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Man sought for child sex assaults, wife charged

8-3-14
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are looking for southern New Jersey man accused of sexually assaulting a young girl for several years. Meanwhile, the man's wife is facing child abuse and child endangerment charges for allegedly failing to ...

2 firefighters, resident injured in house fire

8-3-14
CLOSTER, N.J. (AP) — Two firefighters and a resident suffered minor injuries when a fire destroyed a northern New Jersey home. The Record (http://bit.ly/1sieXel) reports that roughly 50 firefighters battled the blaze in Closter for nearly four ...

Prosecutor: Ongoing feud spurs shooting of 4 teens

8-3-14
SALEM CITY, N.J. (AP) — Four teenagers were wounded in a weekend shooting that authorities say was sparked by an ongoing feud between rival factions in southern New Jersey. Authorities say the three boys and a girl, who range in age from 14 to 17, ...

Boy lost in NYC calls it ‘greatest day of my life’

8-3-14
NEW YORK (AP) — A 9-year-old boy who got separated from his family at the Central Park Zoo says being lost for two hours in New York City was the greatest day of his life. The Daily News reports (http://nydn.us/1uXw09Q ) that Chris Villavicencio ...

2 vehicles hit, kill man trying to cross highway

8-3-14
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a pedestrian struck by two vehicles on a southern New Jersey highway has died from his injuries. Toms River police say 30-year-old Jagit Singh-Kandah of Lakewood was walking south across Route 70, near ...

Deadly house fire not considered suspicious

8-3-14
BRICK, N.J. (AP) — Investigators say a southern New Jersey house fire that killed a woman is not considered suspicious. But it's still not clear what sparked the blaze or what caused the death of 66-year-old Grace Merkel. Firefighters found ...

Official: Mechanical failure caused food lab blast

8-3-14
TOTOWA, N.J. (AP) — A fire official says a mechanical failure apparently caused two explosions at a food laboratory in northern New Jersey, leaving two workers with cuts and bruises. Totowa Fire Marshal Allen Del Vecchio tells The Star-Ledger ...

Police: 2 injured in Pharmachem lab explosion

8-2-14
TOTOWA, N.J. (AP) — A police dispatcher says two people were injured and buildings were damaged in an explosion at Pharmachem Laboratories in Totowa in northeastern New Jersey. Dispatcher Carl Baker says the explosion occurred Saturday evening and ...

No injuries in shooting at apartment complex

8-2-14
NEW BRUNSWCIK, N.J. (AP) — No injuries were reported when gunfire was exchanged at a central New Jersey apartment complex. New Brunswick police say the shooting at the 33 Commercial Avenue complex occurred around 2:25 a.m. Saturday, when a car ...

2 men shot, wounded during raucous house party

8-2-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Two people were shot when several brawls broke out at a central New Jersey house party attended by hundreds of people. New Brunswick police responded to the home around 11:15 p.m. Friday and found more than 500 people in ...