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High risk for rip currents along Jersey shore

8-25-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Swimmers are urged to use caution along the Jersey shore. A high risk for rip currents is in effect through Monday evening. The National Weather Service says a surf height of 3 to 5 feet along with the wind will combine to ...

Man shot in South Toms River

8-25-14
SOUTH TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Police are seeking a suspect after a man was shot in South Toms River. The shooting happened Sunday night at a home on Belmont Avenue. The victim's name and condition have not been released. The Asbury Park Press ...

Man arrested in slaying of innocent bystander

8-23-14
BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a 22-year-old southern New Jersey man has been arrested after he allegedly gunned down an innocent bystander in a drive-by shooting. Bridgeton Police Chief Mark Ott said Ralph Peter Jamison was arrested Friday ...

Man gets 5 years for illegal asbestos work

8-23-14
WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who performed unsafe asbestos removal work at several schools and homes has been sentenced to five years in prison. Acting Attorney General John Hoffman says 52-year-old William T. Muzzio on Woodbridge was ...
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NJ Courts Order Towns To Dismiss Red Light Camera Tickets

8-22-14
About 17 towns around the state were order by the New Jersey court system to dismiss red light camera tickets.

Man sentenced to 12 years in prison on drug charge

8-22-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Texas man is headed to state prison in New Jersey after being sentenced on a drug charge. Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman says 35-year-old Andres Garcia of San Benito, Texas was sentenced to 12 years in prison Friday. ...

Brick Township officer charged with stalking ex

8-22-14
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer has been indicted for allegedly stalking his ex-girlfriend online. Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato said Friday a grand jury has charged Justin Delaney with official misconduct and ...

Suspect arrested after hiding in drainage tunnel

8-22-14
NEWTON, N.J. (AP) — Newton police have arrested a drug suspect after he hid in a drainage tunnel for two hours. Police and the Sussex County Narcotics Task Force spotted 33-year-old Herbert Whitesell III, who had an outstanding warrant, outside a ...

Newark police probe deadly shooting

8-22-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a deadly shooting in New Jersey's largest city. The Essex County Prosecutor's Office says a male was shot in Newark around 8 a.m. Friday. The name of the victim has not been released. The crime ...

ID theft probed at 2 north Jersey farmers markets

8-22-14
ROXBURY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police are probing possible ID thefts linked to two farmers markets in northern New Jersey. Roxbury Township police say it may involve more than 100 customers who made purchases with their credit or debit cards at ...