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NJ couple sues over New York resort virus

2-19-14
NEW PALTZ, N.Y. (AP) — A lawsuit has been filed against a New York resort that closed for a week after a virus sickened hundreds of guests and employees. The Times Herald-Record (http://bit.ly/1oRBQ78 ) says a lawyer filed the complaint Tuesday in ...

Legal dispute over Salem power plant settled

2-19-14
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — The developers of a proposed natural gas-fired power plant and Salem and an environmental group have settled a legal dispute that will allow the $800 million project to proceed. Under terms of the settlement with the ...

Video shows NJ smash-and-grab jewelry store heist

2-19-14
PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Police in northern New Jersey have released video of a brazen jewelry store burglary on Valentine's Day. The film shows the robbers smashing a Ford pickup truck through the doors of The Jewelry Center in Paramus, then hooking ...

FBI to post billboard of couple missing since ’05

2-19-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Law enforcement authorities aren't giving up in their search for a southern New Jersey woman and her boyfriend who disappeared without a trace nine years ago. The FBI in Philadelphia says it plans to put up a digital billboard ...

Synagogue bombings trial to remain in Bergen Co.

2-19-14
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A judge in Bergen County has refused a request to move the trial of a man accused of firebombing synagogues out of the county. Through his attorney, Aakash Dalal had sought to move the upcoming trial because he's accused of ...

Central NJ man faces attempted luring charge

2-18-14
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a central New Jersey man was arrested when he showed up for what he thought would be a sexual tryst with a 15-year-old girl. Burlington County Prosecutor Robert Bernardi announced Tuesday that 52-year-old ...

Union County jail inmate dies in custody

2-18-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey jail inmate awaiting trial on murder charges has died. But it's not yet known what caused the death of 25-year-old William Parisio, who was pronounced dead at a hospital Monday morning after being taken ...

2 hurt, 5 arrested when brawl breaks out on train

2-18-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A large brawl on a light rail train in Jersey City left two people injured and five people under arrest. New Jersey Transit officials tell The Jersey Journal (http://bit.ly/1gBDZQz) that the fight broke out around 9 p.m. ...

Key figures in NJ scandal still won’t cooperate

2-18-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two key figures in a political payback scandal ensnaring New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration are refusing, for a second time, to turn over documents to investigators. Lawyers for former Christie campaign manager ...

Man found with loaded gun at Newark airport garage

2-18-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Port Authority police say a Newark man has been arrested on weapons charges at Newark Liberty International Airport after a loaded handgun was found in his car. Police say they stopped 21-year-old Ernesto Green on a parking ...