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Prosecutor: Woman charged in man’s overdose death

4-23-14
SOUTH TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey woman faces charges for allegedly causing a man's drug-related death last year. Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato announced the arrest of Jeana Ganun on Wednesday, one day after the ...

2 suspects arraigned in shooting of police officer

4-23-14
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Two of the three men charged in the shooting of an undercover police officer in a northern New Jersey shopping center parking lot have made their initial court appearances. The Record (http://bit.ly/QyHONE) reports that ...

Grandson accused of killing granddad in NJ

4-23-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have accused a grandson of stabbing his grandfather to death in Jersey City. Police on Tuesday responded to the second floor Sherman Avenue apartment that 27-year-old John Ugarriza shared with his 73-year-old ...

Man accused of painting swastikas on building

4-23-14
WEST AMWELL, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have accused a Pennsylvania man of painting swastikas and curse words on a building in New Jersey. Police have charged 20-year-old Brandon Wetzel of Yardley, Pa., with criminal mischief and theft of a license ...

Man pleads not guilty in crash that injured cop

4-22-14
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A high school teacher has pleaded not guilty to several charges stemming from what authorities say was an alcohol-related crash that critically injured a Bergen County Police Department officer. Michael Ettz entered his ...

Man gets lengthy sentence for producing child porn

4-22-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who produced images of child sexual abuse has been sentenced to nearly 18 years in prison. Federal prosecutors say Fredy Arbito of Hightstown will have to register as a sex offender under the sentence imposed ...

Authorities: 6 indicted for illegal weapons sales

4-22-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Six Newark men have been indicted on charges they conspired to illegally sell 10 guns, including two stolen weapons, an assault rifle with a high-capacity magazine and hollow-point bullets. Acting state Attorney General John ...

Police: Cop shot during undercover buy in NJ

4-22-14
GARFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer is in stable condition after he was shot during an undercover narcotics operation at a shopping center parking lot in northern New Jersey. Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli says the ...

Police: 3 wounded at shooting victim’s funeral

4-22-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Three people were shot and wounded when gunfire erupted outside a Trenton church where a funeral was being held for a 19-year-old shooting victim. Trenton police say two men were hospitalized with undisclosed wounds, while a ...

3 Del. students charged in home invasion

4-22-14
NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Newark Police say three University of Delaware students have been arrested after a fourth student was beaten during a home invasion. It happened about 2 a.m. Saturday in an apartment on Wrightstown Lane. Officers say three ...