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2 suspects questioned in North Bergen hit-and-run

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are questioning two suspects about a hit-and-run in North Bergen that seriously injured two brothers. No charges have been filed. Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari tells NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1xFKWKG ) a ...

Judge allows Port Authority toll increase

NEW YORK (AP) — Motorists will soon pay more to use the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's bridges and tunnels. A federal judge in Manhattan on Wednesday denied a request by the American Automobile Associations of New York and North ...

Pot smoke triggers fire alarm at Princeton

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — It was a case of higher learning that triggered a fire alarm and forced the evacuation of 100 students from a Princeton University dormitory. The alarm went off early Wednesday in a music practice room in the basement of ...

Ruling expected Friday on New Jersey sports bets

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge says it will not take long for him to rule on whether New Jersey can partially lift its ban on sports gambling. U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp says he expects to make a decision by sometime Friday. He heard ...

Shooting suspect captured by officer on horseback

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say an armed suspect was chased down by an officer on horseback after a shooting in downtown Newark. NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1qYoyVp) reports the incident occurred around 5 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Mulberry ...

Camden man faces murder charges in fatal shootings

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say they've captured a Camden man accused of killing two city residents last week in separate shootings that occurred on the same day. Camden County prosecutors say 31-year-old Elliot Nock was arrested early ...

Pilot Program Offers Free Treatment to Addicts Who Detox

The Ocean County Prosecutor's Office has a pilot methadone project that offers heroin addicts who complete detox free entry into treatment.

Newark man convicted in 2013 stomping death

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Newark man has been convicted in the stomping death of another city resident last year. Dwayne Johnson was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder in the death of 38-year-old Terrence Everett. Authorities say the two ...

NJ man enters agreement in White House case

WASHINGTON (AP) — A New Jersey man arrested after driving onto White House grounds the day after another man got through the front door has entered into an agreement that could lead to his case being dismissed. A U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman ...

Woman indicted in videotaped beating

SALEM, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey woman accused of beating a mother in front of her young child earlier this year has been indicted on aggravated assault charges. The South Jersey Times (http://bit.ly/1Ajz6qq ) reports 25-year-old Latia ...