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1 killed, 3 wounded in illegal nightclub shooting

3-8-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — One man was killed and three other people were wounded during a shooting at an illegal nightclub in Trenton. It's not yet clear what sparked the shooting, which occurred shortly before 5 a.m. Saturday on Martin Luther King ...

Man gets 28-year sentence for raping 2 young girls

3-8-14
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A man for who entered an unlocked northern New Jersey home and raped two young girls in their bedrooms has been sentenced to 28 years in state prison. The Record (http://bit.ly/1edvRSq) reports Serkan Seyrek must serve ...

Off-duty worker helps people flee burning duplex

3-8-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say an off-duty Trenton emergency services worker helped about a dozen people escape a fire at a city duplex this week. The Times of Trenton (http://bit.ly/1qiVauI) reports Dan Tote was driving down South Broad ...

Police: Drug deal ends with man punching woman

3-8-14
KEANSBURG, N.J. (AP) — Numerous charges have been filed against an accused drug dealer who allegedly punched a woman who claimed the man sold her ground-up soap instead of crack cocaine. Keansburg police tell the Asbury Park Press ...

State Police: Man dies in I-280 crash in north NJ

3-8-14
ROSELAND, N.J. (AP) — State police say a man was killed when his car burst into flames after striking a tree along an interstate highway in northern New Jersey. It's not yet clear what caused the crash, which occurred shortly after 4 a.m. Saturday ...

Guilty plea in NYC for ex-Port Authority lawyer

3-7-14
NEW YORK (AP) — A former deputy general counsel at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has pleaded guilty in New York to submitting a falsified retainer letter. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance says Friday Christopher Hartwyk ...
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Third-Party Electricity Customers Sue Over High Bills

3-7-14
Two customers of Systrum Energy, based in Fairview, are suing the third-party electricity provider claiming it falsely represented its pricing.
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Jersey City Loew’s Theatre Management Change Leads to Lawsuit

3-7-14
The Friends of the Loew's has filed a lawsuit against Jersey City, claiming the city is violating the group's lease by seeking a private company to manage Journal Square's historic Loew's Theatre.

Girlfriend of Powerball winner drops lawsuit

3-7-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman won't hit the jackpot in her attempt to get a piece of her former boyfriend's $338 million Powerball win. Inez Sanchez agreed to drop the lawsuit Friday in state Superior Court in Paterson. The Record ...

3 arrested in fires at NJ prosecutor’s office

3-7-14
BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — Three people have been arrested in connection with fires that damaged a southern New Jersey county prosecutor's office and a law firm's building. The Gloucester County prosecutor's office says two men and a woman are in ...