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New Jersey doctor gets 2 years in bribe scheme

7-7-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey doctor who was arrested last year in a medical lab kickback scheme is now going to federal prison. Dennis Aponte received a two-year sentence Monday in U.S. District Court in Newark. The Cedar Grove ...

Woman’s car stolen while she donates clothes

7-7-14
LINDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man drove off in a woman's car while she and her mother dropped off used clothing at a charity collection bin in northern New Jersey. Linden police tell mycentraljersey.com (http://mycj.co/1qbXgei) that the ...

Prosecutors: Accountant stole nearly $1M

7-7-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a southern New Jersey accountant stole nearly $1 million from her clients' tax refunds and social security benefits Doreen Gentile of Toms River was arrested Monday and charged with 14 counts of mail ...

Authorities: 3 women injured in hit-and-run crash

7-7-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Three women were hospitalized after the car they were in was struck by a hit-and-run driver in northern New Jersey. Paterson authorities say the crash occurred around 12:10 a.m. Monday on Madison Avenue and 10th Avenue. One ...

2 retired detectives back to crack old murders

7-7-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Two celebrated retired detectives are returning to work to try to crack some of Camden's most vexing murder cases. Marty Devlin and Joe Forte have joined the Camden County Police Department as consultants focusing solely on ...

Police: Dad drove drunk with young kids in the car

7-6-14
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Child endangerment charges have been filed against a southern New Jersey father who allegedly was driving drunk with his two young children in the car. Galloway Township police say 30-year-old Paul Dessicino of Mays ...

Man killed in Newark hit-and-run accident

7-6-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Newark man has died from injuries he suffered in a hit-and-run accident on a city street. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray says 28-year-old Jeffrey Corum was struck around 4:30 a.m. Sunday on Elizabeth Avenue, ...

Police: Girl riding scooter killed by stray bullet

7-6-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a 12-year-old girl riding a scooter in a northern New Jersey neighborhood was shot and killed by a stray bullet. Police believe the shooter was aiming at someone else when Genesis Rincon was struck at about ...

6 displaced, 3 row homes damaged in Trenton fire

7-6-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a faulty electrical cord sparked a fire that displaced six people and damaged three row homes in New Jersey's capital city. WCAU-TV in Philadelphia (http://bit.ly/1m6uRr5) reports the two-alarm fire started ...

Teen boy seriously injured by hit-and-run driver

7-6-14
WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are looking for a hit-and-run driver who struck and seriously injured a teenager in a southern New Jersey resort town. Wildwood police tell The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/TMdoII) that the accident ...