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Man sentenced for timeshare mortgage fraud scheme

7-20-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former employee of a New Jersey company must pay more than $3 million in restitution for his role in a timeshare mortgage fraud scheme. Eric Reilly of Galloway also received a three-year prison term ...

Fire leaves 2 residents hurt, 2 homes damaged

7-20-14
BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) — Two people were injured and several residents were displaced when a fast-moving fire severely damaged two homes in Bayonne, including one where the city's public safety director lives. The Jersey Journal ...

‘Modified duty’ for medics after fatal NYC arrest

7-20-14
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City says four emergency workers involved in the medical response to a man who died in police custody have been barred from responding to 911 calls. The fire department said Sunday two EMTs and two paramedics were placed on ...

Flags to be lowered in NJ to honor fallen officer

7-20-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has ordered flags at all state buildings to be flown at half-staff Tuesday in honor of a fallen northern New Jersey police officer. Funeral services will also be held that day for Waldwick Officer ...

Man shot in Trenton dies from his injuries

7-20-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man shot and wounded in New Jersey's capital city has died from his injuries. Trenton police officers happened to be near the 100 block of Rosemont Avenue when they heard gunshots around 5 a.m. Saturday and saw a large group ...

Car crashes into police cruiser at DWI checkpoint

7-20-14
ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer working a DWI checkpoint escaped serious injury when an alleged drunken driver crashed into his parked police cruiser. Elmwood Park police tell The Record (http://bit.ly/1oYxzvA) that the ...

Officer hurt in crash is released from hospital

7-20-14
PINE BEACH, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey police officer injured when a car crashed into a parked cruiser during a motor vehicle stop is now out of the hospital. Pine Beach officer Jesse Urban suffered two broken ribs in Friday night's ...

Police: 2 people wounded in Atlantic City shooting

7-20-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City police are seeking a motive for a shooting that left two people wounded. The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1p5RxY9) reports that police were called to the 400 block of North New York Avenue around 6 ...

NYPD aids Hoboken in rescue of Hudson River jumper

7-20-14
NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who jumped into the Hudson River and two men who tried to rescue her have been pulled from the water by New York City rescue workers. All three were in stable condition at Hoboken University Hospital after they were rescued ...

Tour bus catches fire in New Jersey; no injuries

7-19-14
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — A tour bus caught fire on a busy stretch of New Jersey highway, but no passengers were injured. State Police Sgt. Brian Polite says the fire was reported at about 8:40 p.m. Saturday in Bridgewater. Passengers climbed off ...