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ATM stolen from Newark store in truck smash-grab

11-6-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Police in Newark are looking for whoever ran a pickup truck into a downtown convenience store and made off with a cash machine. The robbery occurred early Thursday morning at the store on Park Place, across from Military Park ...

NJ man accused of beating another over $10 debt

11-6-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jersey City police say a man nearly beat another to death with a tree branch over a $10 drug debt. Thirty-two-year-old Nicholas Rivera is held on $150,000 bail, charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and other ...

2 charged after suspicious Turnpike roadblock

11-6-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — State Police believe a suspicious roadblock on the New Jersey Turnpike captured by a dashboard camera was a lapse in judgment and not a robbery attempt. A motorist on the Newark Bay Extension in Jersey City early Monday ...

Psychologist faces insurance fraud charges

11-6-14
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in Monmouth County have accused a psychologist of submitting approximately 120 fraudulent insurance claims totaling more than $15,000. Prosecutors have charged 62-year-old Edward Merski of Old Bridge with health ...

Man gets prison term for running pizzeria scam

11-5-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man convicted of bilking an investor out of more than $1 million in a phony pizzeria scheme has been sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison. Giovanni Arena of Laurel Springs also will have to serve three ...
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Officials: Move Over Law Makes Roads Safer

11-5-14
Law enforcement personnel say requiring motorists to slow down and change lanes when they see an emergency vehicle is common sense and increases safety.

Judge suspended over conflict of interest

11-5-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey state judge who admitted presiding over cases where she had a conflict of interest has been suspended for one month without pay. The punishment of Superior Court Judge Melanie Donohue Appleby was made public ...

Fire guts 2 buildings, but no injuries reported

11-5-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Dozens of firefighters battled a stubborn blaze in northern New Jersey that gutted two buildings. No injuries were reported in the fire, which apparently broke out around 5 a.m. Wednesday on Rosa Parks Boulevard in Paterson. ...

Vendor admits paying bribes to NJ Transit employee

11-5-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a vendor has admitted paying bribes to a New Jersey Transit employee to obtain landscaping contracts. Raymond Rapuano, of New Providence, pleaded guilty Wednesday to bribery. The 47-year-old Rapuano now ...

Kayaker rescued in Barnegat Bay

11-5-14
BARNEGAT, N.J. (AP) — Marine police rescued a kayaker who was struggling to stay afloat in Barnegat Bay. State Police say 51-year-old Bruce Parker of Pemberton Township lost his life jacket when a large wake capsized his kayak on Tuesday. Police ...