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NJ man accused of defrauding a sovereign nation

6-19-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal authorities have arrested a New Jersey resident for allegedly attempting to defraud a sovereign nation. New Jersey's U.S. attorney's office says Bobby Boye was arrested Thursday at Newark Liberty International Airport ...

NJ arrests more than 12 in alleged kickback scheme

6-19-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — More than a dozen people have been arrested in what New Jersey authorities say was a scheme to pay illegal kickbacks to doctors in exchange for patient referrals. New Jersey's attorney general says the owner of numerous MRI ...

Newton teen dies in fiery crash

6-19-14
FRELINGHUYSEN, N.J. (AP) — State Police are investigating a fiery crash that has claimed the life of a Newton teenager. Police say 17-year-old Lyndsay Barker was driving south on Route 94 when her car veered into northbound lanes in Frelinghuysen ...

Mail delivery suspended after dog attack

6-19-14
ROCHELLE PARK, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service has suspended delivery to four northern New Jersey homes after a dog attacked a mail carrier. The residents in the cluster of homes on Durand Place in Rochelle Park must retrieve the mail on their ...

Gloucester Township court to have drug counselor

6-19-14
GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A substance abuse counselor will become a presence in a southern New Jersey courtroom. The Gloucester Township Police Department will announce the initiative during a news conference on Thursday. The licensed drug ...

Lightning likely to blame for 3 house fires

6-19-14
VINELAND, N.J. (AP) — Officials believe lightning is likely to blame for three house fires in southern New Jersey. Firefighters arrived on the scene of a fire in the attic of a home on Lynn Drive in West Deptford just before 3 a.m. Thursday. The ...

South Jersey drug probe nets $3.6M in heroin

6-19-14
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a two-month investigation in southern New Jersey led to the seizure of 182,000 bags of heroin worth more than $3.6 million. Police in Cape May and Cumberland counties fanned out with search warrants ...

Woman strangled in Jersey City

6-19-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities expect to upgrade charges against a man who they believe strangled his child's mother after an earlier assault in Jersey City. Police first sought 36-year-old Nathan Williams on Tuesday after 33-year-old ...

Man shot, killed on New Jersey interstate

6-19-14
SADDLE BROOK, N.J. (AP) — State Police are investigating the death of a man who was shot while driving on Interstate 80 in northern New Jersey. State Police say 39-year-old Jeff Mansilla of Hackensack had left a strip club in Bellville around 2 ...

House fire victims’ deaths ruled an accident

6-18-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The deaths of six members of a northern New Jersey family who perished in a house fire last weekend have been ruled an accident. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray announced Wednesday night that 11-year-old Zion ...