State Wrap: Police Station Shootout, Restaurant Rape Suit

Other top stories include a home aide charged with sexually abusing a teen and a pizzeria waitress accused of aiding the alleged attempted armed robbery of her boss.

Three police officers were shot early Friday morning when a prisoner grabbed the firearm from a police officer's holster and opened fire inside the Gloucester Township police station, authorities said. 

Server Sues Grand Lux Cafe Following Alleged Rape

A server at the Grand Lux Cafe at the Cherry Hill Mall has filed a lawsuit against the restaurant and its parent company, alleging sexual harassment by a trainer who she claims raped her, then shared a nude photo of her with other restaurant employees this summer.

Home Health Aide Charged with Sexually Abusing Teen

A home health aide from Paterson was charged Friday for allegedly sexually abusing a 15-year-old River Edge girl while being employed in the family's residence.

Three individuals, including one of the restaurant's waitresses, have been charged in connection with the attempted armed robbery of a pizzeria owner outside his Wyckoff home Friday night.

An 8-year-old Newark boy remains hospitalized after being stabbed Saturday night by his mother, who later killed herself, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray.

Three members of a Georgia family were killed Thursday morning in a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike involving two tractor-trailers.

Jersey Shore — Barrier island residents who are customers of New Jersey American Water can once again use their home's water supply for drinking and cooking.

The company announced Thursday that a "Do Not Consume" order had been lifted after testing showed the water was safe to drink.

Fire Gutted Wayne Home on Christmas Night

A Wayne home was gutted Christmas night by a fire that appears to have started when a plastic bucket of hot ashes left on the back deck caught fire while the home's residents were away visiting relatives.  

Manasquan Approves $13.5M in Rebuilding Spending

What Manasquan Borough calls its "Emergency Protection and Recovery Plan" was approved for $13.5M over three ordinances, to address damaged beachfront and other infrastructure impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

Borough Administrator Joe DeIorio explained at the previous borough council meeting that the three ordinances — $7.4 million in beach rebuilding, $5.548 million in water and sewer costs and another half million in other capital improvements — is both to rebuild and improve gaps in emergency operations.

Partner Charged With $400K Theft From Saddle Brook Clothing Company

Lina Martinez, of Clifton, allegedly stole approximately $400,000 from the Saddle Brook fashion design company where she was a partner.

Thomas A. Mathis December 30, 2012 at 04:45 PM
I have never seen this feature on the Toms River Patch before. Great idea.
Louie December 31, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Rufy drugging at Foho?
Elaine December 31, 2012 at 04:31 PM


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