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Former bank manager sentenced for embezzlement

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A former bank manager who embezzled more than $260,000 has been sentenced to 30 months in prison. Season Wengert, of Franklinville, will also have to serve three years of supervised release once she's freed. She had pleaded ...

Indictment: 7 played roles in 2 heroin mills

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Seven people have been indicted for alleged roles in two heroin mills that authorities say were run out of northern New Jersey apartments. The 15-count indictment was handed up Friday by a state grand jury and made public ...

Police: ‘Kidnap’ victim really was escaped convict

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey man who claimed he was robbed at gunpoint, kidnapped and held against his will for three days actually had escaped from a halfway house. Trenton police tell The Times of Trenton ...

Authorities: 31 people arrested in drug ring probe

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Law enforcement officials say more than 30 people have been arrested for roles in a ring that allegedly sold about $1 million in drugs over the past three months. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray says the arrests ...

Judge: Confession can be used in missing boy trial

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City judge has ruled that videotaped confessions by a man charged with killing a boy who vanished in 1979 can be used at his upcoming murder trial. Manhattan state Supreme Court Justice Maxwell Wiley ruled Monday in Pedro ...

Man sentenced for leading police on long pursuit

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man who led police on a vehicle chase along a major highway has been sentenced to 18 years in state prison. Union County prosecutors say 34-year-old Dion Cromwell, of Irvington, must serve at least six ...

Suspect in teen slaying loses bid to cut $2M bail

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Bail will remain at $2 million for a man charged with murder in the street shooting death of a 14-year-old girl in northern New Jersey. The Record (http://bit.ly/1xNLC0H) reports that a state judge rejected a bail reduction ...

Authorities probe death of man who fell at casino

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The death of a man who died two weeks after he fell at an Atlantic City casino is now under investigation. But Atlantic County prosecutors haven't said why they are looking into the accident that caused the death of ...

Ex-cop sentenced for having sex with informant

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey police officer will not have to serve a prison term for using his position to engage in sexual conduct with a female informant. Steven Hadley received a suspended five-year term when he was sentenced ...

Animal Shelter Accused of Having Deplorable Conditions

The NJ SPCA issued the Helmetta Animal Shelter an ultimatum: relinquish control or get sued.