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Baraka Proposes Changes to Cop Perks

10-23-14
A proposal by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka proposes changes to police compensations.

Tax trial for ‘The Situation’ set for December

10-23-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge has scheduled a December trial for a former cast member of MTV's reality show "Jersey Shore" who's facing federal tax charges. Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and his brother, Marc, appeared in court Thursday in Newark, ...

NJ man kills self after girlfriend vanishes

10-23-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a married New Jersey man hanged himself days after his girlfriend disappeared.Fifty-year-old Kevin Shelton was found dead inside the Runnemede apartment he shares with his wife and children on ...

New trial denied in Newark schoolyard slayings

10-23-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge has rejected an attempt by a man to overturn his conviction of killing three friends in a Newark, New Jersey, schoolyard. Jose Carranza claimed he was an innocent bystander on the night of the 2007 shooting. He also ...

Rockaway cop arraigned in official misconduct case

10-23-14
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A Rockaway Township police officer accused of trying to fix a relative's drunken driving ticket has pleaded not guilty to an official misconduct charge. Thirty-five-year-old Clifton Gauthier of Sparta also is accused of ...

Ex-student waives hearing on Penn State threat

10-22-14
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A 20-year-old former Penn State student has waived his right to a preliminary hearing on charges he threatened a shooting at a student center. Jong Seong Shim's decision Wednesday clears the way for a trial or a plea ...

Bankruptcy hearing in Trump name fight postponed

10-22-14
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Attorneys have postponed a Delaware bankruptcy court hearing over Donald Trump's fight to remove his name from a struggling New Jersey casino. Trump is suing Trump Entertainment Resorts in New Jersey state court, demanding that ...

Man pleads not guilty in deadly Turnpike crash

10-22-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A man who allegedly was driving drunk when his vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer on the New Jersey Turnpike last weekend, killing a passenger, has pleaded not guilty to death by auto charges. Carlos Aguirre entered ...

Gun buyback program set for Union County

10-22-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Officials have announced another gun buyback program for Union County. Acting County Prosecutor Grace Park says residents can anonymously turn in weapons during the event being staged Saturday. Collection sites will be ...

Man sentenced in slaying of his children’s mother

10-22-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man who fatally stabbed his children's mother has been sentenced to 28 years in state prison. Camden County prosecutors say 26-year-old Julio Martinez, of Camden, must serve about 24 years before he becomes ...