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Roselle Police Department Meets Community Over Coffee

Roselle Mayor Jamel Holley, the Borough Council, and Police Department put together the "Coffee With a Cop" program to give the community a place to speak with officers.

Horse abuse charges to be filed in New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals plans to soon file charges in the case of a farm that has been publicly accused of hurting animals. SPCA spokesman Matt Stanton says the agency has been investigating ...

Man gets 40-year term in gang-related shooting

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for the shooting death of his former friend's aunt, a killing that occurred after the two men argued about their gang affiliations. Eduardo Lago, of Newark, ...

Indictment: Lawyer stole from relatives’ estates

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey attorney who allegedly stole more than $469,000 from the estates of two family members has been indicted on theft charges. Monmouth County prosecutors say 62-year-old John Hamill, of Jersey City, faces ...

Jury to hear closings in ‘frying pan’ murder trial

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A Monmouth County jury is expected to hear closing arguments this week in the trial of a Middletown man charged with murdering his wife with a frying pan. Patrick Allen is charged with killing Kimberly Allen in November 2011. ...

Police probe 5th home invasion targeting Indians

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in Middlesex County are investigating another home invasion targeting residents of Asian Indian descent. The latest incident occurred on Saturday evening. Police in Old Bridge say an undetermined number of men ...

Supreme Court to hear former dispatcher’s suit

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Supreme Court will hear a lawsuit by a former police dispatcher who claims she was discriminated against because she refused to work the midnight shift. Patricia Del Vecchio worked for the Bridgewater Township ...

Pathologist to testify again in cliff murder case

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A renowned forensic pathologist says he's prepared to testify again in the murder trial of a man whose conviction for pushing his wife off the Palisades in northern New Jersey was thrown out. Michael Baden testified for the ...

Md. probationary officer suspended after arrest

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County Police say the department has suspended the police power of a probationary officer who was arrested in New Jersey. Police say Steven Varga was arrested in Atlantic City on Wednesday and charged with ...

Gun Sales High for the Holidays

Black Friday sales on firearms are high like other retail purchases, which stresses the background check system.