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Suit alleges TGI Friday’s hid high drink prices

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Customers in New Jersey are suing the TGI Friday's restaurant chain, claiming it didn't print drink prices in its menus so customers would not know about what they say are excessive prices. The lawsuit also asserts that the ...

Police ID driver in North Bergen hit-and-run

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say the driver wanted in a hit-and-run crash that left two brothers injured in North Bergen had purchased tickets to return to his native Guatemala but never boarded the plane. The Hudson County Sheriff's ...

3 kids rewarded for honesty in south Jersey

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Three children in southern New Jersey have learned it pays to be honest. Thirteen-year-old Ricky Cote, his 9-year-old sister, Bella, and 6-year-old brother, Robby, found $180 in cash in a parking lot in Galloway ...

Gloucester City house fire claims woman’s life

GLOUCESTER CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a woman injured in a house fire in Gloucester City has died. Sixty-seven-year-old Lorraine Smolinski was one of two women injured in Friday morning's blaze in her home on Highland Avenue. A 27-year-old ...

3 more charged in Ramapo College sex assault case

MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — Three more Ramapo College students have been charged in connection with an alleged sexual assault that authorities say occurred earlier this month after a fraternity party. Bergen County prosecutors say the new charges involve ...

Newark police officer fires shot at stolen vehicle

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark police say a city officer fired a shot at a stolen vehicle after the driver allegedly tried to hit the officer and a colleague. The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/11rj0fw) reports the incident occurred around 3 p.m. Sunday ...

Former bank manager sentenced for embezzlement

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A former bank manager who embezzled more than $260,000 has been sentenced to 30 months in prison. Season Wengert, of Franklinville, will also have to serve three years of supervised release once she's freed. She had pleaded ...

Indictment: 7 played roles in 2 heroin mills

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Seven people have been indicted for alleged roles in two heroin mills that authorities say were run out of northern New Jersey apartments. The 15-count indictment was handed up Friday by a state grand jury and made public ...

Police: ‘Kidnap’ victim really was escaped convict

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey man who claimed he was robbed at gunpoint, kidnapped and held against his will for three days actually had escaped from a halfway house. Trenton police tell The Times of Trenton ...

Authorities: 31 people arrested in drug ring probe

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Law enforcement officials say more than 30 people have been arrested for roles in a ring that allegedly sold about $1 million in drugs over the past three months. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray says the arrests ...