Cop Charged with Murder, Teens Die Ice Fishing Top State News
Other top stories include a Summit man charged with sexually assaulting a 'physically and mentally incapacitated' woman and parents plead guilty to giving their teething baby heroin.
Deptford police officer James Stuart, 29, is now facing first-degree murder charges after the man he allegedly shot in the head was pulled off life support. Gloucester County prosecutors said the incident occurred in the officer's home and "was not random," but have released few details of the shooting.
Dr. Roberto Rivera had the materials and know-how to create homemade bombs and automatic weapons, the attorney general's office said Wednesday. Authorities say a November raid yielded nitric acid, thermite, a cache of weapons, and how-to manuals in folders marked "Revolution" and "Anarchism." Rivera has been connected to the 'Occupy' movement.
Summit's Cyrus Fakroddin, best known as the owner of pizza-devouring goat Cocoa, was charged with sexual assault for allegedly raping a 19-year-old Manhattan woman who was physically and mentally incapacitated.
Two teenage boys died after thin ice collapsed beneath them in Mount Olive's Budd Lake on Monday night. Nicholas Cianciotto III and Clyde Schimanski III, both 15, were ice fishing when the ice gave way. Rescue efforts were hampered by frigid weather conditions.
A Seaside Heights couple could serve a decade in prison after admitting they rubbed heroin on the teeth and gums of their 11-month-old son in 2008. Denise Manco and Rondell Moore entered guilty pleas on manslaughter charges in the death of "Baby JM".
Delivering a speech swelling with optimism, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Tuesday said the economy is priority number one as the "unified" state recovers from Hurricane Sandy. The tough-talking Republican is seeking re-election in 2013.
Rabbi Aryeh Goodman is facing a dozen counts of indecent assault for allegedly touching a then-12-year-old boy a decade ago at a Pennsylvania youth camp where he served as a counselor.
A school bus flipped on its side after crashing with a charter bus Thursday morning on Route 9 in Old Bridge. A total of 35 people were injured – two seriously – though no students were on the school bus at the time of the accident.
A 46-year-old Haddon Township man with alleged ties to an "extremist" anti-government group was arrested on charges he illegally possessed a weapon. Gregory Gawrysiak was ineligible to buy new firearms after a 2010 incident in which he allegedly threatened to kill law enforcement officers.