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Man accused of sexual assault on 14-year-old girl

4-15-14
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a northern New Jersey man had inappropriate sexual activity with a 14-year-old female acquaintance. Darion Benbow of Hackensack faces charges of aggravated sexual assault, kidnapping, child endangerment and ...

Woman, daughter face money laundering charges

4-15-14
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey woman and her adult daughter face money laundering charges stemming from an alleged loan modification scheme. Bergen County prosecutors said Tuesday that 54-year-old Anna Lee of Englewood Cliffs ...

Ex-music firm controller indicted on theft charge

4-15-14
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — The former controller of a northern New Jersey entertainment business stands accused of stealing nearly $200,000 from the firm. Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp says 52-year-old John MacFarlane, a former Florham ...

Authorities: 2nd Vineland shooting victim dies

4-15-14
VINELAND, N.J. (AP) — Another person shot and wounded during a series of violent incidents in a southern New Jersey community has died from his injuries. Authorities say 39-year-old Arthur Rease died early Tuesday at a hospital, one day after he ...

New Jersey jewelry store burglarized

4-15-14
OAKLAND, N.J. (AP) — Police say someone broke a hole in a wall to rob a jewelry store in northern New Jersey. The heist at Alpha Jewelry in Oakland took place over the weekend. Police Lt. Christian Eldridge tells The Record (http://bit.ly/1hQGpaG ...

Ailing man rescued from boat off Del. coast

4-15-14
LEWES, Del. (AP) — The Coast Guard has rescued a man who needed medical attention from a fishing boat off Delaware. After a crew member aboard the Mary Elizabeth alerted authorities that the 49-year-old man needed immediate medical attention on ...

Suspect Sandy charity begins distributing dollars

4-15-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Superstorm Sandy charity that was suspected of fraud has started distributing money nearly a year after a settlement with New Jersey prosecutors. The unregistered Hurricane Sandy Relief Foundation handed out $225,000 to four ...

Teen pleads not guilty in sister’s fatal stabbing

4-14-14
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey teenager has pleaded not guilty to charges that he fatally stabbed his sister at their family's home. The Record (http://bit.ly/1n7mPyV) reports that Travis Gallo, who was 17 when the stabbing occurred ...
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Increasing Consequences for Distracted Driving

4-14-14
Police across New Jersey are pulling over and ticketing motorists who are using their cell phones while driving, and increasing the fines to deter the sometimes deadly action.
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Asm. Prieto Wants to Negotiate Arbitration Renewal Bill

4-14-14
Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto wants to negotiate the Arbitration Renewal Bill with Gov. Christie instead of simply accepting his conditional veto so that a decision can be reached that everyone can be happy with.