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Man killed in northern New Jersey house fire

11-9-14
EAST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man was found dead inside his family's burning home. Essex County prosecutors tell NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1so5I9L) that firefighters found 19-year-old Abraham Ragin shortly after they responded to the ...

2 charged in slaying of man found dead in car

11-9-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Two Camden residents have been charged with felony murder in connection with the slaying of a city man who was found shot to death in car that had crashed into a fence. Camden County prosecutors say 24-year-old Wilbert Shiveley ...

Stabbing suspect charged following police standoff

11-9-14
PENNINGTON, N.J. (AP) — Attempted murder charges were filed against a man who allegedly stabbed a female relative at an apartment complex and then kept police at bay for several hours. Pennington police tell The Times of Trenton ...

Pedestrian struck, killed by police cruiser

11-9-14
MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey police officer responding to a call struck and killed a man who was walking on a roadway. Ocean County prosecutors say the accident occurred around 11:15 p.m. Saturday in Manchester Township. ...

12 people displaced by fire that burns 5 buildings

11-9-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Twelve people were displaced and five buildings were damaged or destroyed by a fast-moving fire in Paterson. No injuries were reported in four-alarm fire, which broke out early Sunday in the area of Godwin Avenue and Straight ...

No injuries reported when shots fired at home

11-9-14
LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — No injuries were reported when someone fired several shots at a home in central New Jersey. Long Branch police say the shooting on Central Avenue occurred around 4 p.m. Saturday. But a possible motive for the shooting ...

Authorities: 1 person killed in single-car crash

11-9-14
MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say one person was killed when their car crashed on a central New Jersey roadway. Middletown Township police say the accident occurred around 3:30 a.m. Sunday on Navesink River Road. The person killed was alone ...

Man arraigned in fatal shooting of woman

11-8-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A man charged in the shooting death of a Camden woman has been arraigned on murder charges. Camden County prosecutors say 20-year-old Camden resident Gustavo Jimenez and 21-year-old Karen Ramirez were arguing Monday about the ...

Elderly man killed in Garden State Parkway crash

11-8-14
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say an elderly man was killed when his vehicle veered off the Garden State Parkway and struck a tree in southern New Jersey. State police say the crash occurred around 9:50 p.m. Friday in a southbound lane near ...

4 hurt in 3-car crash on George Washington Bridge

11-8-14
FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — Four people were taken to hospitals after three cars collided on the lower level of the George Washington Bridge in northern New Jersey. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police spokesman Joe Pentangelo said it's not ...