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Wrongful death case against ex-coach settled

5-7-14
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey high school baseball coach will pay $275,000 to help settle a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of a player who committed suicide. The suit claimed 18-year-old Andrew Clark Jr. of Spring Lake ...

Firefighters stop Woodbridge brush fire

5-7-14
WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Firefighters have gained the upper hand on a large brush fire in central New Jersey that threatened ammunition storage at a gun range. The fire broke out late Wednesday afternoon in Woodbridge Township, near the junction of ...
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Taxpayers Paying for Internal GWB Review

5-7-14
The legal bills for the internal GWB lane closure review are being paid for by taxpayer money and whatever the Christie administration can raise through campaign funds.

Port Authority sued by former no. 2-ranked cop

5-7-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey sheriff who was hired by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey claims in a lawsuit the agency mistreated him and forced him to resign. Jerry Speziale filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Newark. The former ...

2 Syrian nationals accused of jumping ship

5-7-14
PENNSVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Two Syrian nationals have been taken into custody after they allegedly jumped from a ship into the Delaware River to try to enter the United States. Pennsville Police Chief Allen Cummings tells the South Jersey Times ...
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Mahwah Police Chief: Using Marijuana May Lead to Heroin Usage

5-7-14
Mahwah Police Chief and President of the Bergen County Police Chief's Association James Batelli says marijuana should not be legalized because using marijuana may lead to the use of harder drugs such as heroin.

Pedestrian dies after 40-foot fall in Philly crash

5-7-14
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say a University of Pennsylvania graduate student sent plunging from an elevated roadway in Philadelphia after a car crash has died. A police spokeswoman says 27-year-old Zachary Woods, the pedestrian critically injured ...

Woman killed when she falls from moving truck

5-7-14
BEDMINSTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A New York City woman was killed when she fell out of a moving tractor-trailer driven by her husband and was then hit by at least two other trucks on a northern New Jersey highway. The accident occurred around 1:25 ...

Woman killed, driver charged with DWI in crash

5-7-14
PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a woman was killed when an alleged drunk driver struck her vehicle on a northern New Jersey highway. Passaic police tell The Record (http://bit.ly/1mCWUA5) that 32-year-old Danielle Daszczyszak of Clifton may ...

22 accused of roles in drug trafficking groups

5-7-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say 22 people have been charged for their alleged roles in drug trafficking organizations that processed and distributed crack, powder cocaine and heroin in southern New Jersey. Sixteen of the defendants ...