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Widow of NJ mall carjacking victim files lawsuit

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The widow of an attorney who was shot dead during a carjacking at an upscale New Jersey mall is suing the mall owners and a first aid squad. Jamie Schare Friedland filed a wrongful-death lawsuit in Newark this week in the death ...

Feds: Ringleader of car theft operation sentenced

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Federal authorities say a New York woman has been sentenced to more than 21 years in prison for operating a large-scale car theft operation that was shipping stolen vehicles overseas. New Jersey's U.S. attorney said Friday that ...

Killer who escaped from Army prison in 1977 recaptured in Fla. via face-recognition software

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — In the nearly 40 years after he escaped from a Kansas military prison, convicted killer James Robert Jones carved out a new life for himself in Florida. He lived under an assumed name, got married and worked for an air ...

Retired NJ State Police commander sentenced

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey State Police troop commander has been sentenced to two years probation after admitting he stole from a charitable fund that assists state troopers and their families. The attorney general's office says a condition ...

Funeral held for 4 who died in Jersey City fire

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Friends and relatives are remembering four family members who died in a fire in Jersey City as "beautiful people." Mourners paid their respects to the Rev. Bishop Pickett, his wife, Eula Mae, and their adult sons Friday. ...

NJ officials: Jail death was from natural causes

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey say natural causes are to blame for the death of a man in the Burlington County Jail last month. The county prosecutor's office said in a report released Thursday that 50-year-old Jerome Iozzia ...

NJ officials warn St. Patrick’s partiers

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State officials are warning St. Patrick's Day partiers in New Jersey not to rely on the luck of the Irish to get home. Officials are urging people to designate a sober driver ahead of time or plan to call a taxi. Officials ...

NJ hospital patient charged with arson

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have accused a New Jersey hospital patient with setting fire to a dental clinic inside the hospital. Twenty-eight-year-old Giselle Torres of Paterson is charged with two counts of aggravated arson. Torres was ...

Twin pharmacists in NJ sentenced in fraud case

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Twins who owned a northern New Jersey pharmacy are going to federal prison for 42 months for conspiring to commit health care fraud. Prosecutors say Robert and William Carlucci reaped at least $1/5 million by defrauding ...

NJ police seek vandals wearing Kiss masks

SADDLE BROOK, N.J. (AP) — Police are seeking four suspects who wore masks similar to the makeup used by the rock group Kiss and trashed more than two dozen cars in northern New Jersey. Saddle Brook police say the four caused $40,000 in damage at SB ...