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Three-vehicle crash leaves 1 dead on NJ Turnpike

WOOLWICH, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a truck overturned on the New Jersey Turnpike in southern New Jersey and a driver of a utility truck died after he slammed into it. New Jersey State Police Trooper Alina Spies says the accident happened around ...

New Jersey hazing arrests put focus on policies

SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — As a New Jersey town reels from the arrests of seven high school football players on charges they sexually assaulted younger teammates, attention is focusing on whether the state's anti-bullying laws adequately address team ...

Authorities: Man just freed from prison kills mom

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a convicted murderer beat his mother to death during an argument, just two days after he was freed from prison. The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1vZP5ox) reports that 64-year-old Gwendolyn Pratt ...

Man faces several charges in hit-and-run accident

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a central New Jersey man who they say seriously injured a pedestrian in a hit-and-run accident earlier this year, Hamilton Township police say Ashli Mohamed is charged with aggravated ...

Vigil staged in town rocked by hazing scandal

SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Hundreds of people have come out for an anti-bullying rally in a central New Jersey town that's been rocked by allegations of sex-related hazing on its football team that prompted the cancellation of the rest of the season. ...

State Police: 5 injured when car crashes into tree

FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Five people were hospitalized after a car struck a tree in southern New Jersey. State police say three of the injured were ejected from the vehicle when the crash occurred around 3 a.m. Sunday in Fairfield Township. ...

3 men sought in toddler’s stray bullet death

IRVINGTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are searching for three men in connection with the death of a toddler who was killed by a stray bullet that entered her family's northern New Jersey apartment. Essex County prosecutors say the men were wearing ...

Woman, teen charged in attack on cab driver

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Robbery charges have been filed against a woman and a juvenile girl who allegedly attacked a cabdriver and robbed him in southern New Jersey. Galloway Township police say the incident occurred early Saturday. The ...

Man convicted in robbery, attack at father’s home

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man has been convicted on several charges stemming from an armed robbery and assault at his father's home. Camden County prosecutors say 21-year-old Justin Angelino, of Voorhees, now faces a lengthy prison ...

Stray bullet kills toddler in Irvington apartment

IRVINGTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a 15-month-old girl was apparently shot and killed by a stray bullet while she was in her northern New Jersey apartment. The Essex County prosecutor's office says it happened around 4:30 p.m. Saturday while ...