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Elderly man killed in Garden State Parkway crash

11-8-14
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say an elderly man was killed when his vehicle veered off the Garden State Parkway and struck a tree in southern New Jersey. State police say the crash occurred around 9:50 p.m. Friday in a southbound lane near ...

4 hurt in 3-car crash on George Washington Bridge

11-8-14
FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — Four people were taken to hospitals after three cars collided on the lower level of the George Washington Bridge in northern New Jersey. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police spokesman Joe Pentangelo said it's not ...

3 sentenced for fatal stabbing at housing complex

11-8-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Three men have received lengthy prison terms for their roles in the stabbing death of a man killed at a northern New Jersey housing complex. Damian Free and Justin Scott, both of Paterson, were each sentenced to 18 years in ...

Drunk driver gets prison sentence in fatal crash

11-8-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A drunk driver who caused a crash that killed two people and critically injured two others last year is now headed to state prison. Harrison Allen, of Livingston, received a six-year sentence Friday. He had pleaded guilty in ...

Man, woman remain ‘critical’ after shooting

11-8-14
RED BANK, N.J. (AP) — Two people remain hospitalized in critical condition after they were shot inside a vehicle that was parked in a central New Jersey neighborhood. Red Bank police tell the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1xlou7J) that ...

Motive sought for fatal shooting of couple

11-8-14
VERNON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities continue to seek a motive for the fatal shootings of a couple found dead in their northwestern New Jersey home this week. Vernon police say the bodies of 41-year-old Cindy Fortino and her 45-year-old husband, Dean, ...

Contractor indicted in mortgage fraud scheme

11-8-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a northern New Jersey contractor has been indicted for his alleged role in a $1 million mortgage fraud scheme, including an alleged bribe of a bank agent to approve a loan on a home that exploded hours ...

Newark man convicted in sex assault on boy, 13

11-7-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A jury has convicted a Newark man of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy months after being released from prison for violating provisions of Megan's Law. A jury in Essex County deliberated over three days before finding ...
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Backlash Over Ramapo College Sexual Assault Presentation

11-7-14
Ramapo College has been criticized for a sexual assault prevention presentation that suggested women could help avoid unwanted advances by being mindful of body language, dress, alcohol consumption and facial expressions.

Judge lets Atlantic City seek $32M Revel tax bill

11-7-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City will soon get $32 million in unpaid taxes due from the former Revel Casino Hotel. A bankruptcy court judge has issued an order permitting the city to move forward with efforts to collect the unpaid taxes ...