A former Asbury Park police officer becomes a fugitive, as his trial continues without him in Freehold Keith German of Tinton Falls is accused of cooperating with gang leaders who terrorized the city, in exchange for their help in stalking a woman who turned him down.


Lakewood High School's football program survives for the next academic term, while district officials sort through mutliple budget obstacles. The Township Committee is supplying $84,000.

Deep blue water of artificial lakes in quarry sites look tempting on a hot summer day, but they're no place to take a dip. Manchester police take a zero-tolerance stand with people who ignore the "No Trespassing" sign at its Heritage Minerals tract. Authorities say that the sandy edges offer no support, and that ankle-deep water can suddenly become a 60-foot plunge into icy conditions and the likelihood of drowning.

No injuries, but gunfire during the opening night of the annual Meadowlands State Fare in East Rutherford has police on edge. Several suspects are under arrest, and charges are pending.

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