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Businessman charged in warehouse rental scam

6-1-14
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a central New Jersey businessman manipulated rental agreements to illegally pocket more than $250,000. Thomas Carr, a 54-year-old Manalapan resident, is charged with theft, forgery and uttering a forged ...

Man, firefighter hurt in New Jersey building fire

6-1-14
CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — One resident and a firefighter were hurt when a fast-moving fire broke out at a northern New Jersey building and spread to a neighboring structure. Clifton authorities tell The Record (http://bit.ly/1jKneAD) that the fire on ...

Police: Driver flees traffic stop with cop in car

6-1-14
FLORENCE, N.J. (AP) — A Delaware man who allegedly fled from a traffic stop in southern New Jersey as a police officer entered his car in now facing numerous charges. Florence police tell the Burlington County Times (http://bit.ly/1oiUMKp) that ...

Bandit accidentally fires 1 shot in hotel robbery

6-1-14
WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say an armed bandit accidentally fired his gun while stealing about $1,000 from the front desk of a northern New Jersey hotel. Weehawken police say tell The Jersey Journal (http://bit.ly/1hNb4r3) that the man ...

Man suffers graze wound in drive-by shooting

6-1-14
LINDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a northern New Jersey man suffered a graze wound to his head when someone started shooting at the parked car he was sitting in. The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1kfb7Bk) reports that the shooting occurred around ...

Officials: 7 aboard NJ-bound plane died in crash

5-31-14
BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say all seven people aboard a private plane were killed when it crashed in a Massachusetts air field and erupted into fire. They say the Gulfstream IV aircraft was leaving Hanscom Field in Bedford when it crashed ...

Police detective shoots, kills armed suspect

5-31-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a northern New Jersey police detective shot and killed a man who pointed a gun at another detective. Passaic County prosecutors tell The Record (http://bit.ly/1oVCDmW) that the shooting occurred around 2:20 ...

Ex-cashier won’t serve prison term for theft

5-31-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — The former head cashier for the Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Group has been spared a prison term for stealing $42,000. Dewyna Brown of North Brunswick instead was sentenced Friday to five years' probation. She ...

Authorities: Body found in lake may be missing man

5-31-14
SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a body found in a central New Jersey lake may be that of a man who went missing earlier this week. South Brunswick police tell the Home News Tribune (http://mycj.co/Sm0ctu ) that the body was found ...

New Jersey man pleads guilty to bank robbery

5-31-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a northern New Jersey man has admitted robbing a bank last December. Robert Mercedes of East Orange pleaded guilty this week to bank robbery and using a firearm during the commission of crime of ...