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Indictment: Man called in false bomb threats

7-19-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A man accused of making false threats about bombs at the Union County courthouse complex earlier this year has been indicted on two counts of creating a false public alarm. County prosecutors say 29-year-old David Daniels of ...

2 charged in deadly shooting on Interstate 80

7-19-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two Newark residents face charges in the death of a man who was shot and killed last month while driving on an interstate highway in northern New Jersey. State police say 25-year-old Mujahideen Abdullah of Newark fired the ...

Authorities: Man sets fire to home during argument

7-19-14
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man stands accused of setting his home on fire during a domestic dispute. Hamilton Township police tell The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1qp3r36) that 29-year-old Janrv Bacolod faces ...

Authorities: Argument spurs fatal Newark shooting

7-19-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a dispute between two Newark residents ended with one fatally shooting the other. Essex County prosecutors tell The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1rdbU7E) that 45-year-old James Tindal was charged with aggravated ...

Body found in area where swimmer went missing

7-19-14
ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a body has been found in waters off the Jersey Shore, not far from where a man went missing while trying to swim in the Atlantic Ocean for the first time. But it's not yet known if the body ...

Troopers: NY speeding stop nets wanted NJ man

7-19-14
TUXEDO, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police say a seemingly routine speeding stop has resulted in the arrest of a New Jersey man wanted for attempted murder. Troopers say in a release issued late Friday that Eli Hynes of Paterson, N.J., was stopped ...

Lawyer: NYC pain doctor’s guilty verdict unjust

7-19-14
NEW YORK (AP) — The lawyer for a pain doctor convicted of manslaughter in the overdose deaths of two patients says his client was failed by a New York City jury. Attorney Raymond Belair says in a statement to The Associated Press Saturday he will ...

Lawmaker who faced DUI wants police car cameras

7-19-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — For one New Jersey lawmaker, a bill requiring mounted video cameras in new police cars is personal. Democratic Assemblyman Paul Moriarty was arrested for drunken driving two years ago, but video from a camera mounted on a ...

2 cops, 2 residents hurt in traffic stop crash

7-19-14
PINE BEACH, N.J. (AP) — Two southern New Jersey police officers and two other people were injured when a car crashed into a parked police cruiser during a motor vehicle stop. Ocean County prosecutors say the accident occurred around 11:35 p.m. ...

NJ arrest: Man charged in 2 Seattle deaths

7-19-14
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle police say the man charged with aggravated murder in the June 1 execution-style shooting deaths of two young Seattle men has been arrested in New Jersey. Sgt. Sean Whitcomb says the Essex County, N.J., Prosecutor's Homicide ...