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Indictment: 4 cops allegedly planned retaliation

10-26-14
EDISON, N.J. (AP) — Four Edison police officers have been indicted on charges that they conspired to retaliate against an officer from another department because he arrested one of the Edison officer's relatives for drunken driving. The indictment ...

Disbarred lawyer sentenced for client theft

10-26-14
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge has decided that a disbarred New York City lawyer will not have to serve a prison term for stealing funds from a client. Instead, 48-year-old Jeffrey Squitieri must serve five years of probation and pay ...

Man sentenced in crash that killed police officer

10-25-14
BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — A drunken driver who led police on a pursuit that ended when he crashed into a police cruiser, killing one officer and severely injuring another, has been sentenced to 19 years in prison. The July 2012 crash occurred as ...

Man gets prison term in fatal sauce pan beating

10-25-14
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who said he was high on drugs and hearing voices when he fatally beat an elderly man with a sauce pan is now headed to state prison. The Record (http://bitly.com/1w4Q9JP) reports that 23-year-old Edwin ...

Disbarred attorney convicted of diverting funds

10-25-14
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A disbarred attorney has been convicted of withdrawing cash from a court-ordered escrow fund in his attorney trust account Monmouth County prosecutors say 50-year-old Eugene LaVergne, of West Long Branch, faces nearly 12 years ...

Man sentenced in slaying of ex-girlfriend’s beau

10-25-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend's new beau has been sentenced to nine years in state prison. Union County prosecutors say 26-year-old Saint Merilan of Newark must serve about eight ...

News outlets seek access in football hazing case

10-24-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Associated Press has joined other media organizations requesting access to juvenile court hearings for seven New Jersey high school students charged in a football hazing investigation. The AP joined with NJ Advance Media, ...
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Officials Say New Jersey Needs More Equipment To Attend To Emergencies

10-24-14
Bergen County’s Office of Emergency Management says the state needs more equipment to attend to emergencies such as oil train derailments.

Man who was part of cybercrime ring gets prison

10-24-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for his part in an international cybercrime ring that targeted more than a dozen financial institutions and the U.S. military's payroll service. Robert Dubuc was ...

Judge to decide on sports betting in New Jersey

10-24-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge is deciding whether to grant a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting. Judge Michael Shipp is scheduled to announce ...