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Asm. Burzichelli: World Has Changed Since Constitution Last Looked at Bail

7-17-14
Deputy Speaker Assemblyman John Burzichelli says the world has changed a great deal since the Constitution last looked at the issue of bail. He hopes a measure reforming the bail system will get the governor's signature.

Prosecutor: 12 ‘top-ranking’ MS-13 members charged

7-17-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal authorities in New Jersey have filed charges against a dozen alleged top-ranking members of the international street gang MS-13. U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman says among those charged Thursday with racketeering, drug ...

3 charged in deadly Jersey City shooting

7-17-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Three men are charged in a deadly Jersey City shooting in which the man accused of killing a rookie police officer was wanted. Authorities have charged 23-year-old Daniel Wilson, 22-year-old Rashid Bronk and 27-year-old ...

New Jersey appeals court tosses concert lawsuit

7-17-14
NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — An appeals court in New Jersey is backing a judge who tossed a man's lawsuit against Wal-Mart and Ticketmaster over concert tickets, calling it "patently frivolous." Edward Mierzwa says he went to the Wal-Mart in North ...

Mom in international custody dispute paroled

7-17-14
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A mother jailed in an international custody dispute has been paroled from a New Jersey prison. But Maria Jose Carrascosa remains in custody pending outstanding contempt-of-court orders and possible deportation to Spain. ...

Janitor blamed for NJ school fire to retire

7-17-14
EDISON, N.J. (AP) — The janitor accused of causing a fire that burned down a central New Jersey school has resigned in order to retire. The Edison school board on Tuesday accepted Jerome Higgins' resignation. Board president Veena Iyer tells the ...

Southern New Jersey man faces child porn charges

7-16-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a southern New Jersey man stands accused of obtaining images of child sexual abuse while using his cellphone. Jeffrey Spicer of West Wildwood was arrested Wednesday by federal agents and charged with ...
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Tensions Rise in Jersey City Following Death of Rookie Cop

7-16-14
In the aftermath of a shooting that left a 23-year-old police officer dead, tensions have mounted between residents and the police department.
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Advocates Push for Bail Reform to Help Non-Violent Offenders

7-16-14
Some are hoping to change the rules on bail so that non-violent offenders can await trial at home instead of in jail.
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Lawsuit Over Affordable Housing Claims Lack of Transparency

7-16-14
The Fair Share Housing Center has filed suit against the Christie administration, Rutgers and other state entities over lack of transparency regarding affordable housing.