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Man stabbed to death in Pine Hill

8-14-14
PINE HILL, N.J. (AP) — Police are seeking a suspect in a deadly stabbing in Pine Hill. The Camden County Prosecutor's Office says police responded to a report of a fight outside the Greens Apartment Complex on Wednesday night. Officers found ...

OSHA: Flammables put in Mersen oven pre-blast

8-14-14
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Federal safety officials say a worker wrongly put parts coated with flammable materials into an electric oven before it exploded at a Mersen USA plant in Pennsylvania, killing a visiting employee. The federal Occupational Safety ...

Man charged in assault on driver

8-14-14
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have arrested the man accused of beating a motorist after he struck and killed a woman on a southern New Jersey roadway. Lakewood police released 33-year-old Anthony Campbell after charging him with aggravated ...

8 arrested in Atlantic City casino heist

8-14-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Eight people, including a recently fired security guard, are under arrest in connection with the daring armed robbery of an Atlantic City casino. The July 21 heist of Caesars Atlantic City touched off a three-state ...

Shot fired at 2 police officers; They’re not hit

8-13-14
BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — Two southern New Jersey police officers were not hurt when someone fired a shot at them when they responded to a burglary call. The shooting occurred early Wednesday at a duplex on North Street in Bridgeton. Police Chief ...

Pharmacist among those charged in drug ring

8-13-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say the owner of a northern New Jersey pharmacy and 15 other people have been charged for their alleged roles in a scheme to fraudulently obtain and distribute oxycodone. Those charged Wednesday included ...

Convicted murderer sentenced for courtroom scuffle

8-13-14
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been sentenced for sparking a courtroom scuffle just moments after a jury convicted him of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a female friend. Giuseppe Tedesco, of Hopatcong, will serve the ...

Maine governor: Rice’s NFL suspension not enough

8-13-14
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's governor has told the National Football League's commissioner that it's unconscionable for the league to punish Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice with a two-game suspension for a domestic violence arrest. Maine Gov. ...

State lawsuit claims company scammed customers

8-13-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials say a Fairfield-based firm used high-pressure sales tactics to sell to customers and then made it difficult for them to get refunds. State consumer affairs officials announced Wednesday that they have filed ...

NJ to central NY heroin ring busted, 19 charged

8-13-14
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say they've broken up a heroin ring that was moving large amounts of the drug from New Jersey to the Syracuse area. Local media report that Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick and Drug ...