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Elusive bear finally caught in northern New Jersey

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Wildlife officials say an elusive black bear that romped around a northern New Jersey community for several hours has been captured. The male bear was tranquilized around 3 p.m. Tuesday as it rested in a tree in Ridgewood. ...

Lawmakers Undaunted By Leagues’ Opposition to NJ Sports Betting

The four major pro sports leagues have filed a motion in federal court to stop New Jersey from legalizing sports betting.

Man convicted in murder-for-hire plot

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a Philadelphia auto shop owner for orchestrating a murder-for-hire plot that led to the shooting of his daughter's boyfriend in Atlantic City. Ronald Galati now faces up to 70 years in prison, though ...

Man convicted of murder in nephew’s fatal shooting

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man has been convicted on murder charges in the fatal shooting his nephew. The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1rDQvp0) reports that 75-year-old Frederick Marr, of Lower Township, was ...

Businessman sentenced to prison term in fraud case

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say a Georgia businessman who defrauded investors out of more than $800,000 is headed to prison. Ronnie Singleton, of Lithonia, received a 27-month term when he was sentenced Tuesday. He also ...

Prosecutor: Off-duty officer shoots suspect

EDGEWATER PARK, N.J. (AP) — An off-duty police officer shot and critically wounded a man he found inside his personal vehicle that was parked at a southern New Jersey home. Burlington County Prosecutor Robert Bernardi says the shooting by Delanco ...

Man admits distributing child pornography online

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man has admitted that he distributed child pornography online. Ocean County prosecutors say 27-year-old Michael Allen, of Lakehurst, faces a six-year state prison sentence and will have to register as ...

Feds say hackers targeted Microsoft, game makers

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Two men accused of being members of an international hacking ring that accessed a U.S. Army computer network and targeted computer giant Microsoft and other companies have pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges. ...

Marathon bombing suspects’ sister faces NYC judge

NEW YORK (AP) — A sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was led away in handcuffs Tuesday after a brief court appearance on allegations she threatened to "put a bomb" on a perceived romantic rival. Ailina Tsarnaeva, 24, of North Bergen, ...

South Jersey rabbi’s SUV fire under investigation

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Officials in Atlantic City are investigating a fire in a southern New Jersey rabbi's sport utility vehicle. The vehicle was engulfed in flames outside the Rodef Sholom Synagogue on Thursday, the start of the Jewish new ...