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Driver charged in market crash denied lower bail

8-27-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A judge has refused to lower bail for the driver accused of causing a deadly crash at a New Jersey farmers market. James Woetzel pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident that ...

Gloucester County jail guard accused of theft

8-27-14
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have charged a Gloucester County corrections officer with theft from a law enforcement union. Authorities say 38-year-old Derrick Smart took more than $500 from the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 97 between 2008 ...

NJ store clerk accused of kissing customer

8-27-14
OCEAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police say a convenience store clerk in New Jersey hugged and kissed her against her will. Ocean Township police in Monmouth County have charged 68-year-old Malkiat Mahal with criminal sexual contact. Police say the ...

NJ woman who worked 4 jobs dies in car

8-27-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman who worked four jobs died while apparently napping in her car. Elizabeth police say it appears 32-year-old Maria Fernandes of Newark was overcome by a deadly mixture of carbon monoxide and fumes from an ...
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Uber Drivers Run Risk of Being Ticketed

8-26-14
Municipalities, including Hoboken, are cracking down on ride sharing service Uber, ticketing drivers and taking riders out of the vehicles.

House fire kills 9 dogs, injures 2 firefighters

8-26-14
CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — A fire at a New Jersey home apparently operating without licenses as a pet-sitting business has killed at least nine dogs and injured two firefighters. Clifton fire officials tell The Record newspaper (http://bit.ly/1tAYyTN) ...

Rooftop fire sparks evacuation of New Jersey mall

8-26-14
PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey mall was evacuated after a fire broke out on the roof of one of its stores, but no injuries were reported. It's not yet known what sparked Tuesday afternoon's fire at the Macy's store in the Westfield ...

Car strikes New Jersey pair in N. Indiana; 1 dead

8-26-14
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Police say one of two people from New Jersey struck by a car in northern Indiana has died from his injuries. Elkhart Assistant Police Chief Laura Koch says 66-year-old Darryl Foyuth of Lawrenceville, New Jersey, died at South ...

Final report on New Jersey derailment released

8-26-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board has released its final report on systemic flaws leading up to a 2012 train derailment that leaked a dangerous gas in southern New Jersey. The report was approved by the NTSB last month, ...

Authorities: Teen injured in fall from zip line

8-26-14
HAWTHORNE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a northern New Jersey teenager broke his leg when the T-shirt he was using to slide down a zip line tore, causing him to fall 30 feet. The Record (http://bit.ly/1tGCgzd) reports the 15-year-old boy underwent ...