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Officials: Firefighters overcome by bug bomb fumes

OAKLAND, N.J. (AP) — One firefighter was treated at a hospital and eight others were hosed down after they were affected by fumes from a bug bomb that was set off at a northern New Jersey nail salon. Authorities tell The Record ...

Man accused of impersonating police officer

WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) — A traffic stop near the Lincoln Tunnel ended with the arrest of a man who allegedly claimed he was a police officer. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police spokesman Joe Pentangelo says Jose Quinones' vehicle was ...

Camden man pleads guilty in deadly street robbery

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A Camden man has pleaded guilty to a felony murder charge stemming from a botched street robbery that left a man dead last year. Thirty-year-old Alexander Santiago entered his plea Friday as part of a deal with Camden County ...

Inmate sentenced for plotting to kill prosecutor

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey inmate who is serving time for killing his neighbor has now received another lengthy sentence for plotting to kill the prosecutor who put him in prison. State Superior Court Judge Francis Vernoia handed down a ...

Prosecutors: 2 dead, 1 wounded in Newark shootings

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two men were killed and another was hospitalized following separate shootings in Newark. But authorities say it doesn't appear that the incidents are connected. Essex County prosecutors say the first shooting occurred around ...

Housing bias dispute could return to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not easy to prevent the Supreme Court from deciding an issue once it's agreed to hear a case. But over the past two years, civil rights advocates have managed to do just that. They coaxed settlements in housing ...

Ukrainians in NJ React to Ceasefire

Ukraine and Russia have reportedly agreed to a ceasefire, but some are skeptical that it will hold.

Newark Hires First Class of Cops Since 2010

Thirty-five recruits have been added to the Newark Police Department, the first class since 2010.

Teacher charged with having sex with student

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A Monmouth County teacher has been charged with allegedly having a sexual relationship with a student. A grand jury indicted 24-year-old Kalee Warnick on three charges stemming from an investigation alleging that she entered ...

Man faces 15 years in prison in heroin ring

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Passaic County man who led a heroin supply ring has been sentenced to 15 years in state prison. Authorities say 38-year-old Segundo Garcia's network supplied heroin to large-scale dealers in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania ...