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1 dead in Middletown car fire

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) — One person is dead after a car crashed and burst into flames in Middletown. The accident occurred early Sunday on McLees Road. The Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1xd0vJD ) reports police have not released the ...

Man trying to take photo brushed by train

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit says one of its trains brushed a Hackensack man who was trying to take a photo of it. According to a spokeswoman, Marco Calvo was walking on the tracks in the city while wearing headphones when the ...

2 men killed in separate Camden shootings

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say two fatal shootings in Camden don't appear to be related. Camden County prosecutors say both shootings occurred early Sunday, about two hours apart. The first was reported shortly before 4:40 a.m. at Front and ...

Authorities: Man bit police officer during dispute

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Several charges have been filed against a southern New Jersey man who allegedly bit a police officer who responded to a domestic dispute. Stafford police say 24-year-old township resident Eric Johnston initially ...

Coast Guard comes to the aid of 3 stranded boaters

CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — The Coast Guard came to the aid of three people who were stranded when their boat became grounded off the southern New Jersey coast and started taking on water. No injuries were reported in the incident. Officials say ...

Man killed in northern New Jersey house fire

EAST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man was found dead inside his family's burning home. Essex County prosecutors tell NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1so5I9L) that firefighters found 19-year-old Abraham Ragin shortly after they responded to the ...

2 charged in slaying of man found dead in car

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Two Camden residents have been charged with felony murder in connection with the slaying of a city man who was found shot to death in car that had crashed into a fence. Camden County prosecutors say 24-year-old Wilbert Shiveley ...

Stabbing suspect charged following police standoff

PENNINGTON, N.J. (AP) — Attempted murder charges were filed against a man who allegedly stabbed a female relative at an apartment complex and then kept police at bay for several hours. Pennington police tell The Times of Trenton ...

Pedestrian struck, killed by police cruiser

MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey police officer responding to a call struck and killed a man who was walking on a roadway. Ocean County prosecutors say the accident occurred around 11:15 p.m. Saturday in Manchester Township. ...

12 people displaced by fire that burns 5 buildings

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Twelve people were displaced and five buildings were damaged or destroyed by a fast-moving fire in Paterson. No injuries were reported in four-alarm fire, which broke out early Sunday in the area of Godwin Avenue and Straight ...