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12 people displaced by fire that burns 5 buildings

11-9-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Twelve people were displaced and five buildings were damaged or destroyed by a fast-moving fire in Paterson. No injuries were reported in four-alarm fire, which broke out early Sunday in the area of Godwin Avenue and Straight ...

No injuries reported when shots fired at home

11-9-14
LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — No injuries were reported when someone fired several shots at a home in central New Jersey. Long Branch police say the shooting on Central Avenue occurred around 4 p.m. Saturday. But a possible motive for the shooting ...

Authorities: 1 person killed in single-car crash

11-9-14
MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say one person was killed when their car crashed on a central New Jersey roadway. Middletown Township police say the accident occurred around 3:30 a.m. Sunday on Navesink River Road. The person killed was alone ...

Man arraigned in fatal shooting of woman

11-8-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A man charged in the shooting death of a Camden woman has been arraigned on murder charges. Camden County prosecutors say 20-year-old Camden resident Gustavo Jimenez and 21-year-old Karen Ramirez were arguing Monday about the ...

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, ...