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Authorities identify 2 people killed in house fire

11-27-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have identified the two people killed last weekend when a fast-moving roared through their northern New Jersey home. Paterson police say 24-year-old Jaclyn Pruyn and 45-year-old Eddy Nelson Diaz died the two-alarm ...

New charge for teacher accused of sex assault

11-27-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors have filed another charge against a substitute teacher accused of sexually assaulting a student in a northern New Jersey school district where she sometimes taught. The Record (http://bit.ly/1voweo2) reports that ...

Casino seeks law exemption to serve booze longer

11-27-14
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The CEO of a Connecticut casino says he wants the state to consider changing its liquor laws so patrons can drink and gamble around the clock. Foxwoods Resort Casino CEO Felix Rappaport says Connecticut's casinos are at a ...
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At St. John’s Soup Kitchen, Christie Talks Ferguson and a ‘Lack of Leadership’

11-26-14
Gov. Christie said Americans have the right to express their views, but non-violent protest is what brings about change.

Doctor loses license over improper prescriptions

11-26-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — State medical officials have revoked the license of a Jersey City neurologist who they say improperly prescribed opiate drugs and fraudulently overcharged Medicare. The state Board of Medical Examiners also ordered Magdy Elamir ...

New Jersey authorities foil murder-for-hire plot

11-26-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey authorities say state police foiled a Pennsylvania woman's plot to have her daughter's ex-boyfriend and two other people killed. Acting New Jersey Attorney General John Hoffman says 52-year-old Denise Nagrodski, of ...

Driver to face upgraded charge in fatal crash

11-26-14
SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have upgraded the charge filed against a New Jersey man who allegedly was driving drunk when he crashed his car earlier this month, killing a passenger. Middlesex County prosecutors initially charged 20-year-old ...

Officer suffers broken arm while making arrest

11-26-14
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a southern New Jersey police officer suffered a broken arm while apprehending a shoplifting suspect who had tried to flee. Hamilton Township officer Brian Miller had just responded to the department ...

Taj Mahal casino seeks new bankruptcy financing

11-26-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The bankrupt Trump Taj Mahal casino expects to run out of cash by mid-January and is seeking new financing to get it through its Chapter 11 case. Trump Entertainment Resorts asked a Delaware bankruptcy court Wednesday to ...

Indictment: Teacher had sexual relationship with girl

11-26-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A music teacher at a southern New Jersey high school will now be suspended without pay after he was indicted on numerous charges stemming from an alleged sexual relationship with a female student. Camden County prosecutors say ...