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NJ man faces charges stemming from gang initiation

4-9-14
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have accused a New Jersey man of trying to lure Orthodox Jewish women as part of a gang initiation. Lakewood police have charged 18-year-old Rafael Laurano-Flores with obstruction, resisting arrest, bias ...

New Jersey court hears rap lyrics case arguments

4-9-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Supreme Court has heard arguments in the case of a man whose attempted murder conviction was overturned because the trial judge allowed the jury to hear violent rap lyrics he wrote. Vonte (vonn-TAY') Skinner was ...

NJ man arrested for attempted luring

4-8-14
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — Police in southern New Jersey say a 21-year-old man has been arrested after he showed up at a pre-determined location allegedly to have sex with an underage girl he met online. The Burlington County prosecutor's office says ...

Fla. police lieutenant faces drug charges in NJ

4-8-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal law enforcement authorities in New Jersey say a lieutenant with the Miami-Dade Police Department has been charged with allegedly aiding a narcotics trafficking organization. New Jersey's U.S. attorney says Ralph Mata of ...

Truck leaves long trail of metal debris on Thruway

4-8-14
RAMAPO, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a dump truck carrying vehicle transmission parts has damaged more than 10 vehicles after dropping metal debris along a 30-mile stretch of the Thruway. No injuries were reported following Tuesday morning's mishap on ...

NJ man sentenced after confessing to 1990 killing

4-8-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty during his murder trial to killing a New Jersey teenager nearly a quarter-century ago has been sentenced. Steven Parkey Jr. was sentenced Tuesday in state Superior Court in New Brunswick to a ...

NJ man pleads not-guilty to alleged tax fraud

4-8-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey resident has been charged with participating in what federal authorities say was a scheme to use stolen identity information to fraudulently file for tax refunds. The U.S. attorney's office says Kole Akinola ...

NJ man acquitted in murder of 5 missing teens sues

4-8-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who was acquitted of murder charges in one of the state's longest-running cold cases is suing those he says put him on trial. The Star-Ledger reports (http://bit.ly/1ipAMBe ) Lee Evans filed a civil suit in ...

NH home invasion convict sent to New Jersey prison

4-8-14
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man serving a life sentence for killing a woman and maiming her daughter in a 2009 home invasion has been moved to a New Jersey prison. WMUR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1hzQ4SW) the Department of Corrections ...

Motorist shot, killed in Camden

4-8-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a motorist was found shot to death in Camden. Police discovered 33-year-old James Lindsey of Camden was found in the driver's seat in the area of 8th and Jefferson streets early Tuesday. No arrests have been ...