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Janitor blamed for NJ school fire to retire

7-17-14
EDISON, N.J. (AP) — The janitor accused of causing a fire that burned down a central New Jersey school has resigned in order to retire. The Edison school board on Tuesday accepted Jerome Higgins' resignation. Board president Veena Iyer tells the ...

Southern New Jersey man faces child porn charges

7-16-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a southern New Jersey man stands accused of obtaining images of child sexual abuse while using his cellphone. Jeffrey Spicer of West Wildwood was arrested Wednesday by federal agents and charged with ...
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Tensions Rise in Jersey City Following Death of Rookie Cop

7-16-14
In the aftermath of a shooting that left a 23-year-old police officer dead, tensions have mounted between residents and the police department.
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Advocates Push for Bail Reform to Help Non-Violent Offenders

7-16-14
Some are hoping to change the rules on bail so that non-violent offenders can await trial at home instead of in jail.
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Lawsuit Over Affordable Housing Claims Lack of Transparency

7-16-14
The Fair Share Housing Center has filed suit against the Christie administration, Rutgers and other state entities over lack of transparency regarding affordable housing.

Raid spurs charges against adult book store worker

7-16-14
BERLIN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say an employee of a southern New Jersey adult book store has been charged with promoting prostitution. Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo says 41-year-old Paul Perkins of Berlin was also charged with ...

Mayor: Officer who shared threat faces discipline

7-16-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jersey City's mayor says a police officer who posted information online about an alleged threat to police by gang members will face department discipline. News of the threat comes in the wake of a shootout Sunday that ...

Teens charged in NJ school prank appear in court

7-16-14
TEANECK, N.J. (AP) — Three former students charged after a senior prank that went awry at a northern New Jersey high school have chosen to enter a pretrial intervention program for first-time offenders. The Record (http://bit.ly/1sp71ds) reports ...

Florida court rules against Delaware AG Biden

7-16-14
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Florida appeals court has rejected Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden's effort to reopen and intervene in a 2004 reorganization of the trust that funds the Nemours Foundation. The court said in a 2-1 ruling Wednesday that ...

Campers safely flee fire that destroys school bus

7-16-14
WOODLAND PARK, N.J. (AP) — Several young campers were able to safely escape from a school bus that caught fire at a northern New Jersey park. Fire officials tell The Record (http://bit.ly/1kweHmu) that the blaze apparently started around 9:50 a.m. ...