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Passaic Housing Authority chief resigns

8-8-14
PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) — The chairman of the Passaic Housing Authority has resigned following his arrest on drug and gun charges. City spokesman Keith Furlong tells The Record (http://bit.ly/1u5SFiX ) newspaper Darius Allen wrote he was unable to ...

Driver in deadly NJ crash had 3 other accidents

8-8-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A prosecutor says the dump truck driver who pushed a car into a New Jersey lake, killing its driver, had three other accidents earlier in the day. The prosecutor told a judge on Thursday that 38-year-old Daniel Everett ...

Feds target international counterfeiting ring

8-8-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities say 13 people have been indicted in connection with an alleged counterfeiting ring that involved fake bills manufactured in Israel being circulated in the United States. An indictment issued Thursday charges ...

School bus driver ticketed in fatal crash

8-8-14
LEONIA, N.J. (AP) — Police have ticketed a school bus driver after a pedestrian was struck and killed in Leonia. Officers issued 54-year-old Esperanza Jaramillo summonses for careless driving, failure to yield to a pedestrian and driving a vehicle ...

Englewood raises age to buy tobacco to 21

8-8-14
ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Englewood has become the first town in New Jersey to raise the age to buy tobacco products to 21. The ordinance covers, cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes. City Council President Lynne Algrant tells The Record ...

Chicago man gets 5 years for $1M phone thefts

8-7-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Chicago man who admitted he stole more than $1 million worth of iPhones and iPads from Verizon Wireless has been sentenced to more than five years in prison. A federal judge in Newark, New Jersey, sentenced Stephen Gunn on ...

NJ officer stable after being dragged by car

8-7-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey police officer is recovering after suffering serious injuries when he was dragged by a motor vehicle. New Brunswick Police Director Anthony Caputo says the incident occurred at about 2:30 a.m. ...

Senator wants more railroad safety standards

8-7-14
PAULSBORO, N.J. (AP) — A U.S. senator from New Jersey is calling for tougher penalties for railroads that violate safety rules among other changes he's proposing to try to prevent accidents involving hazardous materials. Democrat Robert Menendez ...

Jumper off Goethals Bridge between NYC, NJ rescued

8-7-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Police have rescued a man who survived an apparent suicide attempt off the Goethals Bridge between Staten Island and New Jersey. A spokesman for the Port Authority says the 30-year-old man parked his car on the bridge late ...

Arrest made in Lakewood shooting

8-7-14
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Federal marshals have arrested a Neptune City man wanted on charges stemming from the shooting of a man Lakewood. Authorities took 24-year-old Troy Dawson into custody Thursday night. Deputy U.S. Marshal Michael Schroeder ...