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Driver charged after 3 hurt in 5-vehicle crash

10-8-14
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Numerous charges have been filed against an alleged drunken driver who authorities say caused a five-vehicle crash on a southern New Jersey highway. Egg Harbor Township police say three people were injured in the ...

Man gets lengthy term for distributing child porn

10-8-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man who had thousands of child pornography images and videos on his home computer is now headed to federal prison. Federal prosecutors say 50-year-old Carl Tullis III, of Plainfield, received a 121-month ...

Coast Guard: 5 escape injury when boats sinks

10-8-14
HIGHLANDS, N.J. (AP) — Two children and three adults escaped injury when their boat started taking on water in the Sandy Hook Bay. Coast Guard officials tell NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1rXsKXG) that the rescue occurred early Wednesday afternoon, near ...

Authorities probe burglary at Yogi Berra museum

10-8-14
LITTLE FALLS, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a burglary at a museum honoring Yogi Berra. Montclair State University Police Chief Paul Cell says the break-in at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center happened Wednesday morning. He ...

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 ...