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Code officer charged with child endangerment

10-21-14
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors in Bergen County have charged a Paterson code enforcement officer with child endangerment after they say he took a 12-year-old boy to a motel. South Hackensack police stopped and questioned 53-year-old Daniel ...

2 admit smuggling contraband into New Jersey jail

10-21-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two Newark men have admitted their roles in a scheme to smuggle marijuana and cellphones into the Essex County Jail. Twenty-nine-year-old Darsell Davis pleaded guilty on Monday to conspiring with others to commit extortion ...

2 deny charges of shopping Saddam family guns

10-20-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two men have pleaded not guilty to charges that they tried to sell firearms believed to have been owned by the family of late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. David Phillip Ryan and Carlos Quirola-Ordonez entered their pleas ...

Court vendor admits to misappropriating funds

10-20-14
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A former state court vendor who collected and disbursed debts owed to creditors has pleaded guilty to misappropriating funds. Burlington County prosecutors say 53-year-old Kenneth Culligan will likely receive a probation ...
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Sports Leagues File Complaint to Stop Sports Betting in NJ

10-20-14
Five major sports entities filed a complaint in federal court to stop a law allowing sports betting in New Jersey.
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Artist’s ‘Happy Street Signs’ Aim to Curb Violence in Newark

10-20-14
One artist has held workshops to create "Happy Street Signs" to be placed around Newark to keep violence down.

Authorities: No apparent link between 2 murders

10-20-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say there does not appear to be any link between two murders that happened on the same day in a northern New Jersey community. No arrests have been made in either case in Elizabeth. The first slaying occurred ...

Leagues file to stop New Jersey sports betting

10-20-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The nation's four major pro sports leagues and the NCAA want to stop New Jersey's plans to allow legal sports betting, just days before it's due to start. They filed legal papers in federal court in Trenton on Monday, seeking ...

Woman admits scamming her health care insurer

10-20-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey woman has admitted submitting fraudulent health care claims to her insurer that totaled more than $500,000. State authorities say 40-year-old Donna Dzienisewski, of Middletown, faces five years in prison ...

Judge tosses $15M verdict against Newark schools

10-20-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A state judge has thrown out a $15 million verdict awarded to a former Newark school teacher who filed a disability discrimination lawsuit against the district. NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1t5TQPw) reports the district sought relief ...