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Car accidentally runs over, injures elderly woman

10-5-14
GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say an elderly woman was hospitalized after she was accidentally run over by a car at a southern New Jersey home. Gloucester Township police say the accident occurred shortly before noon Sunday. The ...

No injuries when NJ Transit train hits stolen car

10-5-14
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — No injuries were reported when a New Jersey Transit train struck a stolen car that had been left on the tracks in northern New Jersey. NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1BHc9Kb) reports that no one was in the car when the accident ...

3 hurt in crash on George Washington Bridge

10-5-14
FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — Three people suffered minor injuries when four vehicles collided on the George Washington Bridge in northern New Jersey. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police spokesman Joe Pentangelo said it's not yet known what ...

Man sentenced for stealing car used in drive-by

10-5-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man who stole a car that authorities say was used in a deadly drive-by shooting in New Jersey's capital city is now headed to prison. Louis Alvarado was sentenced Friday to four years in prison. The 24-year-old Hamilton ...

Driver seriously injured in single-car crash

10-5-14
HOWELL TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a motorist was seriously injured when a car crashed on a central New Jersey roadway. Howell Township police tell NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1Eh2a2m) that the 23-year-old driver apparently suffered broken ...

Legal loss for wife convicted in ‘suitcase murder’

10-5-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge has rejected an appeal brought by a woman convicted of killing her husband and tossing his dismembered remains in the Chesapeake Bay. The Home News Tribune (http://mycj.co/Zj4NQX) reports that ...

Showdown expected at Revel sale hearing

10-5-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The losing bidder in a bankruptcy court auction for Atlantic City's former Revel Casino Hotel isn't read to fold just yet. Revel's management chose Toronto-based Brookfield Asset Management as the winner with a $110 ...

Authorities: Man found shot to death in Paterson

10-5-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have identified the man who was shot and killed in an apartment above a barber shop in Paterson. Police say 20-year-old Ramere Lockhart was dead by the time officers arrived on the scene on Rosa Parks Boulevard ...

No serious injuries reported as train, car collide

10-4-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say no serious injuries were reported when a New Jersey Transit light rail train and car collided in northern Jersey. Roughly 80 passengers were aboard the train when the accident occurred around 3:45 p.m. ...

Stabbing suspect pleads not guilty to murder count

10-4-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Bail has been set at $1 million for a Paterson man accused of fatally stabbing another city resident last month. The Record (http://bit.ly/1oIcjLE) reports that 18-year-old Jason Ramirez pleaded not guilty on Friday to murder ...