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Bomb Materials Seized, Heroin Trafficker Sentencing Top State News

State senator's lawsuit against hometown and car crash death on Garden State Parkway also make headlines.

 

Bomb-Making Materials Found in Home of 'Occupy Wall Street' Activist

Assault rifles and a large quantity of materials used to make bombs were found in the Ridgewood home of Roberto Rivera, 60, Saturday. Rivera, a New York doctor, was charged with recklessly creating a risk of widespread injury or damage. FBI agents said he was active in the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Heroin Ring Role Leads to 30-Year Sentence for Elizabeth Man

Johnel Dunlap, 41, was sentenced to 30 years in state prison for operating a drug trafficking ring in which $400,000 worth of heroin was planned to be distributed.

State Senator Sues West Deptford Over 'Unlawful Quid Pro Quo'

State Sen. Stephen M. Sweeney is suing his hometown municipality over what he labeled an unlawful arrangement in which a $13.1 million settlement payment was made to Sunoco, the owner of the Eagle Point refinery, for tax appeals. In exchange for the payment, Sunoco made a $750,000 donation to the township to pay for a pair of new fire trucks.

Two Killed in Parkway Crash

A 23-year-old Bloomfield man was pronounced dead on the scene of an Irvington exit on the Garden State Parkway on Nov. 11 after allegedly losing control of his vehicle and crashing, according to state police. His 27-year-old passenger was also killed.

20 Percent of Toms River Tax Base Destroyed By Sandy

Toms River Mayor Thomas Kelaher told the public this week that he is not yet sure how beachfront sections of the town will be rebuilt and spoke of the challenges property owners may face from the destruction caused by Superstorm Sandy.

Man Pleads Guilty to Providing Ammunition to Alleged Racketeers

An Ocean City man was sentenced to six months in prison Friday after U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman said he plead guilty in June to providing ammunition to Nicodemo Scarfo Jr. and Sal Pelullo. Pelullo and Scarfo are main defendants in a 25-count racketeering case.

Chick-fil-A Could Be Forced Off of Richard Stockton Campus

The Richard Stockton College Student Senate is planning to vote on whether Chick-fil-A should be allowed to continue operating its restaurant on campus. The students began questioning the issue after controversial remarks were made regarding gay marriage this summer by the company's president.

Former Councilwoman Charged With Fourth-Degree Stalking

Former Gloucester Township councilwoman Crystal Evans was arrested Thursday after police alleged she made hundreds of phone calls to Angela Deluca and went uninvited to her home.

A woman drove her car into Lake Hopatcong after hitting a guard rail Thursday night, police said. She was not injured.

Child Abduction Suspect Sketch Released

Princeton police released a sketch of a man believed to have been involved in the abduction of an 8-year-old boy last month.

New Brunswick Man's Shooting Under Investigation

New Brunswick police are still investigating the shooting death of Joshua Negron, 24, on Monday. Police believe he was targeted by his shooter.

Two Indicted on Charges of Murder of Freehold Man

Two Neptune men were indicted on eight separate charges relating to a home invasion and subsequent murder of Michael Conway in 2011.

Celestine Kreitzer died from hypothermia the day after the storm made landfall in New Jersey.

Rockefeller Christmas Tree Begins Journey From Morris County

80-foot Norway spruce was cut from a Mount Olive man's property and made its way to New York City for the holiday season.

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