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Man seeks new trial in NJ schoolyard slayings

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — One of six men found guilty in the 2007 slayings of three friends in a Newark schoolyard is seeking to overturn his conviction and wants a new trial. Jose Carranza appeared in front of a judge in Newark on Wednesday, but the ...

NJ fire director pleads guilty to careless driving

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — The director of New Brunswick's fire department has pleaded guilty to careless driving after he struck three children who were walking in a crosswalk. A judge in South Brunswick on Tuesday fined Robert Rawls $206. Rawls ...

3 killed in car crash in Freehold; 1 in hospital

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say they are investigating a crash in Freehold that left three people dead and another person in critical condition. Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office spokesman Charles Webster said the three-vehicle accident ...

Father charged in the death of his infant son

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A 21-year-old Paterson man has been charged in the death of his son. The Passaic County Prosecutor's Office said that the man was charged with manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child. He was also charged with ...

Hopeworks Aims to Increase Understanding, Reduce Crime in Camden

The group Hopeworks helps Camden residents deal with past trauma and teaches police about ongoing issues in the city to help reduce crime and foster understanding.

NJ Law Journal Bureau Chief: There’s a Political Component in Nominating Judges

New Jersey Law Journal Bureau Chief Zack Needles says there's a political component in nominating judges.

$7,500 reward offered in death of bald eagle

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — A reward offered in the shooting that led to the death of a bald eagle in a park has been increased to $7,500. The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust announced Tuesday that the ...

Police: 2 Newark officers in hospital after crash

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two officers are recovering after their police cruiser was hit by a vehicle involved in a pursuit Newark Police Sgt. Ronald Glover said that one officer was taken into surgery Tuesday for a broken neck, while the other suffered ...

Money falls off armored truck after casino pick up

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Nearly $21,000 is missing after the cash fell from the roof of an armored truck that had picked it up from a soon-to-be-closed Atlantic City casino. GardaWorld armored car services picked up the cash at Revel on Aug. 6. ...

Man caught in 3-state crime spree appears in court

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man accused of waging a three-state crime spree that ended when he crashed near the George Washington Bridge has made his first court appearance. Thirty-three-year-old Luis Figueroa didn't enter a plea Tuesday afternoon in ...