War Vet Drug Death Cover-Up, Freeholder's Mailbox Bombed Top State News
Other top stories include a lawsuit Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan filed to stop the dissolution of the county police and the arrest of an alleged major player in a prescription drug ring.
A former Marine and Iraq war veteran allegedly gave heroin to a fellow veteran who would then die of an overdose at the VA Medical Center in Lyons in early July.
A soda bottle bomb was detonated in Republican freeholder Larry Wallace's mailbox some time before 8 a.m. Thursday, when it was reported to Woolwich Township police, who are currently investigating the incident along with the Gloucester County prosecutor's office.
Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan filed a lawsuit Thursday against the county freeholders to block a second reading of an ordinance that would dissolve the county police, and prevent a ballot question on merging the department with the sheriff's office.
A Staten Island woman accused of stealing Oxycodone pills along with two other men from dozens of pharmacies throughout New York and New Jersey was picked up by NYPD and extradicted to Bergen County, Glen Rock police said Wednesday.
A man using a hammer damaged religious statues of the Virgin Mary, Jesus, and St. John Sunday on the grounds of Our Lady of the Lake Church in Verona.
The man ran with the hammer from the church grounds screaming anti-religious slurs after being discovered by a neighborhood woman, Verona police said.
A Manalapan man, who allegedly shot an off-duty New York police officer in his Manalapan home on Aug. 10, entered a not guilty plea in Monmouth County Court on Monday.
Princeton Township Committeeman Lance Liverman was charged with DUI, refusing a Breathalyzer test, reckless driving and making an unsafe lane change after an accident late last week in Hopewell Township.
A 29-year-old Asbury Park man, wanted on drug trafficking charges out of Honduras, was arrested following a traffic stop on Route 138 last week and turned over to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, Wall police said.
Squad is representing the Mid-Atlantic in the Little League World Series. The team dropped its first game in Williamsport on Friday, but bounced back with a 10-4 win over Oregon Saturday night.