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Trenton shootings leave man dead, 3 others wounded

4-19-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Three separate shootings in New Jersey's capital city have left one man dead and three other people wounded. It doesn't appear that the shootings in Trenton are connected, but authorities are still seeking motives for each ...

No injuries when small plane overturns at airport

4-19-14
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New York couple escaped injury when their small plane overturned while landing at a northern New Jersey airport. Bedminster police tell NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1kMNqPd) that the accident occurred around ...

Woman says beau stole her dog, TV on 1st date

4-19-14
DOVER, N.J. (AP) — No stolen hearts on this first date. Instead, a New Jersey woman says a man she met on a dating website stole her dog and her flat-screen TV. Dover police tell the Daily Record of Parsippany (http://dailyre.co/1f8Kwz4) that the ...

Authorities: Drug raid uncovers dog-fighting ring

4-19-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A drug raid at a northern New Jersey home unexpectedly uncovered evidence of a large pit bull dog-fighting ring that apparently was being run out of the residence. Authorities tell The Record (http://bit.ly/QuXD7F) that two ...

Officials seek cause of massive Jersey Shore fire

4-19-14
SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are still trying to determine what caused a massive fire that destroyed three beachfront condominium buildings in a Jersey Shore community and damaged about a dozen surrounding properties. No injuries were ...

Mom, young son injured when car flips, hits tree

4-19-14
SPARTA, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a woman and her young son were seriously injured when their car flipped over and took down two utility poles before slamming into a tree. Sparta police tell The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1eMk0R5) that ...

4 men charged in scrap metal heist, police pursuit

4-19-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Four men face numerous charges stemming from an armed robbery that led to a police pursuit in which the defendants allegedly exchanged gunfire with officers. Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced the charges ...

Police officer seriously injured in 2-car crash

4-19-14
LODI, N.J. (AP) — A Bergen County Police Department officer was seriously injured when his cruiser and another vehicle driven by an alleged drunken driver collided on a northern New Jersey highway. County prosecutors say Daniel Breslin was ...

Missing woman with Alzheimer’s found unharmed

4-19-14
LEBANON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in Hunterdon County say a missing woman with Alzheimer's disease has been found unharmed. County Prosecutor Anthony Kearns III says 71-year-old Nancy Hogan was found shortly before 8 a.m. Saturday, about a ...

Fire destroys 3 homes at Jersey shore community

4-18-14
SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. (AP) — Three homes have been destroyed by a fire that broke out near the beachfront of a Jersey Shore community. Authorities say no injuries have been reported in the smoky seven-alarm fire, which erupted around 4:30 p.m. ...