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2 face aggravated arson charges in house fire

10-1-14
SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Aggravated arson charges have been filed against two men who allegedly set a fire that destroyed a central New Jersey home last weekend. Middlesex County prosecutors say 24-year-old Terrence Strothers, of South Bound ...

Army National Guard member faces sex abuse charge

10-1-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey Army National Guard member sexually abused a woman at a military base in the state earlier this year. Ioannis Karazoupis (Eye-OWE-niss Kah-rah-ZOOP-is), of Flemington, was arrested ...

2 officers face DWI charges, possible suspensions

10-1-14
MILLVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Two southern New Jersey police officers face possible suspensions after being charged with drunken driving. The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1rGy1mk) reports that the charges stem from a Sept. 3 incident accident ...

New Jersey cites 26 home improvement contractors

10-1-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — More than two dozen contractors have been cited by New Jersey consumer affairs officials as part of an ongoing crackdown. The state is seeking more than $250,000 overall in civil penalties and consumer restitution from the 26 ...

Newark man admits robbing bank, fleeing in cab

10-1-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Newark man who hailed a cab after holding up a bank has pleaded guilty to bank robbery. Sixty-one-year-old Willie Chestnut Jr. faces up to 20 years in federal prison when he's sentenced in January. Chestnut admitted robbing ...

Driver killed in wrong-way crash on I-80

10-1-14
SADDLE BROOK, N.J. (AP) — State Police say a car going the wrong way on Interstate 80 in northern New Jersey struck a truck head-on, killing a driver. Trooper Alina Spies (spees) says the car, driven by 25-year-old Sean Hernandez of Haworth, was ...

No resolution for Jets player accused of assault

10-1-14
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — A New York Jets practice squad player is due in court in two weeks on domestic violence charges, possibly to have a trial date set. A conference scheduled in Florham Park municipal court Wednesday for Quincy Enunwa was ...

Report casts doubt on why man died in custody

10-1-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An investigation by a New Jersey media operation is challenging the official determination on why a man died after he was restrained by police in 2008. NJ Advance Media, which owns The Star-Ledger of Newark, has spent five ...

Psych expert says suspect didn’t understand rights

9-30-14
NEW YORK (AP) — A defense psychologist says a man who admitted killing a New York City boy who went missing in 1979 didn't understand his right to silence. Bruce Frumkin said Tuesday that Maple Shade, New Jersey, resident Pedro Hernandez was ...

Judge eyes Trump Entertainment pension obligations

9-30-14
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware bankruptcy judge will hold a hearing Thursday on a request by Trump Entertainment Resorts to be relieved of its pension obligations under a collective bargaining agreement with workers at the Taj Mahal casino. ...