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Bail cut to $2M for suspect in scooter shooting

7-21-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A suspect in the deadly shooting of a 12-year-old girl who was hit by a stray bullet while riding a scooter in northern New Jersey has had his bail lowered to $2 million cash. But a lawyer for Jhymiere Moore says his client ...

Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich dies at 83

7-21-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A longtime New Jersey law enforcement official has died. Union County officials say county Sheriff Ralph Froehlich died at a hospital in Elizabeth on Sunday night. They told The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1sFG7y1) that ...

Doctor’s license revoked over prescriptions

7-21-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey physician who officials say engaged in a "grossly negligent pattern" of prescribing painkillers has had his medical license revoked. State officials announced the action Monday, saying it became effective ...

Man pleads guilty in Rhode Island Amber Alert case

7-21-14
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to traveling to Rhode Island to engage in sex with a 13-year-old girl, in a case that prompted an Amber Alert. Twenty-eight-year-old Daniel Berger of Haskell, New Jersey, pleaded guilty in ...

Man charged in sex assault of teen on beach

7-21-14
KEANSBURG, N.J. (AP) — Police have arrested a Camden man and charged him with sexually assaulting a girl on Keansburg beach. The 15-year-old's relative called police after becoming concerned with her behavior. The Asbury Park Press ...

Driver pleads not guilty in NJ officer’s death

7-21-14
WALDWICK, N.J. (AP) — A Bergen County town is coming together to mourn a police officer killed last week. Several hundred residents of Waldwick, along with police officers from several surrounding communities, turned out Monday for a procession for ...

New Jersey judge says state wrongly denied records

7-21-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge says Gov. Chris Christie's administration was wrong to deny a man's public records requests seeking copies of others' requests. Under Judge Mary Jacobson's order issued Monday, the state has until Aug. 15 to ...

Missing French man’s body found off Jersey shore

7-20-14
ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a body found in waters off the Jersey Shore has been identified as that of a French man who disappeared while trying to swim in the Atlantic Ocean off the New Jersey coast. Nicolas Guilhot of ...

Man sentenced for timeshare mortgage fraud scheme

7-20-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former employee of a New Jersey company must pay more than $3 million in restitution for his role in a timeshare mortgage fraud scheme. Eric Reilly of Galloway also received a three-year prison term ...

Fire leaves 2 residents hurt, 2 homes damaged

7-20-14
BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) — Two people were injured and several residents were displaced when a fast-moving fire severely damaged two homes in Bayonne, including one where the city's public safety director lives. The Jersey Journal ...