man threatens bar patrons with scissors

MANVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man armed with scissors threatened patrons at a central New Jersey bar after he was told the establishment did not serve orange juice. The Courier News (http://mycj.co/10c1N9q) reports that 50-year-old ...

Prosecutors: 2 charged in heroin mill operation

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Two men face numerous charges after authorities broke up an alleged heroin mill that they say was being run out of a northern New Jersey home. Bergen County prosecutors say 30-year-old Manuel Olivares-Kunnardt, of ...

Officer injured when police cruiser is rear-ended

NEW MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a northern New Jersey police officer was injured when another vehicle rear-ended his police cruiser. New Milford police tell The Record (http://bit.ly/1wRlNc4) that the crash occurred on New Bridge Road ...

Prosecutor back home after overseas deployment

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni has returned home after being deployed overseas for seven months. But the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1tMsw84) reports that the 42-year-old Wall resident won't ...

Man sentenced for fatal shooting during burglary

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man has been sentenced to 24 years in state prison for killing a man during a house burglary two years ago. Atlantic County prosecutors say Bernard Green, of Lower Township, must serve at least 20 ...

Man pleads not guilty in shooting death of teen

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — The last defendant sought in the street shooting death of a 14-year-old girl in northern New Jersey earlier this year has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges. Baseem Williams remains jailed on $2 million bail after ...

New Jersey man accused of possessing child porn

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Child endangerment charges have been filed against a northern New Jersey man accused of possessing child pornography. Bergen County prosecutors say 24-year-old Corey Barraclough, of Northvale, was released on his own ...