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New Jersey lets 4th dispensary grow medical pot

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials have given a fourth dispensary permission to start growing medical marijuana, so it could start offering cannabis to patients in the spring of 2015. The Health Department issued the permit to Breakwater ...

Judge dismisses ex-Hunterdon sheriff’s lawsuit

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit by Hunterdon County's former sheriff and two subordinates that claimed they were the victims of malicious prosecution and retaliation Former Sheriff Deborah Trout, Undersheriff ...

Brooklyn man sentenced for role in cybercrime ring

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New York City man has been sentenced to about 3 1/2 years in prison for his role in an international cybercrime ring that hacked into the computers of more than a dozen financial institutions and the U.S. military's payroll ...

Ex-officer sentenced for sexually exploiting girl

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former northern New Jersey police captain is going to prison for 20 years for sexually exploiting a girl by enticing her to live-stream explicit acts online in exchange for payment. A federal judge in Newark on Friday also ...

Newark police officer shoots suspect

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a Newark police officer shot a suspect who was struggling with other officers. The suspect is in critical condition and a weapon was recovered. The Essex County Prosecutor's Office says police, working to ...

Man sentenced in Somerset County woman’s death

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A Newark man has been sentenced to life in prison for staging a robbery that led to the death of a Somerset County woman. A jury in May convicted 38-year-old Rashawn Bond of murder, kidnapping and robbery in the 2008 death of ...

Ex-cable TV tech in NJ accused of sex assault

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have accused a former cable TV service technician of having inappropriate sexual activity with two older women in Bergen County. Authorities have charged 31-year-old Jonathan Malave with sexual assault and ...

New Jersey fights judge’s ruling on sports betting

A spokesman for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says the state has filed a notice of appeal against a judge's decision blocking sports betting. A federal judge said Friday New Jersey cannot partially lift a prohibition on sports betting in an effort ...

House of woman who took on Donald Trump demolished

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A former Atlantic City boardinghouse at the center of a David and Goliath battle between its owner and Donald Trump has been demolished. Vera Coking's modest three-story boardinghouse was reduced to a pile of rubble ...

New York man charged with setting up sex with teen

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have charged a New York City man with arranging to travel to New Jersey for what he thought was sex with a 13-year-old girl. Michael Tway Smith was scheduled to make an initial appearance in Camden Thursday. The ...