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Man convicted in slaying of ex-girlfriend’s beau

9-17-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man accused of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend's new beau has been convicted of reckless manslaughter. Union County prosecutors say 26-year-old Saint Merilan of Newark was also convicted of two ...

NYPD: Hate crimes up against Muslim, Jewish people

9-17-14
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say suspected hate crimes against Jewish and Muslim people are up following unrest overseas. Deputy Chief Michael Osgood says there's especially been an increase since July 1, when reports about unrest in Gaza ...

Ex-Hoboken mayor disbarred for taking bribes

9-17-14
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Supreme Court has disbarred a former Hoboken mayor who was arrested in what became the state's largest corruption bust. The court says Peter Cammarano betrayed a solemn public trust. Cammarano was the youngest ...

New Jersey firefighters face discipline for banner

9-17-14
MONROE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Officials in a southern New Jersey town plan to discipline some volunteer firefighters after a sign drew unwanted attention. The sign used slightly vulgar language to ask people to show their breasts. It was displayed ...

New Jersey woman can bring pet bobcat home

9-17-14
STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A judge is allowing a southern New Jersey woman to bring her pet bobcat home. Rocky has escaped from Ginny Fine's Stafford Township home four times since March. The Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1u0wX0e ) ...

Man vanishes before he’s convicted of sex crimes

9-16-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a northern New Jersey man who they say disappeared shortly before he was convicted of sex crimes against a young boy. Union County prosecutors say 47-year-old Nikolaos Katogiritis fled the area ...
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Linden Hopes State Officials Renew Red Light Camera Laws

9-16-14
Linden officials like having red light cameras, but keeping them is contingent on the state legislature re-approving red light camera laws.
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Asm. Bramnick: Legisature Should Not Dictate Gun Buyback Program

9-16-14
Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick says that the legislature should not dictate how the attorney general handles gun buyback programs throughout New Jersey.

2 doctors admit role in medical lab bribery scheme

9-16-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two more doctors have pleaded guilty in a long-running bribes-for-test referrals scheme involving a northern New Jersey firm. Federal prosecutors say Eugene DeSimone, a 60-year-old Eatontown resident who practiced in Secaucus, ...

Prosecutors: 1 dead, 1 wounded in street shooting

9-16-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a street shooting in northern New Jersey has left one man dead and another person wounded. Union County prosecutors say 32-year-old Michael Gibbs, of Beverly, was shot shortly before 6 p.m. Monday in the area ...