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Woman sentenced for fatally stabbing boyfriend

6-8-14
MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A woman who stabbed her boyfriend to death outside her southern New Jersey home during a violent argument over a key two years ago has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison. Twenty-year-old Tamasa Nobles of Ventnor ...

Roofing company head sentenced for insurance fraud

6-7-14
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — The president of a central New Jersey roofing company who admitted avoiding payment of nearly $400,000 in insurance premiums for the firm's employees is now headed to prison. Charles Kelcy Pegler Sr. of Spring Lake received a ...

2 officers reinstated following acquittal

6-7-14
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Two Bergen County Police officers have been reinstated following their acquittal on charges they lied to investigators and removed evidence from the scene of a 2010 police shooting. The Record (http://bit.ly/1hqgey4) reports ...
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Manasquan Station U.S. Coast Guard Conducts Safety Sweeps

6-6-14
The U.S. Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet officers conducting random boat safety sweeps daily.

Man caught in NY after alleged 3-state crime spree

6-6-14
NEW YORK (AP) — A man has been arrested near the George Washington Bridge after an alleged crime spree that began in Pennsylvania. Transit authority police say they arrested 32-year-old Luis Figueroa, of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, and the Bronx on ...

Arrest made in Jersey City child shooting

6-6-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Police have arrested and charged a 16-year-old in the shooting of a 5-year-old innocent bystander in Jersey City. The suspect was arrested Friday morning and charged with aggravated assault and weapons offenses. His name ...

Hearing set on New Jersey pension cut plan

6-6-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge has set a hearing for a lawsuit from state police unions who say Gov. Chris Christie would be breaking the law by slashing the state's contributions to pensions for public workers. The hearing is scheduled ...

Appeals court upholds firing of New Jersey teacher

6-6-14
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — An appeals court has upheld the firing of a special-education teacher at a central New Jersey school who told her predominantly black students they were "stupid" and "acting like monkeys." Courtney Watson was a ...

Stafford bobcat escapes again

6-6-14
STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey woman faces another court date after her pet bobcat escaped for the second time since March. Rocky was gone for about an hour after breaking out of his enclosure at Ginny Fine's Stafford ...

Elderly man dies in Winslow house fire

6-6-14
WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Investigators are trying to determine what sparked a house fire that claimed the life of an elderly man in Winslow Township. Firefighters learned the man was trapped when they arrived at the scene on South Egg Harbor ...