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Fire interrupts birthday party, destroys home

11-2-14
MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — A police officer responding to complaints about a noisy birthday party was able to help guests evacuate the home after fire was discovered inside. Mahwah police say officer Travis Canning arrived at the home around 2 a.m. and ...

Prosecutors: 2 men indicted in crossbow shooting

11-2-14
WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man accused of shooting an acquaintance in the leg with a crossbow has been indicted on attempted murder charges. Cape May County prosecutors say 31-year-old Jonathan Moya of Wildwood also faces weapons ...

Gas station attendant stabbed during robbery

11-2-14
HOWELL, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a gas station attendant was beaten and stabbed during a robbery in central New Jersey. The attack occurred around 10:30 p.m. Saturday at a station on Route 9 in Howell Township. Authorities say two men ...

Man gets prison term for sex assault of young girl

11-2-14
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey man convicted of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl has been sentenced to 15 years in state prison. Ocean County prosecutors say 34-year-old Dennis Conover, of Manalapan, also must register as a sex ...

Prosecutors: Missing elderly woman found unharmed

11-2-14
LINDENWOLD, N.J. (AP) — An elderly woman who went missing from her southern New Jersey apartment complex last month has been found unharmed. Camden County prosecutors say 79-year-old Marrianne Bateman of Lindenwold called authorities on Saturday ...

Woman killed, man seriously injured in crash

11-2-14
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — One person was killed and another was seriously injured when a car crashed on a central New Jersey highway. But it's not yet known what caused the single-car accident, which occurred around 1 p.m. Saturday on Route 22 West ...

Threatening note spurs shopping center evacuation

11-1-14
PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Several businesses in a southern New Jersey shopping center were briefly evacuated after a threatening note was found taped to the front door of a tax preparation firm. Authorities tell The Press of Atlantic City ...

Police: Man threatens bar patrons with scissors

11-1-14
MANVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man armed with scissors threatened patrons at a central New Jersey bar after he was told the establishment did not serve orange juice. The Courier News (http://mycj.co/10c1N9q) reports that 50-year-old ...

Prosecutors: 2 charged in heroin mill operation

11-1-14
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Two men face numerous charges after authorities broke up an alleged heroin mill that they say was being run out of a northern New Jersey home. Bergen County prosecutors say 30-year-old Manuel Olivares-Kunnardt, of ...

Officer injured when police cruiser is rear-ended

11-1-14
NEW MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a northern New Jersey police officer was injured when another vehicle rear-ended his police cruiser. New Milford police tell The Record (http://bit.ly/1wRlNc4) that the crash occurred on New Bridge Road ...