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Jan 11, 2019

Gunman Who Killed NJ Boy, 10, Sentenced to 25 Years

Gunman Who Killed NJ Boy, 10, Sentenced to 25 Years

A gunman who mistakenly killed a 10-year-old boy in New Jersey last year when he fired several shots into a home where a rival lived has been sentenced to 25 years in state prison.

Dec 20, 2018

Woman Charged in 1992 Murder of 12-Year-Old New Jersey Girl

Woman Charged in 1992 Murder of 12-Year-Old New Jersey Girl

A 40-year-old woman was charged in the 1992 fatal shooting of a 12-year-old New Jersey girl, prosecutors announced Thursday.

Nov 30, 2018

Stone-Faced Brother Pleads Not Guilty in NJ Mansion Murders

Stone-Faced Brother Pleads Not Guilty in NJ Mansion Murders

The New Jersey man charged with killing his brother, sister-in-law and the couple's two young children, then torching their estate, pleaded not guilty to murder and other crimes at an initial court appearance...

Nov 29, 2018

Read Michael Cohen's Latest Admission in Mueller's Russia Probe

Read Michael Cohen's Latest Admission in Mueller's Russia Probe

Michael Cohen, the former personal attorney for President Donald Trump, pleaded guilty to new charges in federal court on Thursday. Read the criminal information submitted by special counsel Robert Mueller with...

Nov 29, 2018

Michael Cohen Admits Lying to Congress About Russia Deal

Michael Cohen Admits Lying to Congress About Russia Deal

Ex-Trump attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty Thursday to lying to Congress about a real estate project in Russia that he was working on on Trump's behalf, revealing that negotiations lasted into Trump's...

Jan 12, 2015

Still No ID on Man Found Washed Ashore in NJ

Still No ID on Man Found Washed Ashore in NJ

Police are asking for the public's help identifying a man whose body washed ashore in Monmouth County in New Jersey over a year ago.

Nov 8, 2013

NJ Priest in Court Flap Agrees to Leave Priesthood

NJ Priest in Court Flap Agrees to Leave Priesthood

A New Jersey priest who admitted violating a court order to refrain from unsupervised contact with minors has agreed to leave the priesthood.

May 21, 2013

NJ Ex-Priest Jailed After Working With Kids

NJ Ex-Priest Jailed After Working With Kids

A judge has ordered a New Jersey priest wait behind bars while a grand jury considers whether he violated a legal agreement to stay away from children.

Aug 13, 2012

Suspect in Off-Duty NYPD Shooting Due in Court

Suspect in Off-Duty NYPD Shooting Due in Court

The man charged with shooting an off-duty NYPD detective in a New Jersey suburb is slated to appear in court Monday.

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