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Police: Girl riding scooter killed by stray bullet

7-6-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a 12-year-old girl riding a scooter in a northern New Jersey neighborhood was shot and killed by a stray bullet. Police believe the shooter was aiming at someone else when Genesis Rincon was struck at about ...

6 displaced, 3 row homes damaged in Trenton fire

7-6-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a faulty electrical cord sparked a fire that displaced six people and damaged three row homes in New Jersey's capital city. WCAU-TV in Philadelphia (http://bit.ly/1m6uRr5) reports the two-alarm fire started ...

Teen boy seriously injured by hit-and-run driver

7-6-14
WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are looking for a hit-and-run driver who struck and seriously injured a teenager in a southern New Jersey resort town. Wildwood police tell The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/TMdoII) that the accident ...

Couple found dead in their New Jersey home

7-6-14
JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a northern New Jersey couple has been found dead inside their home. Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp says Jefferson Township police found 47-year-old Alita Knott and her 45-year-old husband, ...

Authorities end search for reported missing person

7-6-14
SEA BRIGHT, N.J. (AP) — Rescue crews have ended their search a paddle boarder who reportedly went missing in waters off the Jersey Shore this weekend. The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1n5izPP) reports that the search started Saturday after someone ...

States look to gun seizure law after mass killings

7-6-14
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — As state officials across the country grapple with how to prevent mass killings like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, some are turning to a gun seizure law pioneered in Connecticut 15 years ago. ...

Authorities seeking motive for double shooting

7-6-14
ROSELLE, N.J. (AP) — Two men were hospitalized after they were shot and wounded in a northern New Jersey community. But it's not yet known what sparked the shooting in Roselle, which occurred around 7 p.m. Saturday in the 100 block of Frank Street. ...

Camden getting special status in New Jersey laws

7-6-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's poorest city is still getting extra attention from the state a dozen years after it partially took over Camden's city government in hopes of helping it become self-sufficient. But some activists there believe the ...

Bank robber makes off with nearly $7,000 in cash

7-5-14
WALLINGTON, N.J. (AP) — Investigators are looking for a bandit who made off with nearly $7,000 from a northern New Jersey bank. Wallington police tell The Record (http://bit.ly/VOubNb) that the man entered a Chase Bank branch shortly after it ...

Police: Concert venue brawl leads to stabbing

7-5-14
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man involved in a brawl at a southern New Jersey concert venue later stabbed the other combatant after he saw him walking down a street. Lakewood police tell The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1oaCGIT) that ...