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Newark man convicted in 2013 stomping death

11-19-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Newark man has been convicted in the stomping death of another city resident last year. Dwayne Johnson was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder in the death of 38-year-old Terrence Everett. Authorities say the two ...

NJ man enters agreement in White House case

11-19-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — A New Jersey man arrested after driving onto White House grounds the day after another man got through the front door has entered into an agreement that could lead to his case being dismissed. A U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman ...

Woman indicted in videotaped beating

11-19-14
SALEM, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey woman accused of beating a mother in front of her young child earlier this year has been indicted on aggravated assault charges. The South Jersey Times (http://bit.ly/1Ajz6qq ) reports 25-year-old Latia ...

Authorities: Florida-to-New York gun ring busted

11-19-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say they've busted an illegal gun ring that illegally purchased dozens of firearms at Florida gun shows and transported them via a discount bus company for resale on New York City's streets. New York Attorney General ...

2 killed in southern New Jersey house fires

11-19-14
MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Two people have died in separate house fires in southern New Jersey. But authorities say they don't yet know what sparked either blaze. Cape May County prosecutors say 71-year-old Stephen Grison died shortly after ...

Firefighters rescue 2 men from burning building

11-19-14
CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — Firefighters rescued two men from a burning apartment building in northern New Jersey. Clifton fire officials tell The Record (http://bit.ly/1xDnSME) that the two men were found early Wednesday in separate bedrooms of a ...

Police seek mother of dead newborn found at dump

11-19-14
FARMINGDALE, N.J. (AP) — State Police are still trying to find the mother of a dead newborn that was found in the trash at a garbage dump in New Jersey. The body of the baby girl was found by an employee at recycling center in Farmingdale on Nov. ...

Judge reserves ruling on ‘under God’ pledge suit

11-19-14
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A judge has heard arguments in a family's lawsuit against a New Jersey school district over the Pledge of Allegiance. Attorneys argued Wednesday on the Aberdeen Matawan school district's motion to dismiss the lawsuit. The ...
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Roundtable Addresses Heroin Epidemic

11-18-14
Members of law enforcement, legislators and treatment experts gathered to discuss ways to combat heroin abuse in New Jersey.

Man admits carjacking, trapping woman in car trunk

11-18-14
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man has admitted carjacking a New Hampshire woman after she got lost and stopped at an office building to get directions. Joseph DeFreitas and an alleged female accomplice initially faced charges ...