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New Jersey’s tight gun laws ensnare out-of-staters

8-2-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — When Shaneen Allen was pulled over by police in southern New Jersey last year, the Philadelphia woman assumed it would be a routine traffic stop. But instead of getting a traffic ticket, the single mother of two young children ...

Report: Indicted NJ man may have faked wreck

8-1-14
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police in southern New Jersey say a man under indictment for theft may have staged an accident with one of his boats. The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1nTVVur) says Andrew Biddle was reported missing on ...
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U.S. Sen. Booker Wants to be Bridge Builder for Issues

8-1-14
U.S. Sen. Cory Booker says that he wants to take action in a bipartisan manner and be a bridge builder around the issues that matter.

Morris Co. man gets 12 years for molesting child

8-1-14
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A judge in Morris County has sentenced a man to 12 years in prison for sexually assaulting a boy over a period of several years. Keith William Harp had pleaded guilty in January to aggravated sexual assault encompassing acts ...

Phila. man gets 15 years for planned drug heist

8-1-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A Philadelphia man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in a plan to rob a drug stash house in New Jersey. A federal judge imposed sentence on Ralph Dennis Friday in Camden. Dennis and another man were convicted ...

Passaic recreation director arrested

8-1-14
PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in northern New Jersey say a longtime recreation director has been charged with extorting sports teams who wanted to join city leagues. The Passaic County prosecutor's office says 54-year-old Eriberto Carrero was ...

Attorney: Appeal coming in NJ gay conversion suit

8-1-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An attorney for a New Jersey couple says he'll appeal the dismissal of a lawsuit that challenged the state's ban on gay conversion therapy. The suit was filed by the unnamed couple and their teenage son last year. It claimed ...

Blood, dead chickens found in NJ cemetery

8-1-14
LINDEN, N.J. (AP) — Police are trying to determine if a bloody scene at a New Jersey cemetery is tied to a religious or gang-related ceremony. Six bloody machetes, six dead chickens and one injured bird were found along with blood on tombstones in ...

Suspect in 2012 Camden killing due in court

8-1-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A man wanted in a 2012 in Camden is due in court. Tino Cruz faces arraignment Friday after he was arrested last month at a friend's home in Jacksonville, Florida. The 32-year-old is charged with murder in the 2012 death of ...

Man shot on NJ Transit train platform

8-1-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A man was shot in the leg on the New Jersey Transit train platform in Elizabeth. It happened just before 5 a.m. and he was taken to a hospital. The wound is not believed to be life-threatening. NJ Transit spokeswoman Nancy ...