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Parishioners chase man who steals church donations

5-6-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Police have arrested a man suspected of robbing donations from a New Jersey church. Delvonte Olmo-Pagan of Camden is held on $960,000 bail, charged with robbery, aggravated assault by pointing a firearm and weapons charges. ...

Ex-teacher admits touching, texting student

5-6-14
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A fired West Central High School teacher in Morris County has admitted sexually touching and texting a 15-year-old female student. Thirty-one-year-old David Scheck of North Brunswick pleaded guilty on Monday to criminal ...

10 NJ Transit workers disciplined over vehicle use

5-6-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit has disciplined ten employees after it installed GPS tracking in its vehicles to eliminate fraud and abuse. Three of the employees were fired and one was suspended for 30 days. NJ Transit outfitted 480 ...

New Jersey police chief to earn $300K plus

5-6-14
NEW MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — A police chief in northern New Jersey stands to earn more than $300,000 this year. New Milford Police Chief Frank Papapietro's new contract includes nearly $110,000 in one-time payouts for vacation and accumulated sick ...

Union City fire spreads through 5 buildings

5-6-14
UNION CITY, N.J. (AP) — Firefighters are dosing hot spots after gaining control of a fire that damaged five buildings in Union City. Officials say the fire broke out in a building on New York Avenue around 2 a.m. Tuesday and the flames quickly ...

Resident killed, 6 firefighters hurt in house fire

5-5-14
SOUTH TOMS RIVERS, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a house fire in South Toms River has claimed the life of one person and sent six firefighters to the hospital with minor injuries. The Asbury Park Press reports (http://on.app.com/1htmHmj ) that the ...

Some NFL retirees fault concussion deal

5-5-14
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The proposed $765 million settlement of NFL concussion claims is under attack again, this time from retirees who say they would get nothing for their residual health problems. Seven former players asked Monday to intervene in ...
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Former PA Chairman Samson Pleads Fifth

5-5-14
David Samson says he will not answer questions of the special committee investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures, asserting his Fifth Amendment rights.

Gas fumes spur evacuation at day care center

5-5-14
PEQUANNOCK, N.J. (AP) — Dozens of children were evacuated from a northern New Jersey day care center after they apparently were overcome by gas fumes from construction equipment being used at the building. Pequannock police said no serious ...

Ex-investment firm head admits defrauding clients

5-5-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say the former president of a central New Jersey investment company has admitted defrauding investors out of more than $250,000. Shreyans Desai, a 27-year-old Edison resident who served as president of ...