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Pot smoke triggers fire alarm at Princeton

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — It was a case of higher learning that triggered a fire alarm and forced the evacuation of 100 students from a Princeton University dormitory. The alarm went off early Wednesday in a music practice room in the basement of ...

Ruling expected Friday on New Jersey sports bets

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge says it will not take long for him to rule on whether New Jersey can partially lift its ban on sports gambling. U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp says he expects to make a decision by sometime Friday. He heard ...

Shooting suspect captured by officer on horseback

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say an armed suspect was chased down by an officer on horseback after a shooting in downtown Newark. NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1qYoyVp) reports the incident occurred around 5 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Mulberry ...

Camden man faces murder charges in fatal shootings

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say they've captured a Camden man accused of killing two city residents last week in separate shootings that occurred on the same day. Camden County prosecutors say 31-year-old Elliot Nock was arrested early ...

Pilot Program Offers Free Treatment to Addicts Who Detox

The Ocean County Prosecutor's Office has a pilot methadone project that offers heroin addicts who complete detox free entry into treatment.

Newark man convicted in 2013 stomping death

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Newark man has been convicted in the stomping death of another city resident last year. Dwayne Johnson was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder in the death of 38-year-old Terrence Everett. Authorities say the two ...

NJ man enters agreement in White House case

WASHINGTON (AP) — A New Jersey man arrested after driving onto White House grounds the day after another man got through the front door has entered into an agreement that could lead to his case being dismissed. A U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman ...

Woman indicted in videotaped beating

SALEM, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey woman accused of beating a mother in front of her young child earlier this year has been indicted on aggravated assault charges. The South Jersey Times (http://bit.ly/1Ajz6qq ) reports 25-year-old Latia ...

Authorities: Florida-to-New York gun ring busted

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say they've busted an illegal gun ring that illegally purchased dozens of firearms at Florida gun shows and transported them via a discount bus company for resale on New York City's streets. New York Attorney General ...

2 killed in southern New Jersey house fires

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Two people have died in separate house fires in southern New Jersey. But authorities say they don't yet know what sparked either blaze. Cape May County prosecutors say 71-year-old Stephen Grison died shortly after ...