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New Jersey offering child-support amnesty

4-18-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is offering a weeklong amnesty to parents who are behind in child support payments. Those who have arrest warrants or have had their driving privileges revoked can visit county probation offices to make a payment or ...

NJ property owner charged with bribing official

4-18-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been charged with trying to bribe an official with the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority in an effort to get a higher price for his Atlantic City property. The state attorney general's office ...

Trucker charged after fatal collision in NJ

4-17-14
OLD BRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Police have arrested a tractor-trailer driver who was allegedly on drugs when he rear-ended a woman's car on a New Jersey highway, killing her. The Middlesex County prosecutor's office says 49-year-old Stephen Seidl has ...

Police say body pulled from Hudson River is female

4-17-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in northern New Jersey say a lifeless body pulled from the Hudson River on Thursday is a female believed to be in her late 40's or early 50's. Hudson County Prosecutor's Office Spokesman Gene Rubino tells The ...
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U.S. Attorney, Christie Praise Prisoner Reentry Program

4-17-14
U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman, who is reportedly running the federal investigation into the Christie administration, and the governor were in Jersey City to discuss Renew Court, a program helping prisoners get back into society.
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Holmdel Volunteers, Residents Upset with Fire Company Disbandment

4-17-14
Holdmel volunteers and residents say they were blindsided by the shuttering of Fire Company 1 and have started an online petition to save it.

NJ police officer accidentally shoots self

4-17-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Law enforcement officials are looking into how a police officer may have accidentally discharged his department-issued firearm. The Hunterdon County prosecutor's office says a member of the Flemington Borough Police Department ...

NJ man sentenced in estranged wife’s death

4-17-14
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for killing his estranged wife and burying her body in a shallow cement grave near the Garden State Parkway. Oscar Prior-Ramirez of Eatontown was sentenced on Thursday ...

Man sentenced for NJ real estate fraud re-indicted

4-17-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who was sentenced less than two months ago for running a Ponzi-style real estate scheme has been indicted on new charges. New Jersey's U.S. attorney said Thursday that Eliyahu Weinstein has been indicted on ...

Chris Christie, prosecutor appear at same event

4-17-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — It could have been an awkward moment for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The governor was a speaker Thursday at a conference also attended by the federal prosecutor who is investigating the traffic jam scandal that has ...