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NJ officer stable after being dragged by car

8-7-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey police officer is recovering after suffering serious injuries when he was dragged by a motor vehicle. New Brunswick Police Director Anthony Caputo says the incident occurred at about 2:30 a.m. ...

Senator wants more railroad safety standards

8-7-14
PAULSBORO, N.J. (AP) — A U.S. senator from New Jersey is calling for tougher penalties for railroads that violate safety rules among other changes he's proposing to try to prevent accidents involving hazardous materials. Democrat Robert Menendez ...

Jumper off Goethals Bridge between NYC, NJ rescued

8-7-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Police have rescued a man who survived an apparent suicide attempt off the Goethals Bridge between Staten Island and New Jersey. A spokesman for the Port Authority says the 30-year-old man parked his car on the bridge late ...

Arrest made in Lakewood shooting

8-7-14
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Federal marshals have arrested a Neptune City man wanted on charges stemming from the shooting of a man Lakewood. Authorities took 24-year-old Troy Dawson into custody Thursday night. Deputy U.S. Marshal Michael Schroeder ...

NJ man gets 4 years in jail for Mass. assaults

8-7-14
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been sentenced to four years in jail for what authorities called random attacks on three fellow students at a Massachusetts college he attended. Twenty-year-old Dillon DeStefano of River Vale, New Jersey, ...

Wisconsin man admits threatening New Jersey judge

8-7-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A Wisconsin man who is identified with the Sovereign Citizen movement has admitted threatening and filing false charges against a judge and 27 other officials in New Jersey. Twenty-nine-year-old Michael Rinderele of Waukesha, ...

Florida mom charged in NJ in slaying of son

8-7-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have charged a Florida woman in the death of her 5-year-old son who was reported missing from a carnival in New Jersey in 1991. Michelle Lodzinski is held on $2 million bail following her arrest Wednesday in ...
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Camden Law Enforcement Targets Gun Runners

8-6-14
As Camden saw its 22nd homicide for 2014, members of law enforcement are cracking down on gun running to get weapons off the streets.
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Asm. Joe Cryan Seeks Union County Sheriff Position

8-6-14
Assemblyman Joe Cryan would like to succeed the late Ralph Froelich as Union County sheriff. If that happens, he would have to give up his Assembly seat.

1 man sought, another injured in crossbow shooting

8-6-14
WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — One man is in custody and another is being sought after a southern New Jersey man was shot in the leg with a crossbow. But it's not yet known what spurred the attack. Cape May County prosecutors say 31-year-old Jonathan Moya ...