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Toms River residents charged with scamming elderly out of $1.5M
Three people have been charged with a scam that ripped off $1.5 million from a pair of elderly siblings living in Ocean County.
‘I got to eat,’ says one of the girls raped by guardian, a Trenton cop
A Trenton police detective was sentenced this week to 30 years in prison for raping two girls who were in his care.
NJ youth pastor was online predator who blackmailed boys, cops say
A religious leader who teaches children has been accused of blackmailing boys across the internet into recording sexual videos of themselves.
Hoax threats aimed at Trump supporters and opponents, NJ officials say
Homeland Security officials in New Jersey are warning voters about enemy disinformation campaigns aimed at sowing discord and discrediting the November election.
Murphy extends pandemic emergency into 9th month as nation worsens
Gov. Phil Murphy on Saturday extended the public health emergency as COVID-19 cases continued to rise.
NJ child molester violates another girl online while on parole
A convicted child molester is going back to prison after getting caught pressuring a teenage girl into sending him nude photos of himself.
Murphy leaves event after learning of possible COVID-19 exposure
Gov. Phil Murphy said he was getting a coronavirus test for the second time this week.
Crooked judge who enriched NJ towns with fixed tickets gets record expunged
A former Municipal Court judge who admitted to scamming Monmouth County out of hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines by fixing tickets will get his criminal record expunged.
After 190 deaths at veterans homes, Murphy fires multiple leaders
In the biggest administrative shakeup during the pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Friday that he had replaced leadership at the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.
After a week, Christie out of the hospital for COVID-19 — ‘More to say next week’
A week after checking himself into the hospital with COVID-19, former Gov. Chris Christie said he was released Saturday morning from Morristown Medical Center.