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Contractor sentenced for defrauding customer

11-18-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey contractor who was paid nearly $100,000 to renovate a New York City home has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for defrauding her of the money. Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say Raymond Norville ...

Illegal immigration rising in NJ, Pennsylvania

11-18-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigrants entering illegally into the U.S. are increasingly making states along the East Coast their home rather than states closer to the Mexican border. A new report by the Pew Research Center finds that New Jersey, Florida ...

Lodi teacher offered plea deal in office crash

11-18-14
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors are offering a plea deal to a Lodi teacher accused of driving drunk when he rear-ender a police car, leaving the officer with a traumatic brain injury. Michael Ettz would face seven years in prison if he accepts ...

NJ man accused of stealing bulldozer for ride home

11-18-14
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Police say a New Jersey man who was drunk stole a bulldozer in order to get a ride home. Police say 30-year-old Christopher Russell left behind a path of destruction as he tried to maneuver the bulldozer through West Hudson ...

Newton cop accused of exposing himself

11-18-14
NEWTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are accusing a Newton police officer of exposing himself to at least five young men during traffic stops. Authorities arrested 37-year-old Officer Jason Miller of Hampton after reviewing videotapes which showed the ...

Lawyer: Morgan still recovering from brain injury

11-18-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A lawyer for Tracy Morgan says the actor-comedian is still recovering from a brain injury sustained in a highway crash in New Jersey more than five months ago. Lawyer Benedict Morelli said Tuesday the former "Saturday Night ...

Prosecutors: Couple took money from softball group

11-17-14
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a southern New Jersey couple stole money from a girls softball organization that they helped oversee. Burlington County prosecutors say 34-year-old Pemberton Township resident Daniel O'Hara and his ...

Judge: State can take piano tuner’s home

11-17-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A state judge has ruled that an Atlantic City piano-tuner cannot stop a state agency from taking his family home. Superior Court Judge Julio Mendez ruled Monday that the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority can ...

Man accused of beating his mom faces murder count

11-17-14
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man who allegedly attacked his mother in their home last month is now facing murder charges after she died from her injuries. Burlington County prosecutors say 46-year-old Marcilo Gacutan of Mount ...
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Online Reviews Can Lead to Lawsuits

11-17-14
Businesses have sued customers over their negative online reviews.