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New Jersey man admits killing girlfriend

4-8-14
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A Williamstown man has admitted stabbing his girlfriend to death in her Washington Township apartment. Gloucester County prosecutors say 45-year-old Mark Holloway and 43-year-old Kim Barnum had a history of domestic violence. ...

Tow truck driver admits leaving woman to die

4-8-14
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A tow truck driver from New York has admitted leaving the scene after a woman jumped from his truck and died on a New Jersey highway. Dexter Jeanty of Brooklyn, N.Y., pleaded guilty on Monday to leaving the scene of an ...

Boy credited with waking family during fire

4-8-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A mother is crediting her 11-year-old son with raising the alarm and helping save his family from a house fire in Jersey City. The two-alarm fire broke out early Monday in the three-story home on Arlington Avenue. ...

Missing pet bobcat removed from New Jersey home

4-8-14
STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have taken a missing pet bobcat to a zoo after its owner found the animal not far from its southern New Jersey home. Rocky got out of the house on March 25 and its owner, Ginny Fine, located the 38-pounbd ...

NJ traffic jam panel may issue more subpoenas

4-8-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey legislative committee investigating politically motivated traffic jams created by Gov. Chris Christie's aides will subpoena additional documents if the governor's lawyers refuse to hand over the requested material. ...
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Conference Promotes Awareness of Child Neglect and Abuse

4-7-14
Child advocacy center Wynona's House hosted the first national summit on child abuse and neglect in New Jersey.

2 NJ homeowners accused of Sandy fraud

4-7-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two New Jersey homeowners have been charged with filing fraudulent applications for Superstorm Sandy aid. The attorney general's office says 48-year-old Scott Carlin of Basking Ridge and 53-year-old Carl A. Meyer of Galloway ...

Opposition briefs filed in LG tower height case

4-7-14
FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — Several conservation groups have filed legal briefs in the fight over a planned electronics company building along the Palisades by the Hudson River. The New Jersey Conservation Foundation says about a dozen environmental and ...

Man on NJ’s ‘most wanted’ list arrested

4-7-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey State Police say they've arrested a man on the state's 'most wanted' list who has been on the run for more than two decades. The agency's fugitive unit arrested James Wade Barclay in Pennsylvania on Saturday after ...

Man sentenced under NJ human trafficking law

4-7-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man who admitted to running a high-priced prostitution ring has been sentenced to a decade in prison under the state's new human trafficking law. Percival Williams of Edison was sentenced Monday in state ...