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Drug firm exec gets 16 months in inside-trade case

4-22-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former pharmaceutical executive has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for his role in an insider trading scheme. John Lazorchak was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Newark, N.J. Lazorchak was director of financial ...

New Jersey panel orders testimony on traffic jams

4-22-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey legislative committee is ordering current and former aides to Gov. Chris Christie and two officials at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to testify in its probe on politically motivated traffic jams ...

Police: Midshipman charged with assault

4-22-14
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Anne Arundel County police say a 22-year-old Naval Academy midshipman has been charged with assault after threatening a cab driver with a butter knife. Police say the cabbie picked up two men from an Annapolis bar early ...

Union County prosecutor to announce drug arrests

4-22-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in Union County say they've dismantled a drug ring, resulting in 20 arrests. Officials say they confiscated a cache of illegal and prescription drugs. Details will be announced during a news conference in ...

Suspect in Hamilton Mall stabbing identified

4-22-14
HAMILTON, N.J. (AP) — Police have issued an arrest warrant for a suspecting the stabbing of a man at the Hamilton Mall. Police say 27-year-old Hanif Cooper of Atlantic City will face aggravated assault and weapons charges. Cooper's lawyer, James ...

Woman’s death in Camden ruled a homicide

4-21-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say the death of a woman whose body was found on a Camden street last weekend has been ruled a homicide. Camden County Prosecutor Warren Faulk says an autopsy determined that 31-year-old Stephanie Luttrell of ...
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Ocean County Prosecutor: Expanding Narcan Would Save More Lives

4-21-14
Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato says that expanding and providing more law enforcement officials with Narcan will help save more lives of those suffering from heroin overdoses.

Woman gets jail term for defrauding elderly women

4-21-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a northern New Jersey woman has been sentenced nearly seven years in prison for a credit card fraud and identity theft scheme that targeted elderly women. Terrell Brunson also must serve three years of ...

Maine theater troupe says school ruined costumes

4-21-14
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — A Maine theater company is suing a New Jersey school district with a complaint that the school damaged costumes loaned for a production of the musical comedy "Spamalot." Brunswick-based Maine State Music Theatre is suing ...

AC casinos fined $107,500 for numerous violations

4-21-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has fined two Atlantic City casinos more than $107,000 for a series of violations including improper use of security guards and allowing people who had banned themselves from casinos to gamble. In a decision ...