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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 ...

Drug rehab teacher charged with sex assault

11-7-14
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have accused a female teacher at a drug treatment facility in northern New Jersey of having sex with an 18-year-old male who lived at the facility. The Morris County Prosecutor's Office has charged 28-year-old ...

NJ man gets prison for directing child sex acts

11-7-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who directed a woman to initiate sexual activities between a 13-year-old boy and an 8-year-old girl is going to prison. A judge sentenced 30-year-old Gary Cramer of Bridgeton to 55 years behind bars. Cramer ...

Lawyer presses for more video of arrest

11-7-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Camden County officials are pushing back against complaints that police officers brutalized two men in Camden in June. A lawyer for two men who have sued the county police force held a news conference on Friday calling on ...

Drunken party costs 9 rookie cops their jobs

11-7-14
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Nine rookie police officers have lost their jobs because of a drunken graduation party in northern New Jersey. Now, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says it's re-examining the entire candidate selection and ...

2 accused of bilking New Jersey cemetery

11-7-14
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have accused two women in northern New Jersey of pocketing cash meant for graves. The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office has charged 50-year-old Denis Dagostino and 42-year-old Kathy Barbier with theft by ...

Thieves make off with $1M in gold, jewels

11-7-14
IRVINGTON, N.J. (AP) — Police say thieves cut a hole in a wall and made off with more than $1 million in gold and jewels from a northern New Jersey jewelry store. The heist at M & E 1 Jewelry in Irvington occurred sometime Sunday night when a hole ...