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Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

7-24-14
CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say a New Jersey couple was killed after a tornado caused a tree to fall on their tent at a popular campground. State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says Lord Balatbat and Lolabeth Ortega, of ...

Family seeks shutdown of beach where man drowned

7-24-14
The family of a Pennsylvania man who drowned when the sand allegedly gave way beneath his feet in 2012 has filed a lawsuit seeking the closure of that part of the beach. Sandra Smith of Horsham, Pennsylvania is suing North Wildwood, Cape May County ...

NJ man charged with assaulting woman in auto shop

7-24-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A woman who stopped by a Roselle auto shop to see about a car repair was allegedly held against her will and assaulted for several hours before being rescued by police. Fifty-two-year-old Ricky Suepoi of Westfield has been ...

NJ man dies in Fla. Keys diving accident

7-24-14
KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — A New Jersey man is dead following a diving trip in the Florida Keys with his teenage children. Monroe County Sheriff's officials say 45-year-old Gary Lanier of Kenvil, New Jersey, died Wednesday off of Key Largo. Witnesses ...

NJ pays $150K to man injured by off-duty trooper

7-24-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is paying a $150,000 to a Philadelphia man who was injured in a car crash by an off-duty trooper. Clayton Tanskley was driving on Interstate 295 in Camden County when his SUV was struck from behind by an unmarked ...

Family of Georgia man shot in park gets $1.5M

7-23-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The family of an unarmed Georgia man fatally shot in a northern New Jersey park by a county sheriff's officer has settled a wrongful death lawsuit. Defarra "Dean" Gaymon, who headed the Atlanta City Employees Credit Union, was ...

Indictment: Cop pulled gun during traffic dispute

7-23-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A veteran Newark police officer stands accused of pursuing a man while off-duty and pulling a handgun on him following a traffic dispute earlier this year. An Essex County grand jury on Wednesday indicted David Hudson on charges ...

2 men charged with soliciting children for sex

7-23-14
DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Attorney General's Office says two men have been arrested after they allegedly arranged to meet children for sex in separate incidents in Dover. Prosecutors say 49-year-old Steve A. Moore of Dagsboro and 51-year-old Mark ...

Federal highway official faces wire fraud charges

7-23-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Wire fraud charges have been filed against a federal official accused of using a straw company to get grant funds that he also oversaw as part of his job. Federal prosecutors say Lawrence Cullari Jr., the assistant division ...

New Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logo

7-23-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the iconic Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs. The agency sued Jersey Boardwalk Pizza Tuesday in federal ...