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Parole hearing looms in ‘Blind Faith’ murder case

6-28-14
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A deadline is looming in the parole bid of one of New Jersey's most notorious inmates. The Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1lBtYX7) reports the public will have until this Wednesday to submit comments to the state ...

2 rescued after small plane crashes in New Jersey

6-28-14
NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash of a small plane shortly after takeoff from an airport in Delaware. The FAA says the Cessna 172 crashed in a marsh about five miles southeast of New Castle ...

2 rescued after small plane ends up in Del. river

6-28-14
NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police say two people have been rescued from a single engine plane that wound up in the Delaware River. Delaware State Police report the two people do not appear to have life-threatening injuries. Delaware ...

Woman sues ex-boss, says rush hour made her ill

6-27-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman is suing her former employer for not letting her avoid commuting during rush hour, which she says aggravated her anxiety and depression. Andrea DeGerolamo says her employer, Fulton Financial Corp. of ...

Autopsy: VA student died in NJ from gunshots

6-27-14
WEST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a college student killed in northern New Jersey died from gunshot wounds. Essex County authorities said Friday that an autopsy found Brendan Tevlin of Livingston died from multiple gunshots to the body. ...

Nestle recalls ice cream due to packaging error

6-27-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Nestle USA is recalling 10,000 cartons of Haagen-Dazs chocolate peanut butter ice cream because the packages are mislabeled. The company says the lids of the ice cream are labeled correctly, but the list of ingredients describes ...

Lawsuit filed in 2013 Ill. van crash that killed 5

6-27-14
BALTIMORE (AP) — The family of one of five Baltimore men killed in a southern Illinois van crash in August is suing the church that organized the cross-country trip. The estate of Andrew Canada filed the $5 million lawsuit Friday in Baltimore City ...

Woman’s family begs her: Surrender in beating case

6-27-14
SALEM, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey police say the family of a woman wanted in the videotaped beating of a mother in front of her child is asking her to turn herself in. Police Chief John Pelura III said Friday that police have been in contact with the ...

Former TV reporter sentenced for child sex assault

6-27-14
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A former New York City television reporter has been sentenced to 26 years in prison after being found guilty on several charges including the sexual assault of a 4-year-old girl at his home in New Jersey. A judge in state ...

New Middlesex County prosecutor sworn in

6-27-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A prosecutor with two decades of experience in law enforcement has been tapped to head the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office. Andrew Carey was sworn in Friday at the Middlesex County building in New Brunswick. Carey ...