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Man arrested in torching mayoral candidate’s bus

4-4-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An arrest has been made in connection with the torching of a campaign bus belonging to a Newark mayoral candidate. The Essex County prosecutor's office says Michael Benkowski was arrested Friday. He is faces charges of arson, ...

1 dead in south Jersey motel fire

4-4-14
LUMBERTON, N.J. (AP) — A man has been killed in a fire at a southern New Jersey motel. The Burlington County prosecutor's office says fire crews responded around 8:50 Friday morning to the Travel Inn near the Mount Holly bypass in Lumberton. A ...

Son indicted in New Jersey in father’s death

4-4-14
ALEXANDRIA TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been indicted for manslaughter in the beating death of his elderly father. The Hunterdon County prosecutor's office said Friday that 55-year-old Roy Kerr has been charged with manslaughter and ...

Court sides with Gannett in records suit

4-4-14
EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A judge says Raritan must pay a media company nearly $600,000 in legal fees spent on a 2009 public records lawsuit. The Home News Tribune reports (http://mycj.co/OhwAv1 ) Judge Yolanda Ciccone signed an order Tuesday ...

Man accused of impersonating police officer

4-4-14
SOUTH HACKENACK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in northern New Jersey say a Long Island man had all the trappings of a police officer except the job. South Hackensack police say they found dozens of fake police badges and IDs when they arrested ...

Final defendant sentenced in fatal attack

4-4-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A judge in central New Jersey has sentenced the last defendant in a deadly unprovoked attack to 12 years in prison. Steven Contreras was among five teenagers charged in the 2010 attack on Divyendu Sinha. Sinha was fatally ...

South Jersey thwarted attempted escape

4-4-14
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police in southern New Jersey say they captured a suspect who tried to escape by climbing into a hospital crawl space. It all started when a 20-year-old woman missing from Northborough, Mass., called Galloway Township ...

NJ woman arrested in NYC silicone injection death

4-3-14
NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey woman charged with administering a deadly, illegal silicone injection to another woman in a New York City hotel is now facing charges of seriously injuring a second person in another procedure. Tamira Mobley pleaded not ...

NJ panel investigating traffic jam scandal to meet

4-3-14
SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — The legislative committee investigating a traffic jam scandal orchestrated by Gov. Chris Christie's former associates will meet next week, presumably to vote to subpoena records from the governor's lawyers. Committee ...

AG to ask court to reconsider drug fine ruling

4-3-14
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says he's asking the state Supreme Court to reconsider its decision to toss out a $1.2 billion judgment against Johnson & Johnson over the marketing of the antipsychotic drug ...