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Nov 9, 2019

NJ Man Gets 15 Years in Retired Teacher’s Death

NJ Man Gets 15 Years in Retired Teacher’s Death

A man has been sentenced to 15 years in the death of a retired schoolteacher during what authorities said was a robbery in her New Jersey home.

Oct 28, 2019

TSA: Man Tries to Bring Loaded Gun Onto Newark Airport Plane

TSA: Man Tries to Bring Loaded Gun Onto Newark Airport Plane

A New Jersey man was arrested Monday morning after trying to board a plane with a loaded handgun at Newark Liberty International Airport, according to the Transportation Security Administration.

Oct 12, 2019

NJ Man Gets 25 Years for Killing Driver After Fender-Bender

NJ Man Gets 25 Years for Killing Driver After Fender-Bender

A man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison in a slaying that prosecutors said followed a fender-bender accident in New Jersey last year.

Sep 26, 2019

NJ Health Aide Suspended for Ignoring Patient's Fatal Injury

NJ Health Aide Suspended for Ignoring Patient's Fatal Injury

New Jersey officials have temporarily suspended the certification of a home health aide accused of recklessly causing the death of an 85-year-old woman in her care at a nursing home

Sep 6, 2019

Cops Search For Woman Wanted in String of NJ Armed Robberies

Cops Search For Woman Wanted in String of NJ Armed Robberies

Police in New Jersey are searching for a 29-year-old woman wanted in connection to a string of armed robberies.

Aug 30, 2019

NJ Man Charged for Fatal Crash While Driving Wrong Way

NJ Man Charged for Fatal Crash While Driving Wrong Way

A New Jersey man who police say crashed into a car and killed an off-duty corrections officer as he sped away from police going the wrong way down a one way street has been charged with manslaughter and...

Aug 28, 2019

NJ Cop Accused of Killing Wife in Shooting Pleads Not Guilty

NJ Cop Accused of Killing Wife in Shooting Pleads Not Guilty

A suspended New Jersey police lieutenant has pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder in the slaying of his estranged wife and the wounding of her boyfriend

Aug 28, 2019

NJ Authorities Break Up Alleged ‘Drugs on Wheels’ Operations

NJ Authorities Break Up Alleged ‘Drugs on Wheels’ Operations

Authorities say they've broken up a massive drug operation centered around a social club in New Jersey's largest city.

Aug 17, 2019

NJ Nurse Charged After Ignoring Elderly Woman's Head Injury

NJ Nurse Charged After Ignoring Elderly Woman's Head Injury

A nursing assistant has been charged with manslaughter in the death of an 85-year-old woman who was in her care

Aug 14, 2019

Police: Rifle-Toting Boy, 12, Among NJ City Gun Arrests

Police: Rifle-Toting Boy, 12, Among NJ City Gun Arrests

Police in New Jersey’s largest city conducted numerous gun arrests in the course of one week, including that of a 12-year-old boy who had a semi-automatic assault rifle and a mother who showed up to a courthouse...

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