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Pilot credited for response to Albuquerque fire

10-8-14
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Jersey balloon pilot visiting Albuquerque for the New Mexico city's annual balloon fiesta is being credited with alerting local residents to a home fire. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/1qivsTW ) reports that ...

Man pleads guilty in male prostitution ring case

10-8-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man is facing five years in prison after pleading guilty to human trafficking in a case involving male prostitution. The state attorney general's office says Marc Branch, of Ventnor, operated a ...

New Jersey files to bar parole for cop’s killer

10-8-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's parole board has filed in court to stop the release of a man convicted of killing a state trooper more than 40 years ago. A two-member panel of the state parole board denied Sundiata Acoli's parole in 2011, but an ...

3 plead not guilty in shooting death of girl

10-8-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Three men have pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges stemming from last month's street shooting death of a 14-year-old girl in northern New Jersey. The Record (http://bit.ly/1sdydwo) reports the three Paterson ...

1 suspect dead, 3 arrested after burglary attempt

10-8-14
PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say one suspect in an attempted burglary in northern New Jersey is dead and three have been arrested after an incident that involved a car crash and a police officer firing a gun. Bergen County Prosecutor John ...

Michael J. Fox Foundation sues New Jersey facility

10-8-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Actor Michael J. Fox's foundation is suing a New Jersey research organization, saying a freezer was left open, compromising scientific samples and hurting research efforts it was funding. The Michael J. Fox Foundation for ...
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Judge Rules Revel Auction Fair

10-7-14
Judge Gloria Burns ruled that Revel can be sold to Brookfield Asset Management for $110 million, despite objections from another bidder, Glenn Straub.

Indictment: Man scammed FEMA out of nearly $23,000

10-7-14
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey man accused of defrauding the Federal Emergency Management Agency out of nearly $23,000 has been indicted on two counts of theft by deception. Monmouth County prosecutors say a vacant home in Highlands ...

Man sues Newark Archdiocese over alleged sex abuse

10-7-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man is suing the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, alleging that a now-deceased priest sexually molested him more than 30 years ago. Stephen Marlowe, of Hoboken, discussed his claims during a news ...

Prosecutors: Man improperly ran ambulance company

10-7-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey man operated a lucrative ambulance company and laundered government payments, even though he was barred from doing business with Medicare. Imadeldin Awad Khair was arrested Tuesday morning ...