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Morris Co. authorities warn about debit card scams

4-6-14
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — Police in Morris County are warning residents to be aware of scammers attempting to convince people to buy reloadable debit cards to pay off fictitious bills. The Daily Record (http://dailyre.co/1jRM3OU) reports incidences ...

NJ man faces charges after fatal Parkway crash

4-6-14
BRICK, N.J. (AP) — An Ocean County man faces criminal charges after a passenger in a car he was driving died in an accident on the Garden State Parkway. State Police say 23-year-old Kenneth Fonseca of Toms River was driving south on the Parkway ...

Hunterdon Co. woman arrested on child porn charges

4-5-14
FLEMINGTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in Hunterdon County have charged a High Bridge woman with producing and distributing child pornography. County Prosecutor Anthony Kearns III says 38-year-old Lori Bauer, also known as Lori Bauer-Warden, made ...

Police: NJ woman had vodka in baby’s stroller

4-5-14
NEW MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey woman is facing criminal charges after she was found allegedly intoxicated and carrying liquor and beer in her baby's stroller. Police say they responded to a report of an unattended stroller outside ...

More settlements reached in ’13 NY ferry accident

4-5-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — More settlements have been reached in lawsuits stemming from last year's crash of a commuter ferry in lower Manhattan. More than 80 people were injured, including one seriously Notices of four settlements were filed in federal ...

Southern NJ town keeps eye out for escaped bobcat

4-5-14
STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Residents in one Ocean County town are being told to be on the lookout for a missing cat — but this isn't your average feline. His name is Rocky and he's a 3-year-old, 38-pound bobcat. He's been missing from his ...

NJ woman charged with holding her kids hostage

4-5-14
BLOOMINGDALE, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey woman who allegedly held her two young children hostage inside their home is facing criminal charges. Susan O'Connor surrendered to police after the approximately 90-minute incident on March 25 in ...

Christie aide speaks to grand jury in New Jersey

4-4-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A longtime aide to Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has given testimony to a federal grand jury in an investigation of traffic jams created near the George Washington Bridge in a political payback scandal. Attorney ...

Cashier at NJ medical school admits embezzlement

4-4-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's attorney general says a former head cashier for the Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Group has pleaded guilty to embezzlement. Dewyna Brown pleaded guilty on Friday state Superior Court in Middlesex County ...

NJ supply company owner admits lying to EPA

4-4-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A co-owner of a New Jersey company supplying industrial pipes, valves and fittings has admitted to lying to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials during a debarment hearing. The Department of Justice says Victor Boski ...