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School bus driver ticketed in fatal crash

LEONIA, N.J. (AP) — Police have ticketed a school bus driver after a pedestrian was struck and killed in Leonia. Officers issued 54-year-old Esperanza Jaramillo summonses for careless driving, failure to yield to a pedestrian and driving a vehicle ...

Englewood raises age to buy tobacco to 21

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Englewood has become the first town in New Jersey to raise the age to buy tobacco products to 21. The ordinance covers, cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes. City Council President Lynne Algrant tells The Record ...

Chicago man gets 5 years for $1M phone thefts

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Chicago man who admitted he stole more than $1 million worth of iPhones and iPads from Verizon Wireless has been sentenced to more than five years in prison. A federal judge in Newark, New Jersey, sentenced Stephen Gunn on ...

NJ officer stable after being dragged by car

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey police officer is recovering after suffering serious injuries when he was dragged by a motor vehicle. New Brunswick Police Director Anthony Caputo says the incident occurred at about 2:30 a.m. ...

Senator wants more railroad safety standards

PAULSBORO, N.J. (AP) — A U.S. senator from New Jersey is calling for tougher penalties for railroads that violate safety rules among other changes he's proposing to try to prevent accidents involving hazardous materials. Democrat Robert Menendez ...

Jumper off Goethals Bridge between NYC, NJ rescued

NEW YORK (AP) — Police have rescued a man who survived an apparent suicide attempt off the Goethals Bridge between Staten Island and New Jersey. A spokesman for the Port Authority says the 30-year-old man parked his car on the bridge late ...

Arrest made in Lakewood shooting

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Federal marshals have arrested a Neptune City man wanted on charges stemming from the shooting of a man Lakewood. Authorities took 24-year-old Troy Dawson into custody Thursday night. Deputy U.S. Marshal Michael Schroeder ...

NJ man gets 4 years in jail for Mass. assaults

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been sentenced to four years in jail for what authorities called random attacks on three fellow students at a Massachusetts college he attended. Twenty-year-old Dillon DeStefano of River Vale, New Jersey, ...

Wisconsin man admits threatening New Jersey judge

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A Wisconsin man who is identified with the Sovereign Citizen movement has admitted threatening and filing false charges against a judge and 27 other officials in New Jersey. Twenty-nine-year-old Michael Rinderele of Waukesha, ...

Florida mom charged in NJ in slaying of son

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have charged a Florida woman in the death of her 5-year-old son who was reported missing from a carnival in New Jersey in 1991. Michelle Lodzinski is held on $2 million bail following her arrest Wednesday in ...