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Gun teacher killed suffered single shot to head

8-28-14
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The coroner in Las Vegas says the Arizona firearms instructor who died in an Uzi shooting by a 9-year-old girl suffered a single gunshot to the head. Clark County Coroner Mike Murphy told The Associated Press on Thursday that it ...

NJ sheriff delays deployment of military vehicles

8-28-14
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey sheriff has delayed deployment of armored vehicles that are being acquired through a federal military surplus program. In a statement, Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino announced Thursday he's ...

NJ man sentenced to life in woman’s slaying

8-28-14
MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a New Jersey man to life in prison for having a woman killed to keep her from testifying against him. Rafael Olmo was convicted in March of hiring a man to kill 29-year-old Deanna Downs of Egg Harbor ...

Israel finds body where American went missing

8-28-14
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say a body has been found in the same area where a U.S. religious student disappeared last week. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said authorities were in the process of identifying the body. The body was found in ...

Human remains at NJ chemical plant identified

8-28-14
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have identified human remains that were found at a chemical plant in northern New Jersey. The bones were discovered at the Hercules Chemical Company in Roxbury in November 2013. The Morris County Prosecutor's ...

Gun tourism grows in popularity in recent years

8-28-14
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prosecutors in Arizona say they will not file charges in the death of a firearms instructor who was showing a vacationing 9-year-old New Jersey girl how to fire a fully automatic Uzi machine gun. The gun recoiled when she squeezed ...

Bricktown police seek school burglary suspect

8-28-14
BRICK TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police are seeking a man who broke into a school in Brick Township and stole $50 and school supplies. Police say a staff member at St. Dominic's School encountered a man wandering the halls on Monday. The man said he ...

NJ lawmakers seek phone records in bridge probe

8-28-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures have subpoenaed AT&T for phone records of a top aide to Gov. Chris Christie. Lawmakers are requesting a month of data, including text messages, sent ...

Four-alarm fire rips through New Jersey church

8-28-14
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the cause of a four-alarm fire that ripped through a church in northern New Jersey. The blaze broke out late Wednesday night at the Central Baptist Church in Paterson. Church members safely fled ...

Boston suspect’s sister charged in NY bomb threat

8-27-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehvz) sister has been accused of threatening to bomb a New York City woman and has been arrested. Police say Ailina Tsarnaeva (tsahr-neye-EH'-vuh) made the ...