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Police search for suspect in boy’s shooting

6-23-14
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Police are looking for a suspect who wounded a boy when a bullet fired from the street pierced a window in a home in Elizabeth. Authorities believe the 12-year-old was an unintended target of Sunday's shooting on Magnolia ...

Police officer struck by SUV during traffic stop

6-22-14
WILLIAMSTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey police officer remains hospitalized in stable condition after he was struck by an SUV during a traffic stop. Authorities say Monroe Township Patrolman Anthony Vezza was standing near a car he had ...

Man leaps off GWB despite efforts to save him

6-22-14
FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — A man has apparently leapt to his death off the George Washington Bridge despite efforts to save him. A spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police department says the unidentified man jumped from the ...

3 women shot in Jersey City

6-22-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Police say three women suffered non-life threatening injuries after two gunmen fired into a crowd outside a housing complex near Jersey City's downtown. The shooting happened shortly after midnight Sunday at Montgomery ...

4 arrested for swiping NJ town’s ‘moon bounce’

6-22-14
CLEMENTON BOROUGH, N.J. (AP) — A small southern New Jersey town almost saw its plans for summer fun deflated. Four people have been arrested for allegedly stealing an inflatable moon bounce ride and a dunk tank in Clementon Borough. Authorities in ...

Police ID NJ man killed in Lincoln Tunnel crash

6-22-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Police have identified a New Jersey man who was killed in a crash earlier this week in the Lincoln Tunnel. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police spokesman Joe Pentangelo says the victim has been identified as ...

Coast Guard helps man on boat near Cape May

6-22-14
CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — The Coast Guard has come to the aid of a man who was injured on a boat off the coast of Cape May. Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay watchstanders in Philadelphia received a report around 8 p.m. Saturday that one of two crew ...

Family of NJ firefighter loses son to cancer

6-22-14
WALLINGTON, N.J. (AP) — The family of a New Jersey firefighter who was killed in March battling a restaurant blaze has suffered another enormous loss. The son of Wallington Firefighter Gregory Barnas died on Saturday following a battle with ...

NJ victims of accidental house fire remembered

6-22-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — It was a week ago Sunday that a fast-moving fire killed six members of one New Jersey family. Hundreds of friends and relatives gathered Saturday at Solid Rock church in Irvington to remember husband-and-wife Salome and ...

Authorities ID man killed in NJ building collapse

6-21-14
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in southern New Jersey have identified the man killed in a building collapse. The Camden County prosecutor's office says 38-year-old Jose Ortega of Camden was killed instantly in the accident. The building on ...