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More charges filed after Del. trooper was shot

8-11-14
BEAR, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police say a man arrested after a trooper was shot has been charged with additional offenses in the incident. Police say 50-year-old John Greenlee was charged with assault and other offenses. He had previously been ...

New trial for man convicted of killing his wife

8-11-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An appeals court has overturned the murder conviction a man who authorities say pushed his wife to her death off a 120-foot cliff in northern New Jersey. The ruling issued Monday means Stephen Scharf will get a new trial. ...

Man faces charges after violent domestic dispute

8-11-14
CLEMENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man who allegedly threatened to kill a woman and fought with police officers at a southern New Jersey apartment complex is now facing numerous charges. Camden County prosecutors say Gloucester Township police responded to ...

Charges against man accused of dragging officer

8-11-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey man allegedly was driving drunk when he dragged a police officer with his vehicle last week, leaving the officer injured. Bail has been set at $150,000 cash for Donell Cook, a 24-year-old Somerset ...

Driver charged in fatal crash at farmers market

8-11-14
HAWTHORNE, N.J. (AP) — Vehicular homicide charges have been filed against a pickup truck driver who is accused of driving into a New Jersey farmers market, killing a woman and injuring two other people. James Woetzel, of Hawthorne, also was ...

NJ court rules against 2 robbers in ‘bomb’ cases

8-11-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Supreme Court has reinstated the first-degree bank robbery convictions of two men who, in separate robberies, claimed they possessed bombs when they actually didn't. The two cases stemmed from robberies in ...

Police rescue 3 from roof of burning home

8-11-14
CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — Police rescued three people from the roof of a burning home in Cliffside Park. Officers arrived on the scene Monday to find three people standing near the driveway then they looked up and saw a man and a couple on the ...

Lakewood fire chief dies in motorcycle crash

8-11-14
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A Lakewood fire chief has died in a motorcycle accident. Police Sgt. Frank Work tells the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1A7rrJa ) 52-year-old David "Rudy" gaines was traveling in the right lane when 28-year-old Aurohom ...

Wife sentenced for assaulting husband with hot oil

8-10-14
FRANKLIN, N.J. (AP) — A woman who threw hot cooking oil on her husband and chased him with a hand ax around their home after he asked for a divorce is now headed to prison. Mauvette Mattadeen received a six-year sentence Friday and will be deported ...

Authorities: Man under house arrest sold drugs

8-9-14
GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Several charges have been filed against a man who allegedly sold drugs from his southern New Jersey home while he was under house arrest. Bail was set at $50,000 cash for Michael Mack, a 25-year-old Gloucester ...