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Rape case judge to review victim’s Facebook posts

8-8-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge has ordered a teen who accused a man of rape to turn over access to her Facebook page. The case is another example of social media's growing use in courtrooms and the resulting privacy concerns. Mercer County ...

New Jersey DOT technician sentenced for OT scam

8-8-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former technician for New Jersey's Department of Transportation has been sentenced to jail for putting bogus overtime hours on his time sheets. A judge in Morris County sentenced Kyle Rounsaville to three years' probation ...

Cape May County man dies in car crash

8-8-14
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Gloucester County authorities say a Cape May County man died after the car he was driving was struck head-on. The crash occurred early Friday in Washington Township. Authorities say 26-year-old Michael Williams of ...

NJ man charged with robbing 7 banks

8-8-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal authorities are accusing an Ocean County man of robbing seven banks in New Jersey. Thirty-year-old Steven Wisnowski of Barnegat is slated to make an initial court appearance in Newark Friday. According to a superseding ...

NJ man hit by stray bullet, thought it was a BB

8-8-14
NORTHVALE, N.J. (AP) — Police say a northern New Jersey man who thought he was struck by a pellet from a BB gun was actually shot in the left leg by a stray bullet. The man was sitting on his deck in Northvale when the incident happened Thursday ...

Passaic Housing Authority chief resigns

8-8-14
PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) — The chairman of the Passaic Housing Authority has resigned following his arrest on drug and gun charges. City spokesman Keith Furlong tells The Record (http://bit.ly/1u5SFiX ) newspaper Darius Allen wrote he was unable to ...

Driver in deadly NJ crash had 3 other accidents

8-8-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A prosecutor says the dump truck driver who pushed a car into a New Jersey lake, killing its driver, had three other accidents earlier in the day. The prosecutor told a judge on Thursday that 38-year-old Daniel Everett ...

Feds target international counterfeiting ring

8-8-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities say 13 people have been indicted in connection with an alleged counterfeiting ring that involved fake bills manufactured in Israel being circulated in the United States. An indictment issued Thursday charges ...

School bus driver ticketed in fatal crash

8-8-14
LEONIA, N.J. (AP) — Police have ticketed a school bus driver after a pedestrian was struck and killed in Leonia. Officers issued 54-year-old Esperanza Jaramillo summonses for careless driving, failure to yield to a pedestrian and driving a vehicle ...

Englewood raises age to buy tobacco to 21

8-8-14
ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Englewood has become the first town in New Jersey to raise the age to buy tobacco products to 21. The ordinance covers, cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes. City Council President Lynne Algrant tells The Record ...