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Teen accused of groping women at apartment complex

3-3-14
GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Numerous charges have been filed against a 13-year-old boy who has allegedly groped and harassed several women at a southern New Jersey apartment complex in recent months. Gloucester Township police captured the boy ...

NJ contractor loses eye in nail gun accident

3-2-14
MAPLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a contractor lost his eye after he was accidentally shot with a nail gun at a northern New Jersey home. The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1pRbZwM) says the man was working outside at the Maplewood home when the ...

Fire destroys Sandy-damaged home, ignites another

3-2-14
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a vacant Jersey Shore home damaged by Superstorm Sandy was destroyed by a fire that then spread to a neighboring residence that also was impacted by the storm. No injuries were reported in the two Toms River ...

Apartment complex fire displaces 19 residents

3-2-14
BELLMAWR, N.J. (AP) — Eight units were damaged and 19 people were displaced when a fast-moving fire roared through a southern New Jersey apartment complex. It's not yet clear what sparked the fire at the Bellmawr Manor complex, which was reported ...

Authorities ID teen killed in Paterson dog attack

3-2-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have identified the 13-year-old boy who was killed when a 115-pound bull mastiff dog attacked him and another youth in northern New Jersey. Paterson police say city resident Kenneth Santilla and another ...

Rap lyrics at heart of NJ Supreme Court arguments

3-2-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rap lyrics will be the focus of arguments before New Jersey's Supreme Court in the case of a man convicted of attempted murder. Vonte Skinner's case is to be argued in front of the high court in Trenton on Monday. Skinner was ...

2 men killed, 1 hospitalized when car hits tree

3-2-14
PLAINFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Two men were killed and another was hospitalized when their car struck a tree on a central New Jersey roadway. It's not yet clear what caused the crash, which occurred around 2:20 a.m. Sunday on East 7th Street in ...

Man faces attempted murder charges in bar shooting

3-2-14
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Attempted murder charges have been filed against a man who allegedly shot two people outside a central New Jersey bar. Monmouth County prosecutors say 21-year-old Tyrice Berry of Neptune City also faces a weapons charge ...

3 NYC residents sentenced in NJ ‘Baby Bones’ case

3-1-14
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Three New York City residents have been sentenced in the 2002 death of a 9-year-old girl whose burned remains were found in central New Jersey. Monmouth County prosecutors say the girl's 39-year-old aunt, Likisha Jones of ...

NJ man faces numerous charges in fatal overdose

3-1-14
UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a northern New Jersey man caused a 19-year-old man's fatal overdose. Bergen County prosecutors say Darius Ghahary of Upper Saddle River is charged with strict liability for a drug-induced death; ...