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Teen pleads not guilty in crash that killed 2

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey teenager has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges stemming from a car crash that killed two high school classmates this summer. The teen did not speak Wednesday during his initial appearance in state ...

Man’s body found in home where explosion occurred

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man's body was found in the ruins of a central New Jersey home that was destroyed in an explosion and fire. But it's still not clear what sparked the blast at the East Brunswick home, which occurred ...

Mexican charged in Ohio in $9.6M investment scheme

CLEVELAND (AP) — Federal authorities say a Mexican citizen who lived in the Cleveland area defrauded investors in four states in a $9.6 million scheme over six years and used the money for a lavish lifestyle. Prosecutors say 27-year-old Oscar ...

Prosecutors: 2 men indicted in marina arson fire

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Two southern New Jersey men stand accused of roles in a marina fire that severely damaged the facility and several boats. Ocean County prosecutors say Bruce Roslin and Jonathan Dockery, both of Little Egg Harbor Township, ...

New York man found shot to death in New Jersey

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A New York City man has been found shot to death in northern New Jersey. Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park says Elizabeth police found Mamuka Chamiashvili around 10:15 p.m. Tuesday when they responded to report of ...

Man convicted in slaying of ex-girlfriend’s beau

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man accused of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend's new beau has been convicted of reckless manslaughter. Union County prosecutors say 26-year-old Saint Merilan of Newark was also convicted of two ...

NYPD: Hate crimes up against Muslim, Jewish people

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say suspected hate crimes against Jewish and Muslim people are up following unrest overseas. Deputy Chief Michael Osgood says there's especially been an increase since July 1, when reports about unrest in Gaza ...

Ex-Hoboken mayor disbarred for taking bribes

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Supreme Court has disbarred a former Hoboken mayor who was arrested in what became the state's largest corruption bust. The court says Peter Cammarano betrayed a solemn public trust. Cammarano was the youngest ...

New Jersey firefighters face discipline for banner

MONROE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Officials in a southern New Jersey town plan to discipline some volunteer firefighters after a sign drew unwanted attention. The sign used slightly vulgar language to ask people to show their breasts. It was displayed ...

New Jersey woman can bring pet bobcat home

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A judge is allowing a southern New Jersey woman to bring her pet bobcat home. Rocky has escaped from Ginny Fine's Stafford Township home four times since March. The Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1u0wX0e ) ...