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Suspect in NJ scooter shooting pleads not guilty

7-15-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — One of the men charged in the death of a 12-year-old girl who was killed by a stray bullet while riding a scooter in northern New Jersey has pleaded not guilty. Twenty-one-year-old Jeffery Ellerbee is the second young man ...

Woman admits sexually exploiting young girl

7-14-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a central New Jersey woman has admitted to sexually exploiting a young girl by coercing her to live stream sexually explicit acts online. Jane Dornick of South Plainfield pleaded Monday to three counts ...
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Murder of Police Officer Darkens Jersey City’s Upbeat Outlook

7-14-14
After the shooting death of a 23-year-old rookie police officer, officials in Jersey City are trying to figure out how to stem the tide of violence.
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After Girl’s Shooting Death, Calls for Crime Reduction in Paterson

7-14-14
After 12-year-old Genesis Rincon was shot dead while riding her scooter in Paterson, residents and officials are calling for greater crime fighting efforts in the city.
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Asm. Kean: Alimony Laws Don’t Address Changed Circumstances

7-14-14
Assemblyman Sean Kean (R-30) says that current alimony laws are not equipped to deal with changed circumstances, such as the loss of a job or retirement.

Slain police officer’s funeral set for Friday

7-14-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A rookie Jersey City police officer killed in the line of duty will be laid to rest on Friday. The funeral for Officer Melvin Santiago is scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church. A wake for the officer ...

Ex-diner manager pleads guilty in murder plot

7-14-14
CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — The former manager of a northern New Jersey diner has pleaded guilty in what authorities say was a foiled plot to kill the co-owner of the restaurant, who is his uncle by marriage. The Record (http://bit.ly/1yieITb) reports ...

Prosecutor: Couple’s deaths ruled murder-suicide

7-14-14
MAPLE SHADE, N.J. (AP) — The deaths of a southern New Jersey couple whose bodies were found inside their home last week have been ruled a murder-suicide. Burlington County Prosecutor Robert Bernardi announced the finding on Monday. Bernardi said ...

Mayor: Man connected to cop’s killer is captured

7-14-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have captured a man who they believe was involved in a murder with the man who fatally shot a Jersey City police officer over the weekend. Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop says 23-year-old Daniel Wilson was armed ...

Man, 83, killed in crash on Ocean County bridge

7-14-14
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Police say an 83-year-old died after his car crashed into a disabled vehicle on a bridge in Ocean County. Toms River police say Michael Fecak of Seaside Park was driving west over the J. Stanley Tunney Bridge when he ...