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Ex-guard, 4 others charged in casino robbery

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a former security officer and four other people stole more than $180,000 from security workers during an armed robbery at an Atlantic City casino earlier this month. Authorities tell The Press of Atlantic ...

Contractor admits scamming Sandy victims

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a contractor has admitted taking deposits for work that was never done at two central New Jersey homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy. Monmouth County prosecutors announced Wednesday that 59-year-old John ...

Judge tosses lawsuit by NY ports’ largest operator

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the operator of the largest marine container terminal at the Port of New York and New Jersey. Maher Terminals has operated at the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal for more than 60 ...

Pennsylvania man sentenced in NJ for ID scam

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge in New Jersey has sentenced a Pennsylvania man to more than two years in prison for his role in one of the nation's largest and longest running stolen identity refund fraud schemes. The judge on Wednesday ordered ...

Firefighters rescue crane operator

EMERSON, N.J. (AP) — Firefighters in northern New Jersey rescued an Iowa man when his bucket crane buckled. Josh Lovell of Melcher, Iowa, was working on lights when the crane broke Tuesday. Emerson Police Chief Donald Rossi tells The Record ...

Fence aims to curb George Washington Bridge jumps

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — The George Washington Bridge spanning New York and New Jersey is getting a fence to help curb suicides as the number of deaths there approaches record levels. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says there have been ...

Detective found not guilty in road-rage shooting

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A jury has found a New Jersey detective not guilty in the slaying of a driver during an alleged road-rage incident. Forty-one-year-old Joseph Walker, an investigator for the Hudson County, New Jersey, prosecutor's office, was ...

Prison for fraudster who lied about booking Bieber

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York man who stole millions of dollars from clients by falsely promising to book performances by world-famous recording artists like Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber has been sentenced to five to 10 years in prison. ...

Terror threats at chemical plants underestimated

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators say the government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers ...

Ex-vending firm official sentenced in fraud scheme

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The former principal of a New Jersey-based vending company has been sentenced for his role in a scheme that defrauded the Pepsi Bottling Group of $2.9 million over a 10-year period. Joseph Belasco of Cedar Grove was ordered ...