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Ex-sewerage officials convicted of misconduct

3-10-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Two former Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission officials have been convicted of using on-duty employees to perform personal home improvements and repairs. Paul Bazela and Anthony Ardis were found guilty Monday of conspiracy, ...

Doctor admits getting cash kickbacks for referrals

3-10-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a northern New Jersey doctor has admitted receiving cash kickbacks for diagnostic testing referrals of his patients and failing to file tax returns on $1 million of income over a three-year period. Yash ...

Stabbing suspect charged with aggravated assault

3-10-14
ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man ejected from a central New Jersey bar following a dispute with another patron later stabbed the patron multiple times as he left the bar. Asbury Park police say 29-year-old city resident Manuel ...

Accused DWI driver charged in crash that injured 5

3-10-14
FRANKLIN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say five people were injured when an alleged drunken driver traveling on the wrong side of a northern New Jersey roadway crashed into another vehicle. Franklin police tell The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1irLVDh) ...

4 stabbed in fight outside NJ bar

3-10-14
CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — Police say four people were stabbed during a fight outside a bar in northern New Jersey. The brawl started on the street in front of La Oficina Bar in Clifton early Monday. A nursing supervisor at St. Mary's Hospital in ...

Squatters flee fire that guts 2 vacant buildings

3-9-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Dozens of firefighters battled a multialarm blaze that engulfed two abandoned buildings in Paterson that apparently were being occupied by several squatters. No injuries were reported in the fire on Fair Street, which broke ...

Shots fired near memorial for club shooting victim

3-9-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say at least two people were shot and wounded while standing at a memorial set up near an illegal nightclub where a fatal shooting had occurred the day before. Mercer County prosecutors say that shortly before 4 ...

Teacher charged over ‘inappropriate’ online chat

3-9-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Child endangerment charges have been filed against a teacher accused of having an inappropriate online conversation with a 14-year-old male student. Middlesex County prosecutors say 33-year-old Cara Conroy of South ...

Ex-Christie aides: Withdraw traffic jam subpoenas

3-9-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two figures in a political payback plot that has overshadowed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration will attempt to convince a judge that they shouldn't be forced to turn over documents to a legislative panel. Lawyers ...

Man gets 21-year sentence in violent sex assault

3-9-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A man convicted in the violent sexual assault of a northern New Jersey woman has been sentenced to 21 years in prison. Union County prosecutors say 32-year-old Edwin Chimilio-Calletano of Plainfield will be on lifetime parole ...