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Howell reaches $350K settlement after man’s fatal encounter with cops
The lawsuit stemmed from an incident in 2015 where a man attending a music festival died due to what the family claimed was excessive force by security and police personnel.
Surprise! Sam’s Clubs stores suddenly close in New Jersey
The closures came the same day Walmart announced higher starting salaries and bonuses at its stores nationwide.
NJ facility returns dog covered in feces and severely injured, woman says
Nicole Glidden said she got her dog back from a boarder she had used before only to find him covered in poop and with an injury to his eye.
Runaway girl from NJ kidnapped, raped and tortured, police say
Police say a 16-year-old New Jersey girl was bound to a chair and sexually assaulted after running away from home a month ago.
Dog deaths, injury reported after groomings by a PetSmart in NJ
The DiNapoli family brought their dog Scruffles for a grooming at the PetSmart in Flemington last month. The dog was dead an hour later and the family is looking for answers.
New NJ law: Don’t leave your pets out in the cold
Pet owners found to have left their pets out in cold weather for too long face a fine of up to $200.
Autism not a defense in Long Branch family murder case, expert says
Media outlets have reported that the 16-year-old charged with killing four people was a special needs student who was on the autism spectrum, which would not be enough of a defense.
NJ dad who passed out while masturbating was endangering kids, court says
The father also violated a court order to not have unsupervised visits with his children when he took one on a motorcycle ride.
New Jersey has a new sales tax this year: What you need to know
The sales tax rate first dropped below seven percent last year as part of the deal to pass the gas tax.
Howell cops nab burglary suspect with help from K-9 officer
A Wall man was arrested in connection to a burglary in Howell, and is also wanted in South Carolina for stealing a car.
Lakewood fraud cases: Where are they now?
The Ocean County Prosecutor said the amount of alleged fraud came to nearly $2.4 million after the final charges against 26 people were announced.
Howell cops save goose-chasing dog from frozen pond
9-year-old Duke was chasing geese near a pond when he fell through the ice into the frozen water. He was pulled from the ice by fire fighters.