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911 calls show efforts to save firearms instructor

9-2-14
PHOENIX (AP) — People at a northern Arizona gun range where a 9-year-old girl accidentally shot an instructor with an Uzi desperately tried to keep him alive as they urged 911 dispatchers to send a medical helicopter. Recordings of emergency calls ...

Conviction upheld in man’s attack on ex-girlfriend

9-2-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An appellate court has rejected a New Jersey man's bid to overturn his conviction and sentence for running his ex-girlfriend's car off a highway and slashing her face and arm. NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1trzGze) reports that the ...

Family of girl who killed instructor devastated

9-2-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A lawyer for the parents of the 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi says that the family is devastated. Kevin G. Walsh, a Newark, New Jersey, attorney, said in a statement ...

Man charged in string of armed robberies at hotels

9-2-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a northern New Jersey man has been charged in a recent string of armed robberies at hotels in the state. Tremone Burnett of Orange was charged Tuesday with six counts of robbery and a weapons offense. He ...

Police identify man killed in Paterson shooting

9-2-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a northern New Jersey man killed in a weekend shooting that also left a woman seriously injured. Paterson police tell The Record (http://bit.ly/1rftRTs) that 27-year-old city resident ...

2 men accused of robbing gas station 3 times

9-2-14
ABSECON, N.J. (AP) — Two men are accused of robbing the same New Jersey gas station three times in a month. Authorities tell The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/Y8gmdG ) that 49-year-old Jack Kalman and 53-year-old Arthur Schellinger III ...

New Jersey teen struck and killed by train

9-2-14
HAZLET, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey teenager has been struck and killed by a New Jersey Transit train. Rail line officials tell the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1r4FMU2 ) that 17-year-old Nicholas Kansky steed in front of a ...

New Jersey police search for stabbing suspects

9-2-14
BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — Police in southern New Jersey are searching for suspects who fatally stabbed a man who was found dead in an apartment. Bridgeton Police Chief Mark Ott tells the South Jersey Times (http://bit.ly/1tWcR5y ) that detectives do ...

Arrest in fatal stabbing of NYC homeowner

9-1-14
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say a man suspected of burglarizing a home and stabbing the owners when they interrupted him has been arrested. Police say 20-year-old Dante Viggiano was being held on murder, attempted murder and burglary ...

Police: Knife-wielding man taunted homeowner

9-1-14
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man who allegedly brandished a knife at a police officer is now facing criminal charges. Toms River police say 19-year-old township resident William Rodriguez went to a home early Monday and tore the ...