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Ex-bank official charged in embezzlement scheme

9-23-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former assistant vice president at a northern New Jersey bank has been charged in a scheme to embezzle more than $1 million. Miye Chon, also known as Karen Chon, turned herself in to the FBI on Tuesday ...

Off-duty officer captures shooting suspect at deli

9-23-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man wanted on attempted murder charges was arrested when he walked into a Trenton deli and was spotted by an off-duty city police officer who was working there as a security guard. The Times of Trenton (http://bit.ly/1smfIGH) ...

Man faces murder charge in mother’s slaying

9-23-14
HO-HO-KUS, N.J. (AP) — The lawyer for a northern New Jersey man who allegedly stabbed and beat his mother to death earlier this month says he plans to use an insanity defense for his client. John Weichsel told The Record (http://bit.ly/1mKov2Z) ...

Man with special needs left alone on county bus

9-23-14
TINTON FALLS, N.J. (AP) — A bus driver who allegedly left a special needs man alone on a bus for more than two hours last week has been suspended without pay. The man apparently was not harmed during the incident. But further details have not been ...

SEC alleges insider trading in coal acquisition

9-23-14
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal regulators allege in a lawsuit that three men illegally profited from Arch Coal's acquisition of International Coal Group. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's lawsuit says Frank Tamayo and two other men ...

Authorities: Man possessed, distributed child porn

9-23-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man stands accused of distributing and possessing child pornography. Acting state Attorney General John Hoffman says 37-year-old Thomas Ballard of Egg Harbor Township was arrested Monday after authorities ...

Court: No GPS devices for sex crimes before 2007

9-23-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that the state can't force sex offenders convicted before a GPS monitoring program was signed into law to wear the tracking devices. The justices voted, 4-3, that it was unconstitutional ...

4 suspects indicted in deadly mall carjacking

9-22-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Four men accused in the fatal carjacking of a young lawyer outside an upscale New Jersey mall last year have been indicted on felony murder charges. The suspects also face murder, carjacking, conspiracy and weapons charges in ...

Man indicted in deadly strip club shooting

9-22-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The man accused of killing three people inside a northern New Jersey strip club last Christmas has been indicted on murder charges. Essex County prosecutors say 19-year-old Anthony Fields of Newark also faces carjacking, ...

Authorities: Man kidnapped, beat ex-girlfriend

9-22-14
ABERDEEN, N.J. (AP) — Kidnapping charges have been filed against a central New Jersey man who allegedly took his ex-girlfriend from her home and then repeatedly punched, kicked and choked her. Aberdeen police tell the Asbury Park Press ...