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Teen sentenced to service for trade center climb

9-3-14
NEW YORK (AP) — A thrill-seeking teenager who made a daring ascent of the 1 World Trade Center tower has wrapped up his case, with a judge praising him for taking responsibility. Justin Casquejo (cahs-KAY'-oh) was sentenced Wednesday to 23 days of ...

Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated

9-2-14
PHOENIX (AP) — An attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi say the family is devastated by the tragedy that occurred on a brief excursion during a vacation. The ...
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Trenton Employs Violence Reduction Strategy

9-2-14
To help reduce the violence in Trenton, the city has started a violence reduction strategy that includes drug and financial counseling and job training.

Man charged in stabbing of gas station attendant

9-2-14
BRICK, N.J. (AP) — Attempted murder charges have been filed against a southern New Jersey man accused of stabbing a gas station attendant during a robbery. Brick police say bail was set at $540,000 cash for Samuel Patriaco Jr., who also faces ...

911 calls show efforts to save firearms instructor

9-2-14
PHOENIX (AP) — People at a northern Arizona gun range where a 9-year-old girl accidentally shot an instructor with an Uzi desperately tried to keep him alive as they urged 911 dispatchers to send a medical helicopter. Recordings of emergency calls ...

Conviction upheld in man’s attack on ex-girlfriend

9-2-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An appellate court has rejected a New Jersey man's bid to overturn his conviction and sentence for running his ex-girlfriend's car off a highway and slashing her face and arm. NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1trzGze) reports that the ...

Family of girl who killed instructor devastated

9-2-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A lawyer for the parents of the 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi says that the family is devastated. Kevin G. Walsh, a Newark, New Jersey, attorney, said in a statement ...

Man charged in string of armed robberies at hotels

9-2-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a northern New Jersey man has been charged in a recent string of armed robberies at hotels in the state. Tremone Burnett of Orange was charged Tuesday with six counts of robbery and a weapons offense. He ...

Police identify man killed in Paterson shooting

9-2-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a northern New Jersey man killed in a weekend shooting that also left a woman seriously injured. Paterson police tell The Record (http://bit.ly/1rftRTs) that 27-year-old city resident ...

2 men accused of robbing gas station 3 times

9-2-14
ABSECON, N.J. (AP) — Two men are accused of robbing the same New Jersey gas station three times in a month. Authorities tell The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/Y8gmdG ) that 49-year-old Jack Kalman and 53-year-old Arthur Schellinger III ...