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Former NJ band teacher sentenced for child porn

3-19-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey band teacher has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for downloading child pornography and luring a teenage boy to his Pennsylvania apartment for sex. Federal prosecutors say 58-year-old Robert Mucha ...

FBI: Hudson freeholder was not target of probe

3-19-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The FBI says a Hudson County freeholder was not the target of an investigation or forced to testify at a computer hacking trial. The FBI tells The Jersey Journal (http://bit.ly/1lNRuhj ) Freeholder Jose Munoz was a victim ...

NJ judge rejects jail in animal cruelty case

3-19-14
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge has overturned six-month jail sentences for an Ocean County couple in an animal cruelty case. The judge on Tuesday sentenced 56-year-old Keith Morgan to 90 days of house arrest and five days of community ...

Englewood adopts buffer zone for abortion clinic

3-19-14
ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey town has established a buffer zone to prevent protesters from getting too close to an abortion clinic and other health care facilities. Englewood's City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to establish ...

2 plead guilty in fatal apartment complex shooting

3-18-14
GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say two juveniles charged in a fatal shooting last year at a southern New Jersey apartment complex have pleaded guilty after their cases were waived to adult court. Camden County prosecutors say ...
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Bergen County Prosecutor: Autism Training Is Important For Officials

3-18-14
Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli says that autism training is important for law enforcement personnel because it teaches them how to react in ways that are not harmful.
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Police Learn Techniques to Interact with Autistic Individuals

3-18-14
Police officers throughout New Jersey are participating in training sessions to learn how to better interact with those on the autism spectrum.

1 man killed, 1 wounded in Newark street shooting

3-18-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — One man was killed and another was wounded when gunfire erupted on a Newark street. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray says the shooting occurred around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Plymouth Street and Isabella ...

Prosecutors: Man pleads guilty in string of rapes

3-18-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A Camden man has pleaded guilty to numerous charges stemming from a string of rapes in southern New Jersey, including one victim who was 13 years old. Camden County Prosecutor Warren Faulk says 30-year-old Kevin Cleveland ...

Man sentenced for role in blank check theft scheme

3-18-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Newark man is headed to prison for his role in a scheme to steal personal checks from the mail and deposit them into personal checking accounts Karron Hinton-Lovelace received a 57-month sentence ...