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Woman admits stealing $1.3M in fake invoice scheme

2-25-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say the former director of finance for a New Jersey-based integrated logistic services company has admitted stealing more than $1.3 million from the firm through an elaborate false invoicing scheme. Karen ...

Indictment: Teacher had relationship with student

2-25-14
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey high school teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old male student. Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp says 32-year-old Jenna Leahey faces three counts of criminal ...

Woman pleads not guilty in mother’s beating death

2-25-14
NEWTON, N.J. (AP) — A northwestern New Jersey woman accused of fatally beating her mother with a baseball bat last year0 has pleaded not guilty to murder and weapons charges. Thirty-one-year-old Mirna Bolanos of Hopatcong also faces weapons charges ...

Prosecutor: Newark man fatally shot in Elizabeth

2-25-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are seeking a motive for the fatal shooting of a Newark man who was gunned down on an Elizabeth street. Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park says 22-year-old Bryant Sanders was shot around 5 p.m. Monday. ...

2 NJ officers charged as dashcam clears suspect

2-25-14
BLOOMFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Two New Jersey police officers have been charged with conspiracy, misconduct and records tampering after video from a second dashboard camera surfaced in their 2012 arrest of a man they claimed resisted arrest. All charges ...

Park commission asks LG to reduce tower height

2-25-14
FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — The Palisades Interstate Park Commission has voted to ask an electronics company to reduce the height of a planned building along the Hudson River. The commission unanimously approved a resolution Monday night that stated LG ...

Report: Plea deal offered to former Giant’s son

2-25-14
SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) — The son of a former New York Giants football player is being offered a plea agreement in his assault by auto case. Gannett New Jersey (http://mycj.co/1cjjlA8) reports Somerset County Prosecutor Frank Kolodzieski told a ...

Judge to rule on NJ murder defendant’s statements

2-25-14
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A judge is expected to rule in the next week or two on whether statements to police by a man charged with killing his wife can be used at trial. Anthony Novellino is charged in the 2010 murder of his ex-wife, Judith. Police ...

NJ court declines to hear Hudson News lawsuit

2-25-14
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Billionaire Ron Perelman's suit against his late father-in-law won't be heard by New Jersey's Supreme Court. Perelman sued Robert Cohen, patriarch of the Hudson News chain, in 2008. Perelman claimed his ex-wife, Claudia ...

NJ lawmakers renewing efforts to pass gun measure

2-24-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are renewing efforts to pass legislation that would reduce the legal capacity of ammunition magazines from 15 to 10. The measure passed in the Assembly last year but never came for a vote in the Senate ...