ROCHELLE PARK, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a woman's partially clothed body was found off of a major highway in northern New Jersey, but how she got there and how she died remains a mystery. Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli says 53-year-old Maywood resident Christine Bezak was found around 8:30 this morning in bushes along Passaic Street in Rochelle Park, just off the northbound side of Route 17.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey woman who tried to hire a hit man to knock off a romantic rival has received a 10-year prison sentence. Nicole Faccenda (fah-SEND'-uh) pleaded guilty last year to using interstate commerce with the intent of committing a murder. Prosecutors have said she asked a friend in Florida to find someone to kill her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A federal judge is raising questions about the Atlantic City police department's handling of brutality complaints against its officers. The Press of Atlantic City reports U.S. District Judge Joel Schneider in Camden is presiding over a 2010 excessive-force lawsuit against two Atlantic City officers who have faced nearly 80 complaints between them. None has been upheld by Internal Affairs.
MILLINGTON, N.J. (AP) - Federal officials have cited a New Jersey fireworks company for a dozen safety violations that could result in more than $48,000 in fines. The Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the alleged violations today, noting that 11 of the 12 were considered serious.
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