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NJ man dies in Fla. Keys diving accident

7-24-14
KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — A New Jersey man is dead following a diving trip in the Florida Keys with his teenage children. Monroe County Sheriff's officials say 45-year-old Gary Lanier of Kenvil, New Jersey, died Wednesday off of Key Largo. Witnesses ...

NJ pays $150K to man injured by off-duty trooper

7-24-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is paying a $150,000 to a Philadelphia man who was injured in a car crash by an off-duty trooper. Clayton Tanskley was driving on Interstate 295 in Camden County when his SUV was struck from behind by an unmarked ...

Family of Georgia man shot in park gets $1.5M

7-23-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The family of an unarmed Georgia man fatally shot in a northern New Jersey park by a county sheriff's officer has settled a wrongful death lawsuit. Defarra "Dean" Gaymon, who headed the Atlanta City Employees Credit Union, was ...

Indictment: Cop pulled gun during traffic dispute

7-23-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A veteran Newark police officer stands accused of pursuing a man while off-duty and pulling a handgun on him following a traffic dispute earlier this year. An Essex County grand jury on Wednesday indicted David Hudson on charges ...

2 men charged with soliciting children for sex

7-23-14
DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Attorney General's Office says two men have been arrested after they allegedly arranged to meet children for sex in separate incidents in Dover. Prosecutors say 49-year-old Steve A. Moore of Dagsboro and 51-year-old Mark ...

Federal highway official faces wire fraud charges

7-23-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Wire fraud charges have been filed against a federal official accused of using a straw company to get grant funds that he also oversaw as part of his job. Federal prosecutors say Lawrence Cullari Jr., the assistant division ...

New Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logo

7-23-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the iconic Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs. The agency sued Jersey Boardwalk Pizza Tuesday in federal ...

2 inmates briefly escape from state youth facility

7-23-14
BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — State officials say two inmates who escaped from a juvenile detention center in central New Jersey have been captured. The two men, whose names were not released, were reported missing around 11 a.m. Wednesday from ...

Jury: Man stabbed ex 84 times, put pig mask on her

7-23-14
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-wife 84 times and covering her face with a pig mask. Jurors in Morris County announced Wednesday that 66-year-old Anthony Novellino was guilty of murder. They ...

Prosecutors: Man posed as teen to get child porn

7-23-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a northern New Jersey man posed as a teenage boy online to ask underage girls to produce sexually explicit images of themselves and then distributed the images to others. Erik Vanderbeck of Bayonne is ...