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Hudson County woman admits Valentine’s bank heist

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Hudson County woman has admitted robbing three banks, including one on Valentine's Day. Valeria Parziale on Wednesday pleaded guilty to robbing a Wells Fargo Bank in Newark on Feb. 14. She also ...

Steak shop owner sentencing postponed

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Sentencing has been postponed for a Trenton sandwich shop owner who compared himself to Boss Tweed for his role in a bribery scheme that brought down the city's mayor. Joseph "JoJo" Giorgianni pleaded guilty last year in the ...

Authorities: Man made online threat about shooting

WAYNE, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man who allegedly made an online threat about a shooting at William Paterson University has been charged with making terrorist threats. School officials say 18-year-old Christopher Geary, a Pompton Lakes ...

Ex-fire chief, son indicted on fraud charges

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State authorities say the former chief of a volunteer fire company in central New Jersey and his son improperly received about $46,000 by submitting fraudulent invoices and receipts for reimbursement. Acting Attorney General ...

Govs. Christie, Cuomo Discuss Security Measures

Govs. Christie and Cuomo met in New York City to discuss the bi-state task force they created and recommendations for heightened security measures.

Gun case defendants can enter diversion program

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A Philadelphia woman who was facing prison time after she brought her legally owned a gun into New Jersey will now be allowed to enter a pretrial intervention program. The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1vddxmV) ...

Prosecutor: Couple found dead in their home

ROXBURY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a northern New Jersey couple was found dead in their home this week. But details on them and what caused their deaths have not been disclosed. Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp says 48-year-old ...

Teen to be tried as adult in Trenton shooting

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Mercer County prosecutors say a Trenton teenager charged in a shooting that left a 9-year-old girl wounded will be tried as an adult. The Times of Trenton (http://bit.ly/1uHbtCa) reports that 17-year-old Ali Abdullah and ...

American Legion gets involved in suit over pledge

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — The American Legion has joined a lawsuit attempting to defend the use of the Pledge of Allegiance at a central New Jersey school. The patriotic group says it has been accepted as an intervener in a lawsuit filed by the ...

New York, New Jersey to ramp up security

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie are announcing increased security across their two states. The measures are being taken in the wake of increasingly active terrorist groups overseas. Cuomo said ...