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South Jersey rabbi’s SUV fire under investigation

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Officials in Atlantic City are investigating a fire in a southern New Jersey rabbi's sport utility vehicle. The vehicle was engulfed in flames outside the Rodef Sholom Synagogue on Thursday, the start of the Jewish new ...

2 Plainfield police officers indicted

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Two ranking Plainfield police officers have been indicted on charges of stealing more than $11,000 by filing fraudulent timesheets for overtime and extra-duty shifts. Lt. James Abney and Sgt. Leslie Knight are charged with ...

Former NBA player George seeks new fraud trial

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former NBA player convicted of wire fraud in an alleged Ponzi scheme is fighting back. C. Tate George claims in a recent court filing that his conviction last fall should be reversed. He claims the government used a witness ...

Pro leagues file to stop New Jersey sports betting

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Four major professional U.S. sports leagues and the NCAA have filed a legal challenge to New Jersey's latest attempt to offer legal sports gambling. The filing in federal court Monday calls the effort "astounding," ''specious" ...

What Eric Holder’s Resignation Means for NJ

Now that Attorney General Eric Holder has announced his resignation, New Jersey officials are talking about what the change in leadership may mean.

Attorney: ‘Appalling’ for Wal-Mart to blame Morgan

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An attorney representing actor-comedian Tracy Morgan says it's "appalling" that Wal-Mart calls Morgan partly to blame for injuries he suffered in a New Jersey highway accident involving one of the company's trucks. Morgan filed ...

Autopsies scheduled for hospital president, wife

MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities probing a house fire that killed the president of a major southern New Jersey hospital and his wife say autopsies on the couple are scheduled for Tuesday. Investigators have released few details about ...

Woman sentenced for running prostitution ring

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey woman who ran a prostitution ring that netted millions of dollars in profits is now headed to state prison. Middlesex County prosecutors say 44-year-old Deanna Ruiz, of Edison, received a 10-year ...

Prosecutors: Man faces child sex assault charges

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Sex assault charges have been filed against a northern New Jersey man accused of molesting a young female neighbor during the course of nearly two years. Union County prosecutors say 44-year-old Moises Calle of Elizabeth is ...

2 Trenton residents indicted in fatal shooting

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two Trenton residents have been indicted on murder charges stemming from the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man. Mercer County prosecutors say 23-year-old Kareen McNeil and 17-year-old Tahj Laws also face weapons charges in ...