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Princeton youth soccer coach pleads guilty

7-25-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former Princeton youth soccer coach has pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography. Federal prosecutors say 49-year-old Jorge Roman of Trenton had 600 or more images of child sexual abuse on DVDs, computers and other ...

NJ officer takes stand at his murder trial

7-25-14
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A New Jersey detective authorities say killed an Anne Arundel County man during a road rage incident told the jury he tried to defuse the situation before fatally shooting the man. Forty-one-year-old Joseph Walker took the ...

Woman’s body found off Camden County road

7-25-14
WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are looking for a suspect after a woman's body was found on the side of a road in Camden County. A pizza deliveryman made the discovery on Wilton's Landing Road early Friday. According to broadcast ...

New Jersey woman charged with sex assault of girl

7-25-14
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors in Morris County are accusing a woman of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl. Authorities have charged 25-year-old Whitney Ball of Wharton with aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault and child ...

Missing kayaker’s body recovered from reservoir

7-25-14
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are awaiting autopsy results to determine how a missing kayaker died in northern New Jersey's Round Valley Reservoir. Divers recovered 20-year-old Chen Shao's body 150 yards off the shore on Thursday. The ...

NJ man sentenced in fatal college party shooting

7-24-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in the fatal shooting of a New Jersey college student from Virginia. The Essex County prosecutor's office says Marcus J. Bascus was sentenced Thursday after pleading ...
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Community Leaders Say Federal Monitors Will Be Watched Closely

7-24-14
The federal Department of Justice is putting monitors in place to oversee the Newark Police Department. Community activists say they will be paying attention to the monitors' work.
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Trenton on Track to Match Last Year’s High Murder Rate

7-24-14
So far this year, 20 murders have taken place in Trenton and it's on pace to match last year's high number. Groups are trying to curb the violence in the city.
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14 Men Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

7-24-14
Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced the arrest of 14 men accused of possessing child pornography, including two school bus drivers.
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2012 Distracted Driving Law Rarely Used

7-24-14
Kulesh, Kubert and Bolis' Law was signed in July of 2012, but no one has been prosecuted in New Jersey.