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Man gets lengthy term for killing romantic rival

10-11-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A man now serving time for a stabbing death in Pennsylvania has received a lengthy prison sentence in New Jersey for the fatal shooting of man killed in a dispute over a woman. Camden County prosecutors say Laurie Wint recently ...

Emergency responders pull driver from burning car

10-11-14
MULLICA TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man pulled from a burning car after it crashed on a southern New Jersey roadway is now hospitalized in critical condition. Mullica Township police tell NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1xDMyRT) that 26-year-old ...

$1M bail for man charged in storage shed stabbing

10-11-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Bail has been set at $1 million for a southern New Jersey man accused of killing a man who was found in a backyard shed with stab wounds in his back. Daniel Jurczyk was arraigned Friday on a first-degree murder charge. The ...

‘Princess Doe’ case focus of missing persons rally

10-11-14
BLAIRSTOWN, N.J. (AP) — More than 30 years after she was beaten to death and left in cemetery, a teenage girl will be honored at a missing persons rally in northwestern New Jersey. The victim, known only as "Princess Doe" because her identity has ...

Prosecutor: Man pleads guilty in double shooting

10-11-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to a shooting that left another man dead and the victim's older brother wounded. Thirty-year-old Arnaldo Medina of Cherry Hill now faces 30 years in prison when he's sentenced Dec. ...

Murder charges filed in deadly street shooting

10-11-14
WOODBINE, N.J. (AP) — State police have arrested a man who allegedly shot and killed another man on a southern New Jersey street. Xavier Geisinger, of Dennisville, was charged with murder, aggravated assault and weapons offenses in the death of ...

2 women killed, children hurt in Newark house fire

10-11-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two women were killed and three children were hospitalized after a fast-moving fire ripped through a northern New Jersey home. Newark fire officials tell NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1whf0Yz) that firefighters responded to the Oakland ...

New Jersey brothers nabbed after 2-state chase

10-11-14
WESTMORELAND, N.H. (AP) — State police say two brothers who are wanted in New Jersey led police in Vermont and New Hampshire on a chase before being caught. The pursuit began Friday afternoon when Vermont State Police pulled over a car connected to ...

Last suspect surrenders in high school hazing case

10-11-14
PARLIN, N.J. (AP) — The last of seven high school students facing sex crime charges amid a hazing investigation that canceled a New Jersey prep football team's season has surrendered to authorities. Middlesex County prosecutors say the youth ...

Music producer convicted of investment fraud in NY

10-10-14
NEW YORK (AP) — A music producer who once worked with stars including Tom Cruise and Whitney Houston has been convicted of ripping off investors in gold and diamonds. Charles Huggins was convicted Friday of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire ...