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New Jersey man accused of attempted sex assault

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — Bail is set at $70,000 for a southern New Jersey man accused of trying to arrange a sexual tryst with an underage girl he met online. The Burlington County Prosecutor's Office says 62-year-old Thomas MacGregor of Cherry ...

Bridge panel gets Christie aide’s phone records

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — AT&T has turned over phone records of a top aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to the legislative panel investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures. Lawmakers requested a month of data, including text ...

New Jersey man awaiting trial shoots himself

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a southern New Jersey man facing trial stemming from a crash that killed one boy and paralyzed another shot himself in the head. William Liepe of Hamilton Township remains hospitalized. Atlantic County ...

NFL: Former FBI director will probe Rice case

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL says former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III will conduct a probe into how the NFL handled evidence as it investigated domestic violence claims against former Ravens running back Ray Rice. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said ...

2 plead not guilty in fatal fall of ASU student

PHOENIX (AP) — Two men accused of alcohol-related violations in connection with the fatal fall of an Arizona State University student have pleaded not guilty. David Siegel and Matthew Farberov appeared Wednesday in Maricopa County Superior Court in ...

Woman faces drug charges after marijuana is found

LAUREL, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police have charged a woman with drug offenses after marijuana was found in a car after a traffic stop in Laurel. It happened about 11 p.m. Monday on Sussex Highway. Troopers say a car driven by 20-year-old ...

Prosecutor defends handling of Ray Rice’s case

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey prosecutor has defended his office's handling of the Ray Rice case and says allowing him into a pretrial intervention program was done after careful consideration. Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain ...

Christie signs bill to require police car cameras

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has signed a measure that requires police departments to mount video cameras on their new cars or provide their officers with wearable cameras. The measure Christie signed Wednesday was advocated by ...

Big Three Mayors Hold Crime Roundtable

Mayors Ras Baraka, Steve Fulop and Jose Torres held their first meeting to address public safety.

NYC ferry operator must release pilot document

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The operator of a ferry that crashed into a lower Manhattan pier must release a separation agreement it reached with the boat's captain. A federal judge in New Jersey issued the ruling this week in the ongoing legal action ...