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Wednesday Sep 10 | The Jersey Journal

Inmate who lit fires in N.J. jail cell may be sentenced to time served

TRENTON - A New Jersey State Prison inmate who set a fire in his cell for the second time in as many years is unlikely to see more jail time. During a hearing Wednesday Robert O'Donnell pleaded guilty to arson after lighting paper towels on fire in his jail cell at the prison on Cass Street in Trenton on April 3, 2013.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison, Mercer County, NJ

Fri Aug 22, 2014

NJ.com

Phillipsburg police arrest alleged purse-snatcher; victim broke hip

Phillipsburg police say Jesse Zeigler strong-arm robbed a 67-year-old woman Sunday night and ran off with her purse.

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Related Topix: Phillipsburg, NJ, State Prisons, Prison, Washington Township, NJ

Wed Aug 20, 2014

NorthJersey.com

After murder conviction overturned, Scharf made list of things he would accomplish if freed [video]

He would not attempt to contact the family members who had testified against him during his 2011 trial, including his grown son, his sister and his brother-in-law - all of whom told the court they were convinced that Scharf threw his wife Jody Ann from the edge of the cliff that night in 1992.

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Related Topix: Bergen County, NJ, State Prisons, Prison

Fri Aug 15, 2014

NJ.com

Judge tosses out last issue in case of solitary confinement for convicted murderer

A judge dismissed convicted murderer Lester Alford's claim that he was denied legal advisers while in prison, ending Alford's lawsuit against the state Department of Corrections.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, East Jersey State Prison, Trenton, NJ

Thu Aug 14, 2014

New Jersey Herald

Hampton crash injures driver

Sussex County's top health official on Wednesday said that despite the discovery of blue-green algae in Lake Hopatcong, it poses no direct threat to public health.

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Related Topix: Sussex County, NJ, Hopatcong, NJ, Lake Hopatcong, NJ, Newton, NJ, State Prisons, Prison

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