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Doctor admits role in medical lab bribery scheme

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Another doctor has pleaded guilty in a long-running bribes-for-test referrals scheme involving a northern New Jersey firm. Federal prosecutors say 52-year-old Anthony DeLuca, of Point Pleasant, pleaded guilty Monday to ...

3 sentenced for international car theft scheme

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Three men have been sentenced for their roles in an international car theft ring in which expensive vehicles stolen in New York were directed to New Jersey and shipped to Abu Dhabi. A judge sentenced 33-year-old Ian Aguilar ...

8 charged following raids on alleged heroin mills

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in Union County say they have arrested eight people and broken up two high-volume heroin mills. The arrests announced Monday stemmed from raids conducted Friday afternoon in Linden and Union Township. Authorities ...

Bus, military vehicle crash injures several people

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Several people suffered minor injuries when a New Jersey Transit bus and a military vehicle collided on the New Jersey Turnpike in northern New Jersey. The accident happened around 12:30 p.m. Sunday in the northbound lanes near ...

Teachers union treasurer charged with theft

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — The treasurer of the teachers union in a southern New Jersey school district has been accused of stealing more than $20,000 from the group. Wayne Wedderman is charged with theft and computer theft. Bail was set at $20,000 ...

Ex-day care worker sentenced for abusing children

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A former daycare worker caught on tape abusing children last year has been sentenced to five years in state prison. Hudson County prosecutors say 27-year-old Ann Bactawar had pleaded guilty in September to three counts of ...

3 face charges after man shot during robbery

CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — Two brothers and a woman face charges following a shooting at a northern New Jersey high-rise apartment building last week that left a man seriously injured. Authorities initially learned of the shooting after the ...

Man faces several charges after shooting, standoff

LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — A man who allegedly tried to shoot his boss and then kept police at bay for several hours at a central New Jersey home has been charged with attempted murder. Long Branch police tell the Asbury Park Press ...

Mom charged after boy accidentally shoots sister

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A 9-year-old girl was shot and seriously wounded by her 12-year-old brother as he played with a handgun in their Newark, New Jersey home, and the children's mother faces child endangerment charges. City police tell NJ.com ...

Newark fire displaces more than 40 people

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two homes were destroyed and two others were severely damaged when a multialarm fire roared through a neighborhood in Newark, displacing more than 40 people. No injuries were reported in the four-alarm fire, which broke out ...