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Lawyer: NYC pain doctor’s guilty verdict unjust

7-19-14
NEW YORK (AP) — The lawyer for a pain doctor convicted of manslaughter in the overdose deaths of two patients says his client was failed by a New York City jury. Attorney Raymond Belair says in a statement to The Associated Press Saturday he will ...

Lawmaker who faced DUI wants police car cameras

7-19-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — For one New Jersey lawmaker, a bill requiring mounted video cameras in new police cars is personal. Democratic Assemblyman Paul Moriarty was arrested for drunken driving two years ago, but video from a camera mounted on a ...

2 cops, 2 residents hurt in traffic stop crash

7-19-14
PINE BEACH, N.J. (AP) — Two southern New Jersey police officers and two other people were injured when a car crashed into a parked police cruiser during a motor vehicle stop. Ocean County prosecutors say the accident occurred around 11:35 p.m. ...

NJ arrest: Man charged in 2 Seattle deaths

7-19-14
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle police say the man charged with aggravated murder in the June 1 execution-style shooting deaths of two young Seattle men has been arrested in New Jersey. Sgt. Sean Whitcomb says the Essex County, N.J., Prosecutor's Homicide ...

American in Ukraine crash had lived in New Jersey

7-18-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The only American identified as a victim of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine lived in New Jersey as a child and returned to the Netherlands when he was 5. Nineteen-year-old Quinn Lucas Schansman had duel ...

2 women die in Atlantic City house fire

7-18-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two women are dead after a house fire in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Fire Chief Dennis Brooks tells The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1qlmXgY ) that one woman was pulled from Friday's blaze in "bad shape" from ...
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Emotional Farewell to Slain Jersey City Cop

7-18-14
Hundreds gathered in Jersey City to say goodbye to rookie officer Melvin Santiago who was killed in the line of duty.
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Evesham Police to Wear Body Cameras

7-18-14
Police in Evesham Township will be wearing body cameras to record interactions with the public.

NJ man sentenced for 3 armed carjackings in 1 day

7-18-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Newark man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in three armed carjackings that took place on the same day. New Jersey's U.S. attorney's office says Louis Holmes was sentenced Thursday in federal court in ...

NJ man pleads guilty in fatal 2012 ambulance crash

7-18-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges in a multi-vehicle crash in Newark that killed two people. The Essex County prosecutor's office says James Sterling, also known as James Megget, pleaded guilty Thursday ...