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2 plead guilty in deadly Sayreville beating

11-26-14
SAYERVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Two men have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the fatal beating of a man in Sayreville in 2011. The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office says 30-year-old Daniel Medaglia of Edison pleaded guilty to the murder of ...

DWI check planned for parkway entrance

11-26-14
WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — State Police plan to check for drunken drivers at a Garden State Parkway entrance. Troopers will be stationed northbound at Exit 98 in Wall Township on Wednesday. Motorists can expect delays as troopers look for signs ...

Cops in New Jersey’s top cities getting cameras

11-26-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey's three largest cities will be getting body cameras to record their arrests. Newark, Jersey City and Paterson are planning to go out to bid. Paterson Mayor Joey Torres tells The Record ...

Reports: Death of Cooper CEO’s wife was a homicide

11-25-14
MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The death of a hospital executive's wife who was pulled from her burning home in September has been ruled a homicide. But authorities still haven't determined what caused the death of her husband, who also was ...
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In North Jersey, A Wary, Weary Peace and Calls for Police, Community Unity

11-25-14
The decision of the Ferguson grand jury not to indict a police officer who shot and killed an unarmed teenager is on the minds of New Jersey city leaders.
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Questions Surround Price Hike for Heroin Antidote

11-25-14
Law enforcement personnel are wondering why the price of Narcan, which has saved the lives of heroin addicts, has nearly doubled.

Civil rights groups want Michael Brown mural back

11-25-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two civil rights groups in New Jersey are calling for the restoration of a mural in Trenton that featured Michael Brown, the black Missouri teenager who was shot and killed by a white police officer. The mural had been ...

Authorities: Newark fatal shootings not connected

11-25-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say they have found no links connecting the fatal shootings of two men in Newark. Essex County prosecutors say the first victim was found around 8:30 p.m. Monday, when city police responded to a shooting in the area ...

Ex-CFO accused of embezzling nearly $6.3 million

11-25-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say the former chief financial officer of a northern New Jersey firm embezzled nearly $6.3 million from the company. FBI agents arrested 50-year-old Gomidas Garabed Hartounian at his Franklin Lakes home on ...

More oil will travel on New Jersey railroads

11-25-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey environmental officials have approved a permit that essentially opens the state's rail lines to carry Canadian tar sands oil through densely populated towns. The Record (http://bit.ly/1pjuMUp) reports the state ...