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9-year-old girl wounded in Trenton street shooting

5-12-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a 9-year-old girl was shot and wounded as she walked along a street in New Jersey's capital city. Trenton police say the shooting occurred around 2:45 p.m. Monday in the area of Bellevue Avenue and Marion ...

New Jersey man pleads guilty to child porn charges

5-12-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a central New Jersey man has admitted using a home computer to distribute images and videos of child sexual abuse. Nathan Brochstein of Ocean Township faces 5 to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty ...

Charges upgraded in crash that killed bicyclist

5-12-14
EDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — A woman who prosecutors say was driving drunk when she allegedly struck a bicyclist in northern New Jersey last week will now face an upgraded charge following the man's death. Forty-year-old Siobhan Stokley of North Bergen ...

3 businesses settle Sandy price gouging claims

5-12-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State officials say settlements have been reached with two New Jersey hotels and a gas station accused of price gouging following Superstorm Sandy. Consumer Affairs officials say the state will get $89,845 in penalties, fees ...

Court: Red Bulls must pay $2.8M in property taxes

5-12-14
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appeals court says the state's Major League Soccer franchise must pay the town of Harrison nearly $3 million in property taxes. The New York Red Bulls have played at Red Bull Arena in Harrison since 2010. During ...

NBC’s Ann Curry aided by NJ Boy Scout troop

5-12-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Ann Curry has reported from the most dangerous places on earth, but when she broke her leg during a recent hike, it was a troop of New Jersey Boy Scouts that came to her rescue. Curry was hiking with her family on Bear Mountain ...

Officials deciding custody of slain mom’s sons

5-12-14
LODI, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have not yet determined who will get custody of two New Jersey boys whose mother was allegedly killed by their father. Eight-year-old Nicholas Jordan and his 7-year-old brother, Anthony, were placed in protective ...

Police probe 2 killings in Newark

5-12-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are investigating two homicides in Newark. Police found 83-year-old Leonard Pearson beaten and stabbed inside his Nevada Street apartment on Saturday. Authorities also say 29-year-old Yasin Bell was shot on Elizabeth ...

New York police rescue injured hiker from cliff

5-12-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Members of the New York Police Department have used a helicopter to rescue a hiker with a broken ankle from a cliff near the Hudson River in New Jersey. Police say the injured woman was found stranded on a cliff about 200 feet from ...

Man injured when motorcycle, car collide

5-12-14
BRICK, N.J. (AP) — A man has suffered a fractured arm after he was thrown from his motorcycle when it collided with a car. Brick Township police say Robert N. Sottos' motorcycle struck a car driven by 18-year-old Annmarie Behar as she was slowing ...