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Pennsylvania man sentenced in NJ for ID scam

7-30-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge in New Jersey has sentenced a Pennsylvania man to more than two years in prison for his role in one of the nation's largest and longest running stolen identity refund fraud schemes. The judge on Wednesday ordered ...

Firefighters rescue crane operator

7-30-14
EMERSON, N.J. (AP) — Firefighters in northern New Jersey rescued an Iowa man when his bucket crane buckled. Josh Lovell of Melcher, Iowa, was working on lights when the crane broke Tuesday. Emerson Police Chief Donald Rossi tells The Record ...

Fence aims to curb George Washington Bridge jumps

7-30-14
FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — The George Washington Bridge spanning New York and New Jersey is getting a fence to help curb suicides as the number of deaths there approaches record levels. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says there have been ...

Detective found not guilty in road-rage shooting

7-30-14
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A jury has found a New Jersey detective not guilty in the slaying of a driver during an alleged road-rage incident. Forty-one-year-old Joseph Walker, an investigator for the Hudson County, New Jersey, prosecutor's office, was ...

Prison for fraudster who lied about booking Bieber

7-30-14
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York man who stole millions of dollars from clients by falsely promising to book performances by world-famous recording artists like Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber has been sentenced to five to 10 years in prison. ...

Terror threats at chemical plants underestimated

7-30-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators say the government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers ...

Ex-vending firm official sentenced in fraud scheme

7-29-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The former principal of a New Jersey-based vending company has been sentenced for his role in a scheme that defrauded the Pepsi Bottling Group of $2.9 million over a 10-year period. Joseph Belasco of Cedar Grove was ordered ...
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Illegal Dumping Brings Hefty Fines

7-29-14
New Jersey has issued more than $2 million in fines for companies illegally dumping and stockpiling in Newark.

Court approves Christie’s pick for Rutgers board

7-29-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A court has ruled that Gov. Chris Christie had the right to appoint his choice of members to a Rutgers Board of Governors in 2012, despite a legal objection from the president of the state Senate. Tuesday's appeals court ...

2 men admit conspiring with organized crime

7-29-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two New Jersey men, including one who ran an illegal sports betting website, have admitted to conspiring with the Genovese organized crime family. Federal prosecutors say 77-year-old Joseph Graziano and 44-year-old Dominick J. ...