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Police say Brooklyn gun killer nabbed red-handed

9-7-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a killer is in custody after officers saw him shoot a man dead in Brooklyn and then try to hide the gun. The shooting happened Saturday morning in Brownsville. Police say two plainclothes officers were on patrol when they ...

Ex-teacher sentenced for touching, texting student

9-7-14
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A former high school music teacher has been sentenced to five years in prison for sexually touching and texting a teenage student seven years ago. David Scheck of North Brunswick will also have to register as a sex offender ...

Authorities: Man set at least 12 small wildfires

9-7-14
MULLICA TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Multiple counts of arson have been filed a southern New Jersey man accused of setting at least 12 small wildfires during a six-week period this summer. State officials say 38-year-old Michael Evangelista, of Mullica ...

Man sentenced again in fatal restaurant shooting

9-7-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man who had his murder conviction overturned has now been sentenced on a lesser charge. Robert Daniels of Camden received a 15-year sentence Friday. But since he will get credit for five years he's already ...

Where investigations stand in traffic jam scandal

9-7-14
The closures of lanes leading up to the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, New Jersey, a year ago touched off multiple investigations — all funded by taxpayers — into whether they were done for political retribution and, if so, who was ...

Fire crews rescue woman from roof of burning home

9-7-14
PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) — Firefighters came to the aid of a woman who was trapped on the roof of a burning three-family home in northern New Jersey. No residents were injured in the three-alarm fire, which broke out early Sunday in Passaic. But two ...

No injuries when water taxi runs aground

9-7-14
POINT PLEASANT, N.J. (AP) — No injuries were reported when a water taxi carrying 22 people ran aground over a sandbar in the Manasquan River. But authorities say it's not yet clear what caused the accident, which occurred early Sunday. Crews from ...

Prosecutors: Another fatal shooting in Newark

9-7-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say man was fatally shot on a Newark street, the third person killed during a series of weekend shootings in the state's largest city. Essex County prosecutors say police officers responding to reports of shots ...

2 males found dead in northern New Jersey home

9-6-14
SCOTHCH PLAINS, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say two people were found dead inside a home in northern New Jersey. But their names and further details on what caused their deaths were not immediately disclosed. Union County prosecutors say the bodies ...

Authorities: Man fatally beat dog with TV remote

9-6-14
SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Animal cruelty charges have been filed against a man who allegedly beat his sister's Yorkshire Terrier to death with a television remote. The Jersey Journal (http://bit.ly/1qpDwqs) reports that 40-year-old Eric Wesley of Glen ...