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Northern New Jersey town lifts boil water advisory

7-12-14
BLOOMFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Officials in a northern New Jersey town have lifted a boil water advisory that was issued after a series of tests found E. coli bacteria in the town's water system. Bloomfield had issued the order after testing detected the ...

Authorities: Lim falls on mechanic, kills him

7-12-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a mechanic was killed when a floor jack gave way and dropped a limousine on him at a northern New Jersey business. The death of the 70-year-old man, whose name was not released, appears to have been an ...

Parents indicted in toddler’s beating death

7-12-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — The parents of a northern New Jersey toddler who allegedly was beaten to death have been indicted on murder and child endangerment charges. A Union County grand jury returned the indictment against Jorge Orozco and Raquel ...

Prosecutors: Man fatally shot on north NJ street

7-12-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A man shot multiple times on a northern New Jersey street has died from his wounds. Union County prosecutors say Antwine Paige was found shortly before 5 a.m. Saturday in the area of Clarkson Avenue and Richmond Street in ...

2 men wounded, another injured in Newark violence

7-12-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two men were shot and another was injured when shots rang out on a Newark street. Authorities tell The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1mJt2jx) that the shooting in the 700 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard was reported ...

TV’s ‘Cake Boss’ helped from fogged-in boat in NYC

7-12-14
NEW YORK (AP) — A summer sunset boat trip turned out to be no cake walk for reality TV's "Cake Boss." He's thanking New York City police and firefighters for helping out after his boat got surrounded by thick fog. Buddy Valastro was boating back ...

Man convicted of deadly attack on sleeping kids

7-12-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been convicted of killing a 6-year-old boy who was trying to protect his sister from a sexual assault. Osvaldo Rivera, of Camden, was found guilty Friday of felony murder. He faces life in prison when he's ...

Man gets prison term in concert hall beating death

7-12-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man who caused the death of an acquaintance while they tailgated outside a Jimmy Buffett concert two years ago is now headed to state prison. Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo says 22-year-old ...

Tracy Morgan sues Wal-Mart for crash that killed 1

7-12-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Tracy Morgan is suing Wal-Mart over last month's highway crash that seriously injured him and killed a fellow comedian. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in New Jersey, claims Wal-Mart was negligent when a ...

NJ man charged in Parkway crash that killed 2

7-11-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man who allegedly drove the wrong way on the Garden State Parkway has been charged with causing a crash that left two people dead. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey announced Friday that ...