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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 ...

Woman falls to death from Newark housing project

8-1-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Police are trying to determine what led a woman to fall to her death from a 10th floor window at a Newark housing project. Police found the 35-year-old on the ground outside the Stephen Crane project on Thursday. Police have ...
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Assembly Fails to Vote on Bail Reform Package

7-31-14
After a plea from Gov. Christie for lawmakers to pass a bail reform package, Assembly Speaker Prieto failed to put it up for a vote. Lawmakers have until Monday to pass the measure to put a question on the November ballot.
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Trenton Mayor Jackson Says It’s Time for Bail Reform

7-31-14
Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson says that it is time for bail reform and that Gov. Chris Christie is moving in the right direction with it.
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Complaints Linger for Child Protective Services

7-31-14
Despite a change of name and practices, some still worry that the Division of Child Protection and Permanency isn't doing enough to protect New Jersey kids.

NJ judge dismisses challenge to gay conversion ban

7-31-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — For the second time in nine months, a federal judge in New Jersey has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on gay conversion therapy. The ruling in U.S. District Court in Trenton filed on Thursday rejects the claims ...

Woman admits role in New Jersey tax refund scheme

7-31-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say a New York City woman has pleaded guilty in one of the nation's largest stolen identity and tax refund fraud schemes. Elian Matlovsky pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Newark to a ...

NJ law will let retired coaches return earlier

7-31-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Retired New Jersey high school athletic coaches who want to continue coaching will be able to do so without having to wait six months and risk affecting their pensions. A law signed by Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday was ...

2 men killed in Trenton robberies

7-31-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Police are looking for suspects in two robberies that left two men dead and one wounded in New Jersey's capital city. The Mercer County Prosecutor's Office says 24-year-old Tyshawn Goodman and a 20-year-old got out of a ...
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2014 National Night Out Events in New Jersey

7-31-14
New Jersey has many events scheduled recognizing National Night Out, "America’s Night Out Against Crime."