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NJ college girl goes to prison: Instructed beau in murder cover-up
Raquel Garajau, 21, was convicted in September for her role in the Feb. 6, 2017, killing of 29-year-old Brick resident Trupal Patel.
Neptune cop crashed car 7 times, drove 131 mph — still has job
The driving infractions are just some of the problems that Officer Kyheem Davis has faced with department officials during his career.
Ocean County Republican boss charged with evading $1.5M in taxes
One of New Jersey's top political figures has been accused of federal tax evasion and owing more than $1.5 million.
Toms River cop investigated after threatening to arrest cameraman
The township police department is investigating an encounter between a civil liberties activist and an officer that the citizen caught on tape.
NJ tennis instructor faces more kidnapping, child rape charges
More serious charges against a youth instructor who was arrested last year.
PARCC out in 2019? NJ court says graduation tests violate law
New Jersey schools cannot require high school students to take the controversial PARCC exams in order to graduate, a state appellate court panel ruled Monday.
More places in NJ banning plastic bags in 2019 — Is your town next?
Nearly two dozen local governments have banned carry-out bags, straws and Styrofoam containers.
Kmart closing in Toms River in 2019
A former retail powerhouse's long goodbye continues into the new year.
Marine, aspiring cop, brothers killed in Parkway crash
A day after Christmas, families and a community mourned four young men.
MS-13 killers come to NJ to hide from law, state report says
The New Jersey Commission of Investigation report on organized crime says the North American street gang MS-13 “remains a persistent threat."
NJ’s most spectacular Christmas light houses — Map
These homes are must-see attractions this December in New Jersey.
WANTED: 20 sex offenders could be in your NJ neighborhood
Of the nearly 4,500 registered sex offenders on New Jersey's public database, nearly two dozen are actively wanted by the police.