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Rutgers student assaulted, robbed on campus

10-20-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Police are searching for two suspects who assaulted and robbed a student on Rutgers University's New Brunswick campus. Campus police say the student was on the sidewalk in front of Ford Hall when the incident took place ...

Hawthorne fire chief contains small house fire

10-20-14
HAWTHORNE, N.J. (AP) — Hawthorne's fire chief contained a small house fire while he was headed to a softball game. Chief Joseph Speranza heard the call at a nearby address on 11th Avenue Sunday. A cigarette apparently set fire to a waste basket ...

Prosecutors: Doctor diverted millions in earnings

10-19-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a northern New Jersey plastic surgeon fraudulently diverted millions in corporate earnings for his personal use, costing the United States nearly $3 million in tax revenue. David Evdokimow, a 54-year-old ...

Prosecutors: Newark woman’s death ruled a homicide

10-19-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The death of Newark woman whose body was found inside her home last week has been ruled a homicide. Essex County prosecutors tell NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1prOUhJ) that the ruling came after an autopsy was performed on 34-year-old ...

Man found fatally shot behind wheel of minivan

10-19-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man was found shot to death behind the wheel of a minivan that was still running on a Trenton street. It's not yet known what sparked the shooting of 22-year-old Rodney Sutphin, which occurred in the area of ...

Losing bidder seeks to block bankrupt casino sale

10-19-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Florida developer who lost a bankruptcy court auction for the former Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City is now challenging the decision. The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1wXfeEs) reports that a lawyer for ...

Vehicle hits, seriously injures man, his son

10-19-14
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — A man and his young son were seriously injured when a vehicle struck them as they walked their bikes across a central New Jersey highway. But authorities say 54-year-old Richard Regan, of West Windsor, and his 8-year-old ...

Prosecutors: Man charged after shootout with cop

10-19-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Attempted murder charges have been filed against a man who allegedly engaged in a shootout with a police officer in northern New Jersey. Passaic County prosecutors tell The Record (http://bit.ly/1rlCWGj) that Getzmir ...

Driver charged in deadly crash on NJ Turnpike

10-19-14
WOODBRIDGE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A North Plainfield man has been arrested and charged with causing a motor vehicle crash in which his front-seat passenger was killed on the New Jersey Turnpike. Middlesex County prosecutors say 24-year-old Carlos ...

Couple’s death appears to be murder-suicide

10-18-14
BELLEVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man and woman found dead in their northern New Jersey home this week apparently died in a murder-suicide. Essex County prosecutors tell NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1tC47nw) that police found the bodies of ...