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Man arrested for April shooting in Asbury Park

7-2-14
ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been charged in a deadly daytime shooting that took place in April in Asbury Park. The Monmouth County prosecutor's office and the Asbury Park police say Jacquil Jones was arrested Wednesday. The ...
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Legislators Unhappy with Christie’s Decision to Withdraw Essex County Judge Nominations

7-2-14
Gov. Christie withdrew his nomination of eight judges to the Essex County courts, unraveling a deal with legislators that had been more than two years in the making.

Man arrested in NJ with van full of fireworks

7-2-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey say 39 cases of illegal fireworks have been recovered during a traffic stop. A spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police department says 48-year-old Robert A. Schmidt of Staten ...

Cops still seek suspect in NJ elderly woman’s case

7-2-14
CLARK, N.J. (AP) — Investigators are seeking the public's help in the unsolved murder an elderly woman whose body was found fatally stabbed two years ago in her northern New Jersey home. The Union County prosecutor's office says they are seeking ...

APNewsBreak: Impaired man sparked hotel fire

7-2-14
POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say an impaired resident of a Jersey shore motel who fell asleep face down in a couch while smoking touched off a blaze that killed four people. The Ocean County Prosecutors Office on Wednesday ...

Jury awards Vineland whistle-blower $726K

7-2-14
BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — Jurors have awarded a retired Vineland police officer more than $700,000 in a whistle-blower lawsuit. Ronald Farabella filed suit in 2010 claiming he was transferred and subjected to harassment after he reported to his ...

Drugs close 2 Atlantic City Boardwalk stores

7-2-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Officials have closed two stores on the Atlantic City Boardwalk after police say they were selling synthetic drugs that were banned two years ago. Police also arrested the owners of the businesses and two clerks on drug ...

NJ school official retires after airport arrest

7-2-14
LAWRENCE, N.J. (AP) — A woman accused of trying to carry a handgun and knife through security at Philadelphia International Airport is stepping down from her job in a New Jersey school system. Kathryn Spiropoulos has retired as transportation ...

Students charged in NJ school prank face court

7-2-14
TEANECK, N.J. (AP) — Some of the 63 students charged after a prank at a New Jersey high school are facing court dates this summer. Two dozen 18-year-olds from Teaneck High School are facing disorderly persons charges and are expected to begin ...

2 charged with stealing dog during home burglary

7-1-14
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Two people who claimed they found a dog stolen during a recent break in at a central New Jersey home are now facing burglary charges. Somerset County prosecutors say 20-year-old Charly Garcia and 19-year-old Michele ...