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Man who beat sex rap charged with trying to get 5-year-old girl into his Porsche

A Robbinsville man acquitted of sexual assault in 2014 has been charged with luring for trying to get a young girl into his vehicle in Trenton, authorities allege. A Robbinsville man acquitted of sexual assault in 2014 has been charged with luring for trying to get a young girl into his vehicle in...

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Audit shows Murphy must dig deep to fix NJ Transit | Editorial

But it all starts with cost cutting. Watch video The New Jersey Transit audit confirmed everyone's worst fears in granular detail, laid out in 166 pages that read like an epic of neglect and abuse. Mostly, it reminded everyone that the wheels came off during the Christie Administration: The nation's...

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'Brain-eating amoeba' that killed N.J. man likely came from Texas water park

A New Jersey man who died from a rare "brain-eating amoeba " was likely exposed to it during his visit to a Texas water resort last month, health officials said Friday. WACO, Texas (AP) -- A New Jersey man who died from a rare "brain-eating amoeba " was likely exposed to it during his visit to a...

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Retire firefighter charged with sexually assaulting minor 20 years ago

Hugo Fleites now works as a fire instructor at two county fire academys A former Perth Amboy city firefighter who now works as a fire academy instructor was arrested Friday on charges he sexually assaulted a minor starting in 1998, the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office announced. Hugo Fleites ...

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'Stunning' numbers show N.J. has fallen in love with sports betting

Figures released Friday by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement show nearly $184 million was bet on sports in New Jersey last month, up from nearly $96 million in August. Watch video ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- The start of the pro and college football seasons led the volume of sports betting in...

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Criminal daughter of corrupt mayor freed from prison early after scamming nearly $1M from town

Ex-Brick employee and daughter of a disgraced mayor served only 10 months of a 5-year sentence for stealing nearly $1M from the town's health insurance program to help brother's failing business. An ex-Brick employee and daughter of a former disgraced township mayor was released Wednesday...

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Worker impaled in 4-story fall at North Jersey construction site

A worker at a Harrison construction site fell four stories Friday morning and was impaled on a piece of rebar, Harrison police said. A worker at a Harrison construction site fell four stories Friday morning and was impaled on a steel bar, Harrison police said. A condition on the 23-year-old was not...

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Hunterdon County authorities seek Christopher Delcristo - fugitive of the week

The 31-year-old is wanted on narcotics charges, according to the Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office. Christopher Delcristo (Courtesy photo | For lehighvalleylive.com)  Christopher Delcristo, 31, is wanted on a narcotics charges, according to the Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office....

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Warren County authorities seek Jaquan Simmons - fugitive of the week

The 22-year-old is wanted on aggravated assault and related charges, according to the Warren County Prosecutor's Office. Jaquan J. Simmons (Courtesy photo | For lehighvalleylive.com)  Jaquan J. Simmons, 22, is wanted on narcotics charges of aggravated assault, eluding and leaving the scene of...

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Man tried to cover up vice principal's death by tinkering with Facebook page, cops say

He allegedly changed posts to make it more difficult to find the driver accused of fatally striking the educator. Authorities have arrested a second man in connection with the death of a beloved vice principal. Sohjah Powell-Warner, authorities say, allegedly tried to hide online details about the...

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Authorities investigate death of woman found in Jersey City building

So far police at the scene are calling it an "unattended death." The Hudson County Prosecutor's Office has not given a statement on the death yet. The Hudson County Prosecutor's Office and the Jersey City Police Department are investigating the death of a woman Friday afternoon in a residential...

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Man's body recovered from water off Sandy Hook

The body, identified only as an adult male, was spotted between 1 and 1:30 p.m. at Beach D along the ocean side of the park Officials recovered a body from the waters off of a Sandy Hook beach Friday afternoon. The body, identified only as an adult male, was spotted between 1 and 1:30 p.m. at Beach...

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Split verdict in trial of men charged with murdering a man who was shot at least 19 times

A split verdict was rendered today in trial of Jersey City men charged with murdering a man shot as many as 19 times. JERSEY CITY -- Jurors returned a split and possibly contradictory verdict today in the trial of two Jersey City men charged with gunning down a man who was shot as many at 19 times...

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'Long Island Medium' will channel the dead at NJPAC on Sunday

Theresa Caputo, the big-haired, effervescent star of TLC's "Long Island Medium" will grace thousands at NJPAC in Newark on Sunday with her psychic presence. She sees dead people. (Supposedly.)  Theresa Caputo, the big-haired, effervescent star of TLC's "Long Island Medium" will grace thousands...

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Veteran teacher charged with sexually assaulting 2 students, bribing one of them

The Bridgeton educator has worked in the district for 23 years. A veteran Bridgeton school teacher has been arrested on charges he sexually assaulted two students several years ago, and recently tried to buy one victim's silence. Isaias Garza (File photo)  Isaias Garza, 50, head teacher with...

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Skeletal remains of baby found in city alley. Police believe child was 13 to 19 months

The child was about 30 inches long, the county prosecutor's office said The human remains found in a Camden alley on Thursday are those of a baby, authorities said Friday. Police in the city received a report of skeletal remains in an alley off the 800 block of Mount Ephraim Avenue around 1:30...

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Boys soccer: 20 great storylines from the county tournaments

From Bergen County all the way South, what are the top stories heading into counties?

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When should Giants bench Eli Manning? Is there a viable alternative? | Talk is Cheap (PODCAST)

When things are going bad, quarterback takes the blame. The Giants are bad and Eli Manning is under fire like never before. There is no consecutive games played streak to protect this time. Unlike a year ago — when the Giants came up with a cockeyed plan to allow Eli Manning to continue being an...

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Hotelier stole $13.8M and hid $27M from government. He'll serve under 4 years in prison

George Dfouni is also a singer who says he's topped the charts in the Middle East George Dfouni lived well for many years as a top executive for a hospitality company that had hotels in New York and New Jersey. And about a decade ago he took his "passion" for singing to a professional level,...

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N.J. Assemblywoman: Murphy must break the silence on sexual misconduct during his campaign | Opinion

With all the public and national discussion over the past year in the #MeToo movement, it seems that Murphy has missed the most important lesson Americans are telling their leaders: By BettyLou DeCroce This could have been a moment where Gov. Phil Murphy lived up to all his talk about standing up...

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