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Man vanishes before he’s convicted of sex crimes

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a northern New Jersey man who they say disappeared shortly before he was convicted of sex crimes against a young boy. Union County prosecutors say 47-year-old Nikolaos Katogiritis fled the area ...

Linden Hopes State Officials Renew Red Light Camera Laws

Linden officials like having red light cameras, but keeping them is contingent on the state legislature re-approving red light camera laws.

Asm. Bramnick: Legisature Should Not Dictate Gun Buyback Program

Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick says that the legislature should not dictate how the attorney general handles gun buyback programs throughout New Jersey.

2 doctors admit role in medical lab bribery scheme

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two more doctors have pleaded guilty in a long-running bribes-for-test referrals scheme involving a northern New Jersey firm. Federal prosecutors say Eugene DeSimone, a 60-year-old Eatontown resident who practiced in Secaucus, ...

Prosecutors: 1 dead, 1 wounded in street shooting

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a street shooting in northern New Jersey has left one man dead and another person wounded. Union County prosecutors say 32-year-old Michael Gibbs, of Beverly, was shot shortly before 6 p.m. Monday in the area ...

Man admits producing, transporting child porn

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a northern New Jersey man has admitted producing and transporting sexually explicit videos of children. State police arrested Patrick Deck, of Watchung, at an amusement park in August 2012 for allegedly ...

On-duty Newark officer suffers fatal heart attack

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A longtime member of the Newark police force has died after he had a heart attack while on duty. Officials say 47-year-old Newark Police Officer Reinaldo Arocha Jr. was stricken around 7:15 a.m. Tuesday. He was taken to a ...

Prosecutor reviewing stance on gun case

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey prosecutor is reviewing how to handle the case of a woman who is facing prison time after bringing into the state a gun she owns legally in Pennsylvania. The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1r3FbTb ) ...

Penn student accused of vandalism in New Jersey

TEANECK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have accused a University of Pennsylvania student of going on a vandalism spree in his hometown in New Jersey. Timothy Hamlett turned himself in at Teaneck Municipal Court on Monday. The Record ...

Man, 83, found safe on land; water search halted

BEACH HAVEN, N.J. (AP) — An 83-year-old man with Alzheimer's disease who authorities feared may have wandered into the ocean has been found safe on land. The Coast Guard called off a search of the waters off Beach Haven in Long Beach Island ...