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Woman admits scamming her health care insurer

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey woman has admitted submitting fraudulent health care claims to her insurer that totaled more than $500,000. State authorities say 40-year-old Donna Dzienisewski, of Middletown, faces five years in prison ...

Judge tosses $15M verdict against Newark schools

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A state judge has thrown out a $15 million verdict awarded to a former Newark school teacher who filed a disability discrimination lawsuit against the district. NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1t5TQPw) reports the district sought relief ...

Casino resisting Donald Trump’s bid to remove name

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The owner of the struggling Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, is fighting back against Donald Trump's bid to have his name removed from it. Trump Entertainment Resorts is resisting a legal bid by Donald ...

Authorities capture man sought in attack on woman

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say they've captured a southern New Jersey man who allegedly kidnapped and repeatedly attacked his girlfriend earlier this month. Rozel Foster, a 21-year-old Toms River resident, was arrested Saturday at a home ...

Business owner admits stealing water

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The owner of a northern New Jersey business has admitted his role in a conspiracy to steal at least $100,000 worth of water from a local utilities authority. Federal prosecutors say 43-year-old Nicholas Vene, of Holmdel, ...

Receptionist admits stealing from medical practice

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a woman has admitted embezzling more than $446,000 from the northern New Jersey medical practice where she formerly worked as a receptionist. They also say 53-year-old Gwendolyn Muller used fraudulent ...

Rutgers student assaulted, robbed on campus

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Police are searching for two suspects who assaulted and robbed a student on Rutgers University's New Brunswick campus. Campus police say the student was on the sidewalk in front of Ford Hall when the incident took place ...

Hawthorne fire chief contains small house fire

HAWTHORNE, N.J. (AP) — Hawthorne's fire chief contained a small house fire while he was headed to a softball game. Chief Joseph Speranza heard the call at a nearby address on 11th Avenue Sunday. A cigarette apparently set fire to a waste basket ...

Prosecutors: Doctor diverted millions in earnings

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a northern New Jersey plastic surgeon fraudulently diverted millions in corporate earnings for his personal use, costing the United States nearly $3 million in tax revenue. David Evdokimow, a 54-year-old ...

Prosecutors: Newark woman’s death ruled a homicide

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The death of Newark woman whose body was found inside her home last week has been ruled a homicide. Essex County prosecutors tell NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1prOUhJ) that the ruling came after an autopsy was performed on 34-year-old ...