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Knife-wielding man shot by police dies from wounds

11-18-14
PHILLIPSBURG, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a knife-wielding man who was shot and wounded by police at a northwestern New Jersey home this week has died from his injuries. Warren County prosecutors announced Tuesday that 36-year-old Thomas Read Jr. ...

2 indicted in slaying of man found in burning car

11-18-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two men have been indicted on murder charges stemming from the shooting death of a man whose body was found inside a burning car in Trenton earlier this year. Mercer County prosecutors say 20-year-old Joeryan Foreman and ...

Contractor sentenced for defrauding customer

11-18-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey contractor who was paid nearly $100,000 to renovate a New York City home has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for defrauding her of the money. Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say Raymond Norville ...

Illegal immigration rising in NJ, Pennsylvania

11-18-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigrants entering illegally into the U.S. are increasingly making states along the East Coast their home rather than states closer to the Mexican border. A new report by the Pew Research Center finds that New Jersey, Florida ...

Lodi teacher offered plea deal in office crash

11-18-14
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors are offering a plea deal to a Lodi teacher accused of driving drunk when he rear-ender a police car, leaving the officer with a traumatic brain injury. Michael Ettz would face seven years in prison if he accepts ...

NJ man accused of stealing bulldozer for ride home

11-18-14
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Police say a New Jersey man who was drunk stole a bulldozer in order to get a ride home. Police say 30-year-old Christopher Russell left behind a path of destruction as he tried to maneuver the bulldozer through West Hudson ...

Newton cop accused of exposing himself

11-18-14
NEWTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are accusing a Newton police officer of exposing himself to at least five young men during traffic stops. Authorities arrested 37-year-old Officer Jason Miller of Hampton after reviewing videotapes which showed the ...

Lawyer: Morgan still recovering from brain injury

11-18-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A lawyer for Tracy Morgan says the actor-comedian is still recovering from a brain injury sustained in a highway crash in New Jersey more than five months ago. Lawyer Benedict Morelli said Tuesday the former "Saturday Night ...

Prosecutors: Couple took money from softball group

11-17-14
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a southern New Jersey couple stole money from a girls softball organization that they helped oversee. Burlington County prosecutors say 34-year-old Pemberton Township resident Daniel O'Hara and his ...

Judge: State can take piano tuner’s home

11-17-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A state judge has ruled that an Atlantic City piano-tuner cannot stop a state agency from taking his family home. Superior Court Judge Julio Mendez ruled Monday that the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority can ...