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2 Plainfield police officers indicted

9-30-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Two ranking Plainfield police officers have been indicted on charges of stealing more than $11,000 by filing fraudulent timesheets for overtime and extra-duty shifts. Lt. James Abney and Sgt. Leslie Knight are charged with ...

Former NBA player George seeks new fraud trial

9-30-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former NBA player convicted of wire fraud in an alleged Ponzi scheme is fighting back. C. Tate George claims in a recent court filing that his conviction last fall should be reversed. He claims the government used a witness ...

Pro leagues file to stop New Jersey sports betting

9-29-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Four major professional U.S. sports leagues and the NCAA have filed a legal challenge to New Jersey's latest attempt to offer legal sports gambling. The filing in federal court Monday calls the effort "astounding," ''specious" ...
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What Eric Holder’s Resignation Means for NJ

9-29-14
Now that Attorney General Eric Holder has announced his resignation, New Jersey officials are talking about what the change in leadership may mean.

Attorney: ‘Appalling’ for Wal-Mart to blame Morgan

9-29-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An attorney representing actor-comedian Tracy Morgan says it's "appalling" that Wal-Mart calls Morgan partly to blame for injuries he suffered in a New Jersey highway accident involving one of the company's trucks. Morgan filed ...

Autopsies scheduled for hospital president, wife

9-29-14
MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities probing a house fire that killed the president of a major southern New Jersey hospital and his wife say autopsies on the couple are scheduled for Tuesday. Investigators have released few details about ...

Woman sentenced for running prostitution ring

9-29-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey woman who ran a prostitution ring that netted millions of dollars in profits is now headed to state prison. Middlesex County prosecutors say 44-year-old Deanna Ruiz, of Edison, received a 10-year ...

Prosecutors: Man faces child sex assault charges

9-29-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Sex assault charges have been filed against a northern New Jersey man accused of molesting a young female neighbor during the course of nearly two years. Union County prosecutors say 44-year-old Moises Calle of Elizabeth is ...

2 Trenton residents indicted in fatal shooting

9-29-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two Trenton residents have been indicted on murder charges stemming from the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man. Mercer County prosecutors say 23-year-old Kareen McNeil and 17-year-old Tahj Laws also face weapons charges in ...

State police ID trucker killed in turnpike crash

9-29-14
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. (AP) — State police have released the name of a tractor-trailer truck driver killed in a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike last week. They say 54-year-old Robert Johnston, of Bayonne, died Friday when his truck struck a ...