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4 suspects indicted in deadly mall carjacking

9-22-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Four men accused in the fatal carjacking of a young lawyer outside an upscale New Jersey mall last year have been indicted on felony murder charges. The suspects also face murder, carjacking, conspiracy and weapons charges in ...

Man indicted in deadly strip club shooting

9-22-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The man accused of killing three people inside a northern New Jersey strip club last Christmas has been indicted on murder charges. Essex County prosecutors say 19-year-old Anthony Fields of Newark also faces carjacking, ...

Authorities: Man kidnapped, beat ex-girlfriend

9-22-14
ABERDEEN, N.J. (AP) — Kidnapping charges have been filed against a central New Jersey man who allegedly took his ex-girlfriend from her home and then repeatedly punched, kicked and choked her. Aberdeen police tell the Asbury Park Press ...

School bus driver cited in crash that injured 7

9-22-14
MEDFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A school bus driver has been cited for careless driving after she was involved in an accident last weekend that left seven high school students with minor injuries. The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1ymJ8XS) ...

Insurance adjuster pleads guilty in fraud scheme

9-22-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The owner of an insurance adjusting firm has pleaded guilty to mail fraud charges stemming from a scheme to defraud the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and several insurers. Federal prosecutors say 54-year-old Robert Napolitano, ...

Bank teller admits role in tax check fraud scheme

9-22-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey woman has admitted her role in defrauding the federal Treasury Department out of more than $900,000 in income tax return checks. Rosanna Rodriguez, of Middlesex, pleaded guilty Monday to ...

Authorities ID man killed in motorcycle crash

9-22-14
NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of the motorcyclist who was killed when his bike crashed into a guardrail on a northern New Jersey roadway last weekend. Hudson County authorities tell NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1paPiAH) ...

Rutgers student dies, alcohol suspected

9-22-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Alcohol is suspected of playing a role in the death of a Rutgers University student. The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office says 19-year-old Caitlyn Kovacs of South Brunswick appeared to be in distress while attending ...

New Jersey looks at raising judges’ retirement age

9-22-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey judges would be allowed to work longer under a measure advanced by lawmakers. The state Assembly Judiciary Committee on Monday advanced a constitutional amendment that would ask voters to increase the judicial ...

Fire in NYC PATH tunnel disrupts service

9-21-14
NEW YORK (AP) — PATH train service between New York and New Jersey is suspended after a fire broke out in a PATH tunnel in Manhattan. A Fire Department spokesman says the fire was reported at 3:38 p.m. Sunday at 19th Street and Sixth Avenue in ...