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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.…

Tardy Teacher

A New Jersey teacher will keep his job even though he was late for work 111 times over a two-year period. An arbitrator criticized Arnold Anderson's claim that the quality of his teaching outweighed his tardiness. However, the arbitrator found the Roosevelt school district failed to give him adequate notice to correct his behavior and…

In Flight Scuffle

Two women are accused of fighting while trying to get off a jetliner at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. JetBlue flight 960 had arrived from Kingston, Jamaica, around 8:45 a.m. Wednesday. Port Authority spokesman Joseph Pentangelo (pehn-TAN'-jeh-loh) says the scuffle began when 61-year-old Jean Ballentine of Brooklyn, New York, pushed Mary Cannady of…

Drone Shooting Indictment

Officials say a southern New Jersey man is facing up to 10 years in prison if convicted of shooting down a drone flying above his neighborhood last year. Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor says 33-year-old Russell Percenti was indicted Tuesday on charges of possession of a firearm for unlawful purpose and criminal mischief. The…

Missing Boat Possibly Found

State police have located a sunken vessel in the Sandy Hook Channel near where a fishing trawler was reported missing. Divers are investigating Wednesday. Officials cannot confirm if it is the 40-foot El Jefe, which was reported missing late Tuesday afternoon. Debris was found and the vessel's captain was reported missing.

"Dust Lady" Dies

Remember the picture of the woman completely covered in dust in the aftermath of the nine-eleven attack on New York City? She became known as the "Dust Lady," and according to published reports, she has died of cancer. Bayonne resident Marcy Borders was 42. She was inside of one of the twin towers during the…