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Teen gunned down in Newark

6-30-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — One teen is dead and another wounded in gunfire in Newark. Authorities say 17-year-old Cheyenne Bond of Irvington was shot and died on South 17th Street Sunday night. A 17-year-old boy was wounded and is being treated at a ...

Absecon police report rash of burglaries

6-30-14
ABSECON, N.J. (AP) — Absecon police are investigating a rash of recent burglaries. At least six homes, sheds and campers have been broken into off Shore Road between June 15 and Sunday. Sgt. Robert Ponzetti tells The Press of Atlantic City ...

Man charged with 4 burglaries in Paterson

6-30-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Police have charged a Paterson man with committing at least four burglaries in the city since May. Officers arrested Mondino Garcia on Sunday. Detective Capt. Heriberto Rodriguez tells The Record (http://bit.ly/1iSm8c0 ) ...

Police shoot, kill man in Elizabeth

6-30-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a police-involved shooting in Elizabeth that left a man dead. The Union County Prosecutor's Office says an officer on Sunday found 44-year-old John DelValle holding a 49-year-old woman at ...

Coast Guard rescue 5 from sinking boat

6-30-14
CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — The Coast Guard rescued five people from a boat that was taking on water about 35 miles off Cape May. A person aboard the 34-foot vessel radioed for help around noon Sunday. Two Coast Guard vessels and a helicopter responded ...

NJ man fined $21K for illegal dumping in park

6-29-14
LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A garbage run has proved to be costly for a southern New Jersey man. The state's Department of Environmental Protection has fined a Seaside Heights man more than $21,000 for illegally dumping eight garbage bags full of ...

Port Authority settles suit over PATH access

6-29-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Port Authority and two advocacy groups have reached a settlement in a seven-year-old lawsuit over disabled access to the Grove Street PATH station. The two groups, Heightened Independence and Progress, Inc., and the United ...

Authorities in Newark probe 2 weekend homicides

6-29-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in Newark are investigating two separate and apparently unrelated shootings that left two people dead. The first occurred at about 3:30 p.m. in the North Ward. Police responding to a call discovered 41-year-old ...

Flooring co. bookkeeper charged with $500K theft

6-29-14
RAMSEY, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey woman is being charged with stealing about $500,000 from her job as bookkeeper for a flooring company. Police in Ramsey tell The Record (http://bit.ly/1pMGjaj) that Monica Arencibia allegedly stole the ...

Prosecutor warns of possible tainted heroin

6-28-14
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Ocean County's prosecutor is warning about the possibility of tainted heroin being sold in the county with a distinctive logo on it. Prosecutor Joseph Coronato says that police responding to an emergency at a home in ...