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Body found in Ocean City could be missing swimmer

7-3-14
OCEAN CITY, N.J. (AP) — Police in Ocean City say they believe they have found the body of a 14-year-old swimmer missing since Sunday. The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1mp5jXe) reports a boater discovered the body floating in the water ...
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Christie Veto Deals Blow to Gun Control Advocates

7-3-14
Gun control advocates were dealt a blow when Gov. Christie vetoed a bill that would reduce the firearm magazine capacity from 15 rounds of ammunition to 10.
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Some New Jerseyans Travel to PA for Fireworks

7-3-14
Because purchasing fireworks in New Jersey is illegal, some residents travel to Pennsylvania for them.

Lawyer will appeal conviction of ex-mob boss’ son

7-3-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — An attorney for the son of a former Philadelphia mob boss says he'll appeal his client's financial fraud conviction. Lawyer Mike Riley says prosecutors unfairly presented the accusations leveled against Nicodemo S. Scarfo as ...

Judge allows NJ Superfund site lawsuit to proceed

7-3-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge has allowed a lawsuit over the approximately $80 million cleanup of a Superfund site along Raritan Bay to proceed. The ruling means NL Industries can continue its attempt to share the costs of the cleanup of the ...

Christie signs ‘leaving the scene’ boating bill

7-3-14
POINT PLEASANT, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is increasing its penalties on boaters who leave the scene of an accident. Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation Thursday that makes the crime similar to leaving the scene of a car crash. The new rules make ...

Former mob boss’ son convicted of financial fraud

7-3-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A federal jury in New Jersey has convicted the son of a former Philadelphia mob boss in a financial fraud trial. The panel on Thursday found Nicodemo Scarfo guilty of several counts including racketeering conspiracy, conspiracy ...

Lightning may have sparked Hightstown condo fire

7-3-14
HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Lightning is suspected as the cause of a fire that destroyed four condominiums and damaged four others in Hightstown. Firefighters arrived to find smoke coming from the roof of a dwelling in the Wyckoff's Mill development ...

3 dead in crash near Lincoln Tunnel

7-3-14
NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (AP) — Three people are dead in a single-vehicle crash in northern New Jersey that has snarled traffic leading to the Lincoln Tunnel. The crash occurred around 6 a.m. Thursday where Route 3 in North Bergen merges with the Route ...

Murder charges filed in Seattle double killing

7-3-14
SEATTLE (AP) — King County prosecutors have filed aggravated murder charges against a transient accused of the June 1 execution-style shooting deaths of two young Seattle men shortly after they left a gay nightclub. Seattle Police Chief Kathleen ...