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Ex-diner manager pleads guilty in murder plot

7-14-14
CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — The former manager of a northern New Jersey diner has pleaded guilty in what authorities say was a foiled plot to kill the co-owner of the restaurant, who is his uncle by marriage. The Record (http://bit.ly/1yieITb) reports ...

Prosecutor: Couple’s deaths ruled murder-suicide

7-14-14
MAPLE SHADE, N.J. (AP) — The deaths of a southern New Jersey couple whose bodies were found inside their home last week have been ruled a murder-suicide. Burlington County Prosecutor Robert Bernardi announced the finding on Monday. Bernardi said ...

Mayor: Man connected to cop’s killer is captured

7-14-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have captured a man who they believe was involved in a murder with the man who fatally shot a Jersey City police officer over the weekend. Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop says 23-year-old Daniel Wilson was armed ...

Man, 83, killed in crash on Ocean County bridge

7-14-14
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Police say an 83-year-old died after his car crashed into a disabled vehicle on a bridge in Ocean County. Toms River police say Michael Fecak of Seaside Park was driving west over the J. Stanley Tunney Bridge when he ...

2 missing boaters rescued in Silver Bay

7-14-14
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Rescuers found a man and a woman clutching a buoy in the middle of Ocean County's Silver Bay after their catamaran capsized. The boat rolled over in rough weather early Sunday evening. Toms River police say Ashley Kowalski ...

Widow of cop killer apologizes for comments

7-14-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The widow of a man police say ambushed a rookie New Jersey police officer has apologized for saying that she wished her husband killed more officers. Angelique Campbell, the widow of Lawrence Campbell, tells The Jersey ...

Air India flight lands safely after engine fire

7-13-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Officials say an India-bound flight out of New Jersey was forced to return to the airport because of an engine fire. A spokeswoman for the agency that operates Newark Liberty International Airport says no one on board Air India ...

Man hospitalized after Camden street shooting

7-13-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man was hospitalized after he was shot on a Camden street But authorities say a motive for the shooting remains under investigation. Police officers responding to reports of shots fired early Sunday found ...

Man gets state prison term for robbing business

7-13-14
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man who admitted robbing a southern New Jersey check cashing service is now headed to state prison. Gloucester County prosecutors say 30-year-old Dannie Garwood of Williamstown, received a five-year ...

Investigators seeking cause of fatal shed fire

7-13-14
UNION BEACH, N.J. (AP) — Investigators are trying to determine what sparked a massive shed fire that killed a central New Jersey man. Family members tell the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1wiswKG) that 51-year-old Paul Curtis was killed in ...