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Drunk driver gets prison sentence in fatal crash

11-8-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A drunk driver who caused a crash that killed two people and critically injured two others last year is now headed to state prison. Harrison Allen, of Livingston, received a six-year sentence Friday. He had pleaded guilty in ...

Man, woman remain ‘critical’ after shooting

11-8-14
RED BANK, N.J. (AP) — Two people remain hospitalized in critical condition after they were shot inside a vehicle that was parked in a central New Jersey neighborhood. Red Bank police tell the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1xlou7J) that ...

Motive sought for fatal shooting of couple

11-8-14
VERNON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities continue to seek a motive for the fatal shootings of a couple found dead in their northwestern New Jersey home this week. Vernon police say the bodies of 41-year-old Cindy Fortino and her 45-year-old husband, Dean, ...

Contractor indicted in mortgage fraud scheme

11-8-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a northern New Jersey contractor has been indicted for his alleged role in a $1 million mortgage fraud scheme, including an alleged bribe of a bank agent to approve a loan on a home that exploded hours ...

Newark man convicted in sex assault on boy, 13

11-7-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A jury has convicted a Newark man of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy months after being released from prison for violating provisions of Megan's Law. A jury in Essex County deliberated over three days before finding ...
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Backlash Over Ramapo College Sexual Assault Presentation

11-7-14
Ramapo College has been criticized for a sexual assault prevention presentation that suggested women could help avoid unwanted advances by being mindful of body language, dress, alcohol consumption and facial expressions.

Judge lets Atlantic City seek $32M Revel tax bill

11-7-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City will soon get $32 million in unpaid taxes due from the former Revel Casino Hotel. A bankruptcy court judge has issued an order permitting the city to move forward with efforts to collect the unpaid taxes ...

Drug rehab teacher charged with sex assault

11-7-14
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have accused a female teacher at a drug treatment facility in northern New Jersey of having sex with an 18-year-old male who lived at the facility. The Morris County Prosecutor's Office has charged 28-year-old ...

NJ man gets prison for directing child sex acts

11-7-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who directed a woman to initiate sexual activities between a 13-year-old boy and an 8-year-old girl is going to prison. A judge sentenced 30-year-old Gary Cramer of Bridgeton to 55 years behind bars. Cramer ...

Lawyer presses for more video of arrest

11-7-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Camden County officials are pushing back against complaints that police officers brutalized two men in Camden in June. A lawyer for two men who have sued the county police force held a news conference on Friday calling on ...