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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 ...

Police seize 26 pounds of pot in south Jersey

8-22-14
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in southern New Jersey have seized 26 pounds of marijuana and arrested four men. The arrests in Gloucester City capped a three-month investigation by the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office. Police executed ...
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Media Coverage of Ferguson Unrest Draws Criticism

8-21-14
With images of confrontations between police and community members coming out of Ferguson, Missouri, some are questioning the coverage of events in the media.

Man indicted on 3 more child sexual abuse charges

8-21-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Newark man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on child sexual abuse charges. The U.S. Attorney's Office announced the indictment of 58-year-old Pedro Rios Thursday on three additional counts of "producing images of ...

Man charged with sexually assaulting teenager

8-21-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a 21-year-old Linden man is faces charges in the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl. Authorities said Thomas Glavas was arrested Thursday after he allegedly met a teenager online, brought her back to his ...

Police: Man involved in hit-and-run shot by cops

8-21-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say police shot a Camden man who is accused of driving into two people and fleeing the scene. The Camden County Prosecutor's Office says 32-year-old Edgar Carrasquillo allegedly drove his Honda Civic into two people ...

Computer glitch voids 17K red light tickets in NJ

8-21-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — About 17,000 tickets to motorists charged with running red lights in New Jersey have been voided because of a computer glitch. The state sent a letter to 17 towns that have contracts with American Traffic Solutions notifying ...

NJ man drives wrong way in upstate NY, crashes SUV

8-21-14
CORTLANDVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — State police say a 71-year-old New Jersey man headed to a fishing trip in Canada was drunk when he drove the wrong-way on a central New York highway and crashed. Troopers tell the Cortland Standard ...