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New Jersey police dog attacks officer

8-5-14
VENTNOR, N.J. (AP) — A police officer in southern New Jersey is recovering from surgery after she was attacked by her partner, a police dog. Ventnor Police Officer Jamie Pirchio sustained injuries to her legs, arms and hands. Police Chief Michael ...

34 drug overdoses at Seaside concert

8-5-14
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say there were 34 drug overdoses and 42 arrests during a two-day concert on the Seaside Heights beach. Electric Adventure Beach Weekend was a dance music event that took place on Saturday and Sunday. The ...

NJ woman charged with evading $5,000 in tolls

8-4-14
NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey woman has been arrested for allegedly avoiding more than $5,000 in tolls and fees on the Delaware Memorial Bridge. Jim Salmon, a spokesman for the Delaware River and Bay Authority, says an ...

Man pleads guilty in crash that killed officer

8-4-14
BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — A man accused of killing a southern New Jersey police officer in a motor vehicle crash two years ago has pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter. Timothy Seidel of Millville entered his plea Monday. He's due to be sentenced ...
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Assembly Passes Bail Reform Package

8-4-14
Members of the Assembly passed the bail reform package, which puts a constitutional amendment on the November ballot.
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Jersey City After Shooting Death of Police Officer

8-4-14
Officials say economic development will help Jersey City move forward after the shooting death of Melvin Santiago.
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Paulsboro Residents Concerned About Health Following Derailment

8-4-14
Those living in Paulsboro say they're worried about their health since the cancer-causing gas vinyl chloride was released into the air after a train derailment in 2012.

Man gets 11-year sentence for violent deli robbery

8-4-14
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A man who stabbed a southern New Jersey deli owner in the face and head during a robbery has been sentenced to 11 years in state prison. Gloucester County prosecutors say 22-year-old Nathaniel Mitchell of Williamstown must ...

Judge reinstates $1.5M unshuffled cards lawsuit

8-4-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A case pitting a casino against gamblers who won $1.5 million in a game with unshuffled card decks may be heading toward trial. The gamblers had realized the mini-baccarat cards hadn't been shuffled and were coming out in ...

Indictment: Doctor improperly wrote prescriptions

8-4-14
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey doctor has been indicted on charges of illegally distributing prescription drugs. Liviu Holca of Stafford Township also faces weapons charges in the 25-count indictment made public on Monday by Ocean ...