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Man dies following shooting at apartment complex

4-20-14
GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man who was shot inside his southern New Jersey apartment has died from his injuries. But a motive for the shooting of 29-year-old Kareem Coleman has not been determined. Gloucester Township ...

Advocates make push to legalize marijuana in NJ

4-20-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Dozens of activists and community members have gathered at the steps of the New Jersey Statehouse to show their support for legalizing marijuana. Sunday's rally was among many held nationwide to mark the traditional pot ...

Woman killed, boyfriend injured in bridge crash

4-20-14
BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — A woman was killed and her boyfriend was injured when their car and another vehicle collided on a central New Jersey bridge. Monmouth County authorities tell the Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1eVbbEV) that 26-year-old ...

Police: DWI suspect radios for help after crash

4-20-14
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say an alleged drunken driver knocked a college security officer unconscious when he crashed into the man's parked vehicle, then apparently used the officer's radio to call for help West Long Branch police ...

Lawsuits end, questions linger about ’09 air crash

4-20-14
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — For five years, lawyers for families of those killed when a plane crashed into a house in western New York and the airlines they blame have prepared for trial. But with the last of more than 40 federal wrongful death claims ...

2 firefighters, resident injured in building fires

4-20-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Two firefighters and one resident were injured when a multialarm fire gutted three buildings in a northern New Jersey community, displacing about a dozen residents. The Record (http://bit.ly/Pk7OLv) reports that the fire on ...

Authorities: Man killed in tree-cutting accident

4-20-14
SUSSEX, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say 55-year-old man was killed when a tree he was cutting down at a northwestern New Jersey home fell and struck him. Investigators say the death of Angelo Burrafato appears to be a "tragic accident." Burrafato was ...

Man faces several counts in crash that injured cop

4-20-14
LODI, N.J. (AP) — An alleged drunken driver charged in a crash that critically injured a Bergen County Police Department officer is now out of jail. Authorities say 36-year-old Michael Ettz of Lodi was released after posting $150,000 bail ...

Woman reunited with dog, TV snatched on 1st date

4-20-14
DOVER, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman has been reunited with her Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV that were snatched during her first date with a man she met online. The Daily Record of Parsippany (http://dailyre.co/1eNpgE1) reports the woman ...

5-vehicle highway crash leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

4-19-14
OLD BRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — One person was killed and another was injured in a central New Jersey crash that involved five vehicles. Old Bridge police say 53-year-old Boris Khaskes of Manalapan was pronounced dead at the scene of the Route 9 crash, ...