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New child safety seat rules now in effect

Parents have new rules to follow when driving with their children in New Jersey. Child safety seat rules that take effect on Tuesday adhere to American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations. Children under age 2 and who weigh less than 30 pounds must be secured in a rear-facing seat that is equipped with a five-point harness.…

Dueling dads sentenced

Two New Jersey fathers accused of engaging in a bloody fight after a Maryland youth softball dispute have each been sentenced to a year of probation and fined $100. Forty-eight-year-old Michael Barbella of Ventnor, and 45-year-old Michael John Duffy of Mays Landing, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct on Monday in Wicomico County District Court. The…

Sex assault near Rutgers New Brunswick

Police say a woman was sexually assaulted near the Rutgers University New Brunswick campus. The woman, who is affiliated with the school, told police she was approached by a man in the area of Richardson and Wyckoff streets early Sunday. The woman told police the man followed her into a yard and she was assaulted.…

School meals fraud

Ten people are accused of lying about their incomes on applications for free or reduced price school meals in Bayonne. Eight of those charged with fraud live in Bayonne and two live in Brick Township. Authorities allege they fraudulently reported their financial income between September 2009 and September 2011. A household of four in Bayonne…

Bread claims deemed, "half-baked"

A judge has thrown out lawsuits filed by New Jersey consumers who said supermarkets fooled them into paying more for bread by advertising it was made fresh in their stores. NJ.com reports U.S. District Judge Joseph Irenas dismissed a motion to declare the suits class action. He also threw out related fraud claims. The lawsuits…

24 hours of peace in Newark

Anti-violence advocates and community members will swarm a block in Newark's South Ward with the hopes of creating a 24-hour cease-fire against the city's spike in gun violence. The "24 Hours of Peace" event starting Friday evening is expected to draw crowds with hip-hop performances and public speakers. City officials say the event headlined by…

College-bound teen's clothing stolen

A New Jersey teen who founded a charity that donates clothing to the needy found all her luggage for college stolen from the back of her mom's sport utility vehicle. The back window was smashed and all of the items 18-year-old Katelyn Darrow planned to take with her from Pitman to California were gone Wednesday.…