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Jersey City Received Most Military Grade Rifles in NJ from Surplus Equipment Program

Sen. Nia Gill has made a list public that breaks down what municipalities have gotten from a military surplus equipment program.

Newark Reels From Weekend of Violence; Baraka Calls Situation an ‘Emergency’

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka said in a press conference that the recent spike in violence throughout the city will be treated as a state of emergency.

Targeted Home Invasions In Middlesex County Continue

There have been about five home invasions throughout Middlesex County in over a month, where the attacks appeared to be targeted.

Teaneck Residents Want Answers About Trains Carrying Tar Sand Oil

Members of the community say there isn't enough information available about trains carrying tar sand oil through Teaneck , which is very difficult to clean if there is a spill.

Roselle Police Department Meets Community Over Coffee

Roselle Mayor Jamel Holley, the Borough Council, and Police Department put together the "Coffee With a Cop" program to give the community a place to speak with officers.

Horse abuse charges to be filed in New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals plans to soon file charges in the case of a farm that has been publicly accused of hurting animals. SPCA spokesman Matt Stanton says the agency has been investigating ...

Man gets 40-year term in gang-related shooting

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for the shooting death of his former friend's aunt, a killing that occurred after the two men argued about their gang affiliations. Eduardo Lago, of Newark, ...

Indictment: Lawyer stole from relatives’ estates

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey attorney who allegedly stole more than $469,000 from the estates of two family members has been indicted on theft charges. Monmouth County prosecutors say 62-year-old John Hamill, of Jersey City, faces ...

Jury to hear closings in ‘frying pan’ murder trial

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A Monmouth County jury is expected to hear closing arguments this week in the trial of a Middletown man charged with murdering his wife with a frying pan. Patrick Allen is charged with killing Kimberly Allen in November 2011. ...

Police probe 5th home invasion targeting Indians

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in Middlesex County are investigating another home invasion targeting residents of Asian Indian descent. The latest incident occurred on Saturday evening. Police in Old Bridge say an undetermined number of men ...