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2 men sentenced in fatal abduction of teenage mom

7-9-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Two men have received prison terms for their role in the abduction and killing of a teenage mother during a robbery in Atlantic City. Federal prosecutors say 21-year-old Aziz Sanders received a 30-year sentence on Wednesday, ...

Police: Man beats friend with car bumper

7-9-14
BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) — Assault charges have been filed against a northern New Jersey man who allegedly hit a friend with a car bumper during an argument. Bayonne police tell The Jersey Journal (http://bit.ly/U4do7m) that 28-year-old city resident ...

Police: Man secretly recorded female colleagues

7-9-14
JACKSON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — An entertainer at a southern New Jersey amusement park faces charges after authorities say he secretly videotaped female colleagues there as they changed in their dressing room. Jackson Township police say 25-year-old ...

Los Angeles man convicted of role in drug ring

7-9-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Los Angeles man has been convicted of numerous charges for his role in a transcontinental narcotics network that conducted its operations in New Jersey. Acting New Jersey Attorney General John Hoffman says 52-year-old Carlos ...

Arrest made in killing of New Jersey girl

7-9-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a 19-year-old in the deadly shooting of a 12-year-old girl who was shot by a stray bullet while riding a scooter in a northern New Jersey neighborhood. Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes says ...

Man in custody after Atlantic City standoff

7-9-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Police say an Atlantic City man who shot at them and barricaded himself in a home is in custody. The standoff ended early Wednesday after 35-year-old Christopher Gerace ran naked out the back door of his parents' home ...

NJ man who stole $460K in quarters gets probation

7-9-14
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — The former public works inspector for a northern New Jersey town who admitted stealing $460,000 in quarters over two years has been spared a prison term. A judge instead sentenced Thomas Rica to five years of probation. Rica ...

Discarded cigarette sparks deadly apartment fire

7-8-14
TUCKERTON, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a discarded cigarette sparked an accidental fire that killed a man at a southern New Jersey apartment complex. The fire at the Village on the Green complex in Tuckerton was reported around 10:45 a.m. Tuesday. ...

Whole Foods recalls salads in 3 northeast states

7-8-14
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. (AP) — Whole Foods is recalling two pre-packaged salads sold in three northeastern states due to a mislabeling of allergens. The mini four-ounce containers of pre-packaged Caesar salad and Mesclun goat cheese salad were sold ...

NJ tax preparer sentenced to 18 months for scam

7-8-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey tax preparer is headed to prison for filing false returns. Kellar Covington Jr. was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months by a federal judge in Newark. He had pleaded guilty in February to assisting in the ...