TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The National Transportation Safety Board is set to determine the cause of a train derailment that leaked a hazardous gas in a southern New Jersey community almost two years ago. Tanker cars derailed in November of 2012 on a bridge in Paulsboro, releasing vinyl chloride into the air. Much of the community was later evacuated. Several residents and workers have reported health problems and have sued over the leak.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A former high school teacher who admitted sexually assaulting two 16-year-old male students is heading to prison. Middlesex County prosecutors say Jaclyn Melillo of Sayreville has been sentenced to four years behind bar. Melillo had pleaded guilty in March to two counts of sex assault.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - The mayors of New Jersey's three largest cities are looking at ways to pool resources to tackle violent crime. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and Paterson Mayor Jose Torres spoke to reporters yesterday in one of Jersey City's violence-plagued neighborhoods. They discussed expanding their intelligence-sharing because criminals from one city often travel between the other two.
MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) - The Situation will be getting lessons in anger management. Former "Jersey Shore" star Michael Sorrentino, better known as The Situation, has agreed to take the classes as part of a deal to resolve simple assault charges he faced following a fight earlier this month with his brother at their family's tanning salon in Middletown Township.
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