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Prosecutors: Man indicted in dismemberment murders

4-28-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting two men in a parked car, cutting off their heads and hands and burying them in the woods in New Jersey has been indicted. Twenty-nine-year-old Yusuf Ibrahim, of Jersey City, also faces murder, ...

Last defendant in ’09 NJ sting pleads guilty

4-28-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The final defendant in 2009's massive corruption and money laundering sting in New Jersey has pleaded guilty. Lavern Webb-Washington appeared Monday in federal court in Newark. Webb-Washington was a candidate for Jersey City ...

Arrest made in attack of New Jersey woman

4-28-14
SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man on charges stemming from an attack on a woman in her Somerset County home. Detectives have charged 24-year-old Winston Wilson Jr. of Linden with attempted murder. Authorities say Wilson and ...

Analysis: Inspections not leading to more crashes

4-28-14
PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has not seen a rise in crashes caused by vehicle malfunctions since it stopped motor vehicle safety inspections in 2010. An analysis by The Record (http://bit.ly/S0XSsw ) newspaper found vehicle malfunctions ...

Man shot, killed in Jersey City

4-28-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities believe a shove in a deli led to a shooting that left a man dead in Jersey City. The Hudson County Prosecutor's Office says 25-year-old Darren Talington intervened after a male customer pushed a female customer ...

Crime drops with new police force in gritty Camden

4-28-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Crime has dropped in Camden since a new police department rolled into town a year ago, but it remains far more dangerous than most cities. The New Jersey city near Philadelphia officially disbanded its police department on May ...

Air marshal accidentally shoots himself in leg

4-27-14
WEST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a federal air marshal has accidentally shot himself in the leg with his service weapon in West Orange. The Newark Star-Ledger reports (http://bit.ly/1lYapKh) that the unidentified marshal suffered non-life ...

Motive sought for stabbing that left 2 injured

4-27-14
MAPLE SHADE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are seeking a motive for a stabbing in southern New Jersey that left two men injured. Burlington County prosecutors say the victims were found around 2 a.m. Sunday in Maple Shade. Both suffered multiple wounds ...

Small plane overturns while landing at airport

4-27-14
WOODBINE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say no serious injuries were reported when a small plane overturned while landing at a southern New Jersey airport. The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/PIBKkz) reports the accident occurred around 3 p.m. ...

New forest fires burn in southern New Jersey

4-27-14
SHAMONG TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — SHAMONG TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The state Forest Fire Service is battling fires in two areas of southern New Jersey for the second time in less than a week. The Courier-Post (http://on.cpsj.com/1nxL2ib) reports the ...