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Man sentenced in fatal beating of pit bull

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man who beat a dog to death earlier this year is now headed to jail. Atlantic County prosecutors say 51-year-old Steven Geisel of Egg Harbor Township received a 364-day county jail term when he was ...

Cops from 9 states in charity softball tournament

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Troopers and police officers from New York and eight other states are competing this weekend in a charity softball tournament being held outside of Albany. The New York State Police is hosting the 13th annual East Coast ...

One Family’s Struggle with Return Home NJ

A developmentally disabled man returned to New Jersey through the Return Home NJ program is facing charges after allegedly threatening his roommate in a group home.

Man gets 12 years for extorting $233K from woman

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man who was convicted of extorting nearly a quarter-million dollars from a woman has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. Anthony K. White won't be eligible for parole for 10 years. Prosecutors contended the 42-year-old ...

‘Middleman’ in insider trading ring pleads guilty

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man authorities say was the go-between in a five-year insider trading scheme has pleaded guilty. Frank Tamayo of Brooklyn, New York pleaded guilty in Trenton to one count each of securities fraud, tender offer fraud and ...

Raritan home damaged in gas explosion

RARITAN, N.J. (AP) — No one was injured in a natural gas explosion at a home in Raritan Township. Friday morning's blast blew out the windows and caused a minor fire. Fire Chief Steve Wetter tells the Home News Tribune (http://mycj.co/1AV5D1Z ) ...

South Jersey student arrested for toy gun

LINWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Police in southern New Jersey have arrested a 15-year-old student on charges he brought a toy gun to school. Officials at Mainland Regional High School learned the boy had what appeared to be a gun in his backpack on ...

Ex-town engineer sentenced for DWI crash

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A judge has sentenced the former municipal engineer for Perth Amboy and Monroe to five years in prison for causing a high-speed crash while drunk that injured three people. Ernest Feist pleaded guilty to assault by auto ...

Ex-diner manager gets 8 years for murder plot

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — The former manager of a northern New Jersey diner has been sentenced to eight years in prison in what authorities say was a foiled plot to kill the co-owner of the restaurant, who is his uncle by marriage. Georgios Spyropoulos ...

New Law Will Change Alimony Rules

Gov. Christie signed a bill reforming alimony in the state. Unless marriage lasted for more than 20 years or there are exceptional circumstances, payments will be limited to the number of years the couple was married.