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Officials: Woman, 76, Found Killed In Her Home In Newark, New Jersey

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a 76-year-old woman has been found slain in her home in New Jersey.

Essex County prosecutors said that Adele Padilla was found dead in her home in Newark around 7:30 a.m. 62 more words

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New Jersey Transit: Train Service Suspended After Car Struck At Crossing

HAZLET, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a passenger train has struck a car at a railroad crossing in New Jersey.

New Jersey Transit said Saturday that service on its Jersey Coast Line was suspended between Hazlet and Long Branch after the train struck a car at the Bethany Road crossing in Hazlet. 59 more words

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Police: Son Charged In Death Of Father; Body Left On Couch For Weeks

FRACKVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A man has been charged with killing his father, who authorities say was shot to death and his body then left on a couch in his home for weeks. 401 more words

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New Jersey Becomes Third State To Raise Smoking Age To 21

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Christie signed a law Friday making New Jersey the third state to raise its smoking age to 21. 382 more words

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Report: ICE Planning Crackdown On Alleged Teenage Gang Members

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Long Island could be in the crosshairs of the White House’s latest efforts to crack down on suspected teenage gang members who entered the country illegally. 159 more words

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This Musician Strummed A Guitar During His Own Brain Surgery

By Sugam Pokharel

PHILADELPHIA (CNN) — Guitar players can strum almost anywhere, from a beach to a park bench to an operating room — while undergoing brain surgery. 618 more words

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Hero Cops Pull Grandmother, Grandson From Burning Home In Queens

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD’s neighborhood policing program is aimed at getting officers to know the neighborhood and its residents.

Officers John Maderik and Brian Coffey were just four days into their new roles as neighborhood coordination officers at the 106th Precinct in Queens when they received a literal baptism by fire. 187 more words

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