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Missing pet bobcat removed from New Jersey home

4-8-14
STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have taken a missing pet bobcat to a zoo after its owner found the animal not far from its southern New Jersey home. Rocky got out of the house on March 25 and its owner, Ginny Fine, located the 38-pounbd ...

NJ traffic jam panel may issue more subpoenas

4-8-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey legislative committee investigating politically motivated traffic jams created by Gov. Chris Christie's aides will subpoena additional documents if the governor's lawyers refuse to hand over the requested material. ...
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Conference Promotes Awareness of Child Neglect and Abuse

4-7-14
Child advocacy center Wynona's House hosted the first national summit on child abuse and neglect in New Jersey.

2 NJ homeowners accused of Sandy fraud

4-7-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two New Jersey homeowners have been charged with filing fraudulent applications for Superstorm Sandy aid. The attorney general's office says 48-year-old Scott Carlin of Basking Ridge and 53-year-old Carl A. Meyer of Galloway ...

Opposition briefs filed in LG tower height case

4-7-14
FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — Several conservation groups have filed legal briefs in the fight over a planned electronics company building along the Palisades by the Hudson River. The New Jersey Conservation Foundation says about a dozen environmental and ...

Man on NJ’s ‘most wanted’ list arrested

4-7-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey State Police say they've arrested a man on the state's 'most wanted' list who has been on the run for more than two decades. The agency's fugitive unit arrested James Wade Barclay in Pennsylvania on Saturday after ...

Man sentenced under NJ human trafficking law

4-7-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man who admitted to running a high-priced prostitution ring has been sentenced to a decade in prison under the state's new human trafficking law. Percival Williams of Edison was sentenced Monday in state ...

ACLU warns 138 NJ school districts about enrollment

4-7-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is warning 138 New Jersey school districts that they could face legal action over requirements that they're discriminating against students whose parents are in the country without legal ...

Man arrested after driving in closed tunnel lane

4-7-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Police have charged a Pennsylvania man with drunken driving after they say he drove his car through the Holland Tunnel in a closed lane. Port Authority police pursued 28-year-old Michel Petit-Frere of Easton, Pa., after his ...

Dog adopted after rescue from ledge

4-7-14
MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. (AP) — A firefighter has adopted a dog that was rescued after it became trapped in a ravine in New Jersey's Garret Mountain Park. A rescuer rappelled about 50 feet to reach the poodle mix two weeks ago. The dog was taken to a ...