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New Jersey authorities foil murder-for-hire plot

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey authorities say state police foiled a Pennsylvania woman's plot to have her daughter's ex-boyfriend and two other people killed. Acting New Jersey Attorney General John Hoffman says 52-year-old Denise Nagrodski, of ...

Driver to face upgraded charge in fatal crash

SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have upgraded the charge filed against a New Jersey man who allegedly was driving drunk when he crashed his car earlier this month, killing a passenger. Middlesex County prosecutors initially charged 20-year-old ...

Officer suffers broken arm while making arrest

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a southern New Jersey police officer suffered a broken arm while apprehending a shoplifting suspect who had tried to flee. Hamilton Township officer Brian Miller had just responded to the department ...

Taj Mahal casino seeks new bankruptcy financing

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The bankrupt Trump Taj Mahal casino expects to run out of cash by mid-January and is seeking new financing to get it through its Chapter 11 case. Trump Entertainment Resorts asked a Delaware bankruptcy court Wednesday to ...

Indictment: Teacher had sexual relationship with girl

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A music teacher at a southern New Jersey high school will now be suspended without pay after he was indicted on numerous charges stemming from an alleged sexual relationship with a female student. Camden County prosecutors say ...

2 plead guilty in deadly Sayreville beating

SAYERVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Two men have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the fatal beating of a man in Sayreville in 2011. The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office says 30-year-old Daniel Medaglia of Edison pleaded guilty to the murder of ...

DWI check planned for parkway entrance

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — State Police plan to check for drunken drivers at a Garden State Parkway entrance. Troopers will be stationed northbound at Exit 98 in Wall Township on Wednesday. Motorists can expect delays as troopers look for signs ...

Cops in New Jersey’s top cities getting cameras

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey's three largest cities will be getting body cameras to record their arrests. Newark, Jersey City and Paterson are planning to go out to bid. Paterson Mayor Joey Torres tells The Record ...

Reports: Death of Cooper CEO’s wife was a homicide

MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The death of a hospital executive's wife who was pulled from her burning home in September has been ruled a homicide. But authorities still haven't determined what caused the death of her husband, who also was ...

In North Jersey, A Wary, Weary Peace and Calls for Police, Community Unity

The decision of the Ferguson grand jury not to indict a police officer who shot and killed an unarmed teenager is on the minds of New Jersey city leaders.