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Ex-fire commissioner admits stealing funds

11-10-14
SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a former South Brunswick fire commissioner has admitted stealing more than $700,000 while serving as treasurer of one of the town's fire districts. Charles Hoens III, a 61-year-old South Brunswick ...

Taj Mahal asks union to drop cost-savings appeal

11-10-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Describing itself as "a very sick patient lying on his death bed," the Trump Taj Mahal is asking its main union to drop its appeal of a court-ordered cost-savings package designed to help keep the struggling casino alive. ...

Man charged with murder in fatal stabbing of woman

11-10-14
SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a verbal dispute between a man and a woman ended with the woman being fatally stabbed. Somerset County prosecutors say 47-year-old Oscar Barrantes-Sequeira, of Somerville, faces murder and weapons charges in ...

Driver in fatal crash charged with death by auto

11-10-14
SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey motorist has been charged with death by auto following a single-car crash that killed his passenger. Middlesex County prosecutors say 20-year-old Nicholas Gomes, of Sayreville, was being held Monday on ...

Student charged after school put on lockdown

11-10-14
MAPLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A lockdown at a northern new Jersey high school has ended with one student being arrested. Maplewood Police Chief Robert Cimino says the lockdown was ordered as a precaution shortly before 1 p.m. Monday, after staffers at ...

Authorities: Fatal house fire ruled an accident

11-10-14
EAST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a house fire that killed a northern New Jersey man has been ruled an accident. East Orange fire officials tell NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1zHdrIr ) that electrical wiring may have sparked the blaze that broke ...

Religious, civic leaders press gun manufacturers

11-10-14
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Religious leaders from Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Jersey are joining elected and police officials to call on gun manufacturers to tighten distribution systems and develop smart gun technologies. Bridgeport Mayor ...

1 dead in Middletown car fire

11-10-14
MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) — One person is dead after a car crashed and burst into flames in Middletown. The accident occurred early Sunday on McLees Road. The Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1xd0vJD ) reports police have not released the ...

Man trying to take photo brushed by train

11-10-14
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit says one of its trains brushed a Hackensack man who was trying to take a photo of it. According to a spokeswoman, Marco Calvo was walking on the tracks in the city while wearing headphones when the ...

2 men killed in separate Camden shootings

11-9-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say two fatal shootings in Camden don't appear to be related. Camden County prosecutors say both shootings occurred early Sunday, about two hours apart. The first was reported shortly before 4:40 a.m. at Front and ...