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2nd suspect in shooting held without bail

6-17-14
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — A New Hampshire man is being held without bail after pleading not guilty to charges stemming from shooting in Springfield, Vermont. Court document say 33-year-old Jabbar Chandler of Charlestown joined Leon Jiggetts ...

Red Bank substitute teacher arrested

6-17-14
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have accused a 37-year-old with having sex with a 16-year-old female student when he was a substitute teacher at Red Bank Regional High School. Monmouth County prosecutors have charged Darnell Lewis with sexual ...

New Jersey to expand anti-overdose pilot

6-17-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is expanding a pilot program that allows police officers to carry and administer a drug that can quickly reverse heroin overdoses. Christie will announce Tuesday morning that police in every county, as well ...

State police: 2nd arrest made in woman’s slaying

6-16-14
TABERNACLE, N.J. (AP) — State police have charged a second person in the shooting death of a woman whose body was found late last year in a rural area of southern New Jersey. Lorain Hawkins was arrested Friday at her Trenton home and charged with ...

Casino owner sentenced for failing to pay taxes

6-16-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey man who evaded taxes on millions of dollars he made from a casino he owned in Trinidad is now headed to prison. David Migliore of Brielle received a 46-month sentence Monday. He also will ...

Woman killed, 2 others hurt in East Windsor crash

6-16-14
EAST WINDSOR, N.J. (AP) — A woman was killed and two other people were hurt when two cars collided on a central New Jersey roadway. East Windsor police say 78-year-old Joginer Kaur of Monroe woman died in Sunday's accident on Town Center Road. She ...

Man charged with murder in mother’s slaying

6-16-14
PEMBERTON, N.J. (AP) — Murder charges have been filed against a southern New Jersey man accused of killing his mother. Bail was set at $500,000 for 44-year-old Herbert Rowlette of Pemberton Township, who was due to make his initial court ...

Man charged in crash that injured police officer

6-16-14
HAMILTON TOWNSHP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say man who allegedly was driving drunk when he crashed into a police cruiser and injured an officer earlier this year has turned himself in. David McAvaddy of Egg Harbor Township surrendered Monday to ...

Woman accused of setting fire that damaged NJ home

6-16-14
WATERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Aggravated arson charges have been filed against a woman accused of starting a fire at a southern New Jersey home she shared with her boyfriend. Camden County Prosecutor Warren Faulk says 28-year-old Jonna Rutterow of ...

Off-duty dispatcher rescues 2 neighbors from fire

6-16-14
CARTERET, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are praising an off-duty police dispatcher who rescued two neighbors from a fire that destroyed their home. Five people managed to flee the home on Capp Street in Carteret early Monday. WNBC-TV in New York ...