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Union City fire spreads through 5 buildings

5-6-14
UNION CITY, N.J. (AP) — Firefighters are dosing hot spots after gaining control of a fire that damaged five buildings in Union City. Officials say the fire broke out in a building on New York Avenue around 2 a.m. Tuesday and the flames quickly ...

Resident killed, 6 firefighters hurt in house fire

5-5-14
SOUTH TOMS RIVERS, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a house fire in South Toms River has claimed the life of one person and sent six firefighters to the hospital with minor injuries. The Asbury Park Press reports (http://on.app.com/1htmHmj ) that the ...

Some NFL retirees fault concussion deal

5-5-14
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The proposed $765 million settlement of NFL concussion claims is under attack again, this time from retirees who say they would get nothing for their residual health problems. Seven former players asked Monday to intervene in ...
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Former PA Chairman Samson Pleads Fifth

5-5-14
David Samson says he will not answer questions of the special committee investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures, asserting his Fifth Amendment rights.

Gas fumes spur evacuation at day care center

5-5-14
PEQUANNOCK, N.J. (AP) — Dozens of children were evacuated from a northern New Jersey day care center after they apparently were overcome by gas fumes from construction equipment being used at the building. Pequannock police said no serious ...

Ex-investment firm head admits defrauding clients

5-5-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say the former president of a central New Jersey investment company has admitted defrauding investors out of more than $250,000. Shreyans Desai, a 27-year-old Edison resident who served as president of ...

Ex-band director surrenders on sex assault charge

5-5-14
MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A former southern New Jersey high school band director accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old student has turned himself in to authorities. Atlantic County prosecutors say 26-year-old Jason Koenig of Hammonton ...

Woman faces theft charge over online gambling debt

5-5-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State police have charged a New Jersey woman who claimed someone stole her identity and opened an online gambling account in her name, racking up nearly $10,000 in gambling and banking fees. Diana Zolla of Jackson Township was ...

Man faces numerous counts in frat party shooting

5-5-14
HILLSIDE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who allegedly started shooting after he was thrown out of an off-campus fraternity house party last month is now facing four counts of attempted murder. The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1idWfBc) reports ...

NJ landscaper charged with storm price gouging

5-5-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey landscaping company is facing charges of price gouging during Superstorm Sandy. The state's Consumer Affairs Division has filed action against Stephen's Landscaping for allegedly defrauding customers by charging ...