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Fort Lee police recover $1M in heroin

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — A traffic stop led Fort Lee police to recover more than $1 million worth of heroin. A phony Florida license plate led Detective T.J. Cullen to stop the car with two men inside on Route 4. Detective Capt. Stanley Zon tells ...

NYC judge will weigh video in missing boy case

NEW YORK (AP) — A man charged with killing a boy who disappeared in 1979 speaks calmly about strangling the child in a confession video that's the focus of a New York City hearing. The father of Etan Patz (AY'-tahn payts) watched stoically as the ...

Authorities: Distraught woman crashes into cruiser

EDISON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a distraught woman who was trying to drive away from police instead crashed into police cruiser in a neighboring town. Edison police tell The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1m4moXq) that the woman suffered minor ...

Authorities: 2 killed, 1 hurt when car hits tree

SCOTHCPLAINS, N.J. (AP) — Two men were killed and another was injured when a car struck a tree in northern New Jersey. But it's not yet clear what caused the single-car crash in Scotch Plains, which occurred around 9:45 p.m. Saturday on Route 22 ...

Convicted killer sentenced for 3 more slayings

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A man serving two life sentences for the fatal shootings of a northern New Jersey couple killed after their engagement party has now been sentenced to several more decades in prison for three other slayings. Shiquan Bellamy ...

Man crashes stolen car during police pursuit

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Charges are pending against the driver of a stolen car who allegedly led police on a high-speed chase along the Garden State Parkway in northern New Jersey. Authorities say the pursuit started shortly after the vehicle was ...

Authorities: Elderly man struck, killed by car

SOMERS POINT, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a 90-year-old man who was struck and killed while trying to cross a southern New Jersey roadway apparently was looking for his parked car when the accident occurred. The Press of Atlantic City ...

2 inmates escape from youth detention center

HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are searching for two inmates who escaped from a youth detention center in southern New Jersey. WABC-TV (http://7ny.tv/1q3Ktsk) reports that 18-year-old Hakim Walls and 20-year-old Jermaine Jackson, both ...

Authorities: Mother, young daughter struck by car

RED BANK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a mother and her young daughter escaped serious injury when they were struck by a car while trying to cross a central New Jersey roadway. Red Bank police tell the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1tODreK) ...

Prosecutors: Man charged in beating of toddler

MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Aggravated assault charges have been filed against a southern New Jersey man accused in the beating of a toddler who suffered a brain injury. Ocean County prosecutors tell the Asbury Park Press ...