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911 call released in fire that killed Cooper CEO

MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Audio from a 911 call reporting the fire that killed the president of a major southern New Jersey hospital and his wife indicates that a neighbor heard banging coming from inside the house shortly before first ...

Prosecutors: No link found in 2 fatal shootings

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say the shooting deaths of two men in Elizabeth do not appear to be connected. Both shootings took place Tuesday night and occurred about 30 minutes apart. Motives for both sayings remain under investigation, and ...

Prosecutors: Man sentenced on child porn charges

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man who admitted downloading images and videos of child sex abuse has been sentenced to more than five years in federal prison. Federal prosecutors say 24-year-old Joshua Babilonia of Fair Lawn must also ...

Cops: Woman falsely reported daughter was abducted

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a Bordentown woman falsely reported that her sport utility vehicle had been stolen with her young daughter still inside, a report that prompted an Amber Alert. Karissa Peppers is accused of creating a false ...

Missing jet skier found alive by Coast Guard

STONE HARBOR, N.J. (AP) — A jet skier reported missing Tuesday night in southern New Jersey has been found alive. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Cindy Oldham says 68-year-old Thomas Graham was found alive around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in the ...

‘Real Housewives’ star pleads guilty in ID case

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star already headed for federal prison on fraud charges has pleaded guilty in an unrelated state case. Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice (JOO'-dys) accepted the plea deal Wednesday in Paterson after ...

Official: Toxic chemical did not get into air

MOONACHIE, N.J. (AP) — Officials say that none of the toxic chemical used at a northern New Jersey foam-manufacturing plant that was the site of an explosion Monday escaped into the neighborhood. The Record reports (http://bit.ly/1qs2OAw ) that ...

Ex-NJ Transit official sentenced for taking bribe

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey Transit supervisor has been sentenced to a year of probation and six months of home confinement for accepting an $8,000 bribe and power washing services in connection with a snow removal contract. Donna ...

Man accused of killing mom tells judge he’s guilty

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A convicted murderer who New Jersey police say killed his mother two days after being released from prison has told a judge that he's guilty and doesn't want a trial. The Philadelphia Daily News reported ...

Teen pleads guilty in crash that killed 2 youths

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey teenager has pleaded guilty to criminal charges stemming from a car crash that killed two high school classmates this summer. The Daily Record of Parsippany (http://dailyre.co/1sEtwuq) reports the ...