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3 wedding crashers to face lesser charges

9-24-14
OCEAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say three juveniles who allegedly crashed a wedding reception in central New Jersey last weekend won't have to face strong-armed robbery charges. Instead, they will be charged as juveniles with simple ...

New Jersey man remains held on $1M bail

9-24-14
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Bail remains at $1 million for the New Jersey man whose murder conviction for pushing his wife off the cliffs at the Palisades in 1992 was overturned. Stephen Scharf was in court in Hackensack on Tuesday. The 63-year-old has ...

Cops seek 2 hikers as part of bear attack probe

9-24-14
WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — Police are trying to identify two hikers who may have come upon a group in a northern New Jersey nature preserve before a bear attacked and killed a Rutgers University student. West Milford police believe the two hikers ...

2 men hospitalized after fall at construction site

9-23-14
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Two construction workers were injured when they fell through two floors at a townhouse project in southern New Jersey. Toms River police say the men were working on the third floor when a section of the floor there ...
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Syrians in NJ React to Airstrikes

9-23-14
After the U.S. launched airstrikes in Syria against terrorist groups, Syrians in New Jersey react.

Newark man charged in fatal shooting at restaurant

9-23-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of a man killed outside a Newark fast-food restaurant earlier this month. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray announced Tuesday that 32-year-old city resident ...

NJ Transit staffer pleads guilty to extortion

9-23-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey Transit staffer has admitted he got money from vendors in return for helping them get work with the agency. Federal prosecutors say 55-year-old William Talerico, of Beachwood, pleaded guilty Tuesday to affecting ...

Ex-bank official charged in embezzlement scheme

9-23-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former assistant vice president at a northern New Jersey bank has been charged in a scheme to embezzle more than $1 million. Miye Chon, also known as Karen Chon, turned herself in to the FBI on Tuesday ...

Off-duty officer captures shooting suspect at deli

9-23-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man wanted on attempted murder charges was arrested when he walked into a Trenton deli and was spotted by an off-duty city police officer who was working there as a security guard. The Times of Trenton (http://bit.ly/1smfIGH) ...

Man faces murder charge in mother’s slaying

9-23-14
HO-HO-KUS, N.J. (AP) — The lawyer for a northern New Jersey man who allegedly stabbed and beat his mother to death earlier this month says he plans to use an insanity defense for his client. John Weichsel told The Record (http://bit.ly/1mKov2Z) ...