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Fire crews rescue woman from roof of burning home

PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) — Firefighters came to the aid of a woman who was trapped on the roof of a burning three-family home in northern New Jersey. No residents were injured in the three-alarm fire, which broke out early Sunday in Passaic. But two ...

No injuries when water taxi runs aground

POINT PLEASANT, N.J. (AP) — No injuries were reported when a water taxi carrying 22 people ran aground over a sandbar in the Manasquan River. But authorities say it's not yet clear what caused the accident, which occurred early Sunday. Crews from ...

Prosecutors: Another fatal shooting in Newark

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say man was fatally shot on a Newark street, the third person killed during a series of weekend shootings in the state's largest city. Essex County prosecutors say police officers responding to reports of shots ...

2 males found dead in northern New Jersey home

SCOTHCH PLAINS, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say two people were found dead inside a home in northern New Jersey. But their names and further details on what caused their deaths were not immediately disclosed. Union County prosecutors say the bodies ...

Authorities: Man fatally beat dog with TV remote

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Animal cruelty charges have been filed against a man who allegedly beat his sister's Yorkshire Terrier to death with a television remote. The Jersey Journal (http://bit.ly/1qpDwqs) reports that 40-year-old Eric Wesley of Glen ...

Authorities: Ex-officer threatened to kill chief

ABERDEEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a former Aberdeen Township police officer stalked and threatened to kill the town's current police chief. But they wouldn't say why 66-year-old Christian Witzig allegedly took those actions. The Asbury Park ...

Officials: Firefighters overcome by bug bomb fumes

OAKLAND, N.J. (AP) — One firefighter was treated at a hospital and eight others were hosed down after they were affected by fumes from a bug bomb that was set off at a northern New Jersey nail salon. Authorities tell The Record ...

Man accused of impersonating police officer

WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) — A traffic stop near the Lincoln Tunnel ended with the arrest of a man who allegedly claimed he was a police officer. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police spokesman Joe Pentangelo says Jose Quinones' vehicle was ...

Camden man pleads guilty in deadly street robbery

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A Camden man has pleaded guilty to a felony murder charge stemming from a botched street robbery that left a man dead last year. Thirty-year-old Alexander Santiago entered his plea Friday as part of a deal with Camden County ...

Inmate sentenced for plotting to kill prosecutor

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey inmate who is serving time for killing his neighbor has now received another lengthy sentence for plotting to kill the prosecutor who put him in prison. State Superior Court Judge Francis Vernoia handed down a ...