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3 shootings in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Police are investigating three shootings that left five people wounded in Atlantic City. The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1poDsGO ) reports three people were wounded in a shooting at Schoolhouse Apartments early ...

Christie Signs Bail Reform Bill

Gov. Chris Christie signed the bail reform bill at Trenton City Hall, where he also signed the ban the box legislation.

More charges filed after Del. trooper was shot

BEAR, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police say a man arrested after a trooper was shot has been charged with additional offenses in the incident. Police say 50-year-old John Greenlee was charged with assault and other offenses. He had previously been ...

New trial for man convicted of killing his wife

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An appeals court has overturned the murder conviction a man who authorities say pushed his wife to her death off a 120-foot cliff in northern New Jersey. The ruling issued Monday means Stephen Scharf will get a new trial. ...

Man faces charges after violent domestic dispute

CLEMENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man who allegedly threatened to kill a woman and fought with police officers at a southern New Jersey apartment complex is now facing numerous charges. Camden County prosecutors say Gloucester Township police responded to ...

Charges against man accused of dragging officer

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey man allegedly was driving drunk when he dragged a police officer with his vehicle last week, leaving the officer injured. Bail has been set at $150,000 cash for Donell Cook, a 24-year-old Somerset ...

Driver charged in fatal crash at farmers market

HAWTHORNE, N.J. (AP) — Vehicular homicide charges have been filed against a pickup truck driver who is accused of driving into a New Jersey farmers market, killing a woman and injuring two other people. James Woetzel, of Hawthorne, also was ...

NJ court rules against 2 robbers in ‘bomb’ cases

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Supreme Court has reinstated the first-degree bank robbery convictions of two men who, in separate robberies, claimed they possessed bombs when they actually didn't. The two cases stemmed from robberies in ...

Police rescue 3 from roof of burning home

CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — Police rescued three people from the roof of a burning home in Cliffside Park. Officers arrived on the scene Monday to find three people standing near the driveway then they looked up and saw a man and a couple on the ...

Lakewood fire chief dies in motorcycle crash

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A Lakewood fire chief has died in a motorcycle accident. Police Sgt. Frank Work tells the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1A7rrJa ) 52-year-old David "Rudy" gaines was traveling in the right lane when 28-year-old Aurohom ...