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Deadline set for convicted Trenton mayor

2-12-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A judge is giving the mayor of New Jersey's capital city 12 days to make a case for why he should not be thrown out of office after being found guilty of corruption. Trenton Mayor Tony Mack was convicted last week of taking ...
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Christie Attorney Has Requested To Speak With Mayors, Kelly and Wildstein

2-12-14
Gov. Chris Christie's attorney has requested to speak with Hoboken and Fort Lee mayors along with other subpoenaed individuals. Chief Political Correspondent Michael Aron explains.

USVI defends handling of New Jersey man’s killing

2-12-14
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Police in the U.S. Virgin Islands are defending their handling of an unsolved slaying of a New Jersey native who was fatally stabbed last month during an apparent burglary. James Malfetti III was from Scotch Plains, New ...

Luxury 3-state jewelry theft ring broken up

2-12-14
NEW YORK (AP) — High-end jewelry and watch stores including Cartier and Borgata Casino were the target of a four-man crime spree that authorities say hit luxury stores in New York, New Jersey and Virginia for more than a million dollars of watches. ...

Prosecutors seek to ban NJ man’s rape plot defense

2-12-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey man must testify if he intends to claim he tried to warn authorities a co-defendant wanted to kidnap and kill women. Prosecutors in New York asked a judge Tuesday to block defense claims about ...

Newark police shoot 2 pit bulls after child mauled

2-12-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark police say a child left alone at a city apartment was seriously mauled by two pit bulls, who were then shot by an officer when they charged at him. Det. Eugenio Gonzalez says officers went to the residence around 11:30 ...

Drill held at Atlantic City airport

2-12-14
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Emergency responders are calling a drill held at Atlantic City International Airport a success. The Coast Guard, National Guard and firefighters staged the drill on Tuesday. The drill included a simulated aircraft ...

Essex County jail guard guilty of beating inmate

2-12-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jurors have convicted an Essex County corrections officer of beating a female inmate that was captured on video. Carlton Clark faces up to 20 years in prison when he's sentenced for aggravated assault and official misconduct in ...

NJ supermarket worker accused of food tampering

2-12-14
HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are accusing a supermarket worker in New Jersey of putting razor blades in two sticks of butter. Customers made the discovery after purchasing Kerrygold Pure Irish Butter from Best market in Holmdel last month. ...

Man pleads not guilty in fatal NJ street brawl

2-11-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man accused of stabbing another man during a street brawl last summer has pleaded not guilty to murder and weapons charges, claiming he acted in self-defense. The Record (http://bit.ly/1lxTDxF) newspaper ...