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Authorities: Man sets fire to home during argument

7-19-14
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man stands accused of setting his home on fire during a domestic dispute. Hamilton Township police tell The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1qp3r36) that 29-year-old Janrv Bacolod faces ...

Authorities: Argument spurs fatal Newark shooting

7-19-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a dispute between two Newark residents ended with one fatally shooting the other. Essex County prosecutors tell The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1rdbU7E) that 45-year-old James Tindal was charged with aggravated ...

Body found in area where swimmer went missing

7-19-14
ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a body has been found in waters off the Jersey Shore, not far from where a man went missing while trying to swim in the Atlantic Ocean for the first time. But it's not yet known if the body ...

Troopers: NY speeding stop nets wanted NJ man

7-19-14
TUXEDO, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police say a seemingly routine speeding stop has resulted in the arrest of a New Jersey man wanted for attempted murder. Troopers say in a release issued late Friday that Eli Hynes of Paterson, N.J., was stopped ...

Lawyer: NYC pain doctor’s guilty verdict unjust

7-19-14
NEW YORK (AP) — The lawyer for a pain doctor convicted of manslaughter in the overdose deaths of two patients says his client was failed by a New York City jury. Attorney Raymond Belair says in a statement to The Associated Press Saturday he will ...

Lawmaker who faced DUI wants police car cameras

7-19-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — For one New Jersey lawmaker, a bill requiring mounted video cameras in new police cars is personal. Democratic Assemblyman Paul Moriarty was arrested for drunken driving two years ago, but video from a camera mounted on a ...

2 cops, 2 residents hurt in traffic stop crash

7-19-14
PINE BEACH, N.J. (AP) — Two southern New Jersey police officers and two other people were injured when a car crashed into a parked police cruiser during a motor vehicle stop. Ocean County prosecutors say the accident occurred around 11:35 p.m. ...

NJ arrest: Man charged in 2 Seattle deaths

7-19-14
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle police say the man charged with aggravated murder in the June 1 execution-style shooting deaths of two young Seattle men has been arrested in New Jersey. Sgt. Sean Whitcomb says the Essex County, N.J., Prosecutor's Homicide ...

American in Ukraine crash had lived in New Jersey

7-18-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The only American identified as a victim of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine lived in New Jersey as a child and returned to the Netherlands when he was 5. Nineteen-year-old Quinn Lucas Schansman had duel ...

2 women die in Atlantic City house fire

7-18-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two women are dead after a house fire in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Fire Chief Dennis Brooks tells The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/1qlmXgY ) that one woman was pulled from Friday's blaze in "bad shape" from ...